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Starting a Internet Cafe Business

 

How to Start a Internet Cafe Business - Free Book


Are you considering starting a Internet Cafe Business? if yes, you'll find this free book to be extremely helpful.

This is a practical guide that will walk you step by step through all the essentials of starting your business. The book is packed with guides, worksheets and checklists. These strategies are absolutely crucial to your business' success yet are simple and easy to apply.

The Single Most Important Ingredient for Business Success

The first and most important thing you need to acquire in order to succeed in a small business is... knowledge.

Sounds exaggerated? Listen to this...

According to research conducted by Dun & Bradstreet, 90% of all small business failures can be traced to poor management resulting from lack of knowledge.

This is backed up by my own personal observations. In my 31 years as a business coach and consultant to small businesses, I've seen practically dozens of small business owners go under and lose their businesses -- not because they weren't talented or smart enough -- but because they were trying to re-invent the wheel rather than rely on proven, tested methods that work.

Conclusion: if you are really serious about succeeding in a business... If you want to avoid the common traps and mistakes... it is absolutely imperative that you acquire the right knowledge.

"Why Invent Mediocrity, When You Can Copy Genius?"

That's an excellent quote I picked up from a fellow business owner a few years back. What this means is that you should see what is working and try to duplicate it. Why go through all the trouble of inventing something new, that you don't even know will ever work, when you can easily learn from and duplicate something that has been a proven success?

[ Note: One of the BIGGEST mistakes almost all new businesses make is that they WASTE tons of valuable time, energy and money on trying to create something "new", that has never been tested or proven... only to find out later that it was a total loss. Don't make the same mistake! ]

Hi! My name is Meir. I'm the founder and president of BizMove.com, a successful Internet Cafe based information business. I'm also the author of numerous books, mostly in the area of small business management.

I've been involved in small business for the past 31 years of my life, as a business coach, manager of a Internet Cafe firm, a seminar leader and as the owner of five successful businesses.

During my career as a business coach and consultant I've helped dozens of business owners start their businesses, market, expand, get out of troubles, sell their businesses and do practically every other small business activity you can think of.
You see, I have been there .... done it ... and bought the Small Business t-shirt! -- This free book contains techniques and strategies I've learned during my 31 year small business career.

Here's what you'll discover in the 'How to Start a Internet Cafe Business' book:

How to determine the feasibility of your business idea - a complete fill in the blanks template system that will help you predict problems before they happen and keep you from losing your shirt on dog business ideas.

A detailed manual that will walk you step by step through all the essential phases of starting your business

A complete business plan template. This fill-in-the-blanks template includes every section of your business plan, including Executive Summary, Objectives, SWOT Analysis, Marketing Analysis and Strategy, Operations Plan, Financial Projections and more (a similar template is sold elsewhere for $69.95).

All this and much much more.

Success Tip: Setting Goals

Good management is the key to success and good management starts with setting goals. Set goals for yourself for the accomplishment of the many tasks necessary in starting and managing your business successfully. Be specific. Write down the goals in measurable terms of performance. Break major goals down into sub-goals, showing what you expect to achieve in the next two to three months, the next six months, the next year, and the next five years. Beside each goal and sub-goal place a specific date showing when it is to be achieved.

Plan the action you must take to attain the goals. While the effort required to reach each sub-goal should be great enough to challenge you, it should not be so great or unreasonable as to discourage you. Do not plan to reach too many goals all at one time.

Establish priorities. Plan in advance how to measure results so you can know exactly how well you are doing. This is what is meant by "measurable" goals. If you can’t keep score as you go along you are likely to lose motivation. Re-work your plan of action to allow for obstacles which may stand in your way. Try to foresee obstacles and plan ways to avert or minimize them.

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Here's a Sample 'Executive Summary' for a Internet Cafe Business plan:

[BUSINESS NAME], unlike a typical cafe, will provide a unique forum for communication and entertainment through the medium of the Internet. [BUSINESS NAME]  is the answer to an increasing demand. The public wants: (1) access to the methods of communication and volumes of information now available on the Internet, and (2) access at a cost they can afford and in such a way that they aren't socially, economically, or politically isolated. [BUSINESS NAME] 's goal is to provide the community with a social, educational, entertaining, atmosphere for worldwide communication.
This business plan is prepared to obtain financing in the amount of $24,000. The supplemental financing is required to begin work on site preparation and modifications, equipment purchases, and to cover expenses in the first year of operations. Additional financing has already been secured in the form of: (1) $24,000 from the Sun Economic Development Fund (2) $19,000 of personal savings from owner Cale Bruckner  (3) $36,000 from three investors (4) and $9,290 in the form of short-term loans.
[BUSINESS NAME]  will be incorporated as an LLC corporation. This will shield the owner Cale Bruckner, and the three outside investors,Luke Walsh, Doug Wilson, and John Underwood, from issues of personal liability and double taxation. The investors will be treated as shareholders and therefore will not be liable for more than their individual personal investment of $12,000 each.
The financing, in addition to the capital contributions from the owner, shareholders and the Sun Economic Development Fund, will allow [BUSINESS NAME]  to successfully open and maintain operations through year one. The large initial capital investment will allow [BUSINESS NAME]  to provide its customers with a full featured Internet cafe. A unique, upscale, and innovative environment is required to provide the customers with an atmosphere that will spawn socialization. Successful operation in year one will provide [BUSINESS NAME]  with a customer base that will allow it to be self sufficient in year two.

