029 – 5 Marketing Ideas to Help Your Business Make It in Asheville

After interviewing over 20 Asheville-based business owners, we’ve distilled 21 ideas for growing a business in Asheville. Here are the top five. In this podcast episode, we share with you our top five ideas for helping your business survive and thrive in Asheville. Note: Keep in mind that there are 16 more ideas that we’ve … Continue reading 029 – 5 Marketing Ideas to Help Your Business Make It in Asheville

028 – Alyssa Phillips of Amp’d Designs on the Value of a Logo, Networking for Introverts, and Investing in Your Business

“If something goes wrong or a client’s not happy, there’s nobody else to blame but me. There’s no boss that can handle it, there are no other employees to take the blame. I am the only person accountable.” – Alyssa Phillips In this podcast episode, we interview Alyssa Phillips, founder and owner of Amp’d Designs. … Continue reading 028 – Alyssa Phillips of Amp’d Designs on the Value of a Logo, Networking for Introverts, and Investing in Your Business

027 – Gabriel Hargett of Oowee Products on the Magic of Craftsmanship, Lean Manufacturing, and Transitioning from Full-Time Employee to Full-Time Boss

“If I post a job posting…I get all these awesome applicants and most of them read like: ‘I know my resume is all restaurants and banking, but I just wanna make stuff with my hands.’ And I can relate to that. It’s like this primal instinct or something where you just want to create something … Continue reading 027 – Gabriel Hargett of Oowee Products on the Magic of Craftsmanship, Lean Manufacturing, and Transitioning from Full-Time Employee to Full-Time Boss

026 – Holiday Childress of Holiday Grooms on Saying No So that You Can Grow, Practicing Patience, and the Importance of Men’s Self Care

“I had to say goodbye. It was scary, but it was very empowering to me. I wasn’t saying “F* you” to my clients, but I was saying “F* you” to fear. And I was saying “hello” and “amen” to coming into my full self and my passion.” – Holiday Childress For months, Holiday Childress had … Continue reading 026 – Holiday Childress of Holiday Grooms on Saying No So that You Can Grow, Practicing Patience, and the Importance of Men’s Self Care

025 – Lessons from Planning a Wedding in Asheville (Yup, We Just Got Married!)

Advice for Saying “I Do” in One of North Carolina’s Most Popular Wedding Cities In this episode, we unpack what it was like to plan a wedding in Asheville. A few weeks before recording this episode, we got married! And yes, we did it in Asheville. Getting ready for the big day has been a … Continue reading 025 – Lessons from Planning a Wedding in Asheville (Yup, We Just Got Married!)

024 – Zach Eidson from Metro Wines on Soul Searching, Establishing a Customer Service Strategy, and Buying Better Wine

Here’s What You’ll Learn: Why Zach decided to move to Asheville and how he became the General Manager of Metro Wines Zach’s tell us about his previous experience of managing and eventually owning, a wine store in Cincinnati, Ohio His approach to helping people buy the right wines, including the types of questions he asks … Continue reading 024 – Zach Eidson from Metro Wines on Soul Searching, Establishing a Customer Service Strategy, and Buying Better Wine

023 – Asheville Wellness Tours on Finding a Niche Business Opportunity in A Saturated Market + GIVEAWAY

“It’s really beautiful to allow people to step outside of their day-to-day hustle to take time to slow down, recognize beauty all around them and connect with their bodies and breath.” – Sue Ann Fisher In this podcast episode, we sit down and chat with the two lovely ladies behind Asheville Wellness Tours: Sue Ann … Continue reading 023 – Asheville Wellness Tours on Finding a Niche Business Opportunity in A Saturated Market + GIVEAWAY

022 – Emily Peele from High Five Coffee on Empathy, Quality Service and the Coffee Community in Asheville

In this podcast episode, we interview Emily Peele, Brand Director of High Five Coffee. Here’s What You’ll Learn: How and why Emily moved to Asheville and started working in the coffee industry Emily shares insight on what it’s like to work in the food and beverage industry A behind-the-scenes story of High Five Coffee’s history … Continue reading 022 – Emily Peele from High Five Coffee on Empathy, Quality Service and the Coffee Community in Asheville

021 – Jack Roche of Old North Unpacks the “Audacity” of Selling $300 Jeans in Asheville

“I’m a Ferrari-in-a-bathroom-doing-donuts-kind-of-person,” – Jack Roche And that he is. Jack is truly a Renaissance man, constantly involved in multiple projects and businesses, always in pursuit of learning the next thing. This conversation was a thrill-ride. Jack, as the owner and founder of Old North, has built a business that is both fulfilling and allows … Continue reading 021 – Jack Roche of Old North Unpacks the “Audacity” of Selling $300 Jeans in Asheville

020 – Connie Matisse, Co-Founder of East Fork Pottery, Shares Lessons on Growing Pains, Relationship Building, and Honest Storytelling

“I think trusting that your customer can handle the truth and treating them like a human you might see in the street really goes a long way.” – Connie Matisse In this episode, we sit down with Connie Matisse, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of East Fork Pottery. Here’s What You’ll Learn: The behind-the-scenes story … Continue reading 020 – Connie Matisse, Co-Founder of East Fork Pottery, Shares Lessons on Growing Pains, Relationship Building, and Honest Storytelling