Making It in Asheville

Making It Creative, LLC | Sarah and Tony Ubertaccio

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.

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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

Jun 15

39 min 22 sec

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

Jun 1

1 hr 14 min

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

May 25

1 hr 24 min

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

May 18

1 hr 22 min

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

May 11

1 hr 18 min

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 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/

May 4

1 hr 19 min

Episode Notes In this episode, we interview Brook Bolen, 1/2 of the Superstar Editing Team behind AVL Today. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Acting as a resource and writing through a pandemic The burden of being a news outlet Finding your voice in writing How Brook's Grandfather couldn’t read and now she writes to 45k + people and how truly impactful this is to her (and us listening) Tips for getting out of your way when you’re writing For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/092 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. Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms! https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/ https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/

Apr 27

1 hr 9 min

Episode Notes In this episode, we interview Tarleton Walmsley & Seth Connelly, partners and founders of Garden Party. Listeners of today's podcast with Garden Party receive a special discount code. Apply MAKINGIT15 at checkout. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The importance of imagery in creating a captivating website to bring in vibes and sales Knowing when to step away from a career and trust in yourself enough to dive in completely into something new Why it's important to communicate who you are through your brand Why Tarleton and Seth use intimacy and communicating as their way of advertising when traditional methods can’t be used (due to the stigma around their industry) How Garden Party is committed to equity initiatives and the problematic nature of white supremacy in the cannabis industry How Tarleton's personal experience with cannabis and hemp has enabled her to communicate with and help customers For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/091 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. Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms! https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/ https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/

Apr 20

1 hr 29 min

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. Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms! https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/ https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/ https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

Apr 13

1 hr 28 min

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. Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms! https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/ https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/ https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

Apr 6

1 hr 37 min

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. Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms! https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/ https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/ https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

Mar 30

15 min 41 sec

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. Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms! https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/ https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/ https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

Mar 23

1 hr 16 min

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. Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms! https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/ https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/ https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

Mar 16

1 hr 27 min

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/

Mar 9

1 hr 14 min

In this episode, we interview Josh Dorfman, CEO of Simbly. We also talk about his time as, in our words, a media mogul and the brain behind the brand "The Lazy Environmentalist". Here's what you'll learn in this episode: How Josh become the director of Venture Asheville, the Angel program, and The Collider How Asheville and this area are the furniture capital of the country and what that means for revitalizing around craftsmanship, and economic opportunity What it means for you to be in business with LOHAS (Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability)  Why if you align with the values of the organization or business, there's no reason to shy away from opportunities The process of deciding on a business name with the help of friends, peers, and professionals Why Josh's 8-year old son was one of the biggest names in NASCAR recently For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/084 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/

Mar 2

1 hr 54 min

In this episode, we interview 31 Suns owner, Emily Jeffords, and Chief Operating Officer, Kylie Agee. As you'll listen you'll see what had started as a bond over marching band stories developed into an empowering and productive partnership. This is a great episode to share with your bestie, we had all the friend-love good-vibes while chatting with the pair. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Why creating something you love makes marketing easier How authenticity and humanness shines in an Instagram flood of products Why naturally-giving people shouldn’t shy away from getting compensated for knowledge and advice How to overcome feelings of “not doing enough” to create a better work-life balance Homing in on your best creative ideas when they may feel all over the place How Emily created a new revenue stream amidst the pandemic For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/083 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/

Feb 23

1 hr 24 min

In this episode, we interview Jacob Ballard, owner of Nature Bound Co. and Asheville Print Shop. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How using your personal experiences (and interests) can lead to awesome business ideas How to distinguish between the different types of entrepreneurship Where the inspiration for the +900 designs of Nature Bound Co. came from Why time is the most important asset and the one thing you can't get more of Tips for focusing when you're wearing multiple hats in your business For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/082 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/

Feb 16

1 hr 28 min

In this episode, we interview Jefferson Ellison, the Chief Creative of Jawbreaking. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: What led to Jefferson’s decision to buy Jawbreaking in 2016 (and his creative way of making an offer) Jawbreaking leaning into the term from the 1960's “Youth Quake" What Jefferson’s identity means in a city full of White people What led Jefferson to create the “Don’t Ask Your Black Friend” Webinar (...we took this webinar and highly suggest it) How working to create meaningful connections can change your life (or someone else's) For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/081 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/

