How did you first get into the bar and restaurant business?

After watching a few bartenders kill it at a local lounge, I decided to get my license in bartending. Long behold, I went back and got a job at the same place. As time progressed, I got into real estate and then later chose to open up a candy store after I got bored with selling properties.

In college, what did you study?

Political Science

Are there any challenges you’ve faced in the bar and restaurant business?

The biggest challenge I face is maintaining the same level of consistency when it comes to product quality and innovation.

Could you tell me more about your business strategy? How did you know where to start?

With 16 years of bartending experience, a few ventures under my belt and real estate savviness, I truly believed in my ability to execute my idea.

How do you hope your talks and social media will impact your viewers?

I’ve failed on multiple occasions, and I want people to see that those things don’t define you.

Do you have any advice for other people in the space that want to turn their passion into a career?

My best piece of advice would be to take that first step. A lot of times it only takes for us to step out of our comfort zone to see our work come to light.

How can I readers connect with you?

IG: @iamgarnettphillip


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