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The World's Finest Mixers are Made with Persistence, Explains Jordan Silbert, Founder of Q Drinks

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The World's Finest Mixers are Made with Persistence, Explains Jordan Silbert, Founder of Q Drinks

How do you stand out in a crowded marketplace and create a product that survives a recession? Jordan Silbert of Q Drinks shares his story of just that. He created Q Drinks with the premise that most cocktail sodas are lousy. They are designed from unpronounceable ingredients by multinational corporations, sweetened beyond recognition with high fructose corn syrup and packaged in generic containers. The typical cocktail soda is an afterthought that adds nothing to the drinking experience. We learn that if you create a superior product with premium ingredients and are persistent in your daily efforts to grow your business,...

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How to Start a Beverage Company for $30,000 with Anastasia and Phil Broikos of OPA! Originals, Creators of the World's First Ouzon Soda

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How to Start a Beverage Company for $30,000 with Anastasia and Phil Broikos of OPA! Originals, Creators of the World's First Ouzon Soda

Have you ever wanted to learn what it takes to start a beverage business but just didn't know where to start? Phil and Anastasia Broikos of OPA! Originals did not come from the beverage industry but had a passion to create something that celebrated their unique heritage and that allowed them to work together as a husband and wife team. So, they set out to create Ouzon Soda, the first ever Ouzo flavored soda. What is ouzo, you ask? It is the unofficial national liqueur of Greece, of course! Phil and Anastasia are of Greek extraction and found an interesting...

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How the Cannonborough Beverage Company is Bringing the "Craft" Back into Craft Soda with Mick Matricciano, Brandon Wogamon and Matt Fendley

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How the Cannonborough Beverage Company is Bringing the

What happened to craft soda? What happened to using all-natural, sustainable, fresh, local ingredients? Why do soda companies create beverages with artificial ingredients and sweeteners that make you feel guilty or think twice to even drink them? This is what three friends from Charleston, South Carolina asked themselves. Mick Matricciano, Brandon Wogamon and Matt Fendley created the Cannonborough Beverage Company as a way to bring the "craft" back into craft soda using small-batch processes that combine art and science in the soda-making process. Back in January of 2016, Matthew of the Cannonborough Beverage Company reached out to me to let...

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After Bootstrapping 2 Multi-Million Dollar Companies and Interviewing Over 1300 Ambitious Entrepreneurs, Andrew Warner Shares His Top Lessons Learned

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After Bootstrapping 2 Multi-Million Dollar Companies and Interviewing Over 1300 Ambitious Entrepreneurs, Andrew Warner Shares His Top Lessons Learned

Have you ever wanted to start a business but just didn't know how to start? Whether you are in the beverage industry or not, this interview is for you. Learn Andrew Warner's top lessons learned after he bootstrapped 2 multi-million dollar companies and interviewed over 1300 ambitious entrepreneurs. If you are an entrepreneur, some of the key insights you can take away from this show and use in your business include: Have empathy. Pay attention to your customer's pain and provide a clear benefit that solves the pain. Test everything and see what works. If it works, grow it. Don’t...

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How Dry Soda Co. Became the Fastest Growing Soda Company in the United States, with Founder and CEO Sharelle Klaus

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How Dry Soda Co. Became the Fastest Growing Soda Company in the United States, with Founder and CEO Sharelle Klaus

DRY Soda Co. creates sparkling beverages for people seeking culinary experiences in their everyday lives. The full line is available in nine flavor-forward, crisp, unexpected varieties. With a clean ingredient panel and artisan flavors, DRY Sparkling is worthy of gourmet food pairing and premium mixology. According to Richard Blais, "Precision is key in finding the right balance between sweetness and acidity while preserving the aroma and intensity of the featured ingredient." Dry Soda is this such beverage. In this interview, you will learn how Dry Soda Co. became the fastest growing soda company in the United States. It all started...

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