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How To Host Your Own Spirit Tasting

June 27, 2019 Samuel L James Jr

How To Host Your Own Spirit Tasting

"This blog post was re-posted via a partnership with the SIP Awards" The spirit tasting experience is incredibly important and here at the SIP Awards, we understand that hosting your own spirit tasting requires the right guidance. The details matter, so here’s our “How to” guide on hosting your own tasting with some delicious spirits. Choose Your Spirit You have some serious (but fun) choices ahead of you, and you’ll want your tasting to have a focus. For example, will it be all tequila, all gin, or all whiskey? Will they be from only local, national, or international distilleries? Vodka...


How To Use Facebook to Grow Your Business

February 23, 2017 Samuel L James Jr

How To Use Facebook to Grow Your Business

Facebook has become one of the greatest resources available online for business owners seeking to grow valuable relationships with the general public. Thanks to its integration on nearly every platform, Facebook serves as a linchpin for personal communication, advertisements, customer service for nearly every industry. Here are some ways you can leverage this social media platform to grow your own restaurant or bar. Why You Should Create a Business Page With nearly two billion people worldwide using Facebook it is easy to see the business potential, especially for small companies that serve a restricted geographic area like a bar or...


Bar Consultants! Why your business needs one!

January 20, 2017 Samuel L James Jr

Bar Consultants! Why your business needs one!

A bar is only as profitable as the person behind the drinks – so you better have a person who knows what they’re doing! A bar consultant can turn a lackluster venue into a sustainable enterprise in a reasonable amount of time. But what is a bar consultant, and why should your business utilize their services? We have a few ideas. Dollars and Sense Employing a bar consultant to assist with analyzing revenues and operating costs is a smooth business move because as much as it’s fun to offer this type of perk, it has to be worth it fiscally...


Improving Your Holiday Sales with Seasonal Offerings

December 11, 2016 Samuel L James Jr

Improving Your Holiday Sales with Seasonal Offerings

With Thanksgiving and Halloween already under our belt and winter coming up quickly, it’s time to consider how to adapt your menu to improve sales this holiday season. December can be one of the biggest sales months for restaurants, bars, and cafes. Learning how to cater your selection to customers looking for drinks in the spirit of the season will not only boost sales, but make your business stand out amongst competitors.   Seasonal menu offerings help tell your customers you understand want they want this time of year, and you can put them at ease in a unique and...


6 Crucial Steps To Becoming the Owner of a Bar/Restaurant!

November 06, 2016 Samuel L James Jr

6 Crucial Steps To Becoming the Owner of a Bar/Restaurant!

So you want to get into the bar/restaurant business, huh?  And why shouldn’t you? With $782.7 Billion in projected annual sales for 2016 according to the National Restaurant Association ($19.9 Billion representing Bars and taverns alone), this industry is BOOMING!  (Click Here for a great snapshot of industry information; in fact the stats I am quoting in this article can be seen here). If you’re currently working in a bar or restaurant right now and you’re dreaming of owning your own place someday, not only are you not alone, but you’re in GREAT company!  According to the National Restaurant Association,...