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Monday, March 27 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
From No, to Go! How One Bar Overcame Financial Roadblocks to Build a Success Story

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Hear the story of how two college friends took their passions, ideas, and concepts into creating the Inner Circle Vodka Bar brand. Hear how they went from dealing with all the No’s and being turned down by banks and big-time lenders, to generating 5 million in revenue in four years at its first location in Tulsa, OK. Participants will gain insight from the Inner Circle journey, including the following:
- Navigating financial hardships and wins
- Doing the work before you start
- Discovering how to create a buzz before opening
- Taking concepts and design elements from ideas to reality
- Reaping the benefits of being confident and leading by example
- Setting the bar for others in the community (patio concept, events and parties, and service)

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Jacob Harper

Owner/Operator, Inner Circle Vodka Bar
Jacob Harper graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Leisure Service Management. Jacob has two decades of experience in the bar and restaurant industry. Jacob is co-owner/operator of both Inner Circle Vodka Bar's with a focus on building design and layout... Read More →

Monday March 27, 2023 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT