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The Basics of Customer Discovery

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

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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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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?”

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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?”

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