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Email Marketing: 5 Resources to Help You Go from Novice to Expert

Oct 14, 2019

For nearly every company, regardless of shape or size, email is the primary channel for managing relationships with your customers. And it often ranks as the digital channel with the highest ROI. What’s not to like? Well, for starters, if you are relatively new to email marketing or need to wear all the hats for…

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NC Regional Round-Up: 9 Resources for Entrepreneurs in Charlotte

Aug 26, 2018

We knew when we created Supportedly.com that there were a lot of amazing resources all over North Carolina, but even we’ve been blown away by how many programs are available to support you on your entrepreneurial journey. Over the last couple of months we’ve been highlighting just a few from each region. In this post…

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Interview With An Entrepreneur: Sarajane Case, Business Coach + Creator

Aug 23, 2018

We sat down with Sarajane Case, Business Coach and Creator of Journey Books, to discuss her path to entrepreneurship and what she enjoys most about building a successful company in Asheville, North Carolina.     Sarajane Case is a holistic business coach based in Asheville, NC. She helps entrepreneurs to start and grow their business…

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Startup Capital: 5 Steps For Determining How Much Money You Need To Raise

Aug 22, 2018

You might be overwhelmed by looking at the big picture to determine your startup capital needs, but this is the exact kind of information investors and lenders will need to see before they commit to your project. Here’s a tried-and-true approach that breaks it down into five manageable steps: 1. Take a bootstrapping approach: Only…

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The Benefits of Embracing Online Reviews of Your Business

Aug 21, 2018

Here’s an unpopular opinion for you: It’s time to embrace online reviews of your business or product. We get it. Allowing public reviews of your business can be scary. Very few entrepreneurs are boasting a 100% customer satisfaction rate. Who knows what your dissatisfied customers might say? Here’s the thing, though – reviews of your…

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NC Regional Round-Up: 8 Resources for Entrepreneurs in Catawba Valley

Aug 19, 2018

We knew when we created Supportedly.com that there were a lot of amazing resources all over North Carolina, but even we’ve been blown away by how many programs are available to support you on your entrepreneurial journey. Over the next couple of months we’re going to highlight just a few from each region. In this…

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4 Tips For Knowing If You’re Really Ready To Start A Business

Aug 8, 2018

Entrepreneurs are often perceived as risk-tolerant, brazen individuals who will bet it all on one roll of the dice. In many cases, however, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. The best entrepreneurs are calculated risk takers, finding a way to reduce risk with every step they take. Starting a business is a scary prospect,…

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Marketing Your Startup: Digital Strategies To Help You Get Started

Aug 6, 2018

When it comes to marketing your startup, it’s okay to start small. Until you have room in the budget to hire a professional, the best approach is a trial-and-error, capitalize-on-your-strengths, learn-as-you-go plan. What exactly does that mean? Trial and Error You can do a lot with no budget, but it does take time. As a…

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Raising Startup Capital: One-Time Costs and Ongoing Expenses

Jul 31, 2018

Before you begin to raise capital for your new venture, estimating your expenses is key, but many entrepreneurs aren’t sure where to start. If your goal is raising startup capital, you owe it to your business – and your potential investors – to know exactly how that money will be spent. While every startup is…

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040 Wrapping Up Season 1 with Our Favorite Entrepreneurial Advice

Jul 2, 2019

Entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses can find it challenging to get their idea up and running for a variety of reasons. There may be business skills you need to learn, or perhaps an angel investor is required to bring your product or service from idea to reality. Perhaps you are unsure of what to put…

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039 NC IDEA: Grant Application Best Practices & Mistakes to Avoid with John Austin

Jun 25, 2019

John joins me today to share how the NC IDEA grant process is structured and to describe the grant application best practices. He highlights how entrepreneurs can tackle stage one and stage two forms and explains what entrepreneurs should (and shouldn’t) do in each stage. Here also shares best practices for delivering a pitch and…

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038 Podcasting Best Practices: Elevating Your Brand Through Storytelling with Dan Radin of Auxbus

Jun 18, 2019

Dan joins me today to share why he started Auxbus and why its podcast creation solution differs from others in the industry. He describes the four stages of podcast creation and reveals the different models for generating an income or building a brand through the production and distribution of a podcast. Dan also shares how…

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037 Igniting Innovation and Entrepreneurship with UNC Wilmington CIE Director, Diane Durance

Jun 11, 2019

Diane joins me today to share how the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) connects the university’s resources with entrepreneurs and venture startups. She describes the Mentor Group Program and the coworking space provided by CIE and reveals the upcoming networking and learning events. I also spoke with Claire to learn more about Skilly-do and…

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036 Developing Connections to Capital and Mentors with CED Director Jay Bigelow

Jun 4, 2019

Jay joins me today to share the programs, mentorship, workshops, and conferences that are provided by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. He explains how the Connections to Capital program and Venture Mentoring Service helps entrepreneurs and the process they use to vet applicants for the CEO Round Table events. He also shares what you can expect…

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035 Improving Your Leadership Skills as a Science-Based Entrepreneur with Praetego Co-Founder & CEO, Pepper Landson

May 28, 2019

Joan joins me today to share how tech-based entrepreneurs and science-based entrepreneurs differ in the position of founding a startup. I also spoke with Pepper to learn her perspective on the importance of science-based entrepreneurs shifting their mindset from “leadership” to “service-ship.” She shares the common misconceptions surrounding entrepreneurship and being a “good leader” and…

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034 Launching Larger Than Life Biotech Companies into the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with Joan Siefert Rose

May 21, 2019

Joan joins me today to share how LaunchBio is helping life science and biotech companies through coworking spaces, wet labs, and support programs. She shares the networking opportunities within and outside of the region and how LaunchBio is bringing strategic partners together. I also spoke with Pepper to learn more about how LaunchBio and BioLabs…

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033 Creative Entrepreneurship: How to Xpand Your Brand to New Heights with Johanna Hagarty

May 14, 2019

Johanna joins me today to share the impact creatives make from a global perspective. She shares how her career started and what inspired her to start her own company. She explains how some professions, like accountants, can be considered creative and how an artist can transition to becoming a creative entrepreneur. She also shares her…

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Bonus 001 Enhancing Creativity & Artistry Through Entrepreneurship with Kevin Clark

May 9, 2019

On today’s bonus episode, Kevin highlights the importance of embracing the creative side of being an entrepreneur. He explains the connection between your creativity and entrepreneurship, the lessons he has learned throughout his journey, and how artistry can affect your journey in starting a business. He also shares valuable tips for those who are looking…

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