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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 Beth Sexton, owner of Bloom Market

Beth Sexton, owner of Bloom Market

Beth Sexton, owner of Bloom Market in Lincolnton, discusses budgeting for small business expenses, managing risk, and what makes Lincoln County such a great place for budding entrepreneurs.

Meet Amber Prassenos, owner of Key2 Health & Wellness

Amber Prassenos, owner of Key2 Health & Wellness

Amber Prassenos, owner of Key2 Health & Wellness in Lincolnton, opens up about persevering through the pandemic, how preparedness and opportunity played a part in her entrepreneurial journey, and more.

Meet John Brinsfield and Fritz Steckler, co-founders of BrickTree Brewing Co.

John Brinsfield and Fritz Steckler, co-founders of BrickTree Brewing Co.

John Brinsfield and Fritz Steckler, co-founders of BrickTree Brewing Co. in Lincolnton, reveal exactly how they went about conducting market research, why they decided to forgo a business plan, and more.

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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?”

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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Gaston College Has It!

Did you know your local Small Business Center provides personalized support, training, and assistance—all for free? Seasoned mentors are standing by and can help you start or grow your business today!

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Locals: Intro to SBC (Connect Property)

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