Business Profiles

by The Coffee Guy

last updated 17/09/2019


The Coffee Guy
FIRST TIME for everything

by The Coffee Guy

last updated 17/09/2019


Newbie business buyer finds the right blend with The Coffee Guy

When Rachel Goldingham first joined The Coffee Guy, not only had she never made a coffee in her life – she wasn’t even looking for a business. ‘I’d decided to take time away from my career in digital media and work part-time, maybe in a café or bar,’ she explains. ‘But then I came upon The Coffee Guy and after a bit of “secret shopping” began to think maybe buying my own business would be a better idea. I decided to try it for six months and after two-and-a-half years I’m still thoroughly enjoying it!

‘I don’t think I’d have dared to touch it if The Coffee Guy hadn’t had a brand and a franchise system that was obviously so well-established. From that point of view it was an easy decision, but it was still scary for someone who had never had their own business. But sometimes in life if it’s time for a change, it’s time for a big one!’

Rachel bought a franchise right in the heart of Auckland’s Parnell. ‘Although I was totally inexperienced, the training was very good,’ she says. ‘I spent four days on the barista side and extra time on the nuts and bolts of things like bookkeeping and stock ordering, then I had two solid weeks on the road learning the area before taking over on my own. I had a big scare one morning early on when my coffee machine wouldn’t work. I contacted the franchise team and, despite it being 6.30am, I was talked through it on the phone. The support has been very good right from the start – I’d describe it as regular contact without being too intrusive.’

The Coffee Guy franchise was created in New Zealand and has been well-established here for many years now. ‘As Rachel has demonstrated, The Coffee Guy is an excellent, inexpensive way for people to get into their own business in the hospitality industry,’ says franchise sales manager David Bernard. ‘Furthermore, we have a team of local experts to help you every step of the way.’

‘The Coffee Guy has been a very positive experience for me,’ Rachel confirms. ‘There are many advantages. It’s easy to run on your own, and I’m usually done and dusted by 2.30pm. You’re selling a very good product under a known brand, so your success is up to you. If you can relax and talk to people, this is an opportunity well worth exploring.’

This advertorial is taken from Franchise New Zealand magazine Volume 23 Issue 3

Contact details for The Coffee Guy

For more information and advice on buying a franchise get your FREE copy of Franchise New Zealand magazine.

We welcome links from other websites to this article. Please note that this article is copyright © Franchise NZ Marketing Limited, Franchise New Zealand magazine and Franchise New Zealand On Line. While it may be downloaded for personal use, no part may be reproduced on any other website, in electronic or printed form or in any other form whatsoever.

Order a Print Copy
Order a Print Copy