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A Fresh Start: Why Pick Cafe2U

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When you’re looking for a new start in life or in business, you can easily become overwhelmed by all the options out there. Being an employee works perfectly for some people, and it might have even worked well for you in the past, but sometimes you get to stage in life where you’re fed up of being poorly managed, and you need a fresh start. You could just change jobs and start out with a new (hopefully better) manager, or you could change tack altogether and move into a role where you’re not relying on anyone else, either by becoming your own boss and starting your own company, or by joining a franchise, and becoming more or less completely independent while still having plenty of support and assistance on your journey.

Whether you’re looking to start your own business, or you’ve been researching coffee franchise opportunities, making the step away from employee status is quite a big one. And it isn’t always the easiest. Your career choices should reflect the skills you have, as well as where your passions lie. It will mean that you enjoy your work more, which will make life much more pleasant.

What our franchisees have to say

We spoke to one of our newer franchise partners, Geordie who has recently set up a territory in York. Before taking his first steps into his new career, Geordie had been running branded restaurants for 20 years – so while he’s new to coffee franchise opportunities, he’s certainly not new to the service industry.

Geordie loves Cafe2U because the support given is second to none, and you’re joining a knowledgeable team with a mass of collective experience. Best of all, they’re willing to share that experience so you’ll find your feet more quickly.  

Of course, previous experience in certain industries is bound to help you with coffee franchise opportunities, but it’s not completely necessary. Anything to do with food preparation, management skills , sales, marketing, customer service or just dealing with people is likely to put you in good stead. As we mentioned, Geordie used to run branded restaurants before he joined Cafe2U, so he’s quite fortunate as there’s a lot of cross over between the industries.

When you join, you will be provided with absolutely everything you need to run your franchise successfully. That includes training (both off and on site) so that you’re totally confident with both the service and the business sides of your work, as well as equipment. We’ll make sure you’ve given the most up-to-date tools possible, to make sure everything runs smoothly. Geordie believed he’d be getting a 63 plate van when he first signed up, but because his training concluded after the new 14 plates came out, he received one with the newer number plate instead. It’s really important to us that you’re given equipment which is as efficient and as effective as we can provide, and lasts the life of your business, helping you provide an excellent service to your clients throughout.  

We encourage our franchise partners to get involved with helping their community. Not only is this a great thing to do, it can also act as an excellent advertisement for your franchise. Coffee mornings and bake sale fundraisers have become more and more popular in recent years, and you can use your skills to make sure the quality of the coffee at these mornings is as high as possible. It also means that the mornings can be hosted outside on sunny days, as you have everything you need to work anywhere.

There’s plenty of reasons to choose a great coffee franchise opportunity like Cafe2U, so do get in touch if you would like to know more about the process and what will be expected of you.

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