The US is the leading market for coffee in the world. So throwing a dart on a map of the country may be as good a method as any for finding the right location to open a coffee shop. But if you really want to know where the best markets are, the new Frontier Business report has come up with 50 of the best cities in the country to open such a small business.Best Places to Open a Coffee Shop
Would you have guessed cities like Laredo, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Charlotte, NC; Greensboro, NC, and Tulsa, OK would be the top five locations to start selling lattes? Not surprisingly, the report is filled with small cities across the country. And the biggest reason might be the over-saturation of coffee shops in major metropolitan areas.
Winston-Salem, NC; El Paso, TX; Hialeah, FL; Birmingham, AL; and Lubbock, TX wrap up the top 10, also small cities — and all in the southern United States. As a matter of fact, the top 12 cities overall were from the South.
Two years after introducing video and voice chat in March 2016, Snapchat (NYSE: SNAP) has announced Group Video Chat with up to 16 people at once. Anything over 16 participants, and it becomes voice chat with support for up to 32 people.Snapchat Group Video Chat
The communications features Snapchat is adding are increasingly changing it into a messaging service instead of a content platform. And as the company tries to find its bearings after its IPO and some ill-advised marketing, bringing together its predominantly young user base with video chat is a great way to keep its high engagement numbers up.
Small businesses looking to capitalize on this feature can use the video chat to communicate with more of their customers for product launching events, marketing campaigns or delivering better customer service.
While it may be a bit early to see what it can deliver to businesses right now, the new group chat feature can be used to increase engagement levels even more with Snapchat users. It is important to note this is nothing like Facebook, so businesses have to be more creative in its