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Building Trust In Your Community Brings Business Success

Jeffrey Kaplan is a serial entrepreneur who isn't just working to build his latest venture, Just Kibbitz, but also works full time as the Director of Entrepreneurship for Venture Asheville at the Asheville Area Chamber Commerce. Jeff discusses what it's like to start and grow a business in Asheville and gives us his perspective on

Why Finding A Good Business Mentor Matters

Mike Coble, owner of three small specialty boutiques in downtown Waynesville, gives insight on getting into the entrepreneurial mindset, hiring the right people, and why finding a good mentor matters.

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Entrepreneur Advice For Running A Small Business

Listen to these entrepreneurs talk about their best advice when it comes to running a small business. They discuss the importance of building a team that can function without you, delegating tasks, taking a step back from your business occasionally, sticking to your mission, and more.

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Entrepreneur Advice From Female Small Business Owners

Listen to this group of talented female entrepreneurs talk about the different struggles and triumphs they’ve faced while planning, starting, and growing their small businesses. While many express the feeling of no longer being alone and the influx of women-owned business support networks, others reiterated the fact that women still make less money than their…

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Entrepreneur Advice For Managing Risk

Listen to these entrepreneurs talk about their best advice when it comes to managing risk. They discuss writing down your ideal outcomes, finding the right consultants, having alternative streams of income, anticipating every scenario, and more.

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How to Start a Food Truck Business

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QuickBooks Online: Understanding Vendor Transactions

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Financial Wellness for the Entrepreneur: Building a Solid Foundation with Your Personal Finances 1/2

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Four Hidden Barriers to Success

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Financial Wellness for the Entrepreneur: Building a Solid Foundation with Your Personal Finances 2/2

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Creating Better Systems and Processes

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Business Blueprint: Crafting Your Business Plan

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Preparing for a Small Business Loan

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Canva for Beginners

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Balance, Burnout, and Boundaries

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Building Your Brand Using TikTok

Mar 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

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MindSpark Live! Organization and Time Management for Small Business Owners

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Financial Literacy Month

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MindSpark Live! Rebuilding Relationships with Unhappy Customers

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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 Meg Ragland, Founder and CEO of Plum Print

Meet Meg Ragland, Founder and CEO of Plum Print

Meg Ragland, founder and CEO of Plum Print discusses moving her business from NYC to Asheville, NC. Not only did Meg choose to take advantage of several entrepreneur support programs in the region, but she has also become an active leader in the ecosystem, as a board member, mentor, and ecosystem advocate.

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.

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