How do I get started? well here is your guide to becoming a bartender. It may just be easier than you think. I can tell you right now the first question a bar will ask is do you have experience? well do you?
If you are just starting out it is hard to get your foot in the door. But I know who can help Well Trained, they teach the ABC class / server permit which is what you must have to serve alcohol in TN. It is a mandatory 5 hour course that is good for 5 years. Then you need experience, they also offer that. You can train in a bar or at one of VIP Bartending's catered events.
The more training you have the more money you will make. they will teach you the tricks of the trade, bar lingo, customer service, and how to be a successful server. Attend one of these ACB classes and begin your new career.