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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 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 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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021: Thom Ruhe Part Tuhe: The Economic and Socio-Political Implications of Supporting Entrepreneurship

Feb 25, 2019

Thom re-joins me on today’s episode to share the role that entrepreneurship plays in the economy and why it is critically important to support entrepreneurs. He shares the lessons he has learned throughout his career and explains the critical role entrepreneurs and their startups play in building and maintaining a healthy economy.   “You can…

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020 NC IDEA: Supporting Entrepreneurs Through Grant Funding, Mentorship, and Programming with President and CEO, Thom Ruhe

Feb 19, 2019

Thom joins me today to share his journey and how he got involved with NC IDEA. He explains the programs and grants that are available for entrepreneurs and startups and how the programs help entrepreneurs at various stages of their business development journey. He also explains why the organization created NC IDEA SOAR – a…

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019 Keys to Getting Involved in Your Startup Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs, Mentors, and Providers

Feb 12, 2019

When you are just starting out as an entrepreneur, finding and connecting with your local startup community can be quite challenging. It can be even more difficult when you’re new to a community – especially without a previous professional connection or familial ties. So, how does an ambitious entrepreneur start building meaningful, long-lasting connections in…

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018 How Bunker Labs Helps Veterans Make Connections and Launch Their Startups with Atlantic Region Executive Director Dean Bundschu

Feb 11, 2019

Dean joins me today to share why he wanted to help veterans create and develop businesses. He reveals the programs that are run by Bunker Labs and how veteran entrepreneurs can find inspiration, connections, and training through the Bunker Labs events and programs.

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017 How Skinny Dips, Mentorships, and Partnerships Help Entrepreneurs Drive Business Forward with Hatch Chairman and Co-Founder George Glackin

Jan 29, 2019

George joins me today to share how founders and new business startups can gain help and experience through the programs run by Hatch such as their Skinny Dips, Deep Dives, and Demo Days events. He explains how pitch events and workshops help move business ideas forward and highlights the talent pool of mentors who work…

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016 Why Entrepreneurs Need to Adapt to IoT and Emerging Technologies with RIoT Executive Director Tom Snyder

Jan 22, 2019

Tom joins me today to share how RIoT helps entrepreneurs and business startups learn about the Internet of Things and how it can be used within their business or startup. He defines IoT and how it is affecting the way we live, entertain and do business. He also shares how RIoT’s accelerator programs, education courses,…

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015 How 1 Million Cups Coffee and Networking Events Help Entrepreneurs Level Up Their Business with Melody Isis Herman

Jan 15, 2019

Melody joins me today to share how 1 Million Cups Asheville is helping entrepreneurs and business startups connect, learn, and build confidence through presentation events. She explains the value of presenting at an event and how experts, CEOs, past entrepreneurs, and investors make guest appearances to provide value, inspiration, and education. I also spoke with…

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000 Bonus – Inspiring, Hilarious, and Informative Highlights with Real Entrepreneurs

Jan 8, 2019

On the Supportedly podcast, I always need to cut material from interviews that I wish I could include in the podcast. This material is often packed with valuable insight, tips, and funny stories from inspiring entrepreneurs – like you – but needed to be cut for time.   On this bonus episode, I want to…

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014 – Supportedly’s Backside with Steph and Tom

Jan 1, 2019

Since its foundation, Supportedly has engaged with entrepreneurs, sharing essential information that will help them on their journey via the site’s dynamic directory, blog, and podcast. Supportedly has successfully highlighted the support programs that are out there for entrepreneurs to help them start and develop businesses. Your valuable feedback helps us change the way that…

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