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?
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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 Aaron Wesley Means, CEO of ACTIVATE Business Solutions
Aaron Wesley Means, CEO of ACTIVATE Business Solutions
Aaron Wesley Means, CEO of ACTIVATE Business Solutions in Brevard, sits down to discuss the importance of creating a business plan, the best ways to define your target market, and how to get prepared to launch.
Meet Mark Warwick, General Manager of WTZQ Radio
Mark Warwick, General Manager of WTZQ Radio
Mark Warwick, General Manager of WTZQ Radio in Hendersonville, opens up about what makes Henderson County great, how to keep the love for your work alive, and the best business advice he’s ever received.
Meet David Riddell, owner of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More
David Riddell, owner of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More
David Riddell, owner of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More in Arden, shares some advice about creating awareness for your new business, getting prepared to launch, and how to form and utilize community ties.
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Real Business Questions From Real Entrepreneurs (Like You)
“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
“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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New Ways to Market and Protect Your Business in 2021 with Google
Mar 02 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Mar 04 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Drafting Your Business Plan - The Meat & 'Taters (Part 2 of 2)
Mar 09 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Branding With a Bang!
Mar 09 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
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Mar 09 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Business Morning Update
Mar 10 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
Prospering Conf. - Positioning and Marketing Your Brand to Thrive in the New Post Pandemic Economy
Mar 11 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
Prospering Conf. - Innovation and Resiliency: Reinvent Your Path to Success in 2021
Mar 11 @ 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM EST
Prospering Conf. - A Recipe for Social Media Success
Mar 11 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Prospering Conf. - Management Practices for the Small Business Owner During an Economic Recession
Mar 11 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Prospering Conf. - Using Analytics to Develop Your Business Platform
Mar 11 @ 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM EST
Prospering Conf. - Driving Traffic to Your Business’ Website Using Pay Per Click
Mar 11 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Prospering Conf. - New Success Tools to Grow Your B2C, B2B and B2G Customer Base
Mar 11 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Prospering Conf. - Financial Strategy and Management for Small Business & Nonprofits
Mar 11 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Are You Ready to be an Entrepreneur?
Mar 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
AM Power Hour - Virtual Morning Networking
Mar 12 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
Build Your Business with Instagram
Mar 16 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Financing Your Business
Mar 17 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Building Your Business Around Your Community
Mar 18 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Creating Realistic Financial Projections within Your Plan
Mar 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Contractors vs. Employees
Mar 23 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Your Business: A Desirable Investment
Apr 06 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Finalizing Your Plan to Polish & Pitch
Apr 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Build Your Business with Instagram
May 05 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST
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