Feb 9

1 hr 21 min

In this episode, we interview Jael Rattigan, one of the founders of French Broad Chocolate, a staple in Asheville for over 10 years. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The difference between their two locations: the Lounge & the Factory The defining moment when Jael knew she wanted to make chocolate for the rest of her life That time when Jael & her former husband and current business partner renovated a van and drove from Minnesota to Costa Rica  How chocolate is made How FBC is bringing attention and transparency to the chocolate industry  What to look and ask for when buying chocolate Two unconventional chocolate pairings that Jael recommends For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/080 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/

Feb 2

1 hr 23 min

In this episode, we interview Nick Moen, the founder of The Bright Angle, a technology-driven porcelain design studio. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Why being relentless in outreach efforts is so important The Bright Angle’s exciting new partnership with YLighting How in the 1700s Porcelain was such a hot commodity that  Europe sent ships to China full of gold in exchange How hosting local events with chefs and musicians helped Nick’s visibility in the restaurant scene The challenges in the life of a potter: then vs now For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/079 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/

Jan 26

1 hr 21 min

In this episode, we interview Tim Gormley, one of the founders of Burial Beer, Forestry Camp, and their newest business, Visuals. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Tim talks about the steps he and his team took to open up Burial brewery in Asheville and how they've grown and expanded in recent years (including the recently established Forestry Camp and Visuals) Tim shares how the name was inspired and what it symbolizes for them Tim shares some ways Burial has collaborated with other businesses and organizations in new and innovative ways and how that's helped them stand out from other breweries. We share some conversation on the importance of showing compassion and empathy for people outside your bubble. For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/078 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/

Jan 19

1 hr 50 min

In this episode, we interview Jason Contreras. He's one part of the husband and wife duo behind the homesteading project and popular YouTube Channel, Sow the Land. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Why Jason and his family relocated from California to Asheville How Lorraine and Jason fell in love with growing their own food How Jason went from recording videos for their family in California to 116,000+ YouTube subscribers How Jason was the making the original IG story style video What the “Bernice” T-shirt is For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/077 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/

Jan 12

1 hr 33 min

In this episode, review one of our most commented-on episodes from 2019.. our episode on yearly goal-setting. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How to set meaningful goals The difference between outcomes and inputs — with respect to goalsetting The mnemonic M.A.T.A (matter), what each letter means, and why each is essential to your success For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/076 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/

Jan 5

31 min 28 sec

For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/075 To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/events To recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Dec 2020

53 min 36 sec

In this episode, we interview Emily Copus of Carolina Flowers, Zadie's Market, and a yet-to-be opened bed and breakfast in Marshall. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How journalism shaped her thinking for business and economics  The defining moment Emily decided to go into the flower business Elemental questions to ask yourself before going into a career Why Emily believes it's non-negotiable to defend your personal dreams Why Emily thinks it’s important to not replicate other business models or ideas (and you should try your own) Why investing in mistakes is a good idea What prompted Emily to start Zadie’s market to help the community  For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/074 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! And a special thanks to this episode's sponsor: Van Winkle Law Firm. The team at Van Winkle is generously offering a free business consultation to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more about Van Winkle Law, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/vanwinkle. Tell them we sent you! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Dec 2020

1 hr 29 min

In this episode, we interview Carlos Palma and Liz Goyer, the two customer service experts and the team running Textura Rugs. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: What makes Textura rugs different  Why you should choose the rug first when decorating a home or room Steps they took to open the business How to distinguish certain rugs from others How Carlos and Liz manage different roles in the business Martial arts influence on their life now For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/073 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! And a special thanks to this episode's sponsor: Van Winkle Law Firm. The team at Van Winkle is generously offering a free business consultation to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more about Van Winkle Law, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/vanwinkle. Tell them we sent you! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Nov 2020

1 hr 27 min

In this episode, we interview John Hornsby. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How John developed his (is ever-evolving) style The importance of finding art through community How the practice of “going down the rabbit hole” and diving into research helps John's curiosity Why value is not tied to productivity Understanding the difference between reactivity and proactivity Why John started building something he calls “Connection Kits” during COVID-19 Enjoy this episode with John! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/072 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! And a special thanks to this episode's sponsor: Van Winkle Law Firm. The team at Van Winkle is generously offering a free business consultation to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more about Van Winkle Law, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/vanwinkle. Tell them we sent you! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Nov 2020

1 hr 29 min

In this episode, we interview Justin & Amanda James, the modern shoemakers & married business duo of Opie Way in Asheville, NC. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Where the name Opie Way came from How they got into the sneaker shoe business How Justin made his first sneaker Marketing tactics plus what their initial sales process was like Coronavirus impact on their business What things to look for when buying sneakers Working together as a couple and how they divvy up their responsibilities For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/071 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! And a special thanks to this episode's sponsor: Van Winkle Law Firm. The team at Van Winkle is generously offering a free business consultation to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more about Van Winkle Law, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/vanwinkle. Tell them we sent you! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Nov 2020

