If you're trying to say, in your own convoluted way, that you've been there & done that in terms of starting a biz, props to you.
As a general observation: I've started 3 businesses from scratch, they're all successful, they're all still rolling.
Yeah, I could tell you a few things about the kind or work, and the kind of risk, that it takes to make that happen. But I generally don't bother with storytelling because unless one has actually started & run a successful biz, then one ain't got a clue and thus my biz anecdotes are falling on 9 to 5 ears, and that's a waste of time.
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Thread: What do you guys do?
Sep 28, 2013, 02:35 PM #111
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Sep 28, 2013, 02:43 PM #112
I agree 100% with what you say about craft beers being here to stay. One thought on that is look at how AmBev has snapped up smaller (well, smaller than that beast) brewery operations.
Another is that every time I go to Europe I'm disappointed at how poor the beer selection is. Wine, they got that set. But Euros are way behind in terms of beers compared to America.
And that's been in the last 25 yrs that the USA has developed this huge craft beer following. So, one could say that this market is the early years of what has become, from scratch, a huge market, with further growth to come as the population expands, the level of disposable income continues to rise & beer becomes entrenched in America as the libation of choice for the next gen, and the next gen....
Sep 28, 2013, 04:32 PM #113
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- Dec 2010
- At my Jetty
Yankee, sounds to me like you have a vision, go for it man. There is certainly nothing wrong with a vision and the hard work behind it, and with that usually comes success. Good Luck. I to, do Sanitary Stainless Tig Welding....hint, hint....lol
Sep 28, 2013, 04:53 PM #114
Sep 28, 2013, 04:58 PM #115
Sep 28, 2013, 11:54 PM #116
I lucked out, I had no interests in school(besides tang). Mom brought me to voc-tech school. I've been a machinist foe 18 yrs and love it. Also picked up welding and fabrication along the way. Working at a shipyard for mega-yachts. It's a nice gig, but this would have been a better story if it ended in my becoming a porn star.
Sep 29, 2013, 12:33 AM #117
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- Aug 2009
- Southern California
Lot of welders out here... You guys should all team up and form a new welding company by the sea, "The Swellders".
Sep 29, 2013, 01:14 AM #118
Sep 29, 2013, 01:24 AM #119
Swellders, love it. Yankee, you're spot-on regarding Europe's lack of beer diversity. This is true throughout Europe except for Germany and Belgium. They do pretty well...a huge number of styles originated in those two countries, and most towns still have their own brewery just like the good ole days. Haven't been, but heard it's a fun trip.
That's great that you have a place to setup shop already. My house is zoned res / commercial so I can brew & distribute on a small scale right from home. My plan is to start while keeping my day job. Build the brand first. It could be tricky, but it's definitely the lowest risk. Would you be the brewer?
Sep 29, 2013, 03:20 AM #120
What could possibly go wrong...? lol
I like your idea of phasing your plan in. Lower the risk while pursuing your passion; then, the big day comes when you have to decide do you chuck it & go for the sudsy future...?
Life should be risky, IMHO, and too often it's mundane; maybe that's one reason we all love surfing.
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