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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.

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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?”

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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?”

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Foundations: Business Planning Class w/ Holly Rivers (Virtual Class)

Jan 05 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

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MBW Orientation (Virtual)

Jan 06 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

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January Business After Hours

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Digital Marketing Part 3

Jan 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

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QuickBooks Online: Part I (Virtual Class)

Jan 15 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

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Financial Series

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January Business Before Hours

Jan 19 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST

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AABA- How to keep your business relevant during the pandemic!

Jan 19 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

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Foundations: Business Planning Class w/ Christine DiBenedetto (Virtual Class)

Jan 20 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

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Deep Dive Lab: Elevate Your Virtual Impact - Engage, Speak & Lead

Jan 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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MBW Orientation (Virtual)

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Financial Tools with Veronica Edwards (Virtual Class)

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SCORE: Basics of Bookkeeping

Jan 23 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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Paycheck Program Program (PPP) 2.0/Shuttered Venue Operator Grant Overview for Small Business Owners

Jan 27 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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WomanUP Celebration

Jan 28 @ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST

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SCORE: Getting Ready for Tax Season

Jan 28 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

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Legal Workshop (Virtual): Legal Entity Choices with NC LEAP

Feb 02 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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ScaleUp: Trailblazing Workshop #1

Feb 03 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

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Foundations: Business Planning Class w/ Brandy Mills (Virtual Class)

Feb 04 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

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QuickBooks Online: Part 2 (Virtual Class)

Feb 05 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

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SCORE: Marketing Your Business

Feb 06 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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Foundations: Business Planning Class w/ Melody Isis Herman (Virtual Class)

Feb 09 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

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WEBINAR: Starting Your Herbal Products Business Online with Patricia Kyritsi Howell, RH

Feb 10 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

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MBW Orientation (Virtual)

Feb 10 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST

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Invested Course (Virtual): An Investment Crowdfunding Learning Journey

Feb 11 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

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Deep Dive Lab: Grant Writing for Your Small Business

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ScaleUp: Trailblazing Workshop #2

Feb 15 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

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Nonprofit 101: Successful Foundations

Feb 16 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST

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Strategic Planning: Part 1 (Getting Started)

Feb 16 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

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Strategic Planning Part 2 (How to Keep it Current and Relevent)

Feb 18 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST

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Onboarding Strategies: How to Build an Active Board

Feb 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

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ScaleUp: Trailblazing Workshop #3

Feb 18 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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SCORE How to Find Your Customers

Feb 20 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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ScaleUp 2021 Application Deadline

Feb 21 @ 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST

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How to Eradicate Fear: A Guide for Entrepreneurs

Feb 24 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

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MBW Orientation (Virtual)

Feb 26 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

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Fundaciones Planeación de Negocios

Mar 02 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

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Foundations: Business Planning Class, Facilitator TBA (Virtual Class)

Mar 04 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

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MBW Orientation (Virtual)

Mar 08 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST

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QuickBooks Online: Part 1 (Virtual Class)

Mar 12 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

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Financial Series

Mar 12 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

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Financial Tools with Veronica Edwards (Virtual Class)

Mar 19 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

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MBW Orientation (Virtual)

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