That night during my usual routine of checking my emails I saw an ad for an online dating website geared towards meeting people over 50. So, I decided to take a chance. I filled out a questionnaire that they had, and was honestly expecting something totally different.

Noticing a large collection of liquors and the ever present Heineken taps behind the bar, I figured this to be the perfect place to do my latest research update. Jochem said that yes indeed over the next couple years coffee shops will have to make a decision to serve one product or the other. He said that many places would try to subdivide their locations and offer theoretically separate establishments that would allow you to bring refreshments from one side to the other. If not feasible, and an owner had to choose, it was pretty unanimous that the herbal means of commerce would prevail among most of the current establishments.

Maybe you don’t want all of the heartache and stress that comes with starting a business. Maybe you just want the heartache and stress that comes with buying a business! Whatever your decision is be sure that you are well informed. Hopefully I can give you some direction as to what to look for and what to expect.

OGo get some holiday brochures and take them to a coffee shop to study (not flick through). Imagine you are at those locations, doing all the things you want to do. Every thought and feeling has an action and reaction so make them positive, positive, positive!

Most “leaders” react too slowly. They sacrifice performance and results for “loyalty” and retain employees regardless of their aptitude or attitude. That’s not good for your practice and not good for your patients nor is it good for the rest of your T.E.A.M.

Bookstore companies can go about this process two ways. First, the bookstore company can license the right to print the books at its own facilities. The book will be the exact same book that the publisher would have printed: same ISBN, same cover, same everything. The bookstore is not the publisher-only the printer. This may be costly at first, but it will allow the bookstore to sell books efficiently without having to put in a buy order to the publisher or deal with “middle-man” costs and inefficiencies. The major costs will be incurred by the purchase and set-up of the printing technologies, as well as personnel to operate and manage the process.

Everything would be itemized on a bill pad, and added up the old fashioned way. Or the clerk would enter the price by hitting the manual keys of a cash register. We’d hand over our money and the cash drawer would fly open. Then our change would be counted back. When is the last time something actually counted back your change? These days it’s merely dumped into our waiting hand.

But for Howard, when transactions dropped compared to the same period last year, when the stock market plunged with Starbucks, he jumped in with both feet.