“‘Anyone who complains about having a Starbucks put in next to you is crazy. You want to welcome the manager, give them flowers. It should be the best news that any local coffeehouse ever had.'” – Martin Diedrich, coffeehouse owner in Orange County, CA.
Competition increases demand and you can succeed by outsourcing your marketing to your competition?
What a wonderful world we live in.
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And Microsoft is helping open source. My independent coffee shop died because of Starbucks. Let there be more independent coffee shops and less starbucks. Here is a site listing independent coffee shops around you: http://www.cafehunt.com
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