Fancy A Drink? Why Entrepreneurs Are Looking To Brewing For Their New Venture

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If you have never thought about starting up a business in brewing before, you might well wonder what is in it for you. If you are already experienced in business, you might well find that this is actually a relatively easy kind of company to set up and run. Generally, it is hard for a brewing company to completely tank, so you will be able to relax a little and let your intuition guide you. It is this which often makes brewing businesses great side-ventures for experienced entrepreneurs. If you’re not yet convinced, let’s take a look at some of the other reasons you might want to start your own brewery.

Inexpensive Equipment

If you are starting up a microbrewery, one of your first steps will of course be to work out your likely outgoings. This will probably be the first time you will be pleasantly surprised, as it is surprisingly cheap to set up and run a brewery of any kind. In essence, you don’t need much in the way of equipment to get started with the basics: some polythene tube, vats, the hops and other ingredients for the beer itself, and some basic mechanical parts to keep it all together. All told, you won’t be put out too much, especially if you have the financial capital from another business to help you. This makes it much less worrying, and means that you will be able to enjoy the process all the more.

The Joy Of It

Most people who do get into brewing do so for the love of it, and that has to be one of the most attractive qualities of all. It’s true – brewery businesses are incredibly fun to run, and you will find that it doesn’t hold as much of the potential stress as many other business types. So not only is it good for the already-successful entrepreneur, but the budding first-time business owner as well. No matter what your level of experience, you are bound to enjoy it.

The Growth Is Up To You

You won’t need to invest all that much, as we have seen, and this has another positive effect – you can decide how much or how little effort to put into it. Whereas with many other kinds of business you will need to give it your all unless you are happy to see it completely fail, with a microbrewery you won’t need to worry. If you want it to just be a small thing, it can be, and you won’t find that it takes anything out of your pocket. This freedom is something that many business owners would like to have, so it is worth thinking about.

If you are thinking of trying out a new business soon, then this just might prove to be the ideal choice. With a limited amount of risk and a lot to gain from it, it might be the best business you ever got involved in.


About the author /

Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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