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Interview With An Entrepreneur: Jon Jones, CEO/Co-Founder of Anthroware

Jul 23, 2018

We sat down with Jon Jones, Anthroware Co-Founder and CEO/Hatch AVL Co-Founder and Programming Chair, to discuss his path to entrepreneurship and what he enjoys most about building a successful company in Asheville, North Carolina.     Jon started Anthroware in 2013 to build software the right way — always starting from a product development…

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

Jul 23, 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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It’s 2018. Are Classic Business Plans As Useful As A MySpace Account?

Jul 17, 2018

If writing a 60+ page detailed account of your business (rather than working on growing your business) sounds like a fun way to spend your week, this post might not be for you. But if you’re thinking, “Root canal or business plan: which would I rather?” …then read on, my friend! The good news is…

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If Someone Were Hiring a Great Entrepreneur, Would You Qualify?

Jul 8, 2018

Great entrepreneurs are made, not born. Sure, a few are blessed with ridiculous talent and/or luck, but for the rest of us, talent just isn’t enough. So in case you’re wondering, like we were, about the traits and qualities most successful entrepreneurs share, here’s our list of entrepreneur “must-haves,” “should-haves”, and some “big pluses”… The…

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Podcast Mania: The Best Business Podcasts to Help You GSD (Get Sh*t Done)

Jul 8, 2018

As it turns out, our team is a bit podcast crazy. We listen to them while we commute, exercise, shower, cook, travel, and more. We’ve rounded up the best business podcasts for your listening pleasure! (Are you new to podcasting? Check out this article from Wired, The Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts.) Here are the Supportedly…

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Entrepreneurs, Here’s How You Can Identify Your “Highest and Best Use” (Part 2)

Jun 28, 2018

In Part 1, we covered the concept of “highest and best use”, and how it applies to entrepreneurship. Now let’s apply it to your business. To help you identify those tasks that simply don’t represent the highest and best use of your time and mental energies, ask yourself these three questions: Wait! Did you miss…

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Entrepreneurs, Do You Know Your “Highest and Best Use”? (Part 1)

Jun 28, 2018

Maintaining work/life balance and peak performance is one of the biggest challenges for most entrepreneurs, myself included. But after years of fumbling and bumbling with various systems and tools, I developed a solution that actually works and is inspired by, of all things, a real estate investment concept.   Crazy, right? In the real estate…

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Employee or Contractor? How to Properly Classify Your Team

Jun 26, 2018

It’s time to hire some help. Growing a team is a big step that makes many entrepreneurs full of fear and dread because of the idea of managing people and the paperwork that goes with it. The upside is, with help, you can lighten your workload and, in most cases, help more people with your…

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Calling All Support Program Providers: Connect With Entrepreneurs in North Carolina

Jun 18, 2018

As you know, Supportedly.com asks our providers to use familiar “elevator speech” marketing language to create a story-based profile, making them more appealing to entrepreneurs in North Carolina who are using our platform. The reason for this is simple: speaking a common language makes it easier for both entrepreneurs and providers to engage in a…

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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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