Crimson Cup Now Offers Complimentary Business Plan Consulting for Coffee Shops

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Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, an Ohio coffee roaster and coffee franchise alternative, now offers confidential, hands-on business plan consulting for entrepreneurs interested in opening a coffee shop. Bundled with a copy of Seven Steps to Success in the Coffee Industry, this new complimentary consulting includes an introduction to the company’s coffee franchise alternative program.

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea offers free coffee shop business plan consulting
At Crimson Cup, we're passionate about helping coffee house owners fulfill their dreams, providing them with everything they need to run an efficient and profitable business. - Greg Ubert.

Thinking of opening a coffee shop? The enduring popularity of the specialty coffee house has made this one of the most popular business ideas for coffee-loving entrepreneurs. Yet, statistics show that about half of all small businesses – including coffee shops – fail in the first three years after opening.

By contrast, more than 85 percent of coffee shops whose owners complete the 7 Steps to Success coffee franchise alternative program offered by Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea remain in business five years after opening. This proven program is based on Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry, a common-sense guide by company Founder and President Greg Ubert.

More than 20 years ago, Ubert began with a dream of owning a coffee roasting business. He founded Crimson Cup in 1991 to roast and deliver the best-quality, freshest coffee on the market. As his roasting business grew, he began consulting with customers on how to make their independent coffee shops grow and thrive. Since then, he has helped set up hundreds of specialty coffee businesses in 28 states – including a dozen in 2014 alone.

“At Crimson Cup, we're passionate about helping coffee house owners fulfill their dreams, providing them with everything they need to run an efficient and profitable business,” Ubert said. “Our program includes on-site training, marketing materials, menu ideas and much more – all designed to help reduce costs, increase profits and eliminate potential headaches.”

Unlike a coffee shop franchise, Crimson Cup's 7 Steps program allows business owners to create a unique specialty coffee business that reflects their individual tastes and the needs of their local community.

“We offer everything a coffee shop franchise does – and more – but without franchise fees, royalties or business restrictions,” Ubert said. “We help the owner create a solid coffee shop business plan that covers all the bases, from choosing the all-important location to hiring and training staff, setting business hours and much more.”

To learn more about the 7 Steps coffee franchise alternative program or to schedule an initial consultation, call 888-800-9224 or visit the Crimson Cup website.

About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Since 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has hand-roasted specialty coffee in Columbus, Ohio and taught independent business owners how to be successful through its coffee shop franchise alternative program. Sustainably sourced Crimson Cup coffee is available through a network of more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 28 states, as well as the company’s own Crimson Cup Coffee House in the Columbus suburb of Clintonville. For more information, visit

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