Kickstart Your Coffee Dreams And Be The Master Of Your Own Business, Brand And Future

Whether you want to start a café, kiosk, or cart, we can help you every step of the way from dream to reality. You’ll get all the guidance, plans and training you need, but the brand and business are ALWAYS yours

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Ready To Grab Your Share Of $8.2 Billion?

There’s no question that Australian’s love coffee. In fact, we love coffee so much that the café and coffee shop industry brings in a staggering $8.2 billion in revenue every year. And according to IBIS World it’s expected to grow another 7% in 2017. Keep in mind these figures don’t even include takeaway food services, restaurants, catering services or bars!

In other words, there’s a huge opportunity out there for anyone who wants to enter the coffee industry. Whether you’re a coffee lover who wants to turn a passion into  business, or simply a savvy person who wants to start up a high growth business – the coffee industry offers incredible potential.

The question is, how do you get started… and more importantly, how do you succeed in this increasingly competitive industry? Well that’s where we come in.

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Coffee Shop Franchise for Sale

If you’ve been looking around for coffee franchise opportunities, we want to stop you. Yes, you read that correctly. You see, the problem with every coffee franchise for sale is that the coffee franchise has not been created to serve your needs, no matter what you may have read in the glossy brochures.

The purpose of the coffee shop franchise is just one thing – to make money from you. That’s right, the franchisor who is attempting to sell you a café franchise is unlikely to have much interest in whether you succeed or fail, as long as they get their cut.

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This is why in addition to all the other costs that go into starting a new business, you also have to hand over a huge franchise fee. Once the franchisor has this money, they’re already in profit, and regardless of what happens next it’s you, not them, who has everything to lose. If your business folds, it’s just opening up a spot for somebody else, and the franchisor will still be there long after you have gone.

That’s not to say you can’t be successful with a franchise café. Many people around the world have certainly done so, but the point is that a franchise coffee shop is not the safe investment it’s portrayed as, and there are many factors making it less than ideal in comparison to being an independent operator.

Neither is a franchise the easy stepping stone into the world of business many people expect. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Buying Your Own Coffee Franchise

The most successful franchise operators tend to be those who already have experience running a successful business. Operating a franchise demands a high level of skill, and because your overheads will usually be much higher than those of an independent café, you’ll have to work harder to make it profitable.

The good news is there’s a great alternative that provides all the positive aspects associated with franchising, but none of the negative ones. It’s called Kickstart, and it’s a comprehensive service designed to help you get off to a great start as an independent coffee business operator.

We’d love to tell you more about this opportunity, but first let’s take a quick comparative look at the differences between a typical franchise and Kickstart.

Kickstart vs Franchises: a comparison

Franchise Fee:

  • Franchise:

    Buying into a franchise usually means an upfront payment of between 5 and 6 figures.

  • Kickstart My Coffee:

    There’s no massive franchise fee. Just a simple, reasonably priced consultation fee to cover our time and resources in assisting you.

Location assistance:

  • Franchise:

    It’s usually up to you to pick the location and pay all the necessary costs in obtaining it.

  • Kickstart My Coffee:

    We help with location selection, and help you negotiate the best deals to obtain in, potentially saving you thousands every year.


  • Franchise:

    There’s normally nothing stopping somebody from opening an identical business right across the street from you.

  • Kickstart My Coffee:

    Somebody could start a rival business, but it won’t be identical. You have the opportunity to be competitive in many ways, and we can help you with all kinds of advice about this.


  • Franchise:

    Strict conditions apply to everything, including product sourcing, preparation methods, and pricing.

  • Kickstart My Coffee:

    It’s your business and you’re free to run it as you wish. With our advice, you can make informed decisions that give you the best chance for success.


  • Franchise:

    Not content with just getting the franchise fee from you, and all the other fees they collect, the franchisor will take a cut of your profit as well.

  • Kickstart My Coffee:

    You keep 100% of your profit. You earned it.


  • Franchise:

    Franchisors strictly limit your choice of suppliers.

  • Kickstart My Coffee:

    You’re free to choose your own suppliers, but we’re always happy to advise you on which suppliers we have found to be the best.

Rights Waivers:

  • Franchise:

    You have to sign rights waivers so you have no recourse if the franchisor lets you down (by allowing encroachment, for example).

