Pros: Free Stuff. The break area is wonderful, inclusive environment, extremely open management team. They have some great products and are fulfilling a wonderful mission. The team has some of the most brilliant minds I have had the pleasure of working with. Previous descriptions of the of misogyny or xenophobia is flat out wrong as there is a C-level immigrant and a C-level female on the executive team. Look on their website yourself. Also, they take coffee super seriously at StreetShares. Lucky for me I also take coffee seriously. Friday afternoon company lookbacks are awesome with plenty of beer for all. Why isn't more business done that way?
Cons: Too many chiefs in this tribe with not enough warriors. That can change quickly though. I think there needs to be more flexible work from home options. PTO also needs to be better. Health insurance is a bit high compared to other employers.
Speed Coaching is a unique event developed by Samuel Adams to help small business owners get the benefit of free discipline-specific advice. Throughout the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to meet for personalized coaching sessions with experts in various disciplines including finance, strategy, branding, marketing, packaging, social media marketing, sales and distribution-related issues etc.
The event will kick off with a networking reception at 5:30. During the reception you will have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and sign up for the consulting stations that are most relevant to your business such as:
- Marketing and E-Commerce
- Business Development
- Sales and Distribution
- Business Financing
- Legal Advice for Your Business
"With so many experts in one room, I was able to get validation and advice from experienced entrepreneurs. Talking with people who've been where I was, gave me the confidence and resources I need to take action on my own business."
-Natalie Oliverio, Navy Veteran
Founder & CEO, Military Talent Partners
At 6:15PM we will give brief welcome remarks, and after that you will have the chance to meet for multiple 25-minute sessions with Samuel Adams executives and local business experts to receive personalized coaching and network with other small business owners. Make sure to bring your questions and anything you want feedback on, such as packaging, materials, and ideas. Please note that the sessions are at first come, first serve basis.
Our event will be held at StreetShares Foundation HQ. 1900 Campus Commons Dr., Suite 200, Reston, VA 20191. Please take the lobby elevator to the 2nd floor, where our event will take place.
This event is free with light fare and beverages to be served. Must be 21 and over to attend!
For more information about the Brewing the American Dream program, please visit our website.
For more information about the StreetShares Foundation, please visit our website.