“I have been working in corporate world managing teams of people for many years. And I had a dream to own my own café. When I found Rita, I immediately tapped into her experience, expert advice and knowledge. I completed all the workshop and courses offered by Rita and her company such as the Café Start Up workshop, Professional Barista course, and Advanced Coffee Art course. Then I hired Rita as my consultant to work on my business plan and to search for my dream café.
After 6 months researching, searching and negotiating, I finally found the perfect location for my dream café in Clifton Hill. Rita helped me along the process by negotiating the sale price, going over the lease, going over a list of things required before settlement, and assisting me all the way through to settlement and the first trading week after settlement. I remember the peace of mind of having Rita there in the shop directing myself and my staff on what to do, how to fill up the display fridge, how to take orders, deliver orders, set up procedures and systems, finding the right suppliers, etc.
I have decided to use Rita’s coffee beans because of her ongoing advice and support. This has proved to be the right decision. We are now 14 months into our business, we have had 40% increase in sales compared to this time last year, doubled our coffee sales, have a great team of staff to enable me to work only 2 days per week to focus on my other ‘life coaching well-being’ business.
Anyone who is thinking of starting or buying a café, should listen to Rita’s advice and have Rita as your coach to help you achieve your dreams. I am more than happy to speak to anyone who is thinking of buying/starting a café business. Or you are welcome to visit our café.”
Antje Janssen, Down to Earth Coffee & Tea House, 308 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia.
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