Local Operations

Local Production

Wow! People are actually purchasing your product. You have fans of your product. People are stopping you all the time to talk about your product. Now all of a sudden, you have become a brand ambassador. Maybe this dream is really going to work after all. Success breeds its own challenges. Like how big should we grow? What should the taproom look like?  Should I add food to the tasting room?

Point of Sale and the Taproom (Tasting Room) issues

Proper taproom management is the difference between sort of making money and making a lot of money.  The choice of proper point of sale system is the difference between just documenting sales receipts and truly running the business. What is the placement of merchandise? Have you dedicated time and effort to that part of the business yet?

Website

Most companies will launch with some sort of website. It probably does the basics (and should connect to social media), but do you have a working webstore? Some of your fans will live outside of the area. The more people wearing your branded merchandise, the better.  Last, but not least is the "beer finder". There needs to be a way for your fans to find out where they can purchase your product. That again endears your fans to you.

HR Practices

Chances are that you haven't hit the magical 50 employees yet. That is the level that a whole lot of rule and regulations apply, and you need the help of an Human Resources professional who can navigate the world of complicated HR.  For now, it is enough to setup the basics so that you have good archival practices and can survive any audit.

Capital Needs

The demand for stainless never ends.  Just when you get everything in place, everyone is asking for more product.  So how are you going to fund the need for new tanks, equipment, etc?  Let us guide you through the maze of bank funding.  We’ve been there and have completed several rounds of funding. Buy versus Lease is a decision that must be studied carefully.

Forecasting

How do you know that you have enough for payroll next month, next quarter, next year?  Forecasting is a complex monster, but it is critical to the long-term success of the company. Let us help you understand the working capital drivers of the business.  Going to sleep at night knowing that you understand what is going on is very powerful.

Strategic Visioning

What’s next?  Do we add different businesses onto the main platform?  Is the expansion external (second location) or internal (new accounting system)?  Let us walk you through the options and cost/benefits of those options. Bigger isn't always better. If you decide to go big, understand and embrace the decision. Your decisions will impact the entire company.  A little planning will eliminate a whole lot of stress and waste.

   

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