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?
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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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