Main and Six is a small, five-barrel brewery based in Jacksonville’s historic Springfield neighborhood, started by home brewer Dennis Espinosa and his business-partner mother Cindy Lasky in 2017. Like many brewery owners, Dennis got his start brewing beer at home, and as his hobby grew, it quickly became a passion. After four years of making beer for friends and family, Dennis was ready to...
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BY Shelly Lingor ON Nov 2, 2018
Putting together a business plan isn’t something you do overnight, so it can feel unnecessary when you’re trying to get your business off the ground. As you get into the weeds with your business, however, your business plan becomes a compass for growth and sustainability.
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