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Introduction to Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Programs
Basics of Selling on eBay
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Business Organization and Recordkeeping with the IRS
Starting an Etsy Business
How to Start a Business
NC Sales and Use Tax Workshop
How to Write a Business Plan
Low-Cost Marketing for Your Business
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Funding Your Business
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Local Entrepreneur Spotlights
Owner, Mae’s Coffee Shop
Asia Magus started Mae’s coffee shop with the goal of providing a big service with a small-town feel. Her store focuses on family, community, and personal touch, which has become a staple in the local community.
Jordan Schindler's company, Texdel, focuses on well-being solutions and wellness in textiles. He moved his business to the Catawba region after finding the unique resources he required to build his business.
Founder, 1712 Spirits
Founder Zach Cranford built 1712 Spirits in the Catawba region to set himself apart from the rest of the noise in larger major metros.
Tammy & Stewart Cook
Founders, The App Garden
Tammy and Stewart Cook, Founders of The App Garden, discuss their entrepreneurship journey, starting and growing their business in Hickory, North Carolina. They talk about the challenges of scaling a nationwide business and the support that they've had along the way to do just that.
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