1 hr 31 min

In this episode, we interview Jared Kay, the founder of Amplified Media. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How Jared got his start in video production Key defining moment(s) on when he decided to get an office and hire employees How he and his team weigh big decisions, like bringing on a new client What a “matterport” video is Where Jared finds inspiration for his video production For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/070 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! And a special thanks to this episode's sponsor: Van Winkle Law Firm. The team at Van Winkle is generously offering a free business consultation to Making It in Asheville Podcats listeners. To learn more about Van Winkle Law, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/vanwinkle. Tell them we sent you! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Nov 2020

1 hr 33 min

Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How they came up with the idea for Chill Cereal Bar The one marketing tool that Patricia has relied on to help grow their business How Elijah designed their first logo Patricia shares some insight into why she’s constantly learning and taking courses The importance of always trying to reach new communities and groups Their favorite cereal....dun dun dun...the suspense! We hope you enjoy this interview with Elijah and Patrica! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/069 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Oct 2020

1 hr 6 min

Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Anneliese shares her story of heartbreak and how that uprooted her and led to her path of woodworking Why Anneliesse would tell people that she was a “woodworker” before she felt like she really was one Learning to say “no" The first channels that Anneliesse used for selling her work and why she loves Shopify Lessons on being okay with failure How Anneliesse learned woodworking and where gets her inspiration from Why she says it’s important to not only say what you want but ask for it, too We hope you enjoy this episode with Anneliesse! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/068 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Oct 2020

1 hr 19 min

Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The story of how Cristina and David got the idea for starting a ginger beer company How David developed his first recipes for ginger beer Naming/branding strategy Major milestones in growing and developing their business How they set year goals What it's like working together as a husband and wife team How they're pivoting their business strategy and goals during COVID-19 We hope you enjoy this episode with Cristina and David! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/067 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Oct 2020

1 hr 20 min

Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The defining moment when Brian knew he had to go into urban ministry How Brian learned public speaking as an introvert Council for de-escalating a situation and for opening up dialogue to strangers on the street Why (and how) Brian prioritizes self-care above all else for his team and himself The unique way Brian hiked the Appalachian trail We hope you enjoy this episode with Brian! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/066 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Oct 2020

1 hr 26 min

Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How Lisa fell in love with dancing, and specifically belly dancing The process Lisa took to open her own dance studio in downtown Asheville Important questions to ask when looking for a life or business coach Sales + pricing strategy tips Lisa's process for setting goals and checking in with herself (she does different things on a daily, weekly, quarterly, and yearly basis) We hope you enjoy this episode with Lisa! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/065 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Sep 2020

1 hr 33 min

Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The story of how John went from studying Theology and Philosophy to working in a kitchen How a study abroad experience in Italy shaped John's view on food John's career path, from working as the private chef for Mary Tyler Moore to establishing a unique cuisine at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee What it was like to open a restaurant in downtown Asheville Why John chose to expand, going on to open The Rhu and Benne on Eagle A few of John's favorite things We hope you enjoy this episode with John! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/064 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Sep 2020

1 hr 45 min

it's a short episode but here's what we talk about: Where we've been for the last 10 weeks (?!?) What's new at Making It In Asheville How to share your story with the MIIA community Where to go if you want to support the Podcast and community For complete show notes from past episodes: MakingItInAsheville.com 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Sep 2020

6 min 57 sec

In this episode, we recap the 12 episodes of season 4. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The highlights and most notable parts of each episode (according to us) Who everyone we interviewed is and what their business/work looks like in Asheville What big announcement we have about season 5 We hope you enjoy this recap episode! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/062 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Jun 2020

39 min

In this episode, we interview Keynon Lake, the founder of a youth mentorship program called My Daddy Taught Me That. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The story of how Keynon started My Daddy Taught Me That (MDTMT) The work of MDTMT, as it tries to solve a human problem What it was like for Keynon to grow up in Asheville, NC How Keynon has seen Asheville change over the years How Keynon has grown and expanded the program and what plans he has for the future We hope you enjoy this episode with Keynon! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/061 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Jun 2020

1 hr 35 min

In this episode, we interview Aisha Adams, a coach, business developer, and social media influencer. She is the founder of Aisha Adams Media Group and NappyThoughts.com. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The story of how Aisha started Aisha Adams Media Group and Equity Over Everything How and why Aisha started the blog NappyThoughts.com and how it grew to become a popular resource on social injustice Aisha’s dream for building a work-play community that values equity first The partnership with Lenior-Rhyne to deliver certification courses through their Equity and Diversity Institue We hope you enjoy this episode with Aisha! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/060 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Jun 2020

