ABC Consulting is the bridge between our retail partners and the agencies that provide licensing. We verify that forms are filled out completely and properly. We make sure that your application is complete and has the very best chance of being accepted and approved. We want to make sure that your business stays in compliance and doesn’t risk fines or being shut down through non-compliance, so we offer top-notch training to you and your employees. We even offer annual consulting to make sure that you stay compliant with reporting, all year long. Rest assured we have your success in mind in all that we do: assisting you with training, licensing, renewals and annual reporting. We offer So Many Services that help our businesses continue to be able to sell alcohol, but today, we’re going to focus on TOAST Academy.
Virginia alcohol rules and regulations are a part of being a business that serves alcohol, but understanding the law behind the rules helps you (as an employee or as a business owner) guard against fines and non-compliance. First off, know that all of our training is created by retired, former Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control agents –they know what a current agent is looking for. They also know, from experience, what your servers might be doing wrong (even unknowingly). And, all of us at ABC Consulting want you to stay compliant!
TOAST Academy’s training covers the various license qualifications and the different license types available in Virginia. And our training also covers, in great detail, all the do’s and don’ts with advertising and the alcohol regulations, of Virginia. TOAST Academy offers two courses, today: T.O.A.S.T. VA® (The Operational Alcohol Standards Training of Virginia) and BREW VA™ (focusing on alcohol training specific to the craft-brewery industry). Our training programs are both Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control approved – likely because they were developed by retired and former ABC Special Agents. Both courses are updated, annually, with new regulations changes and the most up-to-date information. You also might be interested to know that these courses (both online and our in-person courses) are designed and taught by former and retired Virginia ABC Special Agents. These consultants have real knowledge and understanding how to keep a business compliant.
There are other training programs out there, but ours is the MOST comprehensive…it isn’t generic or focused on selling to minors or selling to intoxicated patrons. Our training obviously covers those topics, well–but it also goes into detail to explore rules and regulations that can affect you, affect your business and ultimately affect your ability to stay in business.
*Disclaimer: This article and its contents represent the opinions of the author only. It is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice. ABC Consulting is a private consulting firm, and in no way do we represent the VA Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority. You should not act upon any such information without seeking qualified professional advice based upon your situation.