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The Benefits of Sharing Your Business Passion With Others

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.

Why Starting Your Small Business Is Worth The Risk

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.

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Tried-and-True Ways To Meet And Acquire New Clients

Tanya White, owner of TanyaWhite.co in Morganton, talks about why the SBC is such a valuable resource, her best advice for new entrepreneurs, and a few tried-and-true ways to meet and acquire new clients.

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Entrepreneur Advice From Female Small Business Owners

Listen to this group of talented female entrepreneurs talk about the different struggles and triumphs they’ve faced while planning, starting, and growing their small businesses. While many express the feeling of no longer being alone and the influx of women-owned business support networks, others reiterated the fact that women still make less money than their…

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Entrepreneur Advice For Planning Your Small Business

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…

Loran Evans Asheville Entrepreneur Advice Supportedly

Entrepreneur Advice On Developing Your Strategy

Hear from experienced entrepreneurs on how to develop the strategy for your small business. Do you have a good way to sell your product or service? Do you have a sales plan? Are you aware of what your competitors are doing? Are you able to think quickly on your feet? These are the questions you…

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Operating a Home-Based Business

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Business Registration Basics

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ABCs of Trademarks

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Preparing for Growth—Finding Your Customers

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How to Make an Impact with Social Media

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How to Write a Business Plan

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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

Get to Know the Small Business Center at Cleveland Community College

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