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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: How To Books; Reprint edition (13 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845283333
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845283339
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 1.1 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hello, I'm Jill Willis (author name Jill Sutherland), and I started Taste with my (now) husband Richard.

We'd never worked with food, or in retail before. Yet we decided to quit our secure, salaried office jobs to open our own cafe, and build our business from scratch. It's been such an amazing experience, and we've learnt so much.

We won a multitude of awards both regionally and nationally culminating in winning Best Sandwich Bar in Britain twice. The only business to ever do that.

I decided to write this business help book and share those experiences. To learn more about us and how we can help you with your business visit

www.suthcomms.com

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'Crammed with good advice.' Daily Express 'An excellent book...full of practical advice for would-be independents.' Sandwhich & Snack News

From the Author

When my husband and I started our own cafe three years ago the up hill climb we had to make seemed enormous! However, through hard work and determination we have made our business an award winning success.

I greatly enjoyed writing this book, and hope through my personal experience and advice, to help you achieve your own cafe goals!

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By N. Minnis on 28 Jun 2010
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This is an excellent book and one that I carried round with me in a backpack in the months before I set up my cafe. I referred to it constantly and used it to help me source equipment, for advice, eg about going to exhibitions and also for support - it was written by people who, like me, gave up a very different career to become cafe owners.

The one thing that is missing is advice on how to get customers through your door - or just to notice that your cafe is there! There is some info there, but it's not very detailed. I think this could be the subject for a whole new book. Reading the book gives the impression that customers just magically flooded through the door on the first day they opened, and I'm sure this is because they did a brilliant marketing job before they opened. After all, they used to be in PR. I think a book on how to market your cafe and how to get and keep customers would be a great success.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Field on 6 Oct 2009
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such a useful practical and handy book- I only wish I had invested sooner. There is so much involved in running a cafe, and as this is my first business I found the book to be invaluable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hugo on 21 Mar 2014
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As a business owner and coach, I read a lot of books about business and start-ups. This book however is the first book that I have read, which gives clear and practical tips and guidelines for preparing and opening a shop. The book is written for Sandwich and coffee shop start ups, but can act as a book for any start up.
Apart from the practical tips, Jill also gives some essential management and leadership lessons away in the book. Clearly, this book is a result of a successful start up, and following the steps and process in the book, you can have a successful shop, too.
If you have a shop and it doesn't go well, re-visit the steps in this book and you quickly find out why it isn't working for you at the moment.

Comes highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Giles Brake on 23 Aug 2013
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This is a very useful insight into running a sandwich bar. Some great examples of how the author tackled various (marketing) strategic and practical day to day issues.

My only criticisms would be that I would have liked more in-depth information on coffee (and other products) and where and what to source. Also would have been great to have more practical advice on how to staff the business in the event of staff absenteeism or when the owner is on holiday.

On the whole, a very interesting read that is highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David on 20 Mar 2014
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Very useful guide. Only real criticism is that it paints a slightly "all too easy" picture in my opinion. Naturally the author has been successful at her business venture, and wants to make the guide make things seem achievable but after reading I couldn't help but thinking... This will be a piece of cake

... Of course it might be!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ben on 16 Oct 2013
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Full of practical information regarding pretty much you could think of on the matter! The one from the "Coffee Boys" has a completely different approach so I'd highly recommend to buy them both, you'll understand what I mean as soon as you start reading them.
Avoid the one from Heather Lyon though...
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Georgie Shaw on 10 Mar 2009
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This book is an excellent investment for anyone thinking of opening their own cafe/coffee shop. It covers all of the issues that I've been worrying about for the past 6 months, business plans, premises, suppliers, menus, staffing issues, compliance with rules and regulations etc. It's also a really fun read, with lots of anecdotes from the author's own experiences of running her cafe.
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This book has been a piece of divine inspiration at the time when I was guided to it. I had read quite a few books and listened to a few podcasts on the business of setting up and running a sandwich/coffee shop.

I then listened to a podcast with the author Jill Sutherland, where she gave details of her journey through initial conception of idea to the full running of the business.

It came to me at an ideal time in the journey that I am currently on with the setting up of a small eatery.

The book gives very concise, practical and informative advise on the different stages of the entire process. A must read for anyone contemplating diving into this world.

It is a great read that you will then constantly refer back to, a great reference guide.
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