The Home Business Success Show

The Home Business Success Show

"The Home Business Success Show," with host Hank Eder, focuses on best practices and “dos and don’ts” for Home Business Entrepreneurs. Each week, Hank speaks with home business owners about what works and what doesn't work for them. The show airs at 1 pm Thursdays on (Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss out!)


March 29, 2023 22 min

Holly Bowen is the Co-Owner of Ever Open House Media, a media production company based out of Asheville serving the WNC region. Holly’s variety of experiences in her career history has a common thread in communications. 

Her 16 years in service to the WNC region as a grant writer and program manager for native plant conservation and recycling programs led her to recognize the power of media to connect, inform and inspire. 

An extensi...

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A trio of guests: Business Coach Joe Novara, David Riddell, owner of Big Frog Custom Apparel in Asheville and Durham, North Carolina, and Kathy Knight, Club Director, and Events Manager for Prescott Auto Reserve in Hendersonville.

They came to talk about Joe Novara’s Total Business Breakthrough, and also took a look at the importance of relationship marketing.

Joe Novara is a speaker, business mindset and sales coach, and t...

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Cameron Atlas, delivers experiential keynotes, blending live music on stage with insights on high performance, leadership, creativity & innovation. His unique approach transforms audiences and empowers them to become more than they ever thought was possible.
With more than 300 songs written about topics including purpose, resilience, courage, and overcoming adversity, Cameron’s music has been heard millions of times across...

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Tara Ballard took the “entrepreneurial bug” by the horns and earned six figures in just five months with an online storefront business, supplying households with American-made essentials. Tara is passionate about developing leaders in her trade, and she absolutely LOVES seeing others win and dedicates her time to helping them do just that. 

Tara has been featured in OnFitness Magazine, and the Metabolic Aftershock, Metabolic Prime a...

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Home inspection is a perfect service-based home business! Asheville Home Inspector Peter Young was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He speaks of a wonderful home life, with a father who was a Presbyterian minister. Peter attended college at the Cleveland Institute of Music, which he says prepared him for a life in construction and home inspections. Peter was a general contractor and carpenter in Boulder, CO for 25 years and specia...

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Portrait photographer Steve Reisch has been self-employed for the majority of his adult life. He says early on he worked for both large and small companies, but it was not a rewarding experience. He knew he had to start his own business. His personal preferences had always been the arts. Throughout high school and college, he had always enjoyed acting in theatrical productions. Once he realized that The Corporate Life was not a goo...

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Chris Medley believes you DO need business credit, obtained through your Employer Identification Number (EIN) and not your Social Security Number.

Chris Medley is the President and Managing Partner of Vivensure – The Money Architects, a financial consulting company that guides business owners through the process of building true business credit on their EIN and fully leveraging their cash flow. As a Chief Money Architect,...

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Clay Rice grew up in Mars Hill, NC, and is a graduate of Mars Hill University with a degree in Business Administration. He put himself through college working with developmentally disabled children and adults. After graduation, Clay went into management with non-profit businesses, and then into the hospitality industry at the Grove Park Inn, where he met an office furniture broker and entered into what he calls his forever career. 


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Steve Jencks has been running Incredible Towns of Western North Carolina and Incredible Business Networking, also called IBN, since February 2019. With Incredible Towns of WNC, he has helped his clients improve their Google Search Rankings, and enjoy the increased business from those improvements. With IBN, he has provided free business networking opportunities for ALL business types. IBN is WNC's largest free and independent ...

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Yermi Kurkus, is the co-founder of the Yermi Kurkus Consulting Group. With a family background in Entrepreneurship, a heart for community and philanthropy, and his love for psychology, Yermi dedicated his life to helping businesses thrive, earning an MA in Organizational and Industrial Psychology and is in the process of attaining his Doctorate in that same field. 

Today, Yermi creatively partners with businesses to help them increa...

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Robin Thomas worked for 25 years in Medical Research at UNC and studied inflammation in chronic and autoimmune diseases for the last 10 years of her UNC career. She left UNC to start her own nutritional wellness business with USANA Health Sciences in 2004 and in 2015 founded Living Well Connections, a community for people whose passion is healthy living. Robin loves her husband and hiking buddy of 45 years, digging in her garden wh...

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Hank’s guest, Tyler Lewis, was born on October 22, 2003, in Newark, New Jersey. Tyler has always been adventurous and determined to do great things as a child. He has survived many trials in his life but today finds time to empower people to live a transformed life. As a young black entrepreneur and author, Tyler’s focus is to write about his training and life experiences around self-development and purpose. His recent book “Word T...

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Hank interviews John Hornsby, the Founder and Creative Director of Hornsby Creative. John is also a founding executive board member of AIGA Asheville and co-organizer of an annual creative retreat in Spain. 

John helps clients discover, design, and deliver branded experiences with clarity and confidence. We apply strategic branding to attract the right clients to fulfill your purpose profitably. John has worked with businesses rangi...

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Trained in Art, Divinity, Fire Service, various Trades, and much more Darryl has combined his interests into decades of business and impact on the world around him. He started his first business over 65 years ago and has followed that with decades as a Pastor, Firefighter, Magician, Artist, Performer, Community Leader, Author, Photographer, Filmmaker, and Youtube Creator. 

From appearing on the Tonight Show to creating a 63-day worl...

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Hank’s guest today is Lyn Mabry of Designing Spaces by Lyn. After 20+ years working for high-end boutique hotels, Lyn and a friend designed and built a one-of-a-kind, pet boarding facility in Nashville, Tennessee. Then she combined her top-tier hotel experience, first-class customer service standards, and natural gifts of interior design to create The Farm at Natchez Trace. At this time, several of Lyn’s own residential renovation ...

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December 8, 2022 23 min

Hank interviews Rupert Packard (AKA SohokoState) about his services for aspiring songwriters.

SohokoState helps songwriters polish up their creations for a greater chance of commercial success. He helps with:

  • Knowing what you are doing well and what needs improvement
  • Feedback broken down into bite-size chunks for measurable improvement 
  • Feedback that is drawn from my own experiences of working with professional songwriters 


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Hank interviews Jesse Lopez, who designs custom clothing for men who really want to dress for success. Jesse has spent 30+ years as a wardrobe consultant in the men’s clothing industry, and has been designing custom clothing since 1993. He’s been operating his home business, Lopez Custom Apparel since 2014, fitting clients for high-end, custom suits by appointment in their homes or offices.

Find out how you can stand out from the cr...

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November 17, 2022 23 min

Hank’s guest is Empowerment Coach Lesley King. LesIey was drawn to filmmaking in college and began working as a freelancer in film production. She said she was amazed to be part of this business, and she moved to LA to the film mecca to work on a hot new tv show.  But when she saw how people in TV and film were living, she knew she wanted something different and started her journey to figure out what was next in her career and life...

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Hank’s guest, Michael Leary was born and raised in Brooklyn NY. Married to Susan, his biggest fan and support system, they relocated to NC 11 years ago, and currently reside in Fuquay-Varina.

Michael worked in Business services for the former Time Warner Cable NYC for ten years. Upon arriving in NC, he worked in the B2B space for 7 years. Frustration with hounding business owners with his products and services, led Michael to his cu...

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Hank’s guest today, Michael Palermo was born and raised in Chicago.  After 47 years in the city and almost 25 years as a business lawyer, he felt he needed a change.  Mike took a year off in 2014 to recharge, living in the remote mountains of Idaho. Now he’s an Asheville business lawyer serving Buncombe County and the surrounding WNC area including Hendersonville and Waynesville, Marion, Sylva, and even as far as Franklin.

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