Coffee Shop Business Plan

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Java Culture

Execution

Marketing & Sales

Marketing Plan

Java Culture will position itself as unique coffee bar where its patrons can not only enjoy a cup of perfectly brewed coffee but also spend their time in an ambient environment. Comfortable sofas and chairs, dimmed light and quiet relaxing music will help the customers to relax from the daily stresses and will differentiate Java Culture from incumbent competitors.

In order to build up its client base, Java Culture will use some strategic banners and fliers during the launch period, utilize customer referrals and cross-promotions with other businesses in the community from time to time, and loyalty programs that work with android and IOS and other mobile phones, which is the preference of our market.

Our main thrust will be getting people to know, like, and trust us with content and engagement in Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.  We intend to maintain social media presences that are light on self-serving promotional quasi-advertising content, heavy on community participation, content, and engagement. 

Sales Plan

Java Culture baristas will handle the sales transactions. To speed up the customer service, at least two employees will be servicing clients–while one employee will be preparing the customer’s order, the other one will be taking care of the sales transaction. All sales data logged on the computerized point-of-sale terminal will be later analyzed for marketing purposes.

Operations

Locations & Facilities

Java Culture coffee bar will be located on the ground floor of the commercial building at the corner of West 13th Avenue and Patterson Street in Eugene, OR. The company has secured a one-year lease of the vacant 2,500 square feet premises previously occupied by a hair salon. The lease contract has an option of renewal for three years at a fixed rate that Java Culture will execute depending on the financial strength of its business.

The floor plan will include a 200 square feet back office and a 2,300 square feet coffee bar, which will include a seating area with 15 tables, a kitchen, storage area and two bathrooms. The space in the coffee bar will be approximately distributed the following way–1,260 square feet (i.e., 55% of the total) for the seating area, 600 square feet (26%) for the production area, and the remaining 440 square feet (19%) for the customer service area.

This property is located in a commercial area within a walking distance from the University of Oregon campus on the corner of a major thoroughfare connecting affluent South Eugene neighborhood with the busy downtown commercial area. The commercially zoned premises have the necessary water and electricity hookups and will require only minor remodeling to accommodate the espresso bar, kitchen and storage area. The coffee bar’s open and clean interior design with modern wooden decor will convey the quality of the served beverages and snacks, and will be in-line with the establishment’s positioning as an eclectic place where people can relax and enjoy their cup of coffee. The clear window displays, through which passerby will be able to see customers enjoying their beverages, and outside electric signs will be aimed to grab the attention of the customer traffic.

Milestones & Metrics

Milestones Table

Milestone Due Date Who’s Responsible
Summer Promotion
Sept 13, 2018
Social Media Setup
Sept 14, 2018 Marketing
Launch Promotion
Sept 18, 2018 Team
Back to school promotion
Apr 16, 2019 team

Key Metrics

We have our forecasts for sales, direct costs, and operating expenses. As we get into the business we’ll develop standards based on experience for Facebook likes, Twitter follows, and other social media engagement. We expect to watch these very carefully. 

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