If you were to go to school any business degree is going to help you. Typically a business degree curriculum is going to cover: Accounting (very important to manage your expenses and taxes), Finance (how are you going to pay for this business), Management (not just about people but culture), Marketing (how is anyone going to know about the business and when they do, how will you connect with them), Supply Chain Management (how will your source your coffee, equipment, and everything else you need and deliver it to the customer), and Information Technology (what point of sales programs will you utilize, and how will technology help you run a more efficient and successful business?). I found that having a bit of education in each area, prepped me for my career in sales. When you learn about all these areas of business, you are much better prepared to face the challenges (and rewards) that will come with having your own business.
Finally, I highly recommend taking entrepreneurship courses. These courses usually address the questions that most business start ups fail to face. What sort of problem or pain am I solving with this business? What is different about my business that will attract buyers? There are many more questions. A good book to read is All In Startup by Diana Kander. Also, Eric Ries - The Lean Start Up.
Sophia recommends the following next steps:
- Research business programs at schools that offer entrepreneurship or small business courses. Even some community colleges offer them now.
- Go work in a coffee shop. See what the shop does right and wrong. Learn from others' mistakes. It could save you thousands in the future. Talk to as many coffee shop owners as you can. Have a list of questions ready to ask them.
- If you read the book above, then be willing or open to a pivot.