We had the good fortune of connecting with Amber Topps and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amber, how do you think about risk?
I think about risk a lot. I weigh my options out before making any decision. Taking risk important when first starting a business. Starting a business itself is a risk, you invest your money, time, energy and reputation in hopes people will support you, and not just once but continuously.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I became a bartender because I wanted to pick up extra money. While beginning bartending school Covid-19 hit and school was put on a pause. When Covid hit, I lost my job and unemployment wasn’t coming in so I needed to figure out a way to make money so I started selling liquor infused cakes. I did that for 2 months before I was able to get back to bartending school. I finished school and released a drink line to ad to my liquor infused cakes. My drinks did very well, so well people who didn’t drink asked me to start making virgin drinks. I listened to their request and created a kid drink line to go with my adult drinks. After having my drink line I started getting individuals ask me if I did parties, at that time I wasn’t. So I set down and crates my mobile bartending company so that hen individuals need a bartender I can provide that service as well as service people who just want prebottled drinks and not an actual bartender there. Starting my business was not easy, I was a new bartender who had never worked in a real bar due to Covid, and baking was not my specialty so my confidence was not very high and my motivation was even lower than that. I was able to over come my struggles by practicing with different recipes and having close family and friends test it out and give reviews. I made adjustments based off the reviews and eventually found recipes that worked. I want everyone who reads my story to just always expect the unexpected. Before opening my business I was working and never ever even desired to be my own boss. Now I can’t believe I waited so long! As an entrepreneur some days are amazing while others are hard to get through, but when you really love what you do, it’s all worth it. I love what I do!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take her downtown to see the artwork on the walls. We would eat at all the popular place around Atlanta. I would take her to see MLK’s house and to the aquarium and zoo. We’d also go to some arcades and Six Flags.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I like to thank all my supporters from my family to friends to strangers . A special shout out goes to Kamerra, Danielle, Ashely and Porsha. Without these ladies I wouldn’t have been abler to serve the amount of people I have nor gain the clientele I have due to them making it easy for my customers to be able to purchase my products anytime and providing delivery! These ladies have helped me come up with ideas, supported my brand my advertising and buying, keeper me focused and helped me every single step of the way. Their help has helped me succeed in my first year of business.

Website: Www.tipseetreats.net

Instagram: Tipsee_treats

Facebook: Tipsee Treats

Image Credits
Marcus fitts

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