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Quick insights & advice from entrepreneurs on planning, starting, and growing businesses.

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

How Patience Can Pay Off For Your Business

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!

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Tried-and-True Ways To Meet And Acquire New Clients

Tanya White, owner of TanyaWhite.co in Morganton, talks about why the SBC is such a valuable resource, her best advice for new entrepreneurs, and a few tried-and-true ways to meet and acquire new clients.

Why Support Programs Are Essential For Small Business Success

Meg Ragland, founder and CEO of Plum Print discusses moving her business from NYC to Asheville, NC. Not only did Meg choose to take advantage of several entrepreneur support programs in the region, but she has also become an active leader in the ecosystem, as a board member, mentor, and ecosystem advocate.

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Entrepreneur Advice From Female Small Business Owners

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…

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Entrepreneur Advice On Getting And Keeping Customers

Hear from experienced entrepreneurs on how to get and keep customers for your small business. They cover everything from being as transparent and honest as possible with them to not being afraid to pick up the phone and give them a call.

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Entrepreneur Advice For Planning Your Small Business

Listen to these entrepreneurs talk about the challenges, setbacks, and successes they experienced while planning their businesses. From not being fully prepared and what they would tell their younger selves today to the importance of talking to your target audience and branding yourself in the right way, they give their advice as they look back…

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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 Greg Boehm, General Manager of Team Industries

Meet Greg Boehm, General Manager of Team Industries

Greg Boehm, General Manager of Team Industries in Andrews, North Carolina discusses the importance of entrepreneurship and having an entrepreneurial mindset.

Meet Leisa Jensen, Co-owner of Hayesville Brewing Company

Meet Leisa Jensen, Co-owner of Hayesville Brewing Company

Leisa Jensen, co-owner of Hayesville Brewing Company talks about starting and growing a brewery in Hayesville North Carolina.

Meet Keisha Dockery, Founder of Black and White Market

Meet Keisha Dockery, Founder of Black and White Market

Keisha Dockery, founder of Black and White Market shares her experience of owning a business in beautiful downtown Murphy, North Carolina.

Meet Aaron Wehr, Co-founder of Wehrloom Honey

Meet Aaron Wehr, Co-founder of Wehrloom Honey

Aaron Wehr of Wehrloom Honey talks about his experience starting and growing his business in Graham County, North Carolina.

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