Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Elizabeth Tyler, Owner of Miss Liz’s Mobile Bartending Service, located in Glenwood, IL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We're Miss Liz's Mobile Bartending Service, and we've been a premier mobile Bartending Service in Glenwood, IL, since 2016. We specialize in cocktail-making classes and bartending services for weddings, corporate events, grand openings, and any other special occasion. We believe that mobile bartending is about creating an experience, not just serving drinks. Whether you want signature cocktails, martinis, or even mocktails (non-alcoholic beverages), we can provide it all! We look forward to partnering with clients and corporations to continue to offer a stellar bartending experience. Our mission is to create a memorable customized bar experience. We value professionalism, exceptional customer service, and safety at all times. We strive to Make Your Drinks Come True®️.
Tell us about yourself
I am someone who believes in taking Leaps of Faith and loves to encourage and support others to strive to reach their fullest potential. I love to make people smile, and one of the ways I do this is by creating tasty beverages while providing a great experience. Before the start of this journey, I studied business for years and always had an entrepreneurial heart. While bartending at local bars, I noticed opportunities to create the same memorable bar experiences off-site for private events. This also has led me to partner and serve healthier drink options such as smoothies and teas at Armored Nutrition in Hazel Crest, IL. I have a mindset that I am building a legacy for my children and family in more ways than one, which helps keep me going.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment is that I never gave up! Through the lows, highs, and what-ifs, I never quit and always remembered the bigger picture.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things is protecting your mental health at all times. Being an entrepreneur and business owner can truly take a toll on you, in a negative way, if you let it.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Eyes straight ahead. You can't worry about what everyone else is doing. That energy can go into building your business.
- Everyone is not your target market/audience. Find your niche and grow it.
- Set a strong foundation by making sure you structure your business properly, get licensed if needed, etc. The stronger the foundation, the easier it is to elevate.
Where can people find you and your business?
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