At Americard Payment, we provide a variety of different small businesses with payment processing solutions tailored to their specific and unique business needs. Years ago, mobile payment processing was not as common as it is today, but we adapted with the changes in technology to provide you with the latest mobile processing equipment. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American dream, and we do everything that we can to provide our small business clients with the best payment processing solutions available. Our payment solutions company provides the latest payment solution technology to coffee shops and other small businesses. In our last blog, we discussed the common mistakes that coffee shops make. Today, we would like to provide some additional helpful tips for coffee shop owners.

Do Your Coffee Research

If you truly love coffee and you want to open up your own shop, you need to conduct thorough, detailed research about coffee. After all, as a coffee shop owner, people will consider you to be the expert on coffee, so you better know what you are talking about. Not only do you need to learn about making coffee, but you also need to know how to taste it. In order to get a good idea about styles, flavors, and quality of different coffees, you need to visit as many coffee shops as you possibly can. When you open up your own establishment, you need to know where the beans came from and how they were grown. The more information you know, the better.

Choose A Coffee Source

Before deciding upon a coffee source, get to know several different roasters as well as their products. Don’t be bashful; ask as many questions as you can. Gain an understanding of the kinds of education, resources, discounts, shipping policies, support, and services that they offer. Also, you need to decide upon the type of relationship that you would like to have with your roasters. Would you prefer a more hands-off relationship with your roasters, or would you prefer for them to help you with your shop’s support, training, and maintenance.

Hire Nice People With Good Social Skills

We’ve all experienced this before; ordering coffee in a small shop only to have the barista scowl at you and judge you. When you experience an unpleasant interaction with the angry, emo barista at your local coffee shop, it doesn’t matter how good the coffee is. You probably won’t come back. Especially in small businesses, it’s important to have a friendly, knowledgeable, and competent staff. When your employees establish positive relationships with customers, they will keep coming back.

Name Your Establishment Wisely

Coffee shops love names with good puns, to the point that they are no longer unique. How many coffee shops out there are named “Common Grounds?” Stand out from the crowd by avoiding all punny names. Instead, focus on a name that captures the neighborhood you are located in and the environment that you are trying to create.

If you are opening up a coffee shop, contact Americard Payment today for your payment processing services.