037 – Hunter Berry of Taco Billy on Finding Purpose in Breakfast Tacos

“The times I’ve been happiest in life have been when I felt like I had a vision or a purpose — something to chase and I went for it. And when you’re going for it, there’s not really a better feeling. Taco Billy has definitely been one of those times.” —Hunter Berry, Founder of Taco … Continue reading 037 – Hunter Berry of Taco Billy on Finding Purpose in Breakfast Tacos

033 – Leah Ashburn, President of Highland Brewing, on the Evolution of a Microbrewery

“We’ve had to get a lot more focused on how we compete —and it’s made us a better company.” – Leah Wong Ashburn In our final interview episode of Season 2, we chat with Leah Wong Ashburn, President of Highland Brewing Company. Founded in 1994, Highland Brewing was the first legal brewery in Asheville since … Continue reading 033 – Leah Ashburn, President of Highland Brewing, on the Evolution of a Microbrewery

032 – Honey of Different Wrld on Building a Brand and Community, Crowdfunding, and Inclusion

“Somebody told me something that was very, very important. It’s that: luck is not luck —it’s preparation… Opportunities will come all day long, but if you’re not prepared, you’re not prepared… And ‘luck’ is when preparation and opportunity meet.” -Honey In this episode of Making It in Asheville, we interview Honey. She is the founder … Continue reading 032 – Honey of Different Wrld on Building a Brand and Community, Crowdfunding, and Inclusion

030 – Zach Greenwald of Strength Ratio on Sustainable Fitness, Dealing with Pain, and Connecting with Customers

“I did find my life’s calling very early on in life which is coaching. I love training. I love staying physically fit. But I really don’t care about it as much as I care about my athletes.” – Zach Greenwald In this episode, we interview Zach Greenwald, co-founder of Strength Ratio, a strength-training and Olympic … Continue reading 030 – Zach Greenwald of Strength Ratio on Sustainable Fitness, Dealing with Pain, and Connecting with Customers

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

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