Thanks for taking the time to sit with us to share your Startup Story with our readers. Can you start out by sharing a little bit about yourself and your company?
My name is Uncle Tim and managed and owned restaurants for 15 years. I love entertaining, but not getting stuck behind a bar, I'd rather be chatting with my guests, so I started bottling cocktails just as a way to chat with my guests more.
Every business has some sort of catalyst for getting started, or some inspiration. What was your "ah ha" moment?
My name is Uncle Tim and I started bottling cocktails about 10 years ago for friends and family. Quickly, friends started asking where they could buy my cocktails and our business was born.
With a million business ideas out there, what makes your business unique?
We serve cocktails in flights, 3 bottle series. No other bottled or canned cocktail company is doing that!
Launching a business is hard. Do you have a team, or a people that have helped you get to this point? And, can you share a little bit about that?
I could not have done this without my business partner Patrick Stern, he has been a huge help in getting us to market and creating new streams of revenue. Similarly, my head of production, Maddie Hoffmann, is invaluable.
People love an inside scoop. What is something most people might not know about you or your company?
We started in my garage, so we could test recipes and do test marketing. Shhh....don't tell!
Every business hits that wall, or hurdle. What is a major hurdle your business is facing? And how can our readers help, or get involved?
Getting a commercial space and a liquor license were incredible hurdles that took us over a year! And we had to raise money to do it, even before we had a real product!
Starting and running a business is a major learning experience. Up until this point, what is the biggest lesson you have learned, personally, about running your business and the field you are in?
I learned that we are up against some big players in a big market. However, sometimes being a small guy has it's advantages, you can move quickly!
For our readers first learning about your business, could you share three key take away's that you believe our readers should know about you, your business or your product/solution?
1. Our cocktails are ready to go. All you have to do is pour over ice.
2. We have a mobile bar trailer that can come to you!
3. We have a reservation-only tasting room!
For that person learning about your business, why would they sign up for, or use your company or solution?
We use only premium spirits, and are bringing a craft cocktail into your home!
Are you currently seeking funding, co-founders or building out your team? If so, how can our readers help out?
Well, it has been wonderful sitting with you today to learn more about you and your company. How can people find out more about what you guys are up to?
Head over to our website, www.uncletimscocktails.com, and join our email list!
Thank you for taking the time today to sit with us and share your Startup Story.
Cheers, thank you!