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Time Management Tips to Turn Your Side Hustle Into Your Main Gig

Jessica, an Entrepreneur from Lexington, KY, asked us this great question: How can I figure out how to better allot my time to eventually turn my side hustle into my main gig?

The Basics of Customer Discovery

Figure out how to test your idea, discover your target audience, and evaluate how your business stacks up to competitors out in the real-world of consumers.

Marketing Hack: Think About, Organize and Manage Your Marketing Like a Boss

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Local Entrepreneur Spotlights

Your community is filled with entrepreneurs out there making their dreams come true, just like you. Check out what they're doing and get inspired for the journey through these entrepreneur spotlights.

Meet Brian Leonard, Owner of Appalachian Ironworks

Meet Brian Leonard, Owner of Appalachian Ironworks

Brian Leonard of Appalachian Ironworks in Marshall, North Carolina discusses why he loves owning a business in the Western North Carolina region.

Meet Sadrah Schadel, Co-founder of No Evil Foods

Meet Sadrah Schadel, Co-founder of No Evil Foods

Sadrah Schadel, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of No Evil Foods based in Marshall, North Carolina talks about the challenges of scaling quickly and the benefit of using entrepreneur support resources.

Meet Jonathan Szucs, Owner of Advanced Superabrasives

Meet Jonathan Szucs, Owner of Advanced Superabrasives

Jonathan Szucs General Manager and owner of Advanced Superabrasives, located in Mars Hill, North Carolina talks not only about the importance of effectively connecting to your ecosystem through networking and outreach, but he also discusses the importance of thinking globally (and, for them, interplanetary) while starting and growing a business in a rural area.

Meet Leah Wong Ashburn, CEO of Highland Brewing Company

Meet Leah Wong Ashburn, CEO of Highland Brewing Company

Leah Wong Ashburn, President/CEO and family owner of Highland Brewing Company, Asheville’s first post-prohibition brewery, discusses the thought needed for succession planning, her advice to entrepreneurs, and what it’s like to start and grow a business in Asheville, North Carolina.

Real Business Questions From Real Entrepreneurs (Like You)

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“I need more money to advance my business, but I’m uncertain of where to find it. How can I fund my business?”

Asked by Jake, an entrepreneur from Shelby, NC

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“How can I market in ways that are direct in advocating for what I want but not perceived as sales solicitations?”

Asked by Scott, from Palm Beach, FL

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“How can I figure out how to better allot my time to eventually turn my side hustle into my main gig?”

Asked by Jessica, from Lexington, KY

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Smart Series - COVID 19 & the Hourly Worker

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Foundations Business Planning Course

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QuickBooks Online: Understanding Vendor Transactions

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Using WordPress to Build a Website for Your Business

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Marketing in a Crisis Workshop Series- Digital Marketing Part 5- Putting it All Together

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March Business Before Hours

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Deep Dive Lab: Understanding Financial Projections

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Using Analytics to Develop Your Business Platform

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Rocket Business Plan

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Marketing with a Bang

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Preparing for a Small Business Loan

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