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Making It in Asheville is a podcast dedicated to sharing advice on living, working, and creating in Asheville, NC. We interview the city's best entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists, and craftspeople and dig to get transferable skills to bring to your life, art, passion project, and business.

https://makingitinasheville.com

Making It in Asheville Making It Creative, LLC | Sarah and Tony Ubertaccio

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

Making It in Asheville is a podcast dedicated to sharing advice on living, working, and creating in Asheville, NC. We interview the city's best entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists, and craftspeople and dig to get transferable skills to bring to your life, art, passion project, and business.

https://makingitinasheville.com

    073 - Textura Rugs Makes Your Living Spaces Cozy

    073 - Textura Rugs Makes Your Living Spaces Cozy

    In this episode, we interview Carlos Palma and Liz Goyer, the two customer service experts and the team running Textura Rugs.

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


    What makes Textura rugs different 
    Why you should choose the rug first when decorating a home or room
    Steps they took to open the business
    How to distinguish certain rugs from others
    How Carlos and Liz manage different roles in the business
    Martial arts influence on their life now

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/073

    To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/events

    To recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast

    Shoutout to this season's sponsor: Range Urgent Care. The team at Range is offering a special promotion to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/range. Or use 'makingitinasheville' as your coupon code!

    And a special thanks to this episode's sponsor: Van Winkle Law Firm. The team at Van Winkle is generously offering a free business consultation to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more about Van Winkle Law, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/vanwinkle. Tell them we sent you!

    Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.

    Music by Commonwealth Choir

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    072 - John Hornsby Makes Connection Kits

    072 - John Hornsby Makes Connection Kits

    In this episode, we interview John Hornsby.

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


    How John developed his (is ever-evolving) style
    The importance of finding art through community
    How the practice of “going down the rabbit hole” and diving into research helps John's curiosity
    Why value is not tied to productivity
    Understanding the difference between reactivity and proactivity
    Why John started building something he calls “Connection Kits” during COVID-19

    Enjoy this episode with John!

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/072

    To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/events

    To recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast

    Shoutout to this season's sponsor: Range Urgent Care. The team at Range is offering a special promotion to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/range. Or use 'makingitinasheville' as your coupon code!

    And a special thanks to this episode's sponsor: Van Winkle Law Firm. The team at Van Winkle is generously offering a free business consultation to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more about Van Winkle Law, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/vanwinkle. Tell them we sent you!

    Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.

    Music by Commonwealth Choir

    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, like, review, and/or share! It helps to spread the word and get more eyes on Asheville's makers.

    Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms! https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/

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    https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

    071 - Making Sneakers by Hand with Justin and Amanda James Make Sneakers

    071 - Making Sneakers by Hand with Justin and Amanda James Make Sneakers

    In this episode, we interview Justin & Amanda James, the modern shoemakers & married business duo of Opie Way in Asheville, NC.

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


    Where the name Opie Way came from
    How they got into the sneaker shoe business
    How Justin made his first sneaker
    Marketing tactics plus what their initial sales process was like
    Coronavirus impact on their business
    What things to look for when buying sneakers
    Working together as a couple and how they divvy up their responsibilities

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/071

    To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/events

    To recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast

    Shoutout to this season's sponsor: Range Urgent Care. The team at Range is offering a special promotion to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/range. Or use 'makingitinasheville' as your coupon code!

    And a special thanks to this episode's sponsor: Van Winkle Law Firm. The team at Van Winkle is generously offering a free business consultation to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more about Van Winkle Law, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/vanwinkle. Tell them we sent you!

    Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.

    Music by Commonwealth Choir

    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, like, review, and/or share! It helps to spread the word and get more eyes on Asheville's makers.

    Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms! https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/

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    https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

    • 1 hr 31 min
    070 – Jared Kay of Amplified Media

    070 – Jared Kay of Amplified Media

    In this episode, we interview Jared Kay, the founder of Amplified Media.

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


    How Jared got his start in video production
    Key defining moment(s) on when he decided to get an office and hire employees
    How he and his team weigh big decisions, like bringing on a new client
    What a “matterport” video is
    Where Jared finds inspiration for his video production

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/070

    To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/events

    To recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast

    Shoutout to this season's sponsor: Range Urgent Care. The team at Range is offering a special promotion to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/range. Or use 'makingitinasheville' as your coupon code!

    And a special thanks to this episode's sponsor: Van Winkle Law Firm. The team at Van Winkle is generously offering a free business consultation to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more about Van Winkle Law, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/vanwinkle. Tell them we sent you!

    Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.

    Music by Commonwealth Choir

    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, like, review, and/or share! It helps to spread the word and get more eyes on Asheville's makers.

    Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms!
    https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/

    https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/

    https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    069 - Son and Mother Business Partners and Founders of Chill Cereal Bar & Cafe

    069 - Son and Mother Business Partners and Founders of Chill Cereal Bar & Cafe

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


    How they came up with the idea for Chill Cereal Bar
    The one marketing tool that Patricia has relied on to help grow their business
    How Elijah designed their first logo
    Patricia shares some insight into why she’s constantly learning and taking courses
    The importance of always trying to reach new communities and groups
    Their favorite cereal....dun dun dun...the suspense!

    We hope you enjoy this interview with Elijah and Patrica!

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/069

    To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/events

    To recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast

    Shoutout to this season's sponsor: Range Urgent Care. The team at Range is offering a special promotion to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/range. Or use 'makingitinasheville' as your coupon code!

    Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.

    Music by Commonwealth Choir

    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, like, review, and/or share! It helps to spread the word and get more eyes on Asheville's makers.

    Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms!
    https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/

    https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/

    https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    068 - Anneliesse Gormley of Spoon + Hook on Learning to Say No and Ask for What You Want

    068 - Anneliesse Gormley of Spoon + Hook on Learning to Say No and Ask for What You Want

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


    Anneliese shares her story of heartbreak and how that uprooted her and led to her path of woodworking
    Why Anneliesse would tell people that she was a “woodworker” before she felt like she really was one
    Learning to say “no"
    The first channels that Anneliesse used for selling her work and why she loves Shopify
    Lessons on being okay with failure
    How Anneliesse learned woodworking and where gets her inspiration from
    Why she says it’s important to not only say what you want but ask for it, too

    We hope you enjoy this episode with Anneliesse!

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/068

    To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/events

    To recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast

    Shoutout to this season's sponsor: Range Urgent Care. The team at Range is offering a special promotion to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/range. Or use 'makingitinasheville' as your coupon code!

    Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.

    Music by Commonwealth Choir

    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, like, review, and/or share! It helps to spread the word and get more eyes on Asheville's makers.

    Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms!
    https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/

    https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/

    https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

    • 1 hr 19 min

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39 Ratings

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SO helpful for an AVL newbie!

I found Sarah & Tony’s podcast while searching for any & all info that would help my transition from living in Florida to Asheville. Their episodes about moving to the area & other wrap-ups have been SO, so helpful. Interviews with locals are getting me excited to dive into the local culture. This is a great podcast for anyone wanting to adventure out & really understand a deeper layer of Asheville localism!

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