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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 Ryan Settlemyre, owner of Xscape Attractions

Meet Ryan Settlemyre, owner of Xscape Attractions

Ryan Settlemyre of Xscape Attractions in Hudson, NC, lends advice on creating a business with longevity, how to keep your employees happy, and finding success in Caldwell County.

Meet Deborah Murray, Executive Director of the Caldwell County EDC

Meet Deborah Murray, Executive Director of the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission

Deborah Murray of the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission, discusses the perks of starting a business in a small community, local economic expansion, and more.

Meet Denise and Fulton Lovin, owners of the Horton Hotel

Meet Denise and Fulton Lovin, owners of the Horton Hotel

Denise and Fulton Lovin, owners of the Horton Hotel in Boone, NC, provide insight into hiring the right people, work-life balance, and finding your blind spots as a small business owner.

Meet Marta Lazo, owner of Lazo Insurance Agency

Meet Marta Lazo, owner of Lazo Insurance Agency

Marta Lazo, owner of Lazo Insurance Agency in Lenoir, NC, sheds light on how to keep your customers happy, understanding risk in business, and how to build your best core team.

Real Business Questions From Real Entrepreneurs (Like You)

Miles J.O.B. Fund, Inc.
“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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Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute Has It!

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