San Francisco Small Business Week 2016 has ended
Thursday, May 26 • 3:20pm - 4:50pm
How to Make a Living Making Beer

How to Make a Living Making Beer
Session 4: 3:20pm - 4:50pm
Category: Business

Breweries are launching in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco as part of a growing craft movement, one offering experiences and products every bit as unique as the communities they serve. And as any craft brewer will tell you, designing, building and operating a successful brewery requires as much if not more business savvy and regulatory diligence as it does brewing experience. From choosing the right business model to the nuts and bolts of setting up shop, find out, first hand, from the people who know what it takes. Join local brewery owners and members of the San Francisco Brewers Guild as they highlight the issues and share personal experiences of how they turned their passion for brewing into a business.

All programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. For more information, contact info@sfsmallbusinessweek.com.

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Regan Long

Brewmaster & CEO, Local Brewing Co.
Regan has been brewing for more than a dozen years, blending her science degrees (physics and oceanography) with her creative side to design approachable beers with an interesting twist. This experience, combined with her strategy and business background at an innovative radar company... Read More →
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Susan Ma

Developer of the City's Brewery Starter Kit: Brewery | SF Business Portal, Office of Economic and Workforce Development City of San Francisco
Susan Ma works for San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) as the Business Development Manager for production, distribution, and repair (PDR) businesses. It’s OEWD’s goal to help businesses start, stay, and grow in the City. This sector is particularly... Read More →

Joanne Marino

Executive Director, San Francisco Brewers Guild
Joanne Marino is a successful entrepreneur and was CEO of a media and consumer research firm, covering the technology and entertainment industries, prior to pursuing her passion for sustainable food and craft beer. In addition to being a lead organizer of festivals and conferences... Read More →

Jon Verna

Co-Founder / Director of Operations, Harmonic Brewing Co.
Jon Verna's background is in digital marketing & advertising, having worked at boutique ad agencies and ad technology start-ups in SF from 2001-2013. His passion for marketing a meaningful, community-oriented business led him to develop & launch Harmonic in 2014-15 with his longtime... Read More →

Thursday May 26, 2016 3:20pm - 4:50pm
City College, North Beach/Chinatown Campus 808 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108