Do you feel trapped in your current workplace situation? If so, you might want to do your due diligence to try and find something else to do. It could mean the difference between life and death. Did you know that stress can do a ton of damage to your health? In one Finnish study that followed 6,000 British workers over the course of five years, those who reported a favorable opinion of their workplace had a 30% decreased chance of suffering from coronary heart disease.
In addition to heart disease, those who feel stress from work are more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and a number of other conditions that could impact their health. In addition, stress can lead to mental health issues, like depression and anxiety, which could affect their daily lives. And Australians are no strangers to stress, especially among younger workers, and many are feeling sicker than ever due to their worries. Given the importance of reducing stress, finding a job that limits stress is so important.
Are you tired of your current job and are looking for a new opportunity that allows you to do something that you love and have full control over? You might want to consider looking into becoming your own boss, and one opportunity that might allow you to do something that you love is starting up your own coffee shop. Need some convincing? If you’re an Australian, you probably have frequented a coffee shop in your day. Citizens of Australia love their coffee, and the coffee shop serves as a meeting place and spot to enjoy a good jolt of caffeine before they go about their day.
What’s more, independent coffee shops are thriving in Australia as many have rejected corporate coffee chains like Starbucks. Therefore, if you’re passionate about what you’re doing and have a good business plan, you can certainly make a decent living operating a coffee shop in Melbourne, Sydney or other cities in Australia. However, there are many things to consider before you become your own boss. Here are some things that come to mind:
Furnishing: Because a coffee shop is more than just a place to get coffee, you’ll need to create an environment that encourages people to stay. This includes beautiful table bases, interesting artwork and other fixtures that create a welcoming feel.
Know your drinks: Australians drink much more than coffee. Australians are espresso-aficionados who like a wide variety of drinks, from lattes and cappuccinos to café macchiatos and breves. You’ll need to know which drink requires a dallop of foam, what requires whip cream or half-and-half and so on. By knowing Australian coffee culture, you’ll be able to develop a menu that works.
Have a good business plan: You’ll most likely need a small business loan of some sort to sustain your business. This means you’ll need a business plan that will allow a bank to feel confident in giving you money. Consult your accountant, potential investors and finance experts to help you get started.
By doing these and other things to get your business going, you might be able to avoid the stress that comes with doing something you don’t want to do and live out your dream healthily.
This advice was written by Mike, who owns his own coffee shop and has been running it successfully for many years.
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