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SYWTOABP: Top 10 Takeaways

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When I volunteered to write the “So you want to open a Brew Pub” blog post series, I had a rough idea of how many posts I was going to need to write, how much time I was going to have to spend researching costs and industry regulations, but in the end I probably spent a lot more time and energy on this series of posts than anyone expected. I tend to write lengthy rambling posts going into more detail than is necessary, so I often go back and rewrite the material into a short, snappy, Top 10 style list of key takeaways.

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SYWTOABP 2: Why do I want to open a brew pub?

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Spinnakers SignThis is the second in a series of posts investigating just how much work goes into opening a brew pub in British Columbia.

Anyone who’s spent sufficient time sitting on a bar stool has probably thought about opening a bar or a pub, I know I have.  You like beer right?  You know what good beer is, you’ve watched the bartender pour and mix drinks, it doesn’t look that hard.  What could be better than owning your own bar?

Alas there is a huge gap between sitting in a pub and actually opening the doors of a new establishment, a chasm that doesn’t get crossed by too many people.  It takes a lot of effort and perseverance to open any business, so you better make sure you’re committed and that you know exactly why you want to pursue this path.

There is lots of advice online about starting an entrepreneurial venture. I know, as I’ve been tasked with writing about it myself.  There are experts and gurus and consultants galore.  However, before you choose a guru or hire someone, you should take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself why.

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Written by Muskie

June 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm