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6 Things Businesses Can Learn from Craft Beer

“Craft beer is pretty great. Besides the obvious points that, well, it is beer and beer is great in general, there’s a lot more that pours into it. Craft beer stands for uniqueness, originality, quality, persistence, hard work, passion and spontaneity. Unlike its Big Beer competition, craft breweries know few boundaries and put experimentation and […]

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Best Practices for Bringing Products to Market

“Providing company-wide visibility is perhaps the key to bringing products to market. If all teams are not aligned on the timeline, expectations, and state distribution, stress and burden can be added to an already complex process. After a target date is set for release, suppliers should work backward. Paying special care to states that typically […]

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If You’re Aren’t Already Prepping for the Holidays, You Should Be

“You’ve heard it time and again, mobile is the future. Not surprisingly, mobile has become a powerhouse for ecommerce. It had a breakthrough year in 2015 and is predicted to reach more than $120 billion in sales in 2016. That’s a 39 percent increase over last year. What does this mean for vendors this shopping […]

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Craft Beer Entrepreneurs: Pitch Your Brand in Startup Brewery Challenge 7

“Are you a new brewery owner? Do you want to win $5,000 and take an all-expenses-paid trip to Beervana? Interested in brewing a specialty batch of beer at the new Widmer Brothers innovation brewery? On December 1, at the Brewbound Session conference in San Diego, six craft brewery entrepreneurs who have been on the market […]

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The Life of a Professional Beer Taster

““The best parts of this job are exactly what you’d hope for them to be,” Weaver said. “It’s neat to have beer arriving on your doorstep. I have access to just about anything you’d want. That’s fun and exciting and what’s most interesting on social media, and that’s the part of my job that brings […]

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Leaders Are Made, Not Born — Here’s How To Make Them (Like Fine Wine!)

“Developing leaders is like making wine. First, the raw material, the grapes, matters. Sauvignon Blanc grapes produce a different wine from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and it is impossible to make one take on characteristics of the other. So, too, does the raw material of leaders have an unmistakable effect on the final result. However, just […]

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How To Make A Meaningful Name

“With any luck, your new name will become a familiar part of your customer’s speech. So make it something they’ll want to say! Some names are so flexible and fun to use they open themselves up to even broader adoption— becoming a description for an entire product category or everyday action. Test how your name […]

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Employee retention and motivation: How to retain good employees

“Poor management does not mean they are lacking someone constantly watching over them but that the employee doesn’t always know what to do or where to be. Poor management can also reflect the manager’s disposition toward employees. While you don’t need to be their best friend, it is important to maintain a working relationship with […]

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Exit strategy: Always have a plan for selling your interest in your craft brewery

“Many companies invest in making a great product, increasing sales and pursuing other business objectives, but in the craft brewing space, it often seems taboo to talk about selling. Let’s pull the plug on that once and for all – everybody sells! Whether it’s now or 20 years from now, you are not going to […]

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How to get started with online reputation management

“It is estimated that consumers are 92% more likely to trust their peers over a brand when considering a new purchase, which means that online reputation may bring a customer closer to your business. Online reputation management is the process a business follows to analyse and monitor all its relevant mentions and reviews that take place […]

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Top Questions (and Answers) from “Simplifying Brewery Compliance” Webinar

“Currently, there is no integration between OBeer and ShipCompliant state registration approval. Our integration and partnership allows orders to flow from OBeer to ShipCompliant, creating monthly state gallonage reports. License renewals are a new feature we will be adding over the next several months. It will help our clients manage renewals in a new and […]

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Protecting the Supply Chain

“As Brewers Association (BA) member breweries continue to grow and gain market share, looking to the future becomes more and more important. Small, independent brewers have specific immediate concerns, but identifying and addressing long-term problems and challenges is just as important, especially as brewers’ stewardship roles likewise increase. The BA Technical Committee and its supporting […]

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