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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.

Marketing Hack: Think About, Organize and Manage Your Marketing Like a Boss

Discover a simpler, more actionable way to think about your marketing activities and reach the goals you have for your business.

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 Beth Allen, owner of Successful Strides

Beth Allen, owner of Successful Strides

Beth Allen, owner of Successful Strides in Morganton, discusses the benefits of sharing your passion with other people, the challenges of being your own boss, and what makes Burke County such a special place.

Meet Kenny MacKinnon, owner of MacKinnon Heating & Air

Kenny MacKinnon, owner of MacKinnon Heating & Air

Kenny MacKinnon, owner of MacKinnon Heating & Air in Nebo, opens up about why he decided to start his own business, the benefit of sticking to what you know, and the reality of finding a work-life balance.

Meet Kaila Savage, owner of HorsePower Park

Kaila Savage, owner of HorsePower Park

Kaila Savage, owner of HorsePower Park in Morganton, sheds light on finding success in a male-dominated industry, the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset, and how Burke County supports small businesses.

Meet Tamika Garrison, a long-time family employee at Tex's Fish Camp

Tamika Garrison, a long-time family employee at Tex’s Fish Camp

Tamika Garrison, a long-time family employee at Tex’s Fish Camp in Connelly Springs, sits down to talk about working with your relatives, what it takes to delegate, and the unseen benefits of shopping small.

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?”

Asked by Jake, an entrepreneur from Shelby, NC

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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?”

Asked by Jessica, from Lexington, KY

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Western Piedmont Community College Has It!

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Startup Burke Entrepreneur Roundtable

Mar 03 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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Privilege License Webinar

Mar 04 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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ABCs of Starting a Small Business on a Limited Budget

Mar 04 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

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ABCs of Starting a Small Business on a Limited Budget

Mar 04 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

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Finding Your Customers and Creating a Marketing Plan

Mar 11 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

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Finding Your Customers and Creating a Marketing Plan

Mar 11 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

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Facebook Shops & Facebook Marketplace

Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

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Using Paid Online Ads to Promote Your Business

Mar 18 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

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Dynamite Marketing for Small Business

Mar 18 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

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Dynamite Marketing for Small Business

Mar 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

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Your Community Health Plan for Businesses

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

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How to Start a Business

Mar 23 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

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How to Create a Solid Business Plan after doing Customer Discovery - Webinar

Mar 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

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Financing Your Small Business

Mar 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

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Financing Your Small Business

Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

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Sales & Use Tax Workshop

Mar 30 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

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