  • Kickstart My Coffee:

    You retain all your full legal rights. We don’t have time for that kind of nonsense.

Advertising funds:

  • Franchise:

    You’re normally required to contribute to a group advertising fund.

  • Kickstart My Coffee:

    We don’t have an advertising fund. Every Kickstart business is a unique independent entity.

The Kickstart Coffee Franchise Advantage

Kickstart was created for the simple purpose of helping people who are passionate about coffee make their coffee shop dreams a reality. Most importantly, we built this business to empower people with the confidence to operate independently.

As long as you truly want to succeed in this business, there is nothing that can stop you, provided you’re getting reliable advice you can trust. That’s where Kickstart comes into the picture. We are there to help you every step of the way to establishing your own successful independent coffee business.

We’re not saying it won’t be challenging, but with Kickstart by your side, it will certainly be much easier than trying to do everything on your own.  Best of all, it’s your business, you’re in control, and all the profits belong to you.

The Truth About Coffee Franchising

Coffee is big business in Australia, and there are many tempting offers of a coffee shop franchise for sale out there. Before you put pen to paper and sign any deals on a coffee franchise for sale, however, there’s a few things you should know.

Signing up for that coffee shop franchise could be the worst mistake you ever make. That’s because there’s a better way than franchising, and it’s called Kickstart Coffee.

Introducing the Kickstart Coffee concept

As our name implies, we’re all about helping people just like you kickstart their coffee dreams, but what makes us different is that we’re nothing like a franchise. In fact, you could think of us as an anti-franchise.

We want to help you start your own independent coffee business. As you’ll soon discover, this is the best option for you, and you’ll always be glad you made the choice to be an independent operator.

The great franchise deception

One thing you need to know about franchising is that it’s not designed to be good for you. It’s designed to be good for the franchisor. That’s the company that’s selling the business to you, allowing you to trade under their brand name.

The problems, however, are obvious:

  • First you have to pay a hefty franchise fee
  • Then you have to buy all your supplies from selected suppliers
  • Next you’ll usually have to contribute to a group marketing fund
  • Then you’ll be told what prices you have to sell for
  • You’ll also usually be told what hours you’re allowed to operate
  • Most of the time you won’t be free to leave the franchise and buy another one
  • You will nearly always have to pay a percentage of all your sales back to the franchisor as royalties.

The worst con of all often turns out to be the group marketing fund. It has been found that many franchisors collect far more from their franchisees than they ever spend on actual marketing, and the really crazy part is there is little legal obligation for them to do so.

That of course means they get away with it, even though they are not really delivering value to their franchisees, who you must remember have paid substantial fees to establish the franchise and are making on-going royalty payments on every sale they make.

The better way with Kickstart Coffee

Kickstart has none of the disadvantages listed above. When you work with Kickstart, you don’t pay a hefty franchise fee, you don’t pay any royalties, and there are no restrictive contracts trying to lock you down from doing things you’re own way.

We’ll recommend suppliers to you based on our years of experience in the business, but if you decide to buy your supplies from another supplier, we won’t stand in your way. That’s because it’s your business, and we respect that.

Our business, in fact, is to help you get the best from your business. If all this sound interesting, let’s talk.

We’re waiting right now for your call, and we’re looking forward to seeing you become the next Kickstart Coffee success story.

Questions about Coffee Franchise? Contact Us Today!

So when you see a coffee shop franchise for sale, our advice is to turn and run in the opposite direction. You’re capable of better and you deserve better. With Kickstart you can do it, so call us on 1300 977 413 today and find out how easy it is to take the first step in making your dreams come true.

Kickstart My Coffee is Australia’s best independent coffee start-up consultant, specialising in coffee shops and business plans for sale. We provide all kinds of coffee shop franchises for sale, including trucks, vans, carts, kiosks, trikes and trailers.
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Kickstart Coffee Shop Is Your Independent Coffee Start-Up Consultant

Our job is to make you market ready. We spare you the uncertainty of facing start-up entry alone and save you the cost and commitment of going down the franchising roads.

