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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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Entrepreneurs share stories about starting & growing their ventures, being an entrepreneur, & more.

Focus On Your Passion And Outsource The Rest

Shana Whitehead of Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall discusses why she fell in love with the idea of starting a restaurant and music venue in the heart of Sparta, North Carolina.

Meet Monte Tyson and Rachel Brigham, Co-Owners of CBD East Main

Getting Your Small Business Established In A New Community

Monte Tyson and Rachel Brigham, co-owners of CBD East Main in Lincolnton, open up about how their business strengthened their purpose, getting established in a new community, and how to hire best-fit employees.

Turning Your Hobby Or Side Hustle Into A Full-Time Business

Courtney and Spencer Tetrault, owners of Axe & Awl Leatherworks in Waynesville, open up about turning their hobby full-time, marketing via social media, and starting a business with your spouse.

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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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Entrepreneur Advice For Managing Risk

Listen to these entrepreneurs talk about their best advice when it comes to managing risk. They discuss writing down your ideal outcomes, finding the right consultants, having alternative streams of income, anticipating every scenario, and more.

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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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