In this episode, we talk about a theme that showed up during our last Monday Maker Mixer.

The episode focuses on the idea that there are winters both in life and in business. And that to survive a harsh winter, you need to have prepared for it.

We talk about some of the ways that small businesses can prepair for lean times. We talk about ways that small businesses can effectively and efficiently add “calories” to their business by building trap lines.

It’s a metaphor that you might need to hear to understand. Please give the episode a listen!

 

Hope you’ll join us at our next Monday Maker Mixer (11/07/2022 at the time of publishing)!

In this episode, we reset and answer these questions:

  • Where have we been?!
  • What’s Sarah up to?
  • What’s next for the podcast?
  • What’s next for the community?

 

Episode Notes:

We had a son! That’s right, we made him in Asheville. His name is Nico and he’s a happy and healthy baby.

Sarah’s primary focus is now QB Cucina.

  • QB Cucina Website
  • QB Cucina Instagram

We’re still working with select clients via our agency, Making It Creative.

We’re looking to use our platform to share more good news and great work in the community. Click here to learn about how to send us a 1-minute voice memo.

More projects are coming down the pike, so if you’re not yet, please subscribe to our email list. That’s where we’ll be share the most information.

Quick announcement episode!

  • The podcast is back
  • There have been a lot of changes at Making It In Asheville HQ
  • We make a request for Voice Memos from the community
We make an open call to non-profit and non-commercial organizations in Asheville. If you’d like to share a 1-minute sound bite about the work that you’re doing in Asheville, please visit this page to learn how to send us a voice memo.
In this episode, we take a moment to share some updates from the team at Making It in Asheville.

Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: 

  • What to expect next from Making It in Asheville
  • Where Sarah has been hiding
  • Who else is involved in the production of this show
  • About Sarah’s new business QBCucina.com
  • And more…

 


Show Notes

The two-year anniversary of our first episode is April 24th, 2021.

We have some incredible guests lined up for Season 7 and some exciting new projects ahead. We want to tell more stories from our community and we’re going to be leaning into video. Stay tuned to the website and to our YouTube channel.

We used to say that the Making It In Asheville podcast was brought to you by Making It Creative (our marketing agency) but we’ve recently reallocated the majority of our attention to other projects.

Sarah launched QB Cucina (qbcucina.com) in September and has been doing an incredible job growing that business. QB Cucina is your destination for all things Italian food, cooking, and culture. If you want to know try an Italian pasta recipe, buy the tools to make it, and take a class to perfect it, QB Cucina is where you want to go.

And Tony took over a nearly 20-year-old technology company called 1Source International (1sourceinternational.com). 1Source is your single source for workplace solutions ranging from Conferencing and Call Center to Video and Virtual Event Solutions and more. Before you invest in new technologies for your business, no matter what they are, consider having a conversation with the team at 1Source.


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Happy 2021, friends!

On the first podcast episode of the year, we thought it’d be a great time to circle back to our episode from season 3, “How to Set Goals that M.A.T.A. and Achieve Them.” We offer useful steps using the M.A.T.A  method and explain how this system can help you set more meaningful, intentional goals for the New Year – and actually stick to them.


Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • Why New Year’s Resolutions often fail and how you can prevent it from happening
  • How to decide what your goals should be
  • Tips for creating small wins and holding yourself accountable
  • A step by step guide to the M.A.T.A. framework and how to put it into action

Season Sponsor 

This episode is brought to you by Range Urgent Care an Asheville-based clinic that offers affordable healthcare, transparent pricing, and streamlined, friendly service. Learn more about Range Urgent Care.

*Enjoy your first month free of annual membership at Range Urgent Care. Use code ‘makingitinasheville’ at checkout. Offer valid for a limited time only.


Show Notes

M.A.T.A  is the acronym we use to set meaningful year-long goals and achieve them. It stands for  Meaningful, Actionable, Time-Constrained, and Accountable.

Find the rest of the show notes from this episode.

 

Music by Commonwealth Choir

Here’s What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What features are available on our new website
  • An invitation to submit written articles, opinions, and stories to the Making It in Asheville blog

Show Notes

Interested in writing a story or opinion piece for Making It in Asheville? Send us an email with your idea hello@makingitinasheville.com


 

At the end of every season, we record a short 20-minute episode to share our favorite sound bites from the season. You’ll get to listen to a sound bite from each interview and a little bit of commentary from each of us. This kind of episode is great way to sample the season if you’re not what episode to listen to next.

Enjoyed this episode? We also have recap episodes of Season 3, Season 2, and Season 1.


