As Australia’s first Café Coach, Rita Zhang has helped over three hundred people to successfully buy, build and sell their cafes and coffee shops. She recently helped one client save over $55,000 in the purchase of their café. Rita has been in café industry for over 15 years. She has owned 6 different cafes herself, buying, building and selling each one at a profit.
Rita’s businesses and successes are featured in Australia National and local newspapers with regular columns in a number of community newspapers including industry magazine Café Culture Magazine and Bean Scene Magazine. She also shares her wisdom on local radio as an expert providing encouragement and answers for coffee shop owners wanting to learn how to make their business work successfully.
Rita has been interviewed by SBS TV series Small Business Secrets featuring Cafes and Coffee Shops. During the interview, Rita provides her expert advice and tips for café buyers and café owners.
Rita Zhang, The Café Coach
Watch the episode with Rita Zhang on Small Business Secrets aired by SBS TV Australia
One of Rita’s hottest, most in demand topics and consulting specialties is “Café Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp” in which she shares her experience and knowledge of the industry. Most importantly, she shares the mistakes she made so that anyone wanting to enter the café industry can immediately benefit from her learning. She gets rave reviews from the people who acquire and use her Systems and Strategies.
Aside from the Café coach business, Rita owns and manages another businesses called Home Barista Institute, where she teaches people on professional coffee-making skills. Home Barista Institute has been a joint venture partner with Melbourne Food & Wine Festival to host the popular annual “Home Barista Championship”.
Rita has been involved for a number of years as a certified coffee Judge for the Australian National Barista Championships with AASCA (AustralAsian Specialty Coffee Association).
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