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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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1 Year at Cuffed-in Coffee

It's actually been about 2 years since I had that lightbulb moment and wanted to start my business. It was during my time working on cruise ships whilst we were in the beautiful and vibrant, Sydney, Australia where it started. I will talk more about that in another blog.  It has been just over a year since I incorporated Cuffed-in Coffee LTD, which was in march 2019. Since I made my first sale it has almost been a year so I think it is a good time to reflect. They always say that the first year of business is always the hardest and I would have to agree. Even with all the guidance and support it can be a hard...

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Mobile Catering

Originally posted 3 August, 2019 Cuffed in Coffee is a business venture that I started just over a year ago now. In this post I want to explain why I decided to venture into the difficult industry that is mobile catering. Following these posts I will take you through my process of how I got to where I am today. First of all who doesn’t want to be their own boss. That was my primary driving factor for starting this business. Although I have been very fortunate with my employment I always had at the back of mind the urge to work for myself. When you are getting paid to stand on glaciers in Alaska, snorkel in the reefs of...

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Risk

Originally posted August 3, 2018 I am writing today as I am supposed to be trading in my beautiful coffee trailer but I am not. The trailer was not safe to be on the road. The title of this blog is risk. I am not afraid of risk which is why I am in this predicament today. I ignorantly thought that the trailer was fine to use. I would like to disclose more information but I will leave it as that. Risk is good. Risk has got me this far in my journey to building a business for myself and the community. There is a fine line though. There is a difference between calculated risk and reckless risk. Take for...

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Seek the Struggle

Originally posted 14 December 2018. Seek the struggle! I have been having a tough couple of weeks here in France. I have been alone a lot recently. I am taking on tasks that I have not been confident about. It has gotten me down at points but now as I am writing this I feel proud of myself that I have stuck to my guns and slowly figured things out. I have been struggling due to the lack of control I have been feeling. I have tasks to achieve and although I am achieving them in the process I have not felt confident before hand. When something is new it is uncomfortable, your mind has not experienced what you are...

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