With the rise in cost of living and high demands of money, it is common for people to delve into alternative sources of income and that includes an alcohol business. Alcohol has been long been a part of our culture and it is a very big business in Australia since the end of the 18th century after colonization by the British. Drinking was mainly introduced by the British by the convicts that were getting shipped from Britain to Australia as the convicts were paid in form of alcohol. The convicts were paid in form of spirits and rum in exchange for the work they had done.
In many countries including the United States and Canada have not employed country wide legislation in regards to alcohol. There are however training requirements that different from place to place that should be kept in mind to avoid being in the wrong side of law. Some of the things to keep in mind if you want to start bartending in Australia include:
Know the law
Different places have different laws regarding bartending. It is important to know the law and make sure that you meet all the legal requirements. As for Australia, there is a country wide training called Responsible service of Alcohol training that is a requirement if you want to get into the alcohol business. After the training, one is given a certification that allows them to sell liquor. Every Australian state however has different requirements hence you should enquire depending on where you live. The RSA training can be done by both public and private companies and can even be done online.
Location is everything
When it comes to alcohol business, location is a major factor that determines the success of a business. A strategic location will make sure that your business is a success. Your location will also determine the kind of clients that you will get as well as the traffic of your clients.
Plan! Plan! Plan!
The cliché that goes failing to plan is planning to fail is very applicable in this business. Planning and management is what will make sure that everything is a success when it comes to the business. When it comes to planning it is not only the financial part that is involved but also management which plays a vital role. When it comes to planning, you should also make a plan according to your target market so that you may be able to meets their needs accordingly. You also need to make a plan for your employees as they are an important factor when it comes to determining the success of the business.
As much as alcohol business is viewed as a cash cow in many places, that is normally not a guarantee. It is just like any other business and has its set of ups and downs. The success of the business will depend on you as an individual and the efforts that you put towards your business.