Show Notes

This episode is brought to you by Range Urgent Care an Asheville-based clinic that offers affordable healthcare, transparent pricing, and streamlined, friendly service. Learn more about Range Urgent Care.

*Enjoy your first month free of annual membership at Range Urgent Care. Use code ‘makingitinasheville’ at checkout. Offer valid for a limited time only.


Season 4 Episodes

Music by Commonwealth Choir


Curious to learn more about what we do?

Making It in Asheville is a podcast where we go behind the scenes with artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs in Asheville. We learn about what they’re making and how they’re making it in Asheville.

Making It in Asheville is powered by Making It Creative, our boutique marketing and business consulting agency. We help passionate small business owners build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.


We appreciate your support!

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribelikereview, and/or share. Each review means than you might think as they help this episode get discovered on podcast players.

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At the end of every podcast season, we like to go back and recap all the episodes. We find that doing this can help you decide which episodes you want to listen to next. Think of it as a “sampler” episode!

We hit a lot of important milestones in Season 3:

  • We started dabbling with creating more video content. In fact, you can check out all Season 3 episodes on our YouTube channel.
  • We interviewed 11 local Ashevillians, all in very unique industries.
  • We also began hosting events! Check out our events page to learn more.
  • We reached over 12,000 podcast downloads. Whew! Thanks, y’all!

Here’s How This Episode Works:

  • You’ll listen to a single meaningful sound bite (about 1-2 minutes) from each episode.
  • You’ll also hear us give about 2 minutes of commentary on each episode where we share our favorite parts about the episode.
  • You’ll learn about what’s to come in Season 4.

Show Notes

Episodes Mentioned:

Music by Commonwealth Choir


Curious to learn more about what we do?

Making It in Asheville is a podcast where we go behind the scenes with artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs in Asheville. We learn about what they’re making and how they’re making it in Asheville.

Making It in Asheville is powered by Making It Creative, our boutique marketing and business consulting agency. We help passionate small business owners build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.


We appreciate your support!

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribelikereview, and/or share. Each review means than you might think as they help this episode get discovered on podcast players.

To recommend an interviewee, visit MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast

We realize that there are a lot of people out there experiencing some kind of suffering, loss, or pain during this pandemic. It may be financial, physical, or even mental.

As a way of supporting and loving this community, we want to take a moment to share with you three important philosophies that have really helped shape our thoughts and responses to what’s happening around us. Although we know we are speaking from a place of multiple types of privilege, these teachings have helped our minds stay positive and be optimistic. These counter-intuitive mental frameworks have helped us cope and continue to work toward our goals.

And although some of these teachings are, let’s say, strange, our hope is that you’ll find at least one of them helpful. No matter what you’re going through right now, whether it’s a financial loss, the feeling of failure, or a sense of loneliness, we hope this episode will help you in some small way.

Here’s What You’ll Learn in the Episode

  • Why we’re going on the offensive during COVID-19 (and some of the ways we’re doing so)
  • How these frameworks have affected the way we’re showing up with friends, family, and this community.
  • The three philosophies or teachings that have impacted the way we see the world (and are especially important as we consider the effects of COVID-19 on our business and our personal lives)
  • For each teaching, we also share resources and books where you can learn more about them
  • Why some of these teachings might be “triggering” or difficult to hear for some people

P.S. We recently put together a list of resources for small businesses in Asheville to help during these uncertain times. Read Coronavirus: Resources for Small Businesses in Asheville (and Beyond).


Show Notes

Below we provide some more information about each of the philosophies we covered in this episode. Please note: some of these links are Amazon affiliate links. We appreciate your support!

To learn more about stoicism, we recommend the following:

To learn more about Byron Katie and “The Work,” we recommend the following:

To learn more about Busting Loose theories, we recommend:

We’ve built a resource page for Coronavirus/COVID-19 support for local businesses

MakingItInAsheville.com/coronavirus

We’re hosting a week of live-streamed conversations to support the community called, “What Now, Asheville?”

MakingItInAsheville.com/what-now

 

Music by Commonwealth Choir


Curious to learn more about what we do?

Making It in Asheville is a podcast where we go behind the scenes with artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs in Asheville. We learn about what they’re making and how they’re making it in Asheville.

Making It in Asheville is powered by Making It Creative, our boutique marketing and business consulting agency. We help passionate small business owners build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.


We appreciate your support!

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribelikereview, and/or share. Each review means than you might think as they help this episode get discovered on podcast players.

To recommend an interviewee, visit MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast