In the first and second iteration of this series, we addressed some of the key elements to building a solid foundation—in more than one way—for your business. In this piece, I’ll share some tricks I’ve picked up in the last several months on how to deal with the utter chaos of construction.
While every entrepreneurial experience is unique, there are a number of commonalities that we share in our struggle. In the first part of this series, we addressed the importance of creating a foundation of good paperwork, bookkeeping, and financial planning at the start of your project. In this second installment, we’ll unpack what to look for in a location, how to navigate negotiations, and more.
If I’ve learned anything about opening a café in the last year, it’s that Instagram is full of lies. Social media paints a well-lit picture of seamless construction projects, well-dressed entrepreneurs, and smiling, happy faces. Sitting in the shell of a coffee shop that has been under construction since December 2016, I can assuredly say that it’s all a farce.
On the evening of Wednesday, November 15, 17 members of the Charlotte Coffee Collective (CCC) gathered to discuss the Specialty Coffee Association’s (SCA) decision to host the 2018 World Coffee Competitions in Dubai and the recently announced Deferred Candidacy Policy.