Persistence and Spirits with Carin Luna-Ostaseski of SIA Scotch Whiskey
When Carin Luna-Ostaseski discovered the world of scotch, she realized it was full of preconceived notions and decided she wanted to create an inclusive brand that changed people’s opinions about it. She built SIA focusing on creating a flavor profile that was unique and destructive, and she hit the ground running with grit, the determination to make an impact, and a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Today, Carin looks back on her journey and shares the biggest lessons she’s learned over the years, as well as exciting news about the launch of The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch, a $250,000 grant program in partnership with Hello Alice to support entrepreneurs of color. Carin shares how she pivoted from being a graphic designer for twenty years to launching her own brand, as well as her experience getting into the scotch industry and the power of networking. She talks about how she created a unique flavor profile that so many love, and she shares everything you need to know about launching a Kickstarter.
“Each no [is] almost like a checkpoint to make you decide: is this important to me? How badly do I want this? Is this gonna stop me, or is this gonna motivate me to keep going?”
– Carin Luna-Ostaseski
This week on SocialFly’s Entreprenista Podcast:
- Making the leap from a steady job into the unknown
- Recommendations for starting a spirits company
- The power of persistence in the face of rejection
- Launching a Kickstarter
- The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund
Connect with :
- The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch – Enter by August 10 for a chance to win a $10,000 grant
- Sia Scotch Whiskey on Instagram
- Sia Scotch Whiskey on ReserveBar
Join the Entreprenista League!
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Getting Into eCommerce?
Do you have an eCommerce business, or are you thinking about launching one? Then this opportunity is for you! We’re excited to announce that we’re launching a free virtual event series with Shopify to help give small business owners the tools and motivation they need to get their eCommerce store up and running.
By joining us at Entreprenista on Shopify, you’ll learn how to launch your store, the best tips for SCO, and digital marketing strategies to grow your customer base. The events will be hosted by experts whose knowledge ranges from marketing to sourcing, merchandising, shipping, and procurement. Together, they’ll help you connect all of the dots to start a successful online business. You’ll hear real case studies from entreprenistas and so much more.
Shopify is also giving entreprenistas a 30-day free trial to launch your online store! Plus, when you attend the events you’ll be entered to win a free website store build valued at over $2500.
So head over to entreprenista.com/shopify to get your free trial, and join the Entreprenista on Shopify community!
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