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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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004 Assisting Students with Attainable Goals and Embracing Entrepreneurship with CVCC’s Small Business Center Director Jeff Neuville 

Oct 26, 2018

Jeff Neuville is the Director of the Small Business Center at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC). CVCC’s Small Business Center is one of 58 centers throughout North Carolina focused on helping new and existing entrepreneurs start and grow sustainable businesses. Jeff has served as President and CEO of several multi-million-dollar companies in the textile and distribution…

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003 Helping Entrepreneurs Through the Market Research and Customer Discovery Process with Ventureprise Assistant Director Laura Smailes

Oct 26, 2018

Laura Smailes is the Assistant Director of Ventureprise, UNC Charlotte’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center focused on helping startups, early-stage companies, and innovation-based entrepreneurs throughout the Charlotte, NC community. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Communications Studies at UNC Charlotte and, later, formed the cleantech startup, Eco-H2O Innovations LLC, with two engineers. In addition to the work she does with Ventureprise, she…

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002 A-B Tech Small Business Center: Sparking the Entrepreneurial Fire

Oct 9, 2018

The Scoop “Sparking the entrepreneurial fire”…see what I did there? Get it?! Jill SPARKS? Yeah, I know, you get it…you got it a while ago. But really, if you’ve meet Jill Sparks in person, you know her last name suits her perfectly. As the Executive Director of the A-B Tech Small Business Center, Jill is…

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001 The Collider – A collision of climate experts, education, and collaboration in Asheville, NC

Oct 8, 2018

The Scoop This week on The Supportedly Podcast, I sat down with Josh Dorfman, CEO of The Collider and James McMahon, CEO of The Climate Service. They help me better understand the programs available to support entrepreneurs at The Collider. Not only did I find out more about the programs, I also discovered a passion…

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000 Welcome to The Supportedly Podcast!

Sep 9, 2018

What can I say?! I’m just so excited to help tell the world about all the low cost and free support programs that are available for entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. Episode 0 is pretty straight forward. Tom Ryan, Supportedly founder, my business partner and friend flips the tables and interviews me for…

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