AiVi Nguyen Writes “10 Things I Know About Opening a Brewery” for the Worcester Business Journal

AiVi Nguyen represents craft brewers regularly, so she knows what it takes to open a brewery. Here are some of her tips:

10) Choose your name and logo carefully. The end goal is to be able to trademark your identity. In order to do that, you have to be distinguishable from others. Do your research and be creative.

9) Size. Be Goldilocks. Like the three bears’ beds, successful breweries come in all different sizes. Be honest with yourself about how big you want to get and how big you think you’ll get.

8) Location. What are the zoning restrictions at the location you are looking at? Is there room to grow? Is there enough parking? Pick a city or town keen on the idea of a new brewery.

7) Lease or own. There are pros and cons to each. If you opt to lease, go over the lease with a fine-toothed comb. Make sure the landlord is someone you can get along with, someone you can imagine working with for five to 10 years.

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AiVi Nguyen is a business lawyer with a specialty in litigation, a practical strategist with a focus on complex contract, real estate and employment disputes. AiVi represents businesses of all sizes and in all stages of growth in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island in a wide variety of industries spanning from healthcare to craft breweries. “I think of myself as a problem solver,” she says. AiVi’s goal is to get her clients the best result in the most efficient manner. Sometimes that means taking a matter all the way through trial, where AiVi has proven to be an aggressive and successful advocate.

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AiVi Nguyen is a business lawyer with a specialty in litigation, a practical strategist with a focus on complex contract, real estate and employment disputes. AiVi represents businesses of all sizes and in all stages of growth in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island in a wide variety of industries spanning from healthcare to craft breweries. “I think of myself as a problem solver,” she says. AiVi’s goal is to get her clients the best result in the most efficient manner. Sometimes that means taking a matter all the way through trial, where AiVi has proven to be an aggressive and successful advocate.

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