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Running A Small Business Takes The Right Heart

Dennis Barber discusses his journey to founding and leading his restaurant, The Copper Door in Hayesville, North Carolina.

Trust Your Gut When It Comes to Your Business

Michelle Tompkins, DVM, owner of Glade Creek Animal Hospital in Sparta, North Carolina, discusses the joy of running her veterinary clinic in the supportive community of Alleghany.

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Learn How To Sell Your Products Well

Loran Evans, owner of Rightline Gear in Asheville, discusses creating innovative products customers love, providing new takes on old products, and knowing how to sell those products well.

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Entrepreneur Advice For Running A Small Business

Listen to these entrepreneurs talk about their best advice when it comes to running a small business. They discuss the importance of building a team that can function without you, delegating tasks, taking a step back from your business occasionally, sticking to your mission, and more.

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Entrepreneur Advice For Personal Development and Wellness

Listen to these experienced entrepreneurs talk about their best practices and advice on tackling the tricky task of taking care of yourself while taking care of your small business. From making time for exercise to balancing family and work, these small business owners share their stories of struggle when it comes to separating their business…

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Entrepreneur Advice On Getting And Keeping Customers

Hear from experienced entrepreneurs on how to get and keep customers for your small business. They cover everything from being as transparent and honest as possible with them to not being afraid to pick up the phone and give them a call.

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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 Robbie Freeman, Owner of Freeman Family Chiropractic

Meet Robbie Freeman, Owner of Freeman Family Chiropractic

Robbie Freeman, Owner of Freeman Family Chiropractic discusses how to deal with weaknesses as an entrepreneur and gives advice about just getting started.

Meet Clayton Wilkinson, Owner of Taste of the Town

Meet Clayton Wilkinson, Owner of Taste of the Town

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.

Meet Brandon McKee, Owner of McKee Services

Meet Brandon McKee, Owner of McKee Services

Brandon McKee, Owner of McKee Services gives entrepreneurs advice about money and about just getting started in Cleveland county.

Startup Cleveland | Introduction to the Small Business Center

Startup Cleveland | Introduction to the Small Business Center

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