Hello and welcome to the ever-so-official Blog of Beck’s Coffee!
Thank you for taking the time and interest to learn more about us. I really wanted a blog component included in this beautiful new website so that we could do some deep dives for those who want to learn more about us including, but not limited to, our coffees, ice creams, baked goods, philosophies, team members, etc.
Additionally, I’ll be using this platform to give some insight into my/our world. I’ll try to cover topics based on my personal experiences. These will most likely include topics like “Working with Your Spouse,” “Working with A One-Year-Old on Your Hip” and “Being a Female Entrepreneur.”
However, it might also sometimes include handy tips like, “How to Turn A Blind Eye to the Pile of Dishes In Your Kitchen When You are Running a Business and Taking Care of A One-Year-Old,” and “What To Do When You Haven’t Taken Home A Paycheck This Month and Your Oven Breaks.” So, if any of those topics are of interest, grab a cup of coffee and read on!
I should probably start with a personal introduction. My name is Arianna Parsons. I co-own Beck’s Coffee, LLC, with my amazing husband, Tyrell Thacker. Together, we run a business that is part retail, part wholesale, part coffee roasting, part bakery, and part creamery. Our business also happens to occasionally dabble in the realms of event planning, catering and community gathering. In addition to being a business owner and wife, I am the proud mother of an energetic little boy who just turned one. My husband and I oversee one full-time employee and four part-time employees. We work seven days a week, approximately 360 days a year.
Purpose of the Blog
The purpose of these blog entries is to be open, honest and transparent about many subjects I think many entrepreneurs tend to keep to themselves. Running a business is tough, tough work and, at least for me it is a world of contradictions. It’s simultaneously the best and worst path you can choose to make a living. It’s exhausting. It’s exhilarating. It’s tedious. It’s never boring. It’s intimidating and confidence building. It’s really hard and it’s really fun. You can see where I am going with this.
On any given day – in any given HOUR – you can ask me if I love or hate what I am doing and you might get a different answer. The truth of the matter is, when all is said and done, I don’t want to do anything else. This is my calling. I see businesses as a creative outlet, a way to challenge myself each and everyday, a way to build my community and provide it with something unique. Plus, I get to do all of this and I still get to take a nap in the middle of the day on a Tuesday with an adorably sleepy baby.
So welcome, welcome, to our corner of the world. I am really happy to share it with you.