Each of these three concepts requires a change in the way you’re thinking about making money if you’re like most people. Usually people learn from parents, teachers and others that the key to success is to get a good education and start a career in your chosen field. Then work at a job in your career for about 40 years and retire. Most people realize by the time they’re in their 30’s or 40’s, however, that they are on a treadmill that’s not getting them to their goals. They come to the sad realization that they’re stuck and the success they’ve dreamed of for years is not likely to ever be reached.
Location is very, very key for coffee shop s. When searching for a home for your coffee shop, position it within the driving path of morning commuters. Morning coffee drinkers would rather wait and drink the junk coffee at work than go way out of their way to stop for a good cup. If there’s a few larger businesses in your city or town, try to position your location near an intersection close by. Even better – set up a drive through window for the on-the-go workers that don’t leave much time to stop.
I made an amazing discovery. There is a love life after divorce. After my divorce I was completely out of sorts. I started to prepare myself for a life all alone. It took me a while to hit the dating scene again. I went to a singles bar for the first time in decades, and found that it was too loud for me. I left almost immediately. Meeting people over 50 was definitely not going to happen at a dance club.
Be generous. If someone sends you a referral thank them immediately and generously. A good way is with a simple gift card from a place like Starbucks, Tim Hortons or a local restaurant. Remember, you are not incentivizing them to make you money, but rather to allow you the opportunity to provide service to others. Whether you make a dime or not on providing a service doesn’t diminish the value of the referral, and the implicit trust implied by it.
Yes, it is possible for you to hit a “home run” the first time you step up to the plate, but it’s not likely. Be smart and realistic. Plan to start small and grow your business. It’s fine to dream of and hope for the home run! But don’t be fooled into thinking that you can spend a few dollars on a program and start making big money quickly. That’s just part of the hype mentioned before.
Then in Troy, Ohio, on June 26 1974, history was made. A gentleman by the name of Clyde Dawson approached the checkout counter at Marsh supermarket with a package of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum. Sharon Buchanan made the first official scan of an item actually being purchased at 8:01 that morning. Visitors to the Smithsonian Institution can now see that pack of ten sticks of gum, along with the receipt.
That night during my usual routine of checking my emails I saw an ad for an online dating website geared towards meeting people over 50. So, I decided to take a chance. I filled out a questionnaire that they had, and was honestly expecting something totally different.