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  • Writer's pictureTori Long

Could You Run Your Own Coffee Shop?

It’s always been a dream of mine to own a quaint little coffee shop. I have my personally curated coffee shop playlists ready to go. I have the decor pinned up on my Pinterest. I even have barista experience under my belt.

What’s the one thing I don’t have?

I don’t have a business plan. In fact, I know very little about starting a brick-and-mortar business.

And let’s be real. I don’t really have the funds to open a coffee shop of my own right now anyway.

While I wait for the day when my dream of owning a coffee shop becomes more feasible; I found a fun game that helps put the financial side of owning a coffee shop into a better perspective.

Coffee Shop is a business simulation game that requires you to strategize the business side of owning a coffeehouse. Not only are you responsible for budgeting, inventory lists, and pricing, but you have to consider factors like the weather. It’s a fun way to think about all the nitty gritty details our dreams tend to focus on a lot less.

While the game looks simple, it’s actually quite hard to get a successful day at first. It takes a little time to consider what factors you must consider while selecting your inventory and prices.

It’s certainly not a replacement for an MBA, but it is a fun way to start getting into the right mindset about creating a realistic business plan.

You can play it on either your phone or laptop, so it’s a nice one to play when you’re taking a break from work or waiting in line. If you want to check it out for yourself just click here

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