Professors keep things interesting for business
KEEPING things interesting and new is the trick of the trade for bustling Rockhampton coffee shop The Two Professors.
A number of empty shopfronts and businesses depict the tough times many of the region's small businesses are currently going through, but the team at the local cafe say they are always thinking of new ways to keep their customers interested.
Acting manager Emily Wickerson said making the menu interesting and introducing new items to customers was one of the main reasons the small coffee shop was prospering.
"Adding different things to the menu and always having new specials or themes keeps things exciting," she said.
"It does get people in and our response from customers has been really overwhelming since we opened a year and a half ago. The business has taken off really well and we're really impressed with how it's going.
"I think our location is a big thing. Being right in the centre of the CBD, it's easy for people to call in before and during work hours.
"I think our staff have a lot to do with it too because a lot of people come here just for us which is a nice feeling. We know a lot of our customers on a friendly basis now so I think once people make that connection to a business, they like they stick to it."
Emily, 22, said items such as the popular new drink, the Missy Elliott, helped the business's name get out there through word of mouth and social media.
"The Missy Elliott is something we wanted to try and we never thought it would take off as much as it has," she said.
"It's one of our most popular items at the moment until we create something new. We're always thinking of new ideas and trying new things."