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4 Tips to Create a Great Team

Behind every successful team there is a strong culture. This is created by the values and vision of the business. A healthy work culture is to recognise people are people and that they all feel valued, heard and safe. Here are our four tips on building a great team. 1- Have a Vision and Purpose for the Business At Cuffed-in Coffee our vision is to create a community of coffee lovers who Drink Coffee, Seek Adventure and Enjoy Life. We want to become a brand known around the world. We also want to show our local community that you can create a business no matter where you are or what your circumstances are. This is because we’re from a  economically...

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How To Run A Successful Coffee Shop/ Cafe

Opening a coffee shop can be a profitable business if done right. Walk past most speciality coffee shops these days and you will see them full of customers enjoying their coffee, socialising with friends and family. Some will be working on their laptops and some will be standing in line for a coffee to go. Here at Cuffed-in Coffee we have managed to create a successful coffee shop in a small quiet town where many people did not think it would be viable. 3 years later we have the Accolade of High Street Start Up Of The Year, with the Start Up Awards National Series. We are also finalists in the Food & Drink Category of The Great British Entrepreneur...

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Cuffed-in... What does it mean?

What is it to be cuffed-in? Well, think about the life of a prisoner.  wake-up, roll-calls, morning exercises, times for meals, work, school, studying, as well as the times prescribed for sports events, telephone calls and walks.   The purpose of prison is to rehabilitate. To make the person who went in come out a better person.   So to be cuffed-in you have to give yourself regular wake up and bed time, hold yourself accountable, exercise, work, study, enjoy leisure, speak to loved ones and get outside in nature.   In the western world today, we are facing a crisis of meaning. Nobody knows what to do with their lives. We are facing a mental health crisis with record...

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Creativity

"Creativity doesn't wait for the perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones." - Bruce Garrabrandt "To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it." - Kurt Vonnegut Creativity is what turns your imagination into reality. How you see the world is your own creative mind constructing your view of the world. Believe it or not your views of the world are YOURS uniquely. You will have had influence but ultimately it is your own imagination that is your reality. When you get creative you start to question things. "Why is this done that way? Can I not do it differently?" The answer to...

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The Third Place

The "Third Place" is a term named by the sociologist Ray Oldenburg in 1989. We spend most of our lives at Home (First Place) or Work (Second Place). The Third place is somewhere you feel you belong that is outside of your home or workspace. With the current Pandemic the need for a Third place is now more important than ever. The Third Place is usually in a public setting which is a place for informal social gatherings. A prime example (cough) a Coffee Shop. The Third Place, a place where you can smell the coffee, socialise and relax. The Third Place is somewhere you can come and go as you please. Somewhere you will be greeted with a warm...

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