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Old 03-10-2009, 01:37 AM   #1
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Default Easiest business, Bar or Brew Pub ??

I have always wanted to open my own business of some sort. But I have never really been able to pin point it down to a certain type.

My girlfriend has been wanting to open a coffee shop/muffin bakery for a while now. I on the other hand am interested in beer.

I have read all the threads on how retarded expensive to start a micro brewery, due to start up costs or machinery and such...

But would a Bar or Brew pub be easily achievable ? What would be the easiest way to go about starting an on spot serving business...

How would it be SO much different than a restaurant ? As long as I don't rely HEAVILY on any specific product I sell, shouldn't it be much less risky ?

I already have SOO many ideas about homemade sauces, an organic/gluten free beer and foods list, special events, open mike night, lady's night, and sponsorships around different automotive races and such ( I'm a car guy as well)

any ideas guys ???

If I'm able to purchase a couple acres up in NH I will probably at least give it a try


BTW this will probably be located in NH ...or northern MA if its easier...

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Old 03-10-2009, 01:41 AM   #2
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Whatever you do, go for it. I think a lot of us dream about our own microbrew until reality sets in. I love brewpubs and prefer them as my place to hang out. Good food + good beer + good location + good staff = $$

P.s. let us know when you get rollin' and i'll drive up next time i'm in Boston!!

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Old 03-10-2009, 01:43 AM   #3
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I'd PM NQ3X. His consultancy experience will help you here.

First question - do you have a business plan and the capital?

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Old 03-10-2009, 01:45 AM   #4
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Owning a business of any kind is a lot of work, restaurants a quite risky in general, with a lot of overhead, adding a brewery to the equation add a significant amount of cost and complexity with additional regulations, inspections, licenses.

That being said, go for it, especially if you can raise the venture capital to make it happen!

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Old 03-10-2009, 01:47 AM   #5
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well I am probably going to be buying land and moving to NH anyway... so this is probably something I would do some ways down the road. But yeah I guess my biggest battle would be capital huh ? ... and making sure I open somewhere attractable to people


There are SO many businesses going under right now, it should be relatively easy to pick up ALL the equipment and supplies I need pretty cheap...

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Let me know when you're ready to talk about this concept in detail.

Observation: If it's "retarded expensive" to start a microbrewery, why on earth do you think it'd be easier - or not "retarded expensive" - to start a microbrewery with a restaurant attached to it?

Yeah! All the hassle and expense of two businesses instead of one! That's much less "retarded"!

Just sayin' you might want to reexamine your logic, young Padawan.

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Not that I've ever attempted to start a brewery or brewpub, but I can't imagine either of them are easy.

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I find it exceedingly easy to frequent either one without hesitation.

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Let me know when you're ready to talk about this concept in detail.

Observation: If it's "retarded expensive" to start a microbrewery, why on earth do you think it'd be easier - or not "retarded expensive" - to start a microbrewery with a restaurant attached to it?

Yeah! All the hassle and expense of two businesses instead of one! That's much less "retarded"!

Just sayin' you might want to reexamine your logic, young Padawan.

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Not having all your eggs in one basket helps a lot. I've learned a few things in all the business classes I took in college... but one thing they don't teach you is how to grow the balls to actually pull the trigger on a business

This is really just a feeler thread I think... I don't think I have anywhere close to the funds to start my own large business right now.... I wish it where cheaper...but then EVERYONE would do it

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I find it exceedingly easy to frequent either one without hesitation.
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I think the key is in the thread title. Which is easier? To me, that sounds like a question that indicates a lack of conviction in the project. Just my .02

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