How do I get coffee shops to display and sell my photography?
I know coffee shops often display local artists photography and help them sell it for a commssion but I don't know how to get them to show my stuff. Do I just walk in with a portfolio? Any help would be aweseome.
Question answered by Ding-Ding
There is a lot of good advice here. However, if it is a small, privately owned coffee shop speak to the owner (who may also be the manager). Always have a portfolio with you, or in your car. An aquaintace of mine always kept a portfolio and a selection of framed work in his van. When an opportunity came up, he had immediate follow-through. If it didn't happen, he would always leave them with a business card. He seems to be doing pretty well.
How likely is it for coffee shops to ban you?
I know bars or restaurants can ban you but what about coffee shops? Have you ever heard of a coffee shop or a fast food place banning you and not serving any customers because they weren’t behaving? How likely does this happen? I never see staff at coffee shops refusing service to patrons and ask them to leave for loitering there.
Question answered by I Am Risen
I guess people in coffee shops aren't as likely to start fights and break things as folks in a bar. People aren't usually banned from bars and restaurants for no reason. It usually involves their behavior or skipping out on tabs. I guess if someone gets all hopped up on caffeine in a coffee shop and starts raking stuff off the counters they could get themselves banned. I don't know of any coffee shops that run a tab either so it would be hard to drink a bunch of coffee without paying for it. You usually pay for it before you get it.
Any place of business can ask people to leave if they are not a paying customer though. They are only open to make money so if someone is not contributing to their bottom line, they are well within their right to ask someone to move along. I have never seen someone just hanging out in coffee shop without making a purchase though. I guess most people would be too embarrassed to do this.
How do we get our baked goods into local coffee shops?
I have a family member who is an excellent baker. While we do not have the capital to start a bakery, we would like to start getting her baked goods out there. We were thinking that getting them into local coffee shops would be the best way. How would we go about getting her baked goods into coffee shops? Are there any laws, permits, etc. that we need to be concerned about before moving forward with this idea? (We live in Washington state) Any information or suggestions would be very helpful.
Thank you in advance!
Question answered by tallencanada
Go to http://www.sba.gov/localresources/district/wa/index.html and ask them for start up help. They will be familiar with where you should go to get regulations information etc. and
They will probably tell you but be very sure of your costs before setting your price. An informal survey of local coffee shops about their needs, etc would be helpful for you too...just drop in and talk to the manager to inquire.
Are there any ideas for a different kind of coffee shop?
Why do all coffee shops seem the same? I am bored with them. I want to go to a coffee shop that does something different from the rest. Any ideas? What could make a coffee shop better/more interesting?
Question answered by PimpnRift
how about a coffee shop that didnt sell coffee.
How has the tobacco ban affected the Coffee Shops in Amsterdam?
Have they been experiencing a reduced trade? Also is there any sign of it being overturned for the coffee shop trade? Afterall - as I read on one news report - pubs are for drinking, restaurants are for eating, and the Dutch coffee shops are for smoking!!!
It certainly wont stop me from visiting the beautiful city however as there is so much more to Amsterdam than weed.
Question answered by blα blα
I'm not a smoker so not an expert,but I do follow the news here
Upon the first announcement of the ban there was of course the normal tirade of " we will not accept/follow etc" from the coffee shop industry. On 01/Jul there were also ones who again announced they would flout the ban.
However the reality is that it was all a bit of a storm in a teacup. Maybe there are coffeeshops in smaller towns/areas which do turn a blind eye,but they do not do it publicly.
You can still smoke tobacco mixed, in a coffeeshop if it has a seperate area from the staff working there (e.g. partitioned area with walls).
Regarding overturning the ban? Personally I would say there is little to no chance of this. If it's overturned for coffeeshops then why not bars/cafes and if bars/cafes then why not for other public areas, and if for public areas then why not for .... etcetc (you see where I am going!)
You are right - there is so much more to Amsterdam than weed and great that you mention this. First-hand experience beats stereotypes anyday!
Enjoy your trip again
Can foreigners still buy weed from coffee shops in Ansterdam?
