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    The Cafe Ninja
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    Hi,

    I’m currently writing a book about how to buy and run a successful cafe. I am looking for people who are going to buy a cafe as I would like their feedback on the topics I am writing in my book. It would also be great to get some details of other people’s experiences of trying to buy a cafe. In return I am happy to assist with the purchasing process and assessment of the business.

    I can be contacted at [email protected] or 0400731029

    Regards,

    Craig

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    MissieK
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    My brother has just bought a cafe – he may be interested.

    Melissa

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    The Cafe Ninja
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    Hi – how is your brother getting on with his cafe?

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    HowardJames
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    I bought a cafe that went within cents of sending me broke and destroying my health etc etc

    I have lots of insights to offer now I think!

    Howard

    [email protected]

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    divapromotions
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    Hey great idea. How’s it coming along?
    My hubby continues to say he wants his own cafe, but he’s not getting one!! Way too much work for too little return in my opinion.

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    The Cafe Ninja
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    divapromotions, post: 9271 wrote:
    Hey great idea. How’s it coming along?
    My hubby continues to say he wants his own cafe, but he’s not getting one!! Way too much work for too little return in my opinion.

    It often is that way sadly…although there are those out there that do very well. I think a lot of the problem is that people don’t understand the reality – it’s A LOT of hard, physical work.

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    The Cafe Ninja
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    HowardJames, post: 9227 wrote:
    I bought a cafe that went within cents of sending me broke and destroying my health etc etc

    I have lots of insights to offer now I think!

    Howard

    [email protected]

    Have sent you an e-mail – would love to hear about your experiences.

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    The Cafe Ninja
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    MissieK, post: 2396 wrote:
    My brother has just bought a cafe – he may be interested.

    Melissa

    How is he getting on with his cafe?

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    mcboom
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    HowardJames, post: 9227 wrote:
    I bought a cafe that went within cents of sending me broke and destroying my health etc etc

    I have lots of insights to offer now I think!

    Howard

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    I can totally empathise with you Howard. I went through exactly what you did setting up my first cafe with no hospitality experience http://www.trufflesmelbourne.com.au

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    Pressplay
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    Hello Craig,

    This is my first post! I just joined…hello everyone :) I hope this works!

    Would you be interested to know about Music in Cafes. What you need to know about fees to be paid, who to pay them to and also the importance of music – I mean background music – to these sorts of environments. Venues, Pubs, Cafes, Restaurants etc.

    Cheers!
    Wendy

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    mcboom
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    Have a look here http://www.ppca.com.au/licensing_faq.htm
    you need a licence to play music in a cafe and the cost depends on the seating capacity. However it is not expensive

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    Pressplay
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    You will also need to pay APRA
    Go Here

    To “play” music you need to pay PPCA (Artists/Record Companies) & APRA (composers/writers).

    You can not “copy” music without a license either. If you are not going to pay for a Music Provider (Emstream, DMX, SBA etc) then I would suggest playing CDs. You can not “copy” music from a CD to your iPOD or another CD or PC etc & play it in your business. You can do that for personal use but not commercial use.

    See MIPI for more information

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    I have a question to ask about selling coffee in cafe’s.
    If anyone could help, it would be much appreciated.

    If i opened a cafe, and sold roughly 10kg coffee per week, at $3.00 per coffee, how much money is that?

    I dont know how much money is involved in selling coffee per kg…

    Thanks in advance.

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    mcboom
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    A kilo of coffee makes around 100 cups so 10kgs @$3 a cup would give you a revenue of $3000.
    Cost per cup is around 40cents (assuming most of the coffees are made with milk) so gross profit is $2,600 => $3000-(1000x$0.40)
    Hope this helps :o)

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    Wow. Thanks for the reply. That more than answered my question. U really know your coffee.
    By the way, is this really your cafe:
    http://www.trufflesmelbourne.com.au
    Cause if it is, thats brilliant. I’d love to own something like that.

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