Monthly Archives: March 2016

First Big Failure: Check…

Spencer/ March 31, 2016/ Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Motivation/ 0 comments

Losing sucks. Losing $50,000 sucks badly. Losing $50,000 when it’s all that stands between you and starting your business…sucks like you wouldn’t believe. So much so that it almost hurts. Ucraft Brew unfortunately lost the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, and thus a chance at winning $50,000 to help us launch our business. A little backstory may be in order. For the

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First Investor Pitch: Check!

Spencer/ March 28, 2016/ Entrepreneurship/ 0 comments

Well, it finally happened – we gave our first investor pitch (judges, investors… they feel the same). This was single-handedly the most important public speaking event I have ever taken part in and it was a big step forward for Ucraft Brew. Now we just sit tight and hope we win the $50,000, right? Not quite. “people may or may

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Enterprising Ninja Wordsmith? Know Your Brand

Spencer/ March 19, 2016/ Entrepreneurship/ 0 comments

In his TED talk, The Greatest Ted Talk Ever Sold, Morgan Spurlock asks a multi-million dollar deodorant company about their brand, and everyone in the room hesitates to answer. Interestingly, when he goes around to ask average people what their brand is, a few of them can answer without hesitation. I wish I could answer this question with that same

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Photo Op: Beauty and the Beer Bottle

Spencer/ March 15, 2016/ Entrepreneurship, Photography/ 0 comments

I enjoy photography. I’ve been doing it for about 3 years now as a hobby, and it’s opened a lot of doors for me as a result. From getting the opportunity to photograph a family’s closest moments, to flying 2,000 feet in the air in a hot air balloon, photography has been an adventure to say the least. Some of

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Girl Scout Cookies: Teaching the Right Skills?

Spencer/ March 8, 2016/ Entrepreneurship, Inspiration/ 0 comments

In honor of tomorrow (3/8) being International Women’s Day and it also being everyone’s favorite time of the year, Girl Scout Cookie season, I felt today’s post would be relevant. A few years back I posted on Facebook about this and it seemed EVERYONE had an opinion on it, so I thought I would revisit this topic since it’s that

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Tales of a Young Entrepreneur: Rollin in the Green

Spencer/ March 1, 2016/ Entrepreneurship, Life/ 0 comments

Between the golf balls and loan sharking, I had some pretty fruitful years as a young entrepreneur. Times were changing though. I knew loan sharking wasn’t something I could keep up and still have respect for myself, and my young, boyish charm couldn’t sell golf balls forever. My next venture was all about that green. I think you know the

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