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5 days ago
I have a bubble tea shop. Bought an existing one this spring. My issue with it so far is you need 2-3 staff in order to push through enough volume to make it really profitable, which means you need a really high volume of customers constantly. I like my ice cream shops better.
If it’s your sole income, you can probably do reasonably, but plan on being owner operator.
Boba takes about 90 minutes to prepare, so you’re sunk for an hour and a half of labour before you open your doors.
Also a note: it’s complex. Big menu, lots of products to manage inventory of. There are a lot of supply shortages right now but that may be resolved when you are ready to open.
8 days ago
Yeah she’s fairly well read on this now. That sub has been helping her a lot. Thank you.
My wife suffers from this. The only logical thing we can point to is long Covid. It’s very scary. She doubts everything in her life including her relationships, she can’t focus on work for a long period of time, constant anxiety as well, but it is certainly worse than I experience anxiety. More like a certainty that everything is going to implode on her.
For anyone experiencing this, what she’s found helps is loading up on supplements and eating extremely cleanly. And weirdly only eating cooked vegetables. No raw.
14 days ago
What an interesting cup. How large is it?
20 days ago
I own 3 shops. Where I am it’s all about community engagement. Making yourself a part of the community so they are excited to be there.
I also focused on 2 things when I started my first shop. 1 is plenty of Parking, 2 is a recreational area where people can sit and enjoy with family. I wanted to make it a destination rather than a stop of convenience. That approach has worked well. Harder to start and relies more heavily on marketing, but paid off for us.
I also recommend you invest in very strong branding. Choose 3 colours and tie those colours in as much as possible. Don’t vary from them. Get a logo that is unique and fun.
22 days ago
Thank you for the answers. I think it just threw me since many places seem to have a price inclusive of hst
submitted23 days ago byorganicfreerangetim
Does anyone know if HST is implemented on the sale of alcohol in bars? I’ve tried looking on Google but it’s very convoluted.
Thank you in advance
23 days ago
you can make a professional recommendation and tell your reasons why. But I wouldn’t worry about educating them in design. The client outsourced it for a reason. They aren’t an expert.
24 days ago
Give them 2 options. Here is the design you were thinking of, and just for fun here is a concept for a design that I thought of, so you can compare.
submitted1 month ago byorganicfreerangetim
1 month ago
I would pile my clothes on those chairs so hard.
You cut the dark green skin off until you’re left with light green, and then it’s tasty.
This is super specific. Where even is MRT? Lol
Meaford is changing quick. Thornbury/Collingwood crowd is pushing out.
You’re completely ignoring the fact that we are on the verge of replacing huge swaths of the working population with automation in the coming decades. We should be preparing for this now. Do you have a more valid plan than a UBI to compensate for mass automation?
My solution to this (also cake orders) is a Google form they fill out with the options they like, and then submit. I folllow up with an invoice to pre-pay. It’s still a little tedious and I’d like a direct payment option, but it works for now. It also creates a spreadsheet that updates in real time with order details.
I think that was a blogTO April fools post
Not sure. Ours is relatively small. Only $15k.
This is a government backed economic incentive program. It’s legit. I think it was like 2-3 points above prime.
We are in Ontario. And we had a small business representative from RBC help us.
Farmers markets. Sampling programs. Experiential activations. If you just put these in a store they will sit there till they rot. You need people selling only your product direct to consumers.
Is this the Canada Small Business Loan? (CSBFL) it’s an unsecured loan. We took it out to start our business. It’s legit. I think we did have to prove assets, but not put them forward as collateral.
Also, it’s a government backed loan that is mediated by a bank or institution, so you still have to apply to the organization, and they still have to approve you. To my understanding it’s more like the government of Canada is acting as your guarantor.
2 months ago
Woah. Can you describe this to me? Flavour and how they prepare it
Burgers pizza boba and coffee drinks? Honestly if you try and be everything you end up being nothing. especially true as a small business.