5. How to market your cafe without spending a dime!

‘Sometimes, having coffee with your friend, is all the therapy you need.’ – Unknown Are you spending money marketing your cafe? And if you are, do you know how many return customers you are getting for your money? Print and digital media are notoriously expensive and hard to track insofar as ROI (return on investment) […]

12. How to stay safe online (& offline) and when on 5050Cafefriends

‘Security used to be an inconvenience sometimes, but now it’s a necessity all the time.’ – Martina Navratilova Finding common interests and socialising with friends online has become part of our lives, but how many of us are overlooking some of the risks involved?  There are many things you can do to keep yourself out […]

11. How to invite multiple people for 5050 Coffee

Most people who meet other people in a group setting find there is less pressure and less emphasis on themselves and more chance to be accepted within the group, there sure is safety in numbers. Meeting in a group will also give you more opportunity to connect with someone within the group to form a […]

10. How a vlog can help you stay safe online

‘You don’t need a fancy camera, the best gear or anything other than what you have right now, in order to get started with your vlog.’ – Unknown A short vlog can give people a sneak preview of what you are like and help you find friends online. It can also help to reassure online […]

9. How to take a great selfie!

‘I remember when selfies were called: “No one else wants to take my picture.” – Unknown Once upon a time the selfie was regarded as a folly of the young or of the narcissistic and self-absorbed. But since that time, it’s evolved as one of the best ways to express yourself and share your point […]

8. How to Find Friends to invite for Coffee

‘A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.’ – Unknown. These days, technology makes the impossible, possible. If you’re sitting in your favourite cafe on your device enjoying the free, secure wifi, then it’s possible that you could also find friends to invite for coffee. 5050 Coffee that […]

7. How to deal with rejection and find friends again

‘Build a bridge and get over it,’ they say.          But, getting over rejection can be easier said than done. The Sting of Rejection At some stage in our lives, most of us have all had to deal with the sting of rejection. Being rejected can result in feelings of loneliness. So when […]

6. How to get more customers into your cafe or coffee shop!

‘It’s amazing how the world begins to change through the eyes of a cup of coffee.‘ – Unknown. Your food is delicious and your coffee is good, but your cafe/coffee shop is a bit out of the way. If you’re disappointed that your cafe is not continuously flooded with customers sampling your food and drinking […]

4. What is a Cafe Friend and where do you find them?

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Make a friend. Find a friend. How to get friends. How to make more friends. It all sounds kind of desperate.  But we’re living in uncertain times where social […]

3. How To Turn Online Friends Into Cafe Friends

‘Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.’ – Woodrow T. Wilson How many times have you been online and thought: ‘I’m messaging back and forth with this person as if I know them…but I don’t, do I?’ Do online friends give you a false sense of security or are they […]