Business Over Beer #107 | Live from Victor 23 with Head Brewer Todd Britt
On this episode of Business Over Beer, we recorded live from Victor 23 Brewing with Head Brewer, Todd Britt. Victor 23 is a great local brewpub, complete with all the regulars saddled up at the bar, there to support the brewery.
In this episode, we learn about where the name “Victor 23” originated from. Also, Todd talks about his journey from the Midwest to The Pacific Northwest, brewing for institutions like Goose Island and Rock Bottom, before landing the head brewer job for Victor 23. Todd talks about the art of brewing and his passion for barrel aged beer, but understanding that this is a business, and he needs to brew beer that his customers want.
“Somebody’s gotta buy it,” Todd told us. “It Doesn’t matter if its the best beer in the world, if I can’t get you guys to drink it, it doesn’t matter what I think of the beer”
Business Over Beer #106 | Passages To Success Series with Charles Swatzell & Dave Barcos
Welcome to the first episode in our Passages To Success series, recorded live at our recent Sales and Marketing Seminar in January 2022, featuring Charles Swatzell, Formos CEO and Dave Barcos, Formos Director of Business Development.
Formos, the self proclaimed “Best Kept Secret in Vancouver”, is an enterprise software development company headquartered in Vancouver, WA with global offices in Vietnam and Ecuador, and a newly opened a new US office in Nashville, TN.
In this episode, Charles shares with us lessons he learned from his acting days and how doing a character study on those you want to do business with will help you understand their motivation and help you earn the right to sell to them. People buy things for their reasons, not yours.
You will also get a real explanation of what Business Development is versus Sales along with some tangible takeaways on hustle, tenacity and telling your story, which will help you be a better business owner.
In the end, running a successful business means showing up day after day, putting in the work and practicing with intention to get better at the different aspects of your business.