JONATHAN MARGOLIS: Hours are short, money flows — surely my fantasy coffee business needs a shot of reality?
‘Opening a coffee shop in the UK is expensive — and if the location is a dud, you are stuck with it’
In 1969, my father sold a fashion business and bought a sandwich bar. In London, they were the high-margin, low-work fad of the day and it did okay.
He cleared between £30 and £40 in gross profit a day — about £450 to £600 today — and was home by 3pm.