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Bloomberg The Mentor: James White Guides DrybarDec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- James White, President & CEO of Jamba Juice, is renowned for his franchising success. He is a perfect fit for Michael Landau, co-owner of Drybar, a hair salon in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles that only does blowouts; ‘no cuts, no colors’. Drybar has been an instant success since its early 2010 opening. Michael’s instinct is to jump on the opportunity to create a national, recognizable brand by opening more locations. However, without a well thought business plan, getting too big too fast is a major concern. He’s at a crossroads regarding whether to franchise or remain company-owned. James is running a company that does both and offers key insight to help Michael decide how best to push Drybar forward. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Chairman and Founder, The Boston Beer Company, Inc.
James Koch (Jim) currently serves as Chairman of The Boston Beer Company. He founded the Company in 1984 and was the CEO from that time until January 2001. Jim brewed his first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager® in his kitchen in 1984. Samuel Adams Boston Lager® became The Boston Beer Company's flagship style. By 1988, he opened the Boston Brewery. He continued to expand the business, purchasing the Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewery in his hometown of Cincinnati in the mid-1990s and expanding the Samuel Adams Brewery in 2005. Today, Samuel Adams is the largest craft brewer, brewing over one million barrels of Boston Beer products. Jim and his Boston Beer team of brewers travel the world to hand select the finest ingredients. His hands-on involvement ensures the highest standards for the best ingredients needed to make quality beer. Under the guidance of Jim, who to this day tastes every batch of beer brewed to ensure it meets his high standards, The Boston Beer Company continues to grow steadily and owns breweries in Boston and Cincinnati.
Budding entrepreneurs get help from CEOs of some of the best-known companies in the nation. It's Bloomberg The Mentor, a new program on Bloomberg TV. Owners of small businesses are often hamstrung by their own lack of experience. On Bloomberg The Mentor, top corporate execs come to the rescue, offering advice and a new strategy.