Behind The Scenes Of a $24,000 a Month Coffee Shop Business


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Starting a coffee shop is a dream for many, but opening a café can be a big investment. A drive-thru coffee shop business is an excellent alternative, with lower start-up costs and huge profit potential for entrepreneurs passionate about owning a coffee shop.

Today we’re talking to Sandy Edin, owner of the Shots 2 Go coffee shop. The stand was struggling when she bought it in 2010. She used her experience as a barista and café manager to transform Shots 2 Go into a successful coffee business, and in this interview she’ll share the strategies she used to do it.

Opening a coffee shop from scratch can be intimidating, even if you have lots of industry experience. Buying one that was already up and running saved Sandy a lot of that work and let her get to making money faster.

We’ll hear straight from Sandy why she decided to buy her coffee stand, along with her advice on how to open a coffee shop like what equipment is a must-have and how much money you’ll need up front to get started.

Bringing in customers is critical for the success of any new business. We’ll find out what marketing strategies Sandy used to get Shots 2 Go on customers’ radar, particularly during slow times, to keep her business competitive.

Anyone who’s thinking about starting a coffee shop business will gain some valuable insights from watching this video! If you want to know more about Shots to Go you can check out their Facebook page at

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Want more? Here are couple of our other interviews we’ve done on coffee shops:

$100K Invested to Start a Coffee Shop (Did It Work?) ►

How to Open a Coffee Shop (And Scale it to 19 Locations!) ►


0:00 Intro
1:24 Meeting The Owner Sandy
2:35 Equipment Tour
4:02 Bagels, Sandwiches and Food
5:23 Grocery and Supply Shopping
6:54 Trailer and Truck Fleet
8:34 Business Purchase Price
9:02 Buying A Struggling Business
10:03 Revenue
12:07 Equipment and Product Reviews
13:15 How To Start Your Own Coffee Shop
14:19 Profit Margins
15:40 Blitz
17:34 Marketing
18:39 Best Month Ever
20:02 UpSelling
21:11 Managing Money
22:21 Outro

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