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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.

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Meet Gary Daemer, Founder of InfusionPoints

Meet Gary Daemer, Founder of InfusionPoints

Gary Daemer discusses the ease with which he is able to grow his high tech business in Wilkes County, North Carolina and the benefits to his quality of life he enjoys along the way.

Meet Kelly McCoy, Owner of River Girl Fishing Co.

Meet Kelly McCoy, Owner of River Girl Fishing Co.

Kelly McCoy is clearly passionate about providing exceptional experiences for everyone who visits her in Todd, North Carolina. Her fishing and outfitter business caters to everyone from serious fly fishers to families looking for a relaxing trip down the river. She discusses the passion she puts into her business and the community that backs her up along the way.

Johnny Wishon, Founder of Wishon Evergreens

Johnny Wishon, Founder of Wishon Evergreens

Johnny Wishon of Wishon Evergreens gives us a peek into the world of agri-business and what it takes to start and grow a Christmas tree, wreath, and garland farm in Alleghany County North Carolina. Here’s a hint…it takes at least 10 years of patience, hard work, and an awesome staff to keep it going!

Meet Shana Whitehead, Founder of Muddy Creek Cafe

Meet Shana Whitehead, Founder of Muddy Creek Cafe

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.

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