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Exploring Life & Business with Jessica Wiley of Sip Cocktail Co

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Wiley.

Hi Jessica, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
My journey to discovering I loved everything spirits was unconventional. I was looking for a part-time job and came across a Brand Ambassador gig for a new up and coming spirit in the Washington, DC area. I would go around to different liquor stores, pour samples and talk about the product. From there, I worked for different companies doing the same thing but for multiple spirit brands. It was so interesting(to me) learning different brand’s facts and how different spirits were made.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I haven’t faced any obstacles per-see but seeing other people my age already thriving in their purpose and me just trying to figure out mine was a little discouraging. I caught myself comparing my journey to others but quickly snapped out of it. It also fueled my passions even more knowing that it was obtainable even if I am considered “behind”.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Sip Cocktail Co. is a registered business located in Nashville, TN. Our most unique product is the Cocktail Infusion Kit which provides do-it- yourself craft cocktails through a simple three days infusion process. We also offer hand-poured candles and gift boxes. Sip Cocktail Co brings the personal in personalized with each hand-poured candle, each hand-picked fresh fruit cut to be dehydrated and each recipe tested for excellence. I am most proud of accomplishing a goal. It took a year for everything to come together – from purchasing dehydrators, testing what works(and what doesn’t work) figuring out packaging, etc. I want readers to know that everything is hand-made. From going to the grocery store for the fruit to hand-packaging every order.

Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
The biggest risk I’ve taken was opening my own business. I wrote down the idea, what I wanted to sell and how I wanted to go about it. It’s one thing to visualize what you want to do but when you are actually doing it, situations that you couldn’t even think of present itself. Also financially, I am shelling out money on inventory on something I don’t even know if it’s going to pop. My advice to anyone wanting to take a risk is GO FOR IT!

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