One of my goals is getting back to writing on a more regular basis. Specifically writing about my experiences as we go through the process to open. There will be things that I can’t talk about it, but much I can and intended to try to share on at least a weekly basis.
This last week we had an informational meeting about the brewery. I had a presentation about the state of craft beer and how a brewery operation, more specifically how I want our brewery to operation. I went through steps to brewing, space required, beers I planned to offer and even a bit of detail on glassware. I reviewed rough price per pint and even sales numbers.
The information was well received, but the conversation it sparked we discovered that one of the people involved had a different vision for the project. I thought it brought up a necessary and important point. Everyone involved in a startup to be on the same page for where they want the project to go. If we had moved ahead without the issue was discovered it could have killed the project. At this point it’s early enough we can make some adjustments, but that we all needed to be in agreement on what goal we are aiming for.
All of this may lead to some changes in the plan, but we are early enough in to pivot and then move forward. Stronger because we understand each other and our goals. Communication is the key.