10 Lessons Independent Coffee Shop Owners Have Learned

There’s no such thing as a bad experience, with a lesson to be learned from every mistake or success. When it comes to running your own coffee shop, café or deli, there is plenty of advice to call on. Boost your own business plan with the top 10 lessons coffee entrepreneurs and independent business owners say they wish they had known before they opened their doors…

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Christmas is undoubtedly the busiest time of the year for shop owners and online retailers alike. It is important to note that just because you sell online your physical stock is still an asset. As you stockpile before the festive period, it is very possible that you may be holding a much higher value of stock than other trading periods. It doesn’t bear thinking about but what if the worst was to happen?

Business Insurance for the Self Employed

The UK has seen a huge growth in the number of small businesses in the last few years. The motivation to start a new business and go it alone may stem from a variety of reasons from fulfilling a dream, accommodating a change in family circumstances, a desire to take charge of the future or redundancy.

Civil litigation reforms

There’s some good news for the region’s businesses as costs awarded in civil litigation cases are now properly capped and governed. But this could also result in a substantial increase in the volume of claims, and some serious legal headaches for local firms.

Lives at Risk at Blackpool Hotels and Pubs

Hotels and pubs in the UK’s leading holiday resort are "putting lives at risk"; as Trading Standards officials announce that three quarters of those inspected in Blackpool have missing or fake safety documents. Industry concern is that this could be a nationwide issue amongst thousands of hospitality venues.

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