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Mary Brettman, Beverage Business BuildersBeverage Business Builders is dedicated to people who want to do things right in their business. Our passion is helping companies grow to the next level, no matter where they are in their journey. If you want to start brewing commercially, we will help you think like a business. If you want to open a taproom (east of the Mississippi) or tasting room (west of the Mississippi), we will explain what you need and how you need to do it. If you want to expand into another territory, we can tell you how to prepare and what challenges you may face.

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Start Up

From beverage maker to business owner, you created the beer. Now it’s time to create the business. Let us help take you from concept to bottle, and actually opening up for business.

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Congratulations! People love your beer, but success breeds a whole new set of challenges. Lucky for you, we’ve been there and can help you get to the next stage of your thriving business.

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Distributors are romancing you, telling you that there is a ready market for your beer in their area. We can help with long range planning, a material resource plan, and picking the right distribution channels.

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Recent Blog Posts

Sep 30, 2020
I teamed up with the University of Vermont Craft Beer School to teach a series of courses called, Managing Brewery Finances. The necessary knowledge is spread over three courses taught this fall and next spring. Each course builds upon the knowledge of the other courses. My goal is to have the brewery accountant independently running their accounting system after the three courses. My aim is...
Sep 21, 2020
Managing Brewery Finance My goal in starting this practice was to help a lone brewery accountant create and manage an awesome set of books. When I was in charge of an accounting system, I found it super scary that the only people who would find my errors were those outside of the brewery. Now, I want my clients and students to always feel confident that they are producing the best set...
Aug 25, 2020
If you are a brewery owner and would like to increase your knowledge in a specific area, be sure to check out the upcoming courses by Mary Brettmann, owner of Beverage Business Builders. Mary will be teaching virtually for the University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education, UVM Craft Beer School, on October 7, 2020. This first course is entitled:...
Apr 22, 2020
Craft Brewers Conference logo 2020This coming weekend we were supposed to fly to San Antonio for the start of the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC). Instead, like most everyone, we are all sheltering at home watching one day turn into another day. Even though we can’t be in San Antonio,...
Apr 16, 2020
CARES ActEver since the enactment of the CARES Act, everyone’s attention has been focused on the direct payments to individuals ($1,200 payment per individual, releasing the week of April 13) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) whose funds are scheduled to end the same week. The law is actually 880 pages long...
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