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Building an honest financial model for a new wine business
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Santos Mar 12, 2009.


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marion erikson replied to Shawn Santos's discussion 'Building an honest financial model for retail + wine bar' in the group Starting Your Own Business
Hello Shawn Unless you have access to accurate comparative data for similar business models in your region, much of your forecasting will be based on estimates. Of course you should build ' what if' scenarios into your financial planning.…
Apr 2, 2010

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Company Name
Origins Wine Co
About my company:
"Budding" (aka aspiring) wine retailer focused (mostly) on gen X and gen Y.
How would you classify yourself in the wine trade?
Retailer, Services, Wine-related products
What city is Home?
California & New York
What you want to get from participating in FohBohWine?
Networking and collaboration with people who are thinking differently about the way wine is bought, sold and appreciated in the US.
About Me:
I am originally from Sonoma Valley California and have spent my time working with some of the most innovative companies in both the wine and technology industries. In addition to Sonoma, I have also lived in New York, France, Colorado and various locations on the California coast. I love the outdoors, food & wine, surfing, music and mixed martial arts.
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At 10:50am on March 18, 2009, Leah Hennessy said…
Hey Shawn & thanks for the kind words! Origins Wine Co. sounds like EXACTLY the type of retailer that we need right now - I love the idea and wish you the very best of luck.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if I can help in ANY way. I really believe in what you are doing.
At 10:57pm on March 2, 2009, artistwells said…
Thanks Shawn,I appreciate the compliment. Im glad you love my art work.I checked out your website ,you have many impressive achievements.All the best to you .keep in touch Cheers
At 8:02am on February 18, 2009, Kimberly said…
Welcome to the OWC, Shawn!

Thanks for taking the time to expand your profile. For an introduction and FAQ, check out the Help Desk. This gives you some quick pointers on: checking your OWC mail, utilizing some of the network's features, customizing your OWC page and setting your notifications.

There are a number of great groups to join here. You can also have your say on a number of topics in the OWC forum. These are great places to start learning about the wine industry.

If you have questions feel free to ask me or any of the other admins (you can see us at the top of the Members page).

At 4:32pm on February 4, 2009, Bill Eyer said…
That would be great, I would love to hear about your project. There is great wine bar called 57 degrees downtown. Let me know.
At 4:18pm on February 4, 2009, Eve Siemisnki said…
Sounds great! Keep me posted....... would love to hear more about it.
At 3:43pm on February 4, 2009, Eve Siemisnki said…
What is your project? I would love to hear about it. I am a real estate agent by trade but my dream would be to make my living in the wine industry someday. That is where my real passion lies.
At 3:29pm on February 4, 2009, Bill Eyer said…
Nice to meet ya and it does appear we have some similar interests. Have already started your retail operation? BTW, you may already be aware of Sacre Bleu, but the folks who runs this company have a wine label with a similar focus to your own! It could be worth your while to check them out.
At 12:44pm on February 4, 2009, Eve Siemisnki said…
Hi Shawn!
Nice to meet you! Where in San Diego are you? I live in San Marcos. I look forward to chatting.
At 9:02am on February 4, 2009, Stu McFarland said…
Thank you Shawn!

I couldn't be prouder of our artisans...



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