We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylour Andrews and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylour, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I started Old School Tap because I wanted something like our truck for my own wedding, but I couldn’t find anything like it. So I convinced my husband to turn his love for cars and my love for working with people and service industry experience into a business.
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?
Old School Tap is a fun and unique way to add a vintage vibe with a modern twist to your event. Our truck pours your favorite craft beers, ciders, and mixed drinks along with non alcoholic options such as sodas and cold brew! The ability to mix up your tap selection makes Old School Tap the perfect choice for any event.
The thing I’m most proud about is that Old School Tap really is a family business; both my husband and my two kids have been there every step of the way. We’ve been able to watch our little business grow along with the amazing support from our friends and family.
The hardest thing with owning a small business is finding the perfect balance of work, family and downtime. I still struggle with finding the perfect balance, but involving my kids as much as I can with the little things when I’m getting ready for events has helped a bit. My oldest (4) loves helping clean the truck before events and helps me pack up materials I need. It’s important to us as parents to involve our kids so we can teach them about building a business while still keeping it fun for the whole family.
My future goal for the truck is to continue to provide a fun atmosphere for all of my clients as we continue to grow. I view my clients as family and strive to provide a personable, memorable experience that they remember and can talk about for a life time.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my friend were to come visit for a week long trip we would do a little road trip up north. I would take them hiking in Sedona (definitely would have to do the Devil’s Bridge hike because it’s beautiful). After a day of hiking there we would go for some drinks at Mooney’s Irish Pub and Restaurant because I love there fun, dive-bar like feel. Of course we would have to visit Oak Creek Canyon as well. Then, I’d take them shopping around downtown Flagstaff. Ideally we would spend time camping at Lockett Meadow; enjoying the outdoors, fun hikes and nice weather.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to my husband for all the hours spent helping me build my dream. Also to my two boys who are my motivation behind everything I do. Finally, thank you to all of my family and friends who have supported me through everything.
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