Our network of ‘best in the industry’ professionals ensures great value and exceptional quality design and construction. Most importantly it’s our understanding of the retail coffee business model and our ability to guide you into a startup that is right for you,  giving you every chance of success. Just as importantly, you’ll also become an attractive prospect for some of Australia’s leading award winning Roast Houses. When you partner with us you get:

  • No hidden or ongoing costs…
  • No Franchise or license contracts…
  • Independent, tailored advice…
  • Support with a fixed and affordable one-time fee…
  • To save potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in franchise fees…
  • To avoid making costly mistakes going alone…
  • Independence, being the founder of your own brand…
  • Structured start-up, due diligence, processes and coaching…
  • Systems and processes to streamline your business…
  • VIP access to the best coffee, equipment and support…
  • And much more.

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This IS NOT A Franchise. It’s Your Business, Your Brand, With No Strings Attached

If you want to be the founder of your own brand and have all the freedoms that come with owning your own business, I have great news for you.

At Kickstart Coffee Shop, we’re offering you our 12 years of experience setting up and running successful coffee businesses around Australia. This isn’t a franchise. We’re independent coffee start-up consultants. We put your needs first and treat your start-up plans as if they were our own.

That means no ongoing payments, no royalties, no profit sharing, just a one-off fee that will give you unlimited access to our extensive knowledge and experience.

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You have questions, we have answers

  • Q.  Is this a franchise?

    Kickstart Coffee Shop is not a franchise.  We are independent coffee start-up consultants. We put your needs first and treat your start-up plans as if they were our own.

  • Q.  Are there any contracts or ongoing payments?


  • Q.  Can we use our own coffee?

    Yes!  We also have some great recommendations based on experience.  Choosing the right coffee and equipment is critical to your success.  Our recommended roasters come with valuable ongoing support.

  • Q.  Do you find coffee locations?

    Yes.  We carefully select coffee shop sites based on them passing our proven bench mark criteria.  Then we negotiate the best possible deal with fair and workable terms.  This can result in cash incentives paid directly into your pocket for signing a lease.  The most we have achieved in the past is 50k.  This is an amazing benefit to offset the cost of your fit-out considerably.  For our mobile clients we give provide training and tools to build a successful coffee run.  This is based on real life trial and error experience.

  • Q.  What are the returns like?

    This would be the most common question.  It does depend on key variables like COG’S, Rent, Staffing Cost and Operating Efficiencies.  At Kickstart we can set you up in model that will deliver real and bankable results

  • Q.  Is making good coffee hard to do?

    No, similar to the franchise model we breakdown the job into systems and procedures. There is skill involved in making great coffee however you will learn from the best and you will get plenty of practice on the job

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“After meeting Simon and Marnie to discuss what it all might mean to start a coffee business, an offer which seemed too good to refuse was presented to me. A fantastic whirlwind week and I was hooked! Opportunity was knocking, change was looming and doors were opening. I have now embraced the challenge and have started with the amazing support and encouragement of Simon (not sucking up, just stating the truth, thanks Simon :).”

Steve Vansmaalen Entrepreneurial Philanthropic Coffee Specialist

“It gives us a sense of great satisfaction seeing our customers truly enjoying our product. Simon O’Brien has always been very supportive of us by providing us with advice and resources to attain our goals. With this, we are proud to recommend Simon to any individuals who aspire to have a business that is profitable and enjoyable.”

Ryan and Kristy Chua Franchisee

"From having worked with Simon for a number of years, I can say he is a savvy and driven entrepreneur who knows his business and can see the forest through the trees. Simon was great to work with and I wish him well in any future endeavours."

Peter SanfilippoThe Franchise Lawyer

URGENT: Limited Time Offer
For a limited time, we’re giving away a free 30-minute Kickstart Consultation.

We’ll discuss your needs and goals, then come up with a personalized plan tailored just for you. And don’t worry, you won’t be getting a sales pitch. You’ll be speaking directly with our team, NOT a salesperson. And we’ll be sharing all the knowledge we’ve gained over our 12 years in the coffee industry. You’re under absolutely no obligation to use any of our services.

Why are we giving this away for free? Well, we understand that starting a business is a serious, long term investment. Not some get rich quick scheme, and not something to get into lightly. That’s why we don’t employ high pressure sales tactics. We simply want you to get all the information you need and decide for yourself if you want our help.

So, if you’re ready to start building your dream coffee business, and you’re ready to start chasing that freedom that will let you work and live on your own terms, just click the link below and claim your free consultation today. But we urge you to hurry. We only have a limited number of spaces available each month and they’re filling up fast!