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  1. #71
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    For the past couple years I've been looking for a way out of corporate life. I've been a home brewer for some time so I wrote a bizz plan to start a small brewing co.

    Question - can I hire everyone on this thread to help get it going? We'd have all the bases covered. Finance, marketing, advertising, logistics (our own train driver guy), security, welding (are your beads water tight?), sales, IT, etc. Forget a nano-brewery...let's just go straight to the mega brewery.

    Perks: you'd be one mile from a break and your boss loves to surf. Need I say more? Whos with me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Atom View Post
    For the past couple years I've been looking for a way out of corporate life. I've been a home brewer for some time so I wrote a bizz plan to start a small brewing co.

    Question - can I hire everyone on this thread to help get it going? We'd have all the bases covered. Finance, marketing, advertising, logistics (our own train driver guy), security, welding (are your beads water tight?), sales, IT, etc. Forget a nano-brewery...let's just go straight to the mega brewery.

    Perks: you'd be one mile from a break and your boss loves to surf. Need I say more? Whos with me!
    Make sure you picked an untapped market. I know a commercial brewery in my area would be a tough thing to do right now. We have 5 operational breweries, and 3 coming in the near future. Personally, I would love to do a beachfront brewpub. Make small batch stuff and pair with a decent menu. Have a nice deck looking out onto the water. Dream big, that's what I do. Now I just need a millionaire investor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Atom View Post
    For the past couple years I've been looking for a way out of corporate life. I've been a home brewer for some time so I wrote a bizz plan to start a small brewing co.

    Question - can I hire everyone on this thread to help get it going? We'd have all the bases covered. Finance, marketing, advertising, logistics (our own train driver guy), security, welding (are your beads water tight?), sales, IT, etc. Forget a nano-brewery...let's just go straight to the mega brewery.

    Perks: you'd be one mile from a break and your boss loves to surf. Need I say more? Whos with me!
    Count me in... Emergency team building buildings exercises when head high green man comes for a visit?

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    I'll do quality control

  5. #75
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Make sure you picked an untapped market. I know a commercial brewery in my area would be a tough thing to do right now. We have 5 operational breweries, and 3 coming in the near future. Personally, I would love to do a beachfront brewpub. Make small batch stuff and pair with a decent menu. Have a nice deck looking out onto the water. Dream big, that's what I do. Now I just need a millionaire investor.
    Fair point, but you can spin it the other way too. There's a reason your market can sustain that many craft breweries...people there are into good beer. An untapped market could also be an undeveloped market, and developing a market can take years, even decades. I'm near Portland, ME, which is a very "tapped" market, pun intended. There is still market to be had for the right product positioned correctly. I'm shooting for the niche within the niche.

    34th - consider yourself hired. Surfers make good employees, right? Ha! Oh yeah, the other perk, and it's a biggie, is all the delicious beer you can drink.

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    the scary thing with microbrews is that I think its super trendy right now but all trends fade.

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    if I could do it again, or just say eff it and switch careers, I'd be a yacht captain or a pilot or some sort.

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    Database engineering and architecture for a major ecommerce/retailer.
    work from home mostly with flexible hours.
    travel over to the left coast often, mostly bay area, bring my wetsuit and hit up ocean beach to santa cruz.

  9. #79
    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Atom View Post
    For the past couple years I've been looking for a way out of corporate life. I've been a home brewer for some time so I wrote a bizz plan to start a small brewing co.

    Question - can I hire everyone on this thread to help get it going? We'd have all the bases covered. Finance, marketing, advertising, logistics (our own train driver guy), security, welding (are your beads water tight?), sales, IT, etc. Forget a nano-brewery...let's just go straight to the mega brewery.



    Perks: you'd be one mile from a break and your boss loves to surf. Need I say more? Whos with me!



    Water tight as can be! im down!

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    Mad Atom, I'm in...maybe you can show me where some of the slabs are up there.

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