The Entrepreneur Exchange is a lively conversation between small business owners, entrepreneurs, and business experts sharing tools and tips to assist new businesses get up and running and existing small business grow and prosper in this challenging economy. Topics include small business funding issues, economical ways to market and promote your business, and resources available to entrepreneurs. And more!
Gig Economy Apps & Platforms with Todd Lyden, Bladen Community College
What apps and platforms can you use to get your business off the ground in today’s gig economy? This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Bladen Community College NC Small Business Center Director Todd Lyden to share tools and resources to start selling products and services without breaking the bank and to help assess your market demand. Plus Todd joins hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller to discuss the pandemic surge in entrepreneurship and business start-ups. Finally, they give shout-outs to small businesses to check out, including some spirits, pottery…and yes, more spirits! It’s all here on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange!
9th Annual Business Lessons from the Movies
It’s a MESH holiday tradition…the Entrepreneur Exchange “Business Lessons from the Movies” Podtacular edition, as hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller are joined by the founders of the Footcandle Film Society , Alan Jackson and Chris Frye, to share their movie recommendations which have a business lesson takeaway. When you and the family need to take a break this holiday season, these movies will entertain and give you something to think about. Plus you get a helping of small businesses of the month to check out, ranging from food to a professional concierge business. It’s all here on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange on The MESH podcast network!
Starting a Software Business with Brandon Lee, Terra Dotta
This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange focuses on starting a software business…or is it an enterprise solutions business? Brandon Lee, one of the founders of Terra Dotta and now a golf course owner (Players Ridge GC) joins hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller to share how he and his partner got their software business off the ground and created a successful business managing study abroad programs for colleges and universities. Plus Brandon, Jeff, and Gary share some small businesses which you should be checking out, ranging from food to live music venues, to new technology to keep your food fresh…it’s all here on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange!
Small Businesses of the Month included in this episode: the hum, 1877 Pub and Grub, Holly and Ivy Inn, GreenLife Tech
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Avoiding Common Mistakes with Tim Reynolds, DHW CPAs and Strategic Advisors
What are the mistakes that can kill your business? And how can you avoid them? Tim Reynolds with the accounting firm DHW CPAs and Strategic Advisors shares his 25+ years of accounting and operational experience to review the common mistakes that can be fatal to your new or small business. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller compare notes on how you can reward your employees without breaking the bank, and they share their small businesses of the month which include some tasty eats and some non-alcoholic sodas. It’s all here on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange!
Non-Profit Consulting and Funding with Mandy Pearce, Funding for Good
Can a start-up make a profit serving non-profits? Mandy Pearce and her business, Funding for Good, have proven that you can. Mandy joins Entrepreneur Exchange hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller to share lessons from operating her consulting and funding business, including how to manage expenses and build sales. Plus Jeff and Gary consider whether to jump into the Tik Tok game and start rapping careers, and they share their small businesses of the month. It’s all here on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange on The MESH podcast network!
Government Contracts with Mark Mills, NC Military Business Center
Businesses can make big bucks doing business with the government, but you need to know the rules of the road. This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Mark Mills, Business Development Manager with the NC Military Business Center, to discuss the process for businesses to tap into the wide world of government contracts. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller share their small businesses of the month which range from ice cream to removing your pet’s fur from your clothes…it’s all here on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange!