Los Sundays Tequila did just about everything different to earn its place at the bar, but one lesson in particular was the hardest and almost completely destructive - trusting the wrong people. Founder and CEO Mitchell Hayes shares his story, including not only how he created, branded, and sold his tequila, but also how he rebuilt the company after one major misstep and is finding success today.
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