1.1 Objectives
[BUSINESS NAME]'s objectives for the first three years of operation include:

  • The creation of a unique, upscale, innovative environment that will differentiate [BUSINESS NAME] from local coffee houses.
  • Educating the community on what the Internet has to offer.
  • The formation of an environment that will bring people with diverse interests and backgrounds together in a common forum.
  • Good coffee and bakery items at a reasonable price.
  • Affordable access to the resources of the Internet and other online services.

1.2 Keys to Success
The keys to the success for [BUSINESS NAME] are:

  • The creation of a unique, innovative, upscale atmosphere that will differentiate [BUSINESS NAME] from other local coffee shops and future Internet cafes.
  • The establishment of [BUSINESS NAME] as a community hub for socialization and entertainment.
  • The creation of an environment that won't intimidate the novice user. [BUSINESS NAME] will position itself as an educational resource for individuals wishing to learn about the benefits the Internet has to offer.
  • Great coffee and bakery items.

1.3 Mission
As the popularity of the Internet continues to grow at an exponential rate, easy and affordable access is quickly becoming a necessity of life. [BUSINESS NAME] provides communities with the ability to access the Internet, enjoy a cup of coffee, and share Internet experiences in a comfortable environment. People of all ages and backgrounds will come to enjoy the unique, upscale, educational, and innovative environment that [BUSINESS NAME] provides.
1.4 Risks
The risks involved with starting [BUSINESS NAME] are:

  • Will there be a demand for the services offered by [BUSINESS NAME] in Eugene?
  • Will the popularity of the Internet continue to grow, or is the Internet a fad?
  • Will individuals be willing to pay for the service [BUSINESS NAME] offers?
  • Will the cost of accessing the Internet from home drop so significantly that there will not be a market for Internet Cafes such as [BUSINESS NAME]?

Company Summary
[BUSINESS NAME], soon to be located in downtown Eugene on 10th and Oak, will offer the community easy and affordable access to the Internet. [BUSINESS NAME] will provide full access to email, WWW, FTP, Usenet and other Internet applications such as Telnet and Gopher. [BUSINESS NAME] will also provide customers with a unique and innovative environment for enjoying great coffee, specialty beverages, and bakery items.
[BUSINESS NAME] will appeal to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The instructional Internet classes, and the helpful staff that [BUSINESS NAME] provides, will appeal to the audience that does not associate themselves with the computer age. This educational aspect will attract younger and elderly members of the community who are rapidly gaining interest in the unique resources that online communications have to offer. The downtown location will provide business people with convenient access to their morning coffee and online needs.
2.1 Company Ownership
[BUSINESS NAME] is a privately held Oregon Limited Liability Corporation. Cale Bruckner, the founder of [BUSINESS NAME], is the majority owner. Luke Walsh, Doug Wilson, and John Underwood, all hold minority stock positions as private investors.
2.2 Start-up Summary
[BUSINESS NAME]'s start-up costs will cover coffee making equipment, site renovation and modification, capital to cover losses in the first year, and the communications equipment necessary to get its customers online.
The communications equipment necessary to provide [BUSINESS NAME]'s customers with a high-speed connection to the Internet and the services it has to offer make up a large portion of the start-up costs. These costs will include the computer terminals and all costs associated with their set-up. Costs will also be designated for the purchase of two laser printers and a scanner.
In addition, costs will be allocated for the purchase of coffee making equipment. One espresso machine, an automatic coffee grinder, and minor additional equipment will be purchased from Allann Brothers.
The site at 10th and Oak will require funds for renovation and modification. A single estimated figure will be allocated for this purpose. The renovation/modification cost estimate will include the costs associated with preparing the site for opening business.
Start-up Expense Details:

  • 11 computers = $22,000
  • two printers = $1,000
  • one scanner = $500
  • software = $810
  • one espresso machine = $10,700
  • one automatic espresso grinder = $795
  • other fixtures and remodeling:
    • two coffee/food preparation counters = $1,000
    • one information display counter = $1,000
    • one drinking/eating counter = $500
    • sixteen stools = $1,600
    • six computer desks w/chairs = $2,400
    • stationery goods = $500
    • two telephones = $200
    • decoration expense = $13,000

Start-up

 

 

Requirements

 

 

 

Start-up Expenses

 

Legal

$500

Stationery etc.

$500

Brochures

$500

Consultants

$2,000

Insurance

$700

Rent

$1,445

4-group Automatic Coffee Machine

$10,700

Bean Grinder

$795

Computer Systems (x11), Software, Printer, Scanner

$24,310

Communication Lines

$840

Fixtures/Remodel

$20,000

Total Start-up Expenses

$62,290

 

 

Start-up Assets

 

Cash Required

$24,000

Start-up Inventory

$2,000

Other Current Assets

$0

Long-term Assets

$0

Total Assets

$26,000

 

 

Total Requirements

$88,290

2.3 Company Locations and Facilities
A site has been chosen at 10th and Oak in downtown Eugene. This site was chosen for various reasons, including:

  • Proximity to the downtown business community.
  • Proximity to trendy, upscale restaurants such as West Brothers.
  • Proximity to LTD's Eugene Station. Parking availability.
  • Low cost rent - $.85 per square foot for 1700 square feet.
  • High visibility.

All of these qualities are consistent with [BUSINESS NAME]'s goal of providing a central hub of communication and socialization for the Eugene community
Services
[BUSINESS NAME] will provide full access to email, WWW, FTP, Usenet and other Internet applications such as Telnet and Gopher. Printing, scanning, and introductory courses to the Internet will also be available to the customer. [BUSINESS NAME] will also provide customers with a unique and innovative environment for enjoying great coffee, specialty beverages, and bakery items.


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