So, I was talking to my teen (aka my artist) about how the business is going. They follow a lot of Twitch streamers and hopes to be able to be a content creator someday, as a lot of it is a kind of storytelling. They are also working on a new t-shirt and hoody design for me, but the topic of the day was the slow and steady progress that GGC has been making.
I started the ‘business’ side of GGC a year ago this month. It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for that long. I don’t actually consider the anniversary of GGC to be until the website went live in May, but there was a lot that I had to do behind the scenes to make that happen. There is still a lot I have to do besides roasting coffee that is the ‘business’ side of roasting coffee for people. I’m still learning and growing and the business is growing with every new thing I learn and do better.
One of the things I’m most grateful for is that the business hasn’t ‘taken off’. I am a one woman show, and I would have failed my customers if GGC had somehow went viral. It’s why I haven’t worked hard at any advertising yet, as there is a lot of minor adjustments that I need to make that I don’t see until I’ve encountered the issue. This past year has been my starter year and I’m really pleased with how GGC is progressing.
As anyone that has ever met me knows, I’m pretty inclusive. I try and live by The Golden Rule. That shows with my attitude towards my potential customers. While I end up talking to more neurodivergent customers for longer periods of time (we tend to be really chatty with each other), I just want to sell good coffee to anyone that is looking for some, regardless of if they are ‘just a coffee drinker’ or they are a ‘coffee snob’.
With that, I have an idea forming for my more ‘coffee snob’ customers (trust me, I know you aren’t really coffee snobs, but we like to joke about it, right?). In the near future, you all know I plan on getting my coffee trailer so I can roast on site and sell wholesale. The other idea I’m toying with is finding a location that doesn’t mind hosting monthly coffee tastings. This is a longer term goal, as I have a huge learning curve ahead of me. I’m hoping I can lean on some of the more experienced food industry people I’ve met to help me fine tune this idea, but I’ve asked a couple of customers and they seem interested in the idea, so stay tuned. I’ll definitely be putting more info out as I work out the details.
Circling back to the title, I want to say that I want Galaxy Girl Coffee to be a great source of coffee, but more importantly I want it to be a great business. That means great customer service, great coffee, and being adaptable to the needs of my customers. While I don’t profess to have it all figured out, I am dedicated to responding to what gets thrown at me to the best of my ability to make sure that GGC is a success.