Ready to open coffee shop scorecard Ready To Open ScorecardDiscover how ready you are to open your new coffee shop or cafe.Our 'Ready To Open' (RTO) Scorecard will assess how ready you are to open a successful and profitable coffee business that you will be proud of.Answer 20 questions and you will get a detailed summary of the key areas that you have covered or may need to work on some more. The information you give us is totally confidential and will not be shared.Please tell us where you would like us to send the detailed scorecard...and click the NEXT button below to get started... First Name Email Have you a crystal clear vision for your new coffee shop that you can share with potential customers, staff and backers alike? Are you clear on your 'Big Why?', your values and what your new coffee business will stand for?Yes - Crystal clearAlmostA LittleNoHave you worked in a coffee shop or cafe previously?YesNoHave you been on or planned to go on any training courses on running a coffee business?YesNoDo you visit trade shows and read relevant coffee shop trade magazines?YesSometimesNoHow many books about running or setting up a Coffee Shop have you read?5+1-50MONEY: Do you know what you will need to spend and have you enough available?YesNot SureNoCOMPANY SET UP: Have you set up your company, taken the advice of an accountant, have a shareholder agreement in place, registered for VAT and are ready for 'Making tax digital'?YesMost things doneLots still to doNo - not yetHave you identified a great location to open that matches your vision and values?YesStarted looking but no decision made yetNoIf you are going to lease the premises have you taken legal advice from a specialist property lawyer, had break clauses included and the relevant searches complete?YesNo - not yetNot ApplicableIf you have a site have you checked that you have the relevant planning permissions and licences needed to operate?YesNo - not yetNot ApplicableIf you have a site have you calculated the breakeven point based on rent versus sales level?YesNoNot ApplicableIf you have a site have you produced a design that will be efficient to run and attractive to guests?YesNoNot ApplicableMENU: Have you a fully costed menu that is fully balanced against day parts, sweet, savoury and will hit your margin target?YesAlmost finishedI've started itNo not started that yetSUPPLIERS: Have you set up your accounts and agreed prices and service agreements?YesI've started itNo not started that yetEQUIPMENT: Have you chosen all the equipment you will need based on suitability for the expected trade levels?YesMost of itSome of itNo - not yetSTAFF: Have you written the job descriptions and have a training and recruitment plan in place? Have you agreed on the staff structure, roles and responsibilities and pay rates as well as written contracts and terms & conditions of employment?YesMost of themSome of themNo - not yetMARKETING: Have you got a website, set up your social media profiles, registered on TripAdvisor and Google business pages?YesMost of themSome of themNo - not yetLEGALS: Have you got the policies and procedures for Food Safety, COSHH, Fire Safety, Allergens and registered your business with the local environmental health department?YesMost of themSome of themNo - not yetEXIT: Have you built in an exit plan into your business? At some stage, you will want to sell or pass on the business and this is always best planned for at the startup stage?YesNoANALYSIS AND REPORTING: Have you set up your weekly profit report and cash flow forecaster?YesNoJust a few questions about your situation. When are you planning to open?Soon6 - 18 Months18 Months +That's great thanks, now check your email for the scorecard.By submitting you agree to us sending you the information you have requested and our newsletters. You can unsubscribe at any time, and your details will never be shared. Time is Up!