Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Marian Arcelay, Director of Operations of House 6 Brewing Company, located in Ashburn, VA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We are a small craft brewery that has dedicated the last three years to making great beer while honoring and serving our adopted town of Ashburn, VA.

Tell us about yourself

Our business began out of my husband's passion for home brewing. So, it literally came out of our garage. We decided we didn't want to look back on our lives and have any regrets, so we went for it and decided to open our own business.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Our biggest accomplishment has been having a platform where we can support various charities that are important to us and our community.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

The hardest thing is the long hours that sometimes takes us away from our family time. Having to cancel vacations or change plans is always difficult.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Find a great small business-focused landlord, bank, accountant.
  2. Stay present in every aspect of the business.
  3. Hire people that fit your culture and work style.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

These last couple of years have been extremely tough, but with a wonderful group of co-workers and customers that have been here for us since day one, we are looking forward to a great 2022.

Where can people find you and your business?


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