Costs of Running a Coffee Shop or Cafe

If you’re starting a coffee shop business or already operating one, it is important for you to know the average amount you will spend monthly on running your business. This will enable you to know how feasible your coffee shop business idea is and how long it will take you to cover your start-up costs.

So how much does it cost to start up a coffee shop? This is not exactly easy to answer as it will depend a lot on the size and standard of your coffee shop. However, most people who start a coffee shop which will be around 50 to 60 sqm and has 40 to 60 covers will spend around £30k. 

As a rule, the monthly cost of your rent and utilities should not be more than 15 percent of your average monthly sales. To calculate your coffee shop’s monthly expenses, make a list of the different costs associated with running your coffee shop. Not all expenses are immediately obvious. Pay attention to hidden costs that you may easily omit and make sure you add them too.

If you are in a situation where you are not making enough revenue to make up for your monthly expenses and have a healthy profit margin, you need to take necessary measures to reduce your running expenses. One of the best ways to reduce costs is to switch energy providers.

Business Gas and Electricity Prices for Cafés and Coffee Shops

As a café or coffee shop, the cost of your utilities can have a big impact on your business. You could be paying more for your gas and electricity than you need to be.

When running a café, it is likely you’ll be open 7 days a week, often for long hours, so it’s always important to ensure you’re getting a fair deal for your business gas and electricity – one that doesn’t leave you paying more than you need to.

Because of the nature and size of the business, it is not only essential your commercial gas and electricity bills are competitively priced, it is also important for café and coffee shop owners to be flexible with payments. Meaning any supplier that offers business owners a range of payment options such as Direct Debit and payment by cheque could make a huge difference to how you pay your energy bills.

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If you’d like to talk to us about the gas and electricity prices for your coffee shop or cafe, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact. With excellent rates, an emphasis on transparency and flexibility, and a high level of service, saving money for your cafe is made simple and easy with UGP. 

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