Where to Begin!?!?

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Where to Begin!?!?

Postby LeiselSpafford » Nov 1st, '11, 17:15

Hello Everyone…

This is my first time on this forum and I am lookin for some answers to a couple of questions I have…First of all my family and I have been kicking around the idea of starting a tea shop, but we really need some more information before we jump into it! So here are a couple questions I need answers to…

1. Is there a big "tea drinking" market out there?
(probably a silly question : )

And if so,

a. Is there a good market for tea shops in this economy ? (And I'm talkin' about a "sit down", "sip tea", "chat with friends" shop… like a specialty "reservation only" tea shop, where you host parties )

2. What would the appox. start-up cost for something like that, be?

3. Are there some resources out there that I can "tap into" that could give me more info? (e.g websites, contacts etc.)

4. Is there anyone on this forum that owns a tea shop that could give me some insight?

I'm sorry…I know that these questions probably sound pretty vague, but I really am not quite sure where to start! :)

Any info would be very much appreciated!

Thank you…

~Leisel~

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Re: Where to Begin!?!?

Postby teaisme » Nov 2nd, '11, 16:54

viewforum.php?f=55

There's good info written by charles.

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Re: Where to Begin!?!?

Postby LeiselSpafford » Nov 2nd, '11, 19:46

Thank you very much...those are helpful articles. That guy seems to know his stuff!

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Re: Where to Begin!?!?

Postby Herb_Master » Nov 4th, '11, 07:23

LeiselSpafford wrote:That guy seems to know his stuff!

:roll: :roll:

Mr. Adagio

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Re: Where to Begin!?!?

Postby Chip » Nov 4th, '11, 08:03

Herb_Master wrote:
LeiselSpafford wrote:That guy seems to know his stuff!

:roll: :roll:

Mr. Adagio

Not anymore ...

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Re: Where to Begin!?!?

Postby teaisme » Nov 4th, '11, 17:58

yeah I noticed no posts since july.
Did he start his own tea business?

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Re: Where to Begin!?!?

Postby Chip » Nov 4th, '11, 19:33

teaisme wrote:yeah I noticed no posts since july.
Did he start his own tea business?

Actually, quite the opposite. :mrgreen:

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Re: Where to Begin!?!?

Postby Herb_Master » Nov 4th, '11, 20:49

Chip wrote:
teaisme wrote:yeah I noticed no posts since july.
Did he start his own tea business?

Actually, quite the opposite. :mrgreen:


Next you will tell us he has jumped ship and gone to Starbucks! :oops:

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Re: Where to Begin!?!?

Postby Chip » Nov 5th, '11, 00:10

... well, you did not hear me say that ... 8) :wink: :twisted:

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Re: Where to Begin!?!?

Postby AdamMY » Nov 5th, '11, 00:49

A little google searching for "Charles Cain" might turn up a Linked in profile in the greater Chicago area.

But you did not hear me say that either. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: Where to Begin!?!?

Postby ~Mrs. O~ » Nov 7th, '11, 18:32

Oh wow, hmmm not quite sure what to think :P

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Re: Where to Begin!?!?

Postby teaisme » Nov 8th, '11, 13:46

haha herb you were right

Oh well :mrgreen:

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