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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 Asia Magnus, Owner of Mae's Coffee Shop

Meet Asia Magnus, Owner of Mae’s Coffee Shop

Asia discusses opening her business, Mae’s Coffee Shop, in downtown Maiden, North Carolina. She tells us what it’s like to take the risk to open a business and the changes it’s had on the area where she opened.

Meet Jordan Schindler, Founder/CEO of Texdel

Meet Jordan Schindler, Founder/CEO of Texdel

Jordan Schindler relocated his business to Conover, North Carolina and is located in the Manufacturing Solutions Center. He discussed the unique support available to entrepreneurs starting their businesses in the Catawba region.

Meet Zach Cranford, Founder of 1712 Spirits

Meet Zach Cranford, Founder of 1712 Spirits

Zach Cranford discusses the benefits of starting and growing a business in the Catawba region. Zach is the founder of Foothills Distillery, 1712 Spirits and Standard Oyster Company.

Meet Tammy and Stewart Cook, Founders of The App Garden

Meet Tammy and Stewart Cook, Founders of The App Garden

Tammy and Stewart Cook, founders of The App Garden, discuss their entrepreneurship journey, starting and growing their business in Hickory, North Carolina. They talk about the challenges of scaling a nationwide business and the support that they’ve had along the way to do just that.

Real 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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Oct 29 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

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Business Networking Online - Foothills Referral Network

Oct 29 @ 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM EST

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SCORE Live Online Workshop Is Starting a Business Right for You?

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Using Social Media to Promote Your Business

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Blogging in a Social and Mobile World

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SCORE Virtual Workshop Series #2: Is Starting a Business Right for You?

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Business Networking Online - Foothills Referral Network

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Social Networking During 2020 & Beyond

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First Friday Morning Brew

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How To Start A Business

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Business Plan Basics - Online Webinar

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Business Networking Online - Foothills Referral Network

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Business Expenses and Business Use of Your Home with the IRS

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SCORE Live Online Workshop Is Starting a Business Right for You?

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Business Networking Online - Foothills Referral Network

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Business Networking Online - Foothills Referral Network

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NC Sales and Use Tax Workshop

Dec 01 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

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Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop

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