Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and bev, but not sure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tim Oltmans the founder at Jack the Horse Tavern, a Contemporary American tavern in Brooklyn, NY that had to shut down due to covid.
Tell us all about your business...
Contemporary American tavern, upscale food and cocktails.
What's your background and motivation to grow as a solopreneur?
Started cooking 30 years ago. Opened Jack the Horse in 2006. Love my neighborhood guests.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Surviving 15 years, employing dozens, feeding thousands.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a solopreneur?
Government regulations, cost increases.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run or grow a small business today?
Knowledge of social media for marketing, get a ferocious accountant, create a realistic maintenance budget.
If there was one thing you could do repeatedly to help grow your business, what would it be?
Keep on top of social media.
What are some of the things you put in place to maintain a healthy work/life balance and to keep it all together?
Who are some of your favorite entrepreneurs? Do you have any must not miss business resources that you'd recommend?
Josh Foster, Mark Lahm. Twitter, facebook restaurant groups, basic restaurant operating resources.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Even with PPP we would not have survived covid.
Where can people find you online?
We are closed.
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