Cigar Lounge and Cocktail Bar
Revenue: Increased during a pandemic lockdown that shuttered many hospitality businesses.
Profit: Increased—see above.
- Achieved self-managing business six months after founding—meaning the two co-founders don’t need to be involved in the day-to-day, because they put people and processes in place.
- The only Alec Bradley-branded cigar lounge in the United States. No other U.S. lounge meets Alec Bradley’s quality standards.
- Building an even bigger and better second lounge in a larger city.
“If you are in growth mode, John Fulwider is for you.”—Tony Goins, co-founder. Tony is also Director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
“Trying to implement a business operating system without a guide is like trying to be a doctor without getting a medical degree. You cannot practice this discipline without going through the training. You just can’t do it.”
“I really think the transparency around our conversations was really good. I respect we can have those conversations, a lot of partners can’t.”