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If you love a fine cup of coffee and spending time with friends, the only thing better than going to your local coffee shop is owning the local coffee shop.

By owning your own coffee house, you become part of a rich culture that dates back to the time of King Solomon. The coffee house has come to symbolize a more cultured side of humanity. It provides a place where people may gather to discuss politics, music, poetry, romance or rebellion. 

In our coffee culture, coffee is accepted as social, affluent, and downright hip. It's also a highly profitable business even for independent coffee house owners.

In an article titled "Don't Fear Starbucks: Why the franchise actually helps mom and pop coffeehouses," Slate journalist Taylor Clark reported that 90% of coffee house start-ups succeed and described an independent coffee house opened next door to a Starbucks that was doing "$1 million a year (in sales) right away." The article concluded:

"Given America's continuing thirst for exorbitantly priced gourmet coffee drinks, there's a lot of cash out there for the taking."

If being a coffee house owner sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Coffee House Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the café business. 

Guide author Tom Hennessy is a 25 year veteran of the business. He opened his first restaurant when he was 27 and the coffee house he started has been operating successfully for over 12 years. Tom has written for industry publications and spoken at conventions across the country, and focuses on how to set up a successful business without spending a fortune. 

In this guide he shares with you his own experiences as well as insider tips and expert advice from other successful coffee house owners. The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to start a coffee house business, including:

How to Start a Coffee House Business

  • How to create a business plan for your coffee shop
  • What kind of company to form
  • What to consider when choosing a location, including foot and car traffic
  • Buying an existing restaurant or coffee house, and why taking over an old restaurant can be a bad idea
  • Building your own coffee house
    • Purchasing vs. leasing a location
    • Choosing a good contractor
    • How to avoid costly "surprises"
  • Where to get financing, including alternatives to traditional money sources
  • Creative ways to reduce your start up costs (such as trading coffee for radio advertising)
  • Planning your food and menu
  • Equipment and supplies
    • What you need to start a coffee house business
    • How to save money by buying used equipment (and what equipment should be bought new)
    • Advice on the best coffee makers to buy
Managing Your Coffee House
  • How to develop effective systems for running your business on a daily basis
  • How to handle repairs and maintenance
  • Working with employees
    • Finding staff before your café opens
    • Questions to ask job applicants in an interview
    • How to check references to avoid hiring disasters
    • Effective ways to train staff
    • 4 ways to save money on labor costs
    • Ways to improve morale and give your staff a sense of ownership (so they gladly assist in making your coffee house more profitable)
  • Customer relations, including:
    • How to use customer feedback to develop your business
    • Developing a "frequent customer" program for your coffee shop
    • Reaching customers through the Internet
  • Financial management for coffee house owners:
    • How to budget
    • The most effective way to track sales
    • How to calculate your costs of sales and inventory
    • How to reduce bookkeeping mistakes
    • 8 "controllable" expenses
    • How to build wealth and pay off debt
Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • Valuable samples and checklists, including:
    • A checklist of what needs to be done before opening your coffee house
    • A list of equipment, furniture, and supplies you will need
    • Sample daily sales report
    • Sample daily and weekly duties for managers and employees
  • The best days of the week for your official opening and grand opening party, plus what to do in the days leading up to your opening
  • Advice on competing against chain coffee shops
  • How to get professional help to start your coffee house business
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about opening a coffee shop. The FabJob Guide to Become a Coffee House Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more. 

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some common mistakes, and give you information you need to start your own coffee house.

This guide has been selling for up to $39.95 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER # 1: If you buy the e-book today, Monday, November 24, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97.

SPECIAL OFFER # 2:  Although this guide was previously only available as an e-book, you can now get a print copy together with a CD-ROM that includes sample forms, checklists, and more. This 2-in-1 Book and CD-ROM Set is only $5 more (plus $5 shipping). Plus, as a bonus, you will also receive an e-book so you can read it immediately.

NOTE: Only a very limited number of copies of this popular guide have been published in print, and are available on a first come first served basis. The previous edition sold out, so if you would like to have a print copy of the current edition, we strongly suggest that you purchase it immediately.

You will earn back the price of the guide your very first day in business. But of course this guide can help you open a coffee shop much more quickly and cost-effectively. If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become a successful coffee house owner.

Don't miss the opportunity to have the career of your dreams. If you are undecided, take advantage of our guarantee. Buy it, read it, and if you are not satisfied, your money will be refunded.

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We have a limited number of copies of a 2-in-1 print book and CD-ROM set (includes sample forms, checklists, and more). The previous edition sold out, so order today to avoid disappointment. was featured in Woman's World Magazine ("Land Your Dream Job" article).

"Thinking about opening a coffee house? You can get all the answers and guidelines you need in this wonderful book. From business planning to lighting to great recipes, it is all inside. I highly recommend it!"
- Larina Kase, MBA, President,
Performance and Success Coaching

"The FabJob Guide to Become a Coffee House Owner  is a step-by-step guide which will teach you how to get your coffee house open and how to keep it going.
    I opened my own café in Santa Fe. My business partners were also my best friends. We had already opened three other full service restaurants but the café was easier, and a lot more fun! It wasn't that hard to do - I don't know why I waited so long."

- Tom Hennessy

"Make more money.
Look to your strengths to come up with ways to make extra money at"

- From the "2008 Money & Investing Guide," by Tamara E. Holmes, Essence Magazine, January, 2008

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