Entrepreneurial

Jim Koch on owning your own business

By John Peabody
December 6, 2012

In the latest episode of Impact Players, Robert Wolf interviews Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Company, the brewer of Sam Adams beer. The two discuss entrepreneurship, the happiness that comes from owning your own business, and of course… beer.

Beer startup needs to create a buzz

October 22, 2009

Erica Shea (L) and Stephen Valand. REUTERS/Julie Gordon

As the jobless rate climbed toward 10 percent this summer, Erica Shea and Stephen Valand, quit their advertising jobs, took $10,000 in personal savings and started selling their 1-gallon home brew beer kits from a stand at the Brooklyn Flea Market, testing the theory that beer is recession proof.