We had some fantastic feedback from the 1st Bootcamp we hosted in September this year, and so had no option but to rerun it.

A broad range of people attended, some just beginning their plans, others with years of experience, from the UK and abroad.

The good news is that we have set a date, it’s the 1st and 2nd February 2018

In planning the event, we put together a logical agenda that pulled on all our combined experience of working in our coffee/hospitality businesses and working with hundreds of different businesses every year.

It took the Bootcampers on a journey from defining their business purpose and understanding the financial metrics to the importance of design, operations, marketing and getting the right people.

We counted over 200 ‘lightbulb moments’ when a critical part of the jigsaw came into sharp focus. It was at these moments of enlightenment when the real value shone through.

Don’t just take my word for it see what those who attended said

Setting up a coffee business can be a relatively low-cost enterprise, and because we all spend a lot of time in them now, it seems a natural business to own. Making simple mistakes at the setup phase, like building in long-term inefficiency or high overheads are the cause of most failures we see.

With any long journey, like the setting up of a coffee shop or cafe, even the smallest misalignment of the compass needle will mean that you are many miles off course. Sometimes you will get lost and have to close, being 50 meters in the wrong direction from the offices, or not understanding the needs of your guests can both be catastrophic.

The feedback has been fantastic and holding it a Union Hand-Roasted Campus enabled the delegates to become immersed in the sights sounds and smells of fabulous speciality coffee at the same time. The facilities for learning the art of coffee at the Union Campus are unrivalled.

So if you are planning to open a coffee shop in 2018 then you should come along – book your place and find out more go to https://www.coffeeshopbootcamp.com