What can YOU do to make your business stand out?

Take a wee look at this video. In essence it’s a relatively basic band playing a bit of a tired old ZZ Top song. But the actions of one guy turns it into something that has now had 2.5 million views on Youtube! Sometimes that’s all it takes. A decent underlying business and a HUGE… Read More »

Pubs closing and the opportunity that this presents for you…

Today’s Guardian has yet another story about the closure of pubs and clubs. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jun/06/bars-pubs-bust We’ve talked about this many times and in many formats but it continues to be a great opportunity for coffee shops.  The reality is that the big three historical centres of a community are all disappearing: 1.  Churches – as a… Read More »

The power of outrageous marketing

The following is a short video about a guy in the US who is giving away a free AK-47 with every “truck” he sells. The interesting thing is that he is clearly a intelligent guy and actually argues his point relatively well. For those of us in the UK (and clearly parts of the US… Read More »

Hugo & Johnny @ Scothot

A clip from our Exhibition rantings in Glasgow last month kindly sent to me by our Coleraine friend. Caffe Culture coming soon with new concepts from our new book … currently with the publishing editors (very fussy folk) and due for release hopefully next month. Hugo.

UK Coffee Leader Summit Report – Part One

Hugh and I were kindly invited by Jeffery Young of Allegra Strategies to attend the UK Coffee Leader Summit on the day previous to Caffe Culture.  These events are always useful from a networking perspective (even though that’s generally an expression that puts the fear of god into me) but there was some great content… Read More »

The Coffee Boys at Caffe Culture

This year we are undertaking a variety of events at Caffe Culture at Olympia in London. Firstly we are talking on both Wednesday and Thursday under the title of “Recession proof your business“. This will be on the main stage and is at 1.00 p.m. http://www.caffeculture.com/page.cfm/Link=36/t=m/goSection=20 We will finally be launching our long awaited “Ten… Read More »