I read your two posts and think you our information might be of interest to you. My mother and I own and operate Thyme for Tea in Lansdale Pa and our next seminar is in March. We have put together some comprehensive seminars on How to Own and Operate a Sucessful Tearoom as well as a Tea Food School (class to be held in June). In our seminar we cover all aspects of fianicing, marketing, retailing, kitchen basics, partnerships and much, much more. To find out about us you can visit our web site at www.thymefortea.us
and can email me at Mariastea@aol.com
. I also agree with teadolly that the Expo is a great way to net work with fellow tea owners and industry leaders. That being said I get the impression that you are looking for something more indepth. What we give you are the tools you need to get started, a jumping off point. I look forward to hearing from you and wish you good luck in your new business venture!
Thyme for Tea