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SOUTH SHORE BUSINESS REVIEW - lir raw bar service vegetables

Author: Ariss Maher, BSU Student

Question: So, let’s start with are you from this local area?
Answer: Always has been in the South Shore Area. Grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts and now lives in Weymouth, Massachusetts. 

Q: Tell me about your business.
A: It’s a mobile raw bar service. Catering for weddings, parties, breweries, and other events big or small. The food on the menu consists of a variety of local, fresh seafood options for example Oysters, shrimp, clams, ceviches, lobster salads etc. Services are offered in the South shore area and greater Boston area.

Q: Why did you choose this line of business?
A: Has been in the Restaurant industry for years and had access to a restaurant to work out of. So the setup was minimal and an easy starting point to get right into.

Q: When did it start?  What Year?
A: It started at the end of the summer of 2017. In the spring of 2019 however is when it really started to take off.

Q: What was it that made you want to start this business?
A:  Was working in a restaurant for several years and wanted to branch off and do something for himself in the same industry.

Q: What was the toughest thing you went through when opening? What inspired you to keep going as you were getting the business off the ground?
A: Opening was relatively easy due to the connections in the restaurant industry. It was a minimal investment overall. The inspiration to keep going is being around people, the love for food, and just having a good time.

Q: If you had to start over from day 1, what would you have done differently?
A:  Would have started the business sooner and not been hesitant to start. Also, purchased a smaller van with a lower payment.

Q: What is the toughest part about having a business in 2020?
A: For a small business that only is part-time, the fees and taxes involved can be tough to compensate.

Q: What is the number 1 way you currently bring in new customers?
A: Social media, online, and connections in the Restaurant industry.

Q: Has Internet technology (website, online ads, social media, etc.) played a big part in your growth and making your company more successful?
A: Internet technology has been the main source for the growth in the company. So yes, It has played a very big part in making the company successful.

Q: If a customer was to choose between your business and 3 others just like it why would you suggest they at least give you a try first?  What makes you stand out?
A: In general this business is very unique and not very common. It is specialized and provides only but the freshest seafood and ingredients.

Q: If you had to look 6 months to a year into the future where would you like to see your business be?
A: Hopefully to be full-time and maybe a store front for the company.

Contact Lir Raw Bar Service via:

Website: www.lirrawbarservice.com
Email: Lirrawbarservice@gmail.com
Facebook: @Lirrawbarservice
Instagram: @lirrawbarservice