We had the good fortune of connecting with Terrell Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Terrell, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
Having my own business was always something that I wanted to do. The hard part was figuring out exactly what type of business would best suit me. So over the past 5 years I just focused on one idea at a time and pursued it. At one point I was a music video producer, a photographer, and even had my own apparel clothing line. I tried my best but neither was my calling. So one morning I sat in my kitchen made me a drink and tried to come up with a new idea. Thats when I came up with my Tipsy by Noon brand. Figured I was always making drinks for friends, family and myself why not make a hobby out of it. So 9 months later here I am. I went from just teaching people how to make drinks, to me now about to launch my own Private Bartending business.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
So Tipsy by Noon actually began as a YouTube channel. Just me standing behind a camera yelling and teaching people the ingredients to their favorite drinks. But I’m the type to get bored very quickly so I eventually switched it up and added a bit more of comedy to it. I would change my voice to make myself sound like someone who has had way too many drinks, hiccups and everything. Then I stared adding music to my videos. Now I do a combination of both plus I also add some comedic skits as well such as me talking to the drinks on occasion just to add a bit of humor to it. The most exciting things is me finally launching my Mobile Bartending business where I am booked and show up to events such as weddings, corporate events, or birthday parties with my own bar and serve my drinks to everyone I feel my uniqueness sets me apart from others. Most people have dreams of only what they see on tv and social media. But I always thought beyond that. Plus I don’t know of many Mobile Bartending services in my area so I hope that I can turn that into a something positive for myself. The challenging part has been for me staying focused and not giving up which I have been known to do. It has really been my biggest lesson, because I always ask myself where would I be if I never gave up. So I just tell myself it will all be worth the time energy and effort one day if I just keep working hard.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well seeing that all of my closest friends live in different states this is a very likely scenario. I’m a food junky. I love to go to the most popular restaurants, bars, hangout spots and grab a good meal, some drinks and listening to the music. So anywhere with all 3 where your likely to find us. When In Dallas Id take them to The Sugar Factory, Tru Kitchen, Or Yard Bird for food. After that I will take them out for drinks in Deep Ellum, and do some bar hoping to finish off the night. If we happen to be in Fort Worth you will likely find us on 7th Street at Texas Republic or Seven Lounge.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My biggest motivation for doing what I do is a fashion designer by the name of Atira Lyons. She had a simple idea, put focus and effort into it and bought it to life. 5 years later she is now the owner of a highly successful business. The fact that its possible to turn nothing into something drives me. I’ve always been the type of person to rather see something up close than to just hear about it. It lets me know that anything is possible. But outside of her my friends and family always finds ways to motivate me into following my dreams as well.
Youtube: Tipsy By Noon