Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Allaina Propst, Owner of Here & Now Brewing Company, located in Honesdale, PA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Here & Now Brewing Company offers beer and food inspired by our surroundings, and whatever ideas float through our heads. We are a 7 BBL brewery and restaurant located at 645 Main Street in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, guided by a mission of "world-class beer and food for the people of Honesdale and whoever happens to be coming through." Local, seasonal, and whimsical drives everything we do.

Tell us about yourself

I wanted to add value to my hometown community by taking over a beautiful, well-built, historic building that needed some love and attention. Our wonderful customers and staff keep me motivated!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Pivoting to stay open during the Pandemic yet remaining true to our mission throughout all of these years. Here & Now means staying present, timeless, and changing when it makes sense, but not because of the trends.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Being your own boss and not being given 'assignments.' Having your biggest failures and accomplishments on display. It's tough to remain confident and true to your own path.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Make sure you're doing it for the right reason.
  2. Make sure you love what you do.
  3. Stay humble.

Where can people find you and your business?


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