Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream, a program created by The Boston Beer Company and Accion, helps food and beverage entrepreneurs achieve success. Together we make it easy for food and beverage business owners to access loans, free financial advice and discipline specific expertise and coaching in areas like social media, package design, sales and distribution, HR, and dozens of other business disciplines.
Speed Coaching Events:
Experts from roughly 30 different business disciplines including sales & distribution, package design, social media, legal, finance, branding and more, deliver food and beverage industry-specific personalized tips and techniques.
Brewing & Business Experienceship:
Every year, Samuel Adams' chooses one Accion client to participate in The Brewing & Business Experienceship, the ultimate hands-on educational and enrichment program designed to help craft brewers strengthen and grow their business. Business owners spend a week with their back-end teams in Boston, and then brew-up something special with their team in the nano brewery.
Pitch Room Competition:
The Pitch Room Competition is an opportunity for business owners to perfect their pitch; meet retailers, wholesalers and restaurant owners who can give them real time feedback, and have the chance to win a $10,000 business grant and a year of intensive coaching from the Sam Adams' team!
Businesses might begin as an idea, but needs people, equipment, inventory and space to succeed. Accion creates economic opportunity by partnering with small business owners to provide access to capital and the business support they need to create and grow healthy enterprises and contribute to thriving local economies.