90 episodes

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
    • 4.9 • 42 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

    090 - Matt Parris of Roots Hummus

    090 - Matt Parris of Roots Hummus

    Episode Notes
    In this episode, we interview Matt Parris the founder and CEO of Roots Hummus and The Roots Foundation.

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

    Why finding the right partners can determine your success when upscaling a business (and how Roots scaled their production capacity 100x)
    The power of creating a financial engine to help support true passion and vision
    How Matt and his team are using food as a vehicle for critical global change
    How sales are about more than whether a product is good or not
    Why the dream of early retirement is broken

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/090

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

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

    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.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    089 - Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani Restaurant Group

    089 - Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani Restaurant Group

    In this episode, we interview Meherwan Irani, the CEO, Executive Chef, and Founder of the Chai Pani Restaurant Group.

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


    Chai Pani is a context-based business model that focuses on why instead of the how
    Why it’s important to just let your team come up with better ideas
    Who Meherwan considers "carriers," and why they are pivotal in allowing a business to grow and expand
    The origins of the name Chai Pani
    How and why the team at Chai Pani focuses on the little things

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/089

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

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

    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.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    088 - Season 6 Finale (+Updates)

    088 - Season 6 Finale (+Updates)

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/088

    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!

    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.

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    • 15 min
    087 - Coco Villa of Casa De Coco

    087 - Coco Villa of Casa De Coco

    In this episode, we interview Coco Villa, an exceptional multidisciplinary artist residing in Asheville, NC. Coco is constantly creating and during our conversation we fondly termed her a "slash creator." She is a clothing designer/self-portrait artist/filmmaker/dancer/model/creative director and the list doesn't stop there. She teaches us what it looks like to fluidly move (literally and mentally) through creative projects and how she is able to honor each step of the process.

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


    How the "flywheel" of creating allows Coco to always have a steady stream of new projects
    What having a healthy relationship and emotional connection to putting art and creative content out to the world looks like
    Navigating the economics of an artist
    How to transform negative thoughts artfully and stay in the present
    How we can all benefit from using the Spoon Theory

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/087

    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!

    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.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    086 - Eric Scheffer of Jettie Rae's (and Vinnie's)

    086 - Eric Scheffer of Jettie Rae's (and Vinnie's)

    In this episode, we interview Eric Scheffer. With 21 years of hospitality experience including Asheville gems such as Vinnies and Jettie Rae's and the former Savoy, Scheffer explains how caring about your people is one of the most important strategies to success.

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


    How the Senegalese term Teranga can make everyone a better person
    How employers can try to help with recovery and the pervasive link between Alcohol/Drug use and the restaurant industry
    Why valuing and communicating with your employees leads to success in business and life
    How deciding if try a new career (even if you're experiencing success in another) is a good idea
    Why Eric was given the nickname “Hollywood” 

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/086

    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!

    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.

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    085 - Gillie Roberts of Ware and "Handmade for Retail"

    085 - Gillie Roberts of Ware and "Handmade for Retail"

    In this episode, we announce a webinar series. Our first program is in partnership with WareAVL's founder and owner, Gillie Roberts. Ware is a retail store in downtown Asheville that curates an incredible selection of beautiful and sustainable products.

    If you're an independent maker, please consider joining us for "Handmade for Retail." This program, developed by Gillie, will put you on the fast track toward becoming a preferred wholesale vendor for retailers.

    Visit: makingitinasheville.com/handmade to learn more about the course.

    For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/085

    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!

    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 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 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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Learning & loving it!

I recently stumbled across this podcast and have learned SO much about Asheville and the creative community here. I’ve lived in the area for 9 years and love the refreshing and fun (...and interesting!) tone of Making it in Asheville. Keep up the great work!

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Learning new things about Asheville everyday

We moved to Asheville 3+ years ago and are constantly discovering things about our new hometown. Making it in Asheville has discussed many people and places we did not know about. Thank you!! We love Asheville as much as you do and enjoy sharing your passion for this wonderful place.

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