In this episode, Skyler Reeves from The Barley Hound shares with great passion and insight what his years of experience working in the hospitality and entertainment industry have taught him to successfully open and manage a one of a kind restaurant.  Learn how he identified a gap or an underserved area in the local dining scene and trusted his gut, his instincts to provide more than just great food, but a different, unique experience for his patrons.

Skyler is constantly looking for ways to improve and refine the systems he has in place to ensure customers walk away with a good first impression and will also look forward to coming back to share the experience with others. His hands-on approach to his business demonstrates how much he loves what he does and will continue to find ways to grow and stay in business for years to come.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Why surrounding yourself key people will lead to learning new skills and experience
  • How skill, hustle and patience go hand in hand and are interconnected
  • Why you should find your space/location first and develop your concept around it
  • About the Kaizen Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices and personal efficiency
  • Valuable tips to redirect your focus from product offering to customer experience
  • How to gain valuable insights from your customers through the “mock service”
  • Why learning to delegate is key to freeing up your time to work on strategy
  • About the benefits of creative B2B partnerships and social media to expand your reach

Links and resources mentioned on this episode:

  • Contact Skyler Reeves:
    • Web: (
    • Facebook: (@thebarleyhoundaz)
    • Instagram: (@thebarleyhound)
    • Address: 234 S. Cortez Prescott, AZ 86303
  • Prescott Arizona Chamber of Commerce (
  • Soul Ride Prescott Mountain Biking (
  • Solanos y Hermanos Coffee (
  • Henry Rollins (

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