Issue 5 of RISBJ Featuring Sons of Liberty
FROM THE FOUNDER
Welcome to issue 5 of RISBJ. We hope you enjoy another content and resource packed issue of our publication. This month, we welcome new authors Chris Sheehy, founder of Sidewalk Branding Company and Perry L. Fagan, Founder of Get Strategy. The continued support of our contributors helps make each issue of RISBJ better than the last. We would also like to welcome a new addition to the RISBJ family, Jennifer Metz. Jen started with RISBJ at the beginning of July as an account manager.
This issue of RISBJ features Sons of Liberty Spirits Company, Rhode Island’s only Whiskey Distillery. While working with owner Mike Reppucci it made me really think about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. It made me reflect on all of the success stories from previous issues and the countless companies we have met with that shared their stories. In each case, the business owners shared many common qualities. The DNA of an entrepreneur is different. Entrepreneurs eat, drink and sleep their business with no guarantee of a paycheck. They see opportunities that others don’t and they risk almost everything just for the chance to fulfill their vision. It takes someone that can handle a lot of stress and a little sleep to run a successful company.
Every year I talk to hundreds of people who are thinking of starting their own business. There are many that expect to start their day around 9, possibly end at 5 and start drawing a paycheck and supporting their families in a relatively short amount of time. If only it was that easy.
RISBJ was created to support the entrepreneurial spirit and to create a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem. We support all of those who take the chance to innovate and inspire. We know Rhode Island is filled with thousands of entrepreneurs and the future of our state relies on their success.
We hope you enjoy another content packed issue of RISBJ. As always, please feel free to reach out to us with comments, questions or to get involved in any way. We look forward to hearing from you.