Hi, my name is william and me and a few others have been thinking about opening a cupcake shop in our local high street. We have been planning it out for a while now and are looking to open a shop very soon.
I just thought I would create a quick post on here asking other cupcake shop owners whats it like competing with other 'big' chain shops that sell cupcakes like starbucks etc
To rent a shop in a good location would cost us around £20,000 per year and with there being a couple coffee chains which also sell cupcakes we just have some worries that we wouldnt be able to sell enough to make the rent.
It would be great if some people who already have shops could tell us about how they compete with the bigger chains and if it effects sales.