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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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We call it Entrepreneur-To-Entrepreneur training (E2E for short)
Quick insights & advice from entrepreneurs on planning, starting, and growing businesses.
Experienced entrepreneurs offer their most valuable lessons-learned on a variety of essential topics.
Entrepreneurs share stories about starting & growing their ventures, being an entrepreneur, & more.
Nathan Masters, owner of SimpleShot Shooting Sports in Asheville, talks about why the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Small Business Incubator is such a valuable resource, his best advice for new entrepreneurs, and a few tips on owning your business’ financial well-being.
Greg Brady, founder of Anchor Coffee Co in North Wilkesboro, NC talks about the community of entrepreneurs and support providers that work together to help make Wilkes County a great place to start and grow a business.
Clayton Wilkinson, Owner of Taste of the Town discusses how he was able to get his first customers and gives advice about work-life balance as an entrepreneur.
Listen to these entrepreneurs talk about the challenges, setbacks, and successes they experienced while planning their businesses. From not being fully prepared and what they would tell their younger selves today to the importance of talking to your target audience and branding yourself in the right way, they give their advice as they look back…
Listen to these entrepreneurs talk about the challenges, setbacks, and successes they experienced while starting their businesses. From implementing customer policies and procedures to networking and making connections with your community, they give their advice as they look back on when they were just starting out as business owners.
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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For many people, working from home is now a new way of life. Although remote work has its perks — such as having your own space and no commute — it also comes with challenges. If you've made the transition to working from home and need some support, this training is perfect for you. We'll discuss actionable tips and tactics for staying focused and productive in very active and dynamic spaces. Learn how to structure your day with goals in mind, keep the creativity flowing, and set up a workspace that supports your success. Note: This training was pre-recorded and is presented by the A-B Tech Small Business Center.
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