This week on Business Over Beer, the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest behind only the Sasquatch Hunters, we visit with NW Escape Experience Founders Rob and Tamara Bertrand, who celebrated 4 years in business on October 18th.
We had the opportunity to play their Jurassic Tours escape room, which is an homage to the films Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. Playing an escape room is almost like a live action video game and, at NW Escape Experience, they pride themselves on having the most immersive games around.
Thirsty Thursday from Fortside Brewing and Taco Spaceship
It’s Thursday again and we’re thirsty. And hungry!
It goes without saying that starting your own business has its risks and trepidations. But having a strong support group at your side and in your corner is one of the most important things entrepreneur can do.
Business Over Beer turned a year old in September, so it is a great time to reflect and acknowledge the support we’ve received from so many people and so may small business owners in Vancouver, WA. This week’s Thirsty Thursday, we’re recognizing Fortside Brewing Company and Taco Spaceship.
This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest behind only The Sasquatch Hunters, we have Part 2 of our interview with Lindsey Charlet, Founder and CEO of HUB Collective, a visual design and content strategy studio in Portland, OR.
In this episode of Business Over Beer, we talk about the process of branding, both the journey of her company’s brand as well as the branding journey she takes her clients on. At the heart of branding is honesty, honesty with yourself and others, honesty around vision and values, and being honest enough to have the hard conversations.
Remember when you were a kid and you’d go over to your friend’s house to play laser tag, and before you knew it your Mom showed up to take you back home? Just when it seemed like you were getting started making your fort and establishing the laser tag rules, it was time to go. As we get older, we understand more and more that time REALLY does fly when we have fun.
This week on Business Over Beer, we welcome Lindsey Charlet, Founder and CEO visual design and content strategy studio, HUB Collective.
After 13 years in business, Lindsey and her team decided to walk away from their largest client, and more than three quarters of their existing business, in order to focus on the doing the work they wanted to do. Although that decision could have been catastrophic, it has instead propelled her and the agency to success doing what they love, doing what they are best at and making a difference for the clients and communities they serve.
Lindsey is a great speaker, she’s fun and funny and is the perfect combination of self confidence and self deprecation. But make no mistake, once her lady balls get swinging, get out of the way, because this bad ass business woman is making things happen.
Welcome to the latest installment of Thirsty Thursday with The BOB!
With social distancing being part of the “new normal”, it’s easy for businesses and their employees to fall victim to SDDD (Social Distanced Disconnection Disorder.) If you’ve never heard of SDDD, that’s ok because I just made it up. Basically, it’s how I try to explain how we behave with one another now that Social Distancing is a current fixture of our lives. A good example of SDDD is how I feel when I meet someone new and I don’t know whether or not to shake that person’s hand, give them a fist or elbow bump, high five, or just nod and smile. The unfair thing about SDDD, is that it might make us look or feel as if we’re being rude or standoffish, when in reality, we’re just trying to figure it out like everyone else.
SDDD is brutal, and that must be double for those who work or navigate in the service industry. Keeping all of that in mind, it’s refreshing to walk into a Brewery or Tap House that keeps SDDD in check. I’ve been lucky enough to have great experiences lately, like last week’s Thirsty Thursday at Victor 23 Craft Brewery.
We had another great experience at this week’s Highlight, Trusty Brewing Company, located in downtown Vancouver.