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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

Basic Podcast Equipment: The Tools We Use to Make the Making It in Asheville Podcast

Hi! Tony here. Some of you have asked about our podcast set-up so we wanted to take the time to share with you the basic equipment we use. Before we dive in, it’s important to note that this post is not meant to be exhaustive of all of the things you could use to create … Continue reading Basic Podcast Equipment: The Tools We Use to Make the Making It in Asheville Podcast

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 been … 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

“Everything I need to know I learned as a bartender…and all I did was listen.” -Zach Eidson In this episode, we interview Zach Eidson, the General Manager of Metro Wines. Zach and his family moved to Asheville in early 2019 from Cincinnati. He came to Metro Wines with years of experience under his belt of … 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

“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

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

“We have those conversations a lot about reminding newer baristas who are being really precious with their craft that they don’t know that person’s story. And so let’s find a way to perhaps dialogue about how [we] can meet [their] needs.” -Emily Peele In this podcast episode, we interview Emily Peele, Brand Director of High … 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

Weekly Stand-Up Meeting: What Is It, How to Host One, and Why it Works for Productivity

Every Sunday, we hold a 15-minute meeting that has drastically improved our relationship, both in our business and personal life. We call it a “Weekly Stand-Up.”  What is a Weekly Stand-Up? The name “stand-up” just means that the meeting should be brief enough that everyone can stand through its entirety. It’s common lingo in the … Continue reading Weekly Stand-Up Meeting: What Is It, How to Host One, and Why it Works for Productivity