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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June 28, 2021 41 min

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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At least one holiday tradition is intact during the pandemic…it’s time for 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…or sometimes a lesson on what you should avoid.  Ready to hunker down with th...

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This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Byron Hicks, the Deputy State Director of the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center to explore how his organization assists businesses throughout the state of North Carolina during good times, as well as during pandemics. The discussion includes the availability of capital for businesses during this challenging environment, and how you should prepare for lenders. Plus hosts ...

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September 30, 2020 40 min

So many E-Commerce platforms, so little time…this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Nick Hawks, the eBay Guy and Mr. MeCommerce, to talk about the many ways that start-ups and small businesses are selling their products online through eBay, Amazon, Etsy and more. Hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller check with Nick on the costs to sell on each platform, and get the scoop on the strengths and weaknesses that each offer. Plus Jef...

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How do you network from a social distance? This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes LinkedIn and social media specialist Teddy Burriss to discuss how to build and maintain your business network during a pandemic. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss opportunities which college students have to engage with start-ups and share their small businesses of the month, including home inspections, tasty cupcakes and recycled ...

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July 27, 2020 53 min

Operating your business during a pandemic requires adjustments…so this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange digs into the steps you need to take to start an online business with Case Lane, founder of Ready Entrepreneur. Visit the show links below to get a summary of Case’s book, Recast: The Aspiring Entrepreneur’s Practical Guide to Getting Started with an Online Business. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss regaining your cu...

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How is the Small Business Administration helping businesses manage their way through the pandemic and challenging economy? Hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller are joined on his month’s Entrepreneur Exchange by North Carolina SBA District Director Thomas Stith III, who provides information on SBA assistance, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and how businesses and the forgiveness elements which has made this program so...

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May 22, 2020 52 min

Businesses are getting the green light to reopen from state government…but just because you can reopen, should you? And how do you do it in a way to give your customers and employees the confidence to come back? This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange talks about how to be Open & Safe with Lindsay Keisler, President and CEO of the Chamber of Catawba County in Hickory, NC, and discuss the playbook she’s developed with other Chambers ...

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There is a lot of uncertainty in the economy, but the Entrepreneur Exchange continues to deliver as Michelle Ellwanger with Edge Coaching joins the podcast to share strategies for business owners to combat stress and anxiety as they work through the unknowns of managing through the current health pandemic.  Plus co-hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss businesses that you may be able to start during a health crisis, and some ...
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As the Coronavirus impacts many small businesses and small business owners throughout the country, the Entrepreneur Exchange checks in with New York City resident and consultant Peter Weiss to discuss his work managing supply chain risk and technology risk and how his work life has changed since he has had to become a telecommuter in the city which has had the largest impact from COVID-19.  Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller ...
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Getting a loan for your business is hard, and it’s even tougher if you’re a local start-up or new small business.  This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange helps show you the money by explaining how Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) help fill the lending role for new businesses with guest Chris Grasinger of Mountain Biz Works, a North Carolina CDFI.  Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss how start-ups have s...
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January 29, 2020 32 min
t’s a special edition of the Entrepreneur Exchange as Brian Hamilton, the founder of fintech firm Sageworks and creator of the Brian Hamilton Foundation, joins the show to discuss how his Foundation spreads the word about entrepreneurship throughout North Carolina.  Hamilton also discusses Inmates to Entrepreneurs, a national program he started to help people with criminal records start their own businesses.  Plus host Jeff Neuvill...
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The Entrepreneur Exchange starts 2020 with a productivity jolt…Todd Lyden, Director of the Bladen Community College Small Business Center, returns to share his Top 10 List of 2020 Productivity Tools with hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller, including his Honorable Mention/Hall of Fame selections.  Plus Jeff and Gary throw out some New Year resolutions for your business to consider, and they share their small businesses of the month...
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It’s back… the Entrepreneur Exchange’s 7th annual Business Lessons from the Movies Podtacular is now available on The MESH. Co-hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller are joined by Alan Jackson and Chris Frye, founders of the Footcandle Film Society, to share their recommendations for movies with a business lesson that you can watch over the holidays to rescue you from those awkward conversations with your in-laws.  And check out the H...
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