Me and a few people will be going to Amsterdam, and wondered if its still legal for foreigners to buy weed in the coffee shops.
It's obviously not the only reason we're going, I'm just curious.
Question answered by Dru
Yes you can.
Every municipal could decide if they would ban tourist from entering coffee shops yes or no. The mayor of Amsterdam as well other big cities in the Netherlands decided not to ban tourist.
The cities and villages who ban tourist are located in the southern provinces at the borders.
How can I locate coffee shops while driving across the US?
I am planning a drive from Florida to Wyoming and have no idea how to find coffee shops on the way. I will have my laptop with me and a cell phone.
Question answered by Amy G
I suggest going to websites for specific coffee places such as Starbucks, Coffee Beanery, Caribou, Seattle's Best and typing in the states you will be traveling through. If you are taking a specific route you can match up the cities you will go through with the store locations nearby. I always had luck checking the restaurant signs on the interstate.
What are some good church coffee shops names?
I need some church coffee shops names. We are having a coffee shop in the youth group at my church, so I need some names that teens would like.. any ideas??? Its a baptist church if that helps any. Please Help!
Question answered by margarita
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I want to start a Coffee Shop and wondering how to get Financing?
I have bad credit and want to go in business for myself. I want to open a chain of coffee shops but need to know how to get financing. Where can I get the financing for this type of business. Somebody please help. E-mail me please with your answer.
Question answered by imisidro
With bad credit, you either need to have a big collateral for the loan, a co-signer with better credit, or a huge equity investment in the business. It will be tough going through traditional financing channels such as banks, even the government through the Small Business Administration
If you're applying for a loan and if it is a big amount, banks and even the SBA may consider these factors :
- A business plan explaining what the business is
- Your background and experience in the business -- in my experience, this is KEY in the eyes of the bank because they want to make sure that you know what you are doing and that you can make the business work. If you don't have any experience with the business, have someone on board that knows the business to give banks assurance that someone will guide you
- Your credit factors because it shows your dependability and how well you handle credit. They will do a credit check on you and poor credit history may be frowned upon, or even reason for the disapproval of your loan application
- Your collateral. Banks, even SBA guaranteed loans, want the borrower to show collateral. They want to be guaranteed that somewhere somehow they can get payment from you
- Condition or terms of loans. Banks would want to know three important things: "How much money are you requesting? What will it be used for? and For how long will it be needed?" Banks oftentimes prefer to approve loans for items that can be identified, has lasting value, and can be repossessed and sold if things fail.
- Equity investment - they will not give you 100% of the loan but wants to see you put up something like 20% of the amount you need
Aside from banks I suggest you consider microloan providers. They typically fund up to $30K Read about the SBA Microloan Program http://www.sba.gov/financing/sbaloan/microloans.html and you can find SBA Accredited Microloan Providers here http://www.powerhomebiz.com/vol145/microloanproviders.htm
Otherwise, you can either:
- scale back your plans and instead of a chain of coffeeshop, start with 1 small coffee shop
- wait for your credit to improve
- find an investor who will give you the money you need
Is there any laid back coffee shops in NYC where I could lounge and study for a few hours?
I am looking for a coffee shop preferable in Manhattan where I can lounge and read books for a couple of hours over a cup of coffee.
Everything I've been finding so far has wooden chairs and tables with this quick drink and go environment. I haven't found anything with couches or where lounging is encouraged. Any ideas?
Question answered by Sweet Tooth
I don't know if this is helpful, but if you want a chill environment I suggest a good tea shop instead. Coffee drinkers are just too jacked in NYC, haha. The tea shops have more chill people on their Macs. Cliche, but at least they're not obnoxious.The West Village has some excellent ones, like Tea & Sympathy.
If you're dead-set on coffee, I would definitely go to an independently-owned shop. Maybe that would be better than the typical Starbucks/Dean & Deluca.
In my sources I included a list of NYC tea rooms and a map of independently-owned coffee shops (you need to search under NY, NY). Hope this helps!