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019 – Welcome to Season 2 + What to Expect This Season
A lot of things have changed since our first episode. To kick off Season 2 of the Making It in Asheville Podcast, we spend a couple of minutes discussing where we started, how the show has grown, and what we're focusing on for the future.
020 – Connie Matisse, Co-Founder of East Fork Pottery, Shares Lessons on Growing Pains, Relationship Building, and Honest Storytelling
In this episode, we sit down with Connie Matisse, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of East Fork Pottery.
021 – Jack Roche of Old North Unpacks the “Audacity” of Selling $300 Jeans in Asheville
Jack Roche shares insight on the process of opening, growing, and maintaining a retail store. Together we unpack the psychology of clothing, work, and the pursuit of happiness.
022 – Emily Peele from High Five Coffee on Empathy, Quality Service and the Coffee Community in Asheville
During the episode, Emily shares lessons from working in the food and beverage industry in Asheville and how it's made her a more empathetic person. We also got to talk about different ways to describe the flavors of coffee and get a sneak peek of the upcoming Asheville Coffee Expo.
023 – Asheville Wellness Tours on Finding a Niche Business Opportunity in A Saturated Market
In Asheville, it seems like there is a tour for just about everything, from food tastings and bicycle pub crawls to LaZoom's historical comedy mash-up. So when Nicole and Sue Ann thought about how wellness could fit into the mix, they found the perfect sweet spot.
024 – Zach Eidson from Metro Wines on Soul Searching, Establishing a Customer Service Strategy, and Buying Better Wine
There's an art to helping someone choose the right wine. In this episode, experienced wine connoisseur and manager of Metro Wines shares his approach towards customer service and talks about what it was like to move to Asheville with his family.
025 – Lessons from Planning a Wedding in Asheville (Yup, We Just Got Married!)
What's it like getting married in Asheville? In this episode, we share our personal experience of planning a wedding in the Land of the Sky.
026 – Holiday Childress of Holiday Grooms on Saying No So that You Can Grow, Practicing Patience, and the Importance of Men’s Self Care
Holiday Childress takes men's grooming to a whole new level with the opening of this own studio salon and wedding mobile barbershop.
027 – Gabriel Hargett of Oowee Products on the Magic of Craftsmanship, Lean Manufacturing, and Transitioning from Full-Time Employee to Full-Time Boss
How do you transition from a full-time employee to a full-time business owner? Gabriel Hargett, founder fo Ooweer products, shares his journey of taking his side passion of leatherworking to a whole new level.
028 – Alyssa Phillips of Amp’d Designs on the Value of a Logo, Networking for Introverts, and Investing in Your Business
From networking tips for introverts to building a self-employed graphic design business in Asheville, this episode with Alyssa Phillips is full of practical advice.
029 – Five 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.
030 – Zach Greenwald of Strength Ratio on Sustainable Fitness, Dealing with Pain, and Connecting with Customers
Most gyms start the same way: build a space, install equipment, hire trainers. But Zach and his partners did things differently when they opened Strength Ratio.
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