Here is a list of 10 things you can do with coffee that you might not have thought of by Renee Reardin. Hopefully this will reduce the wastage at your home or coffee shop.
We came across this humourous take of a situation that is all too common to coffee shop employees.
We hope you get a good laugh out of it!
Anyone who has owned a coffee shop franchise has probably already done something similar to this or at least thought about it. Intelligently, though, they didn’t use their own bakery to run the test. Some juice franchise lost a few customers, though.
As I was reading this amazing article I found linked to the BC Federation of Labour mailout I thought for sure this must be a story from another land. I found myself completely stuck to my screen (I wish I was reading it in a real newspaper with an americano, though) and I realized that much of this adventure happened right here in BC! All the more exciting.
So what does this have to do with coffee shop franchises?
Sometimes Franchisees find themselves like the employees in this story:
- working 10, 12, 16, 20 hours a day with no break.
- fierce resistence to reducing store hours, even though sales don’t warrant being open
- being forced into bankruptcy because of well-crafted legal documents (akin to the blacklists in this story)
- fear of losing one’s livlihood if they don’t comply with every demand of the Franchisor
- watching their Franchisor profit while they suffer
- and more
The VCSFA believes that it is possible for a meaningful dialogue to occur between the Franchisees and the Franchisor. A democratically created and sincere Franchisee Advisory Council whereall the voices of thewhole chain are encouraged to bring their opinions, and where the Franchisor takes a humble look in the mirror and accepts that they need the help of their Franchisees is the key to a successful coffee shop franchise. If this organization does not exist at all, or if the FAC was not created democratically, or if the Franchisor just pretends to listen to the issues yet takes no swift action, one should use extreme caution when entering into any business relationship whether as a Franchisee or as a vendor.
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Here is just a little bit of what you missed at our first Talent Network event at 767 Seymour Street.
This humourous video is entertaining on so many fronts if you are interested in branding and coffee. I want to know if Bruce Willis is naturally this funny or if he worked out the script in advance. Anyways, enjoy!
I wish this C.K. Louis guy was more family-friendly. Like Russel Peters – they screw it up with profanity. Too bad. Anyways, this is a classic coffee shop comedy clip and I find myself laughing, especially after having run a coffee shop for a while.
This was submitted to the VCSFA as a great video demonstrating how people are seduced into buying a bad franchise deal. When you watch it, just replace “Adecco” with your favourite franchise logo! LOL
I couldn’t decide if this video should be classified as education or entertainment so I chose both.
Here are some awesome quotes:
-“Time – carefully measured.”
-“Perfect coffee sending it’s glow into our lives around the clock.”
-“It helps us start our day with warmth and vigor”
-“In the romance of evening when young dreams glow softly, coffee is always the perfect companion”
Here’s the video again if you didn’t already click and watch it
I haven’t had a good belly laugh in a while. Not only did I belly laugh but I had to ponder my life a lot, too. A solid three minutes worth of quality entertainment that you’ll surely appreciate.
Watch this video now.