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The Basics of Customer Discovery

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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)

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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?”

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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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