Brewing the American Dream - Coaching, Loans, and More
September 16, 2015 - 8:03 AM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
Young breweries experiencing growing pains, established breweries trying to devise growth strategies, and pretty much any other beer, food or hospitality entrepreneurs with business questions and business needs might want to pay attention. The Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream program is about to stop in Seattle. This Thursday, September 17th is your chance to get some coaching from Sam Adams’ industry experts. And it’s free.
In 2008, Jim Koch (founder of Boston Beer Co.) decided that the time was right to create a philanthropic program that provides a real benefit to those seeking assistance.With Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream, the company started a program that offers coaching and loans to business owners nationwide who are pursuing their passion in the food and beverage, hospitality, and craft brewing industries.
As I understand it, about 50 people attended last years session in Seattle. This year there is greater interest and attendance is expected to be up. But there’s still room for you. Learn more and sign up here.
Here’s the official word from Sam Adams:
Are you a food, beverage or hospitality small business owner? Are you looking for marketing, packaging, legal, financial or sales and distribution advice? We can help!
Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream and Accion teamed up with Mercy Corps Northwest to host a Speed Coaching event in Seattle!
The event will kick off with a networking session at 5:30PM. During the reception you will have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and sign up for the consulting stations that are most relevant to your business such as:
Marketing and E-Commerce
Sales and Distribution
Legal Advice for Your Business
At 5:45PM we will give brief welcome remarks and after you will have the chance to meet for 5 high-impact 20-minute sessions with Samuel Adams employees and local business experts to receive personalized coaching on a first come first serve basis. We will also break mid-way through the coaching session for a networking break to discuss the ideas you are forming with other small business owners. Make sure to bring your questions and anything you want feedback on, such as packaging, materials, and ideas.
Please note that this event is free with light fare and beverages to be served! Must be 21 or over to attend
Sign up now, space is limited!
What: Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching Seattle
Where: Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
When: Thursday, September 17th, 2015 5:30-8:30PST
To learn about how you can apply for a loan from Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream, visit www.samueladams.com/btad.