So You Want to Start a Small Business

Since 2012, Sarah Huck and her husband, Allon Azulai, have operated Kos Kaffe —a high-ceilinged café filled with antique fixtures, delicious aromas, and natural light—on a bustling corner in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

As their website explains, “Kos Kaffe (kōs kä fé) conveys the pleasure of one’s daily cup in multiple languages.”

But Sarah’s not only a creative chef, she’s also a savvy business person. In 2017, Sarah was awarded the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellowship from the James Beard Foundation. Between her education at Babson Business School and her time in the trenches as an entrepreneur, she’s learned an incredible amount about starting—and running—a successful business. Here are her most valuable lessons.

  1. Create Multiple Revenue Streams.

  2. Adopt New Technologies.

  3. Take Manageable Risks.

  4. Connect Directly and Consistently.

  5. Maintain a Triple Bottom Line.

Opening a small business can be a challenge, but it’s also a great adventure. So, start your business off on the right foot with this advice, and you’ll be ahead of the game.

Click below to read the full article by Cara Cannella  for The Muse.


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