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Learn From Experienced Entrepreneurs
We call it Entrepreneur-To-Entrepreneur training (E2E for short)
Quick insights & advice from entrepreneurs on planning, starting, and growing businesses.
Experienced entrepreneurs offer their most valuable lessons-learned on a variety of essential topics.
Entrepreneurs share stories about starting & growing their ventures, being an entrepreneur, & more.
Esther Blakely, owner of Cataloochee Valley Tours in Waynesville, sheds light on finding funding, learning about your limits as an entrepreneur, and overcoming unexpected administrative obstacles.
Rocky Proffitt isn't new to the entrepreneur game, in fact, he has an established and extremely well-respected business in Alleghany County, NC. He has an international clientele and a home town mentality that lends itself to a great reputation, quality product, and long-time employees.
Zach Cranford discusses the benefits of starting and growing a business in the Catawba region. Zach is the founder of Foothills Distillery, 1712 Spirits and Standard Oyster Company.
Listen to these entrepreneurs talk about the challenges, setbacks, and successes they experienced while starting their businesses. From implementing customer policies and procedures to networking and making connections with your community, they give their advice as they look back on when they were just starting out as business owners.
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…
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…
Marketing Your Small Business
Sep 28 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Enhancing Your Agribusiness Series: Forest Farming for Income
Sep 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Buy Now! Ways to Sell Your Products and Service Online and Ramp Up Your Marketing
Oct 05 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
MindSpark Live – Conquering the Fear of Becoming Your Own Boss
Oct 06 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Enhancing Your Agribusiness Series: Farm Taxes Explained: Property, Equipment, & Sales
Oct 07 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
How to Start a Business
Oct 12 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Enhancing Your Agribusiness Series: Creating a Farm Newsletter – How to use Constant Contact & Other
Oct 14 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Cost Saving Strategies for Your Small Business
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
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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 Mike Coble, owner of three small specialty boutiques
Mike Coble, owner of three small specialty boutiques in downtown Waynesville
Mike Coble, owner of three small specialty boutiques in downtown Waynesville, gives insight on getting into the entrepreneurial mindset, hiring the right people, and why finding a good mentor matters.
Meet Esther Blakely, owner of Cataloochee Valley Tours in Waynesville
Esther Blakely, owner of Cataloochee Valley Tours in Waynesville
Esther Blakely of Cataloochee Valley Tours, sheds light on finding funding, learning about your limits as an entrepreneur, and overcoming unexpected administrative obstacles.
Meet Courtney and Spencer Tetrault, owners of Axe & Awl Leatherworks in Waynesville
Courtney and Spencer Tetrault, owners of Axe & Awl Leatherworks in Waynesville
Courtney and Spencer Tetrault of Axe & Awl Leatherworks, open up about turning their hobby full-time, marketing via social media, and starting a business with your spouse.
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Looking For Local 1:1 Support?
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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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Collaborate with fellow local entrepreneurs, support providers, and our team for all your business needs. Ask questions, get advice, and find a mentor.
The inflow and outflow of money for your business is called cash flow. This can be positive or negative — if it’s positive, that means that there’s more inflow than outflow, which is ideal. To come up with your business's cash flow projections, you need to create a cash flow statement. This helps you, and your investors, determine whether your small business is on a solid financial footing. At the end of this training, you'll be able to create your very own cash flow statement and get a handle on your business finances. Note: This training was pre-recorded and is presented by the A-B Tech Small Business Center.
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Need money? (Is the Pope Catholic?) What about local connections, coaching, spaces, tools, talent, and skills that can help your business grow?
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