Entrepreneur Exchange

Entrepreneur Exchange

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!

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August 1, 2022 58 min

Are you tired of people telling you what to do? This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange podcast shares things that you should NOT do when it comes to your business. Hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller welcome Julia and Ray Campbell with Campbell Design who mine their twenty years of business ownership to come up with their dirty dozen list of things we should not be doing in a business setting…and sometimes even in a personal setting! P...

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“If you're afraid of getting a rotten apple, don't go to the barrel. Get it off the tree,” said Sean Connery’s character to Elliott Ness in the movie, The Untouchables. This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, President of Catawba Valley Community College, who discusses how the community college plants entrepreneurial seeds on its campus as well as supports entrepreneurship in its community. Dr. Hins...

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Just like eating your vegetables, startups and small businesses need to be thinking about the legal and tax issues that affect them. This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange provides some answers, as Fred Parker with the law firm of Gardner Skelton joins hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller to review legal and tax issues that startups and small businesses should be thinking about. Sole proprietor or LLC? What expenses are tax-deductible? ...

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How does a start-up get traction with a new product and a way that changes how a retail category does business? Join this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange to see how entrepreneurs Steph and Brandon Prime are working to change the greeting card business with their start-up, Cardstalk, working with artists, retailers, and customers to provide unique greeting cards using in-store kiosks…and saving retailers valuable shelf space. They als...

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Is becoming an internet influencer part of your business plan? How about figuring out how to monetize your online content? This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange features Teddy Burriss with Burriss Consulting, Inc., to discuss Teddy’s success with monetizing his online content and the steps he’s taken to reach this point. Spoiler alert, it’s not for those trying to be an overnight sensation. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller sha...

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Insurance isn’t sexy, but it’s a necessity to protect your assets and your business. The Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Brian Garrison to the podcast to discuss the types of insurance a start-up or small business should consider and to identify mistakes in coverage that often occur. Hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller also talk with Brian about his start-up, On Point Consulting, which helps commercial and residential clients naviga...

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Are you making a little money on the side and trying to figure out to make the leap to full-time entrepreneur? Entrepreneur Exchange podcast hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller welcome Charles Alexander, Director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Volunteer State College, to talk about moving your side hustle to a self-sustaining business. Charles also answers some hard-hitting lightning-round questions, and the ...

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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 entrepr...

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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 t...

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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 Bran...

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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 s...

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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 b...

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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...

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Want to develop the best sports bra? How about starting with a NASA engineer as your designer! This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange features Jen Paulson, the creator, and CEO of Siggie Lodoen Sportswear...a new business focusing on making a better sports bra. Jen shares the challenges of starting an apparel company and lessons from her entrepreneurial journey with hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller. Plus Jeff and Gary share their sm...

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How do you start a Fintech company? Giles Nugent, the co-founder of Salusion, shares his start-up story plus provides start-up advice that he has picked up in a 25 plus year career on Wall Street. Hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss how businesses should respond to the changing mask guidelines to keep their customers and employees happy and safe, plus they share their small business of the month. Turkey leg, anyone? It’s al...

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This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Hoan Do, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and American Ninja Warrior, who discusses his business, motivational lessons he shares with students, and tips for budding entrepreneurs. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss how Keeping It Simple can lead to new product developments, plus share their small businesses of the month which include a B & B option and your new drone ...

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Franchising can help you get into business with established branding and marketing, but you need to know what you’re getting into. Entrepreneur Exchange hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller welcome Incredible Edibles franchise owner Fran Paradine to the podcast to discuss her business, the pros and cons of franchising and her experience with a business started during COVID. Plus Jeff and Gary discuss how turbulent times can create b...

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Ready for big game hunting? Well, the federal government buys more products and services than any one customer in the world. This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Brooklyn Dellinger with the North Carolina Procurement Technical Assistance Center to discuss how to get started selling to the government, providing some tips, plus some pitfalls to avoid. Plus host Jeff Neuville shares a small business you should be checking out, ...

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How much moonshine should you put in your soap? Listen to this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange as hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller are joined by Jeff Isenhour, the founder and owner of the Moonshine Mountain Soap Company, and learn about his startup and creative ways to make and sell soap. With a little moonshine! Plus, Jeff and Gary provide an update on the second iteration of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and share their...

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The Entrepreneur Exchange wants you to have a productive 2021, so we’re kicking the year off with Todd Lyden, Director of the Bladen Community College Small Business Center, who shares his top productivity tools with co-hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller. If you’re ready to create your own graphics or add videos to your marketing efforts, this is the show for you! Plus, the pod gives shout-outs to three small businesses this month...

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