Nowadays, a lot of enterprising Filipinos are thinking of taking the business opportunity afforded them by the (still) rising interest in milk tea among local consumers, making plans for opening bubble tea shops of their own and getting a piece of the action.
Opening a bubble tea shop is not as simple as it may initially seem, though, and it would be wise for any entrepreneur to investigate the industry and field thoroughly before he starts spending money on setting up his new venture. There are a lot of errors a new bubble tea shop owner can make, destroying his own chances of building a profitable business.
Take the matter of sourcing supplies, for example. Even this step to setting up a tea shop is littered with traps and pits that could cripple your business venture early on.
You could pick a supplier thinking his prices and terms competitive at first, only to discover later that there were far better options than him later on. Another possibility is that you could spend a lot of money on purchasing top-of-the-line supplies from a distributor focused on the luxury products market, only to realize later on that the prices you have on your products—which are determined partly by the prices of their ingredients, of course—are actually not ideal for the segment of the consumer market you should be targeting.
There are other areas where one can make errors in the process of setting up a milk tea shop business. For example, there could be the matter of staff training. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking bubble tea production in a commercial setting is not different from its production in a private or personal environment, and thus approach the matter of staff training with a lackadaisical attitude that leads to problems later on. Staff training is crucial for all service establishments, as indeed the coffee shops of today have demonstrated. Coffee shops spend a lot of money and time on training their employees, acknowledging that more goes into making a proper barista than a simple photocopy of company recipes for drinks. And judging from the loyalty of many cafés’ clientele, that investment pays off remarkably well.
Of course, acknowledging the need for it is one thing: answering the need is another. That is why a lot of milk tea shop owners have difficulty creating their own training programs. Simply because you yourself know enough about the business to run it does not mean you know how to teach others to do the same or to fulfill their tasks.
That is why bubble tea training classes of the type that we offer are important resources for businessmen going into the bubble tea shop business. They may not be necessary for all companies, but they are invaluable for most, specifically small businesses and individuals starting their first business. These are often unable to shoulder the costs of creating a distinct training unit in their businesses just for this purpose, and thus outsourced training classes from specialists like those here at Popular Household Names Inc. represent the best solution.