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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 46 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

    098- What is Logorhythm Creative?

    098- What is Logorhythm Creative?

    Episode Notes
    In this episode, we interview graphic illustrator, brand developer, and bassist, Logan Hall.

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

    How Logan's creative outlets overlap between design and music
    How the nature of Logan's work is always allowing him to learn something new
    The collaborative effort of musicians and artists in general
    The development and exciting future for Pink Beds music
    How Pinterest still stands strong

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/098

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

    • 39 min
    097 - Chemist Spirits

    097 - Chemist Spirits

    In this episode, we interview Debbie Word, the owner of Chemist Spirits in Asheville, NC.

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


    What makes moonshine so aggressive and why great spirits taste good.
    The serendipity that led to the Chemist's distillery and Antidote bar's incredible location on the south slope in Asheville
    The difficulty in finding investors and funding and how that's actually been an asset to the business
    What's next for Chemist Spirits (psst... lots of growth and new spirits)

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/097

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

    • 1 hr 14 min
    096 - Cameron Farlow of Organic Growers School

    096 - Cameron Farlow of Organic Growers School

    Episode Notes
    In this episode, we interview Cameron Farlow, Executive Director of Organic Growers School in Asheville, NC.

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


    How OGS and agriculture as a whole is working away from commercial and capitalist definitions to include a wider view of people including Indigenous cultures and communities
    How Cameron is creating a supportive structure and organizational culture that supports life in and outside of work
    The long history of racism within farming
    The romanticized vision of farming and the loving (but necessary) bubble bursting that comes with education

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/096

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

    • 1 hr 24 min
    095 - Ashton Zager Fiber Art

    095 - Ashton Zager Fiber Art

    Episode Notes
    In this episode, we interview Ashton of Ashton Zager Fiber Arts.

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

    Believing in “The AND” and what this means to Tony and Ashton
    The importance of persistence in Ashton's life and of “showing up” during highs and lows
    How tragedy impacted her business and her overall tone on social media
    Scaling up with an online presence with passive income
    The importance of being seen as a human

    To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/events
    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/095

    • 1 hr 22 min
    094 - Meghan and Lindsay of Palm + Pine

    094 - Meghan and Lindsay of Palm + Pine

    Episode Notes
    In this episode, we interview Meghan Mciver & Lindsey Riley. The owners and all-around vibe curators of the plant disco and store, Palm + Pine in Asheville, NC.


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

    Different strategies for managing pressure as business owners and most importantly, human beings
    Expectations vs Agreements- Creating realistic timelines for a project and the importance of giving yourself enough lead way
    The challenges of stocking a retail space within the living (plant) industry 
    How the pandemic forced Meghan and Lindsay to crawl instead of run at the start of their business 
    How capital and having a business has allowed them to better address the socioeconomic issues that exist with AVL 
    Making plants accessible and nonjudgmental

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/094

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

    • 1 hr 18 min
    093 - Anuj Patel of Tech House

    093 - Anuj Patel of Tech House

    Episode Notes
    Episode Notes
    In this episode, we interview Anuj Patel, Tech Support aficionado, and 1/2 of the founders of Tech House in Asheville, NC.

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

    How Anuj and Early’s relationship allows them to thrive, communicate and grow
    How TH is finding success by stepping back from the niche market (think Apple store) and allowing TH to be approachable by having the ability to let people come in and learn and use technology as a tool
    How Tech House shows up and is accessible to their customers in many ways/platforms
    How watching his father and family's entrepreneurship background and experience shaped much of Anuj's success
    Franchise vs owning your own business and how TH created a system that uses techniques from both
    Navigating supply and demand as a small business

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/093

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

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

    Music by Commonwealth Choir

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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Adoratherapy ,

Beyond local

What a great way to meet all the people you want to know more about in Asheville. Great in depth questions. As much about Asheville as it is about entrepreneurship and what drives people to start snd build businesses.

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Such a great place to learn about all the amazing businesses that make western NC great. But you don’t have to live here to be motivated, inspired, and to learn a bit about what it takes to grow a successful small business. Thanks for all the hard work that goes into this!!!

VegheadRedhead ,

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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