After home brewing for a couple of years, I thought about starting my own 7bbl micro. Then, after a few months of researching, I found that with no real experience in the brewing industry, it was going to be way harder than I thought. In essence, due to my age and lack of education and experience in some related field, I would be hiring out ALL of the needed positions of the business to others to run. What would I be for other than the financing?
So, wanting to do something in the Home Brew industry, I think I want to open a Home Brew Supply and help others in my community to experience the joy and satisfaction of a brew made by there own hands. Possibly supplies for wine and cheese making as well.
I have done a lot of research and demographics in my area and found that it should be a good one. Only one other supplier within a 40 mile radius.
The point of the post is to get ideas on how to best put together a strong inventory. Location, building, suppliers, POS system, marketing can all be handled with normal business strategies. However, putting together the inventory list seems to elude me.
Do offer to pay another HBS shop for access to their inventory? Or do I piece part it together?