|Samuel Adams via Facebook|
|We always knew beer would give us good advice.|
Funding, marketing, and a smart business plan are all as important as a great recipe for pie or ribs.
The best way to figure out a strategy is to find a mentor -- preferably for free.
The Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams, has been mentoring entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry since 2008, under their Brewing the American Dream program. The program, in partnership with Accion, has provided business advice to over 3,000 small business owners and $1.9 million in micro-financing to more than 220 companies.The program plans on offering over a dozen micro-loans to South Florida entrepreneurs in 2013.