Whether it’s nostalgia for Central Perk or your passion for a perfectly-brewed cup of joe, starting a new business is a fun and exciting endeavor.

It can, however — especially if you are a first-time entrepreneur — be nerve wracking and confusing at the same time. From business plans to coffee roasters, questions abound and answers might be scarce. But just because you are diving into the unknown, doesn’t mean you have to set off on your journey unprepared.

Here at ShopKeep, we’ve got the backs of small businesses owners on a daily basis, and today is no exception. We’ve put together an easy 10-step guide on how to open not just any coffee shop, but a lasting and thriving establishment that will be the-place-to-be for years to come.

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Sara Sugar

Sara Sugar

As Managing Editor at ShopKeep, a leading iPad Point of Sale System, Sara Sugar uses her distinguished journalism background to boil down small business and point of sale topics.