The Lotus Soul Café is a community oasis offering one-of-a-kind probiotic and organic beverages/foods, retail, and wellness workshops to help combat stress, anxiety, and poor health choices.
The Lotus Soul Cafe
The Lotus Soul Café is a community oasis offering wellness beverages and foods, positive energy, and healing through certified and scientifically proven modalities. From the simplistic, nature inspired, high vibration space to the gut healing Kombuchas, teas, and apparel, The Café supports peace and healing on every sensory level.
Our gut-healing food and beverages are springboards to our other healing business arms. Customers get wellness workshops run by expert speakers and leaders, a high-end retail area, a private membership to our life-coaching circle, and the opportunity to host private events.
The Lotus Soul Cafe is a place that invites the public to enter a journey of healing and wellness. We uniquely bridge the Food & Beverage industry with the Wellness industry to create a physically and spiritually nourishing environment for the community to rise, bloom, and radiate their highest selves.
There are many businesses in the marketplace that focus solely on individual dimensions of the overall Wellness category. The need exists for more integrated solutions given the stress related illnesses the U.S. is seeing at record levels. The healthcare industry, especially Oncology (Heather Krengel’s professional specialization) is already incorporating this integrated philosophy to much success. The Food & Beverage industry is on the brink of expansion as awareness in the correlation between the two industries is becomes increasingly mainstream.
Stress is at the root of some of our country’s greatest public health issues. Opioid addiction is a nationwide crisis and stress related health issues have impacted the U.S. economy to the tune of $300 billion a year via absenteeism, turnover, diminished productivity; medical, legal and insurance costs are heavily impacted.
Stress attacks the immune system and 80% of our immune system and endocrine system is controlled in the gut. Our probiotic beverage bar offers scientifically proven drink and elixirs to help heal the body from the inside out. Offering our consciously chosen organic products will help the community heal on a physical, social, emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, and spiritual level for the greatest whole-listic benefits -- improving quality of life for individuals then trickling to communities.
The Lotus Soul Café is unique in that it bridges the Food & Beverage industry to the Wellness industry. The Wellness industry is divided into seven segments: Social, Emotional, Spiritual, Environmental, Occupational, Intellectual, and Physical. The Lotus Soul is exceptional in that it address all seven segments. It is a unique business model in the Lake Norman area.
There are no other probiotic beverage bars in the surrounding area. Further, there is no other business combining the Food & Beverage with Wellness. We will be the trailblazers for this business design in Lake Norman, which is an affluent geographic area with a median household income of over $81,000.
This region attracts individuals seeking a healthy lifestyle as it known for indoor and outdoor fitness and leisure activities. Lake Norman is adjacent to Charlotte, NC, which is the second largest banking center in the country. Charlotte residents routinely migrate to Lake Norman for its specific offerings. The Oakhurst Shopping Plaza, the identified location for the business, is heavily trafficked both by residents of the Village of Oakhurst as well as outsiders who are patrons to several businesses in the Plaza (hair salons, restaurants, bank, dry cleaners, bar and grill, attorneys, design firms, etc.).
As time shrinks and pressure, mounts having a one-stop location serving multiple purposes in our unique whole-istic way will become increasingly valuable.
Our “secret sauce” is a combination of the visceral healing effects of the space design + the gut healthy Kombucha in countless mix options + branded apparel + jewelry + home, mind & body solutions. The energy exchange between us and each customer what will have customers returning as well as enticing passersby to peek. People will feel wonderful simply entering our space and not quite be sure why.
Where else in today's investment options can you expect a 30% ROI in 18 months? Our numbers break down is based on the history of two competitors who were able to franchise within 24 months of opening.
Gross Profit (daily) = $1,500 (Based on 111 customers/day. Average spending $13.50)
Gross Profit (yr. 1) = $547,390
Expenses = $372,390
Net Profit (yr. 1) = $171,000
Menu EstablishedDecember, 2018
1st 20K investment establishedDecember, 2018
Builder and Architect EstablishedNovember, 2018
Vendor List/Pricing EstablishedNovember, 2018
General Manager and Asst. GM establishedNovember, 2018
Space Located-Prime AreaOctober, 2018
Business Plan EstablishedSeptember, 2018
We are basing our business model off of two very successful competitors that were able to franchise within 24 months. We feel that we will have the same traffic and success based on our customer profile and location.
Your investment is backed by a personal guaranteer. You will receive a refund on all investments made. Please see the Promissory Note located in the Crowd Funder page.
I have extensive experience in management, sales, and marketing. While only 1 year was dedicated to retail, I have absorbed enough over my other management experience to handle investors, budgets, staff, space, problems, and customers. Please see my job profile located in the Crowd Funder page.
RISK: This is my first solo commercial business venture. I have managed a cancer center, held a 5 state territory sales job (300+ customers), as well as currently the Sales Director over the Midwest and Southeast (20 state territory) for a successful startup medical software company. I have held this position for the past 5 years. I have also been the General Manager of a popular children's boutique. I believe I have the leadership skills, sales and marketing know how, and responsibility to make this company successful. I am passionate about gut health and wellness, given my extensive health back ground, and I am looking forward to launching this business as my new full time career.
RISK: I do not have Round 2 funding. I will need to start this promptly after Round 1.