1 hr 29 min

In this episode, we interview Jaze Uries, a musician and photographer. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The story of how Jaze developed a passion and talent for music What it was like for Jaze to write, produce, and sing his first song How Jaze become interested in photography and developed an eye for fashion and architectural styles We hope you enjoy this episode with Jaze! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/059 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Jun 2020

1 hr 43 min

In this episode, we interview Sarajane Case, a coach, writer, and speaker. At the time of publishing, her total Instagram following from @EnneagramAndCoffee and her personal account @Sarajancaseis well over 600k people. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: A basic breakdown of what the Enneagram is, what it’s not, and how it can help you better understand yourself and others Sarajane shares what it was like to write and publish her first book, The Honest Enneagram Tips for building a successful Instagram content strategy We hope you enjoy this episode with Sara! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/058 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Jun 2020

1 hr 37 min

In this episode we interview Molly Dingledine, an Asheville-based jeweler and the founder of Sisters in Circles, a non-profit organization run by women for women. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The story of how and why Molly decided to dedicate her life designing and making jewelry by hand How trusting her intuition and “going with the flow” has helped Molly find balance and happiness in her work The inspiration for Sisters in Circles, a non-profit organization run by and for women all over the world Molly shares insights on the differences between working as a sole entrepreneur and working with a small team We hope you enjoy this episode with Molly! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/057 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

May 2020

1 hr 24 min

In this episode, we interview Oby Morgan, the founder of Capital at Play.Oby takes us back to the early days of starting Capital at Play and talks about how he got the idea for the magazine. We learn about the first steps he took to get it off the ground and running, from navigating the world of printing companies to selling magazine advertising.We also discuss entrepreneurship and the characteristics of successful businesses based on almost 10-years of interviews. Oby has met and profiled hundreds of local entrepreneurs and small businesses, and so he was able to share with us his own insights and observations.Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The story of how and why Oby started a print magazine media company Oby’s advice for telling better stories and creating better content The three things you need to have in order to have a successful business, according to Oby Why Oby believes that blind ambition and optimism are necessary as an entrepreneur Oby’s approach to selling magazine advertising We hope you enjoy this episode with Oby!For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/056To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/eventsTo recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcastShoutout 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!Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.Music by Commonwealth ChoirIf 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/

May 2020

1 hr 38 min

In this episode, we interview Luke McLaughlin, the founder and head instructor of Holistic Survival School.Luke has spent months (and maybe years?!) using only primitive tools and supplies surviving out in nature. And he's most know for competing three times in the Discovery Channel show, Naked and Afraid. Prior to moving to Asheville and starting Holistic Survival School, he worked as a Wilderness Therapy instructor for teens in Utah, living most of the year outdoors in tarp shelters.One glance at a photo of Luke, long-haired and bare-chested, and you might have the impression that he’s some kind of lone caveman, a modern-day Tarzan. But, as you’ll see in this episode, that’s not the full picture.Luke is committed to helping other people not only learn “earth-based skills” like building a fire from sticks, but also remembering and relearning what it means to be human again.Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How Luke became interested in learning and teaching primitive skills The story of Luke’s journey from teaching ninth-grade biology to appearing on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid Luke’s mission for holistic survival school and how it goes beyond simply learning primitive skills Why Luke feels that knowing how to build a fire is less important than personal growth and trauma release Tools and resources for those seeking to learn more about primitive skills! We hope you enjoy this episode with Luke!For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/055To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/eventsTo recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcastShoutout 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!Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.Music by Commonwealth ChoirIf 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/

May 2020

1 hr 46 min

In this episode, we interview Jeff Kaplan, the Director of Venture Asheville and founder of Just Kibbitz. In our own opinion, Jeff is as close to the gravitational center of Asheville’s startup ecosystem as you can get.Here's some background on our guest, Jeff Kaplan. For as long as he can remember, Jeff has been fascinated by entrepreneurship. Prior to becoming the Director of Entrepreneurship at Venture Asheville, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship. He’s taught entrepreneurship, written a book about entrepreneurship, and has even is an entrepreneur himself—selling one of his startups about 2 years ago!Considering we’ve had a podcast about Asheville-based entrepreneurs for over a year, we’re about a year late in having Jeff on the show. We hope you'll agree that the wait has been worth it.Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Jeff’s background story and many entrepreneurial endeavors How Venture Asheville fits in Asheville’s Chamber of Commerce (literally, America’s top Chamber of Commerce) What Venture Asheville is, how it helps new businesses scale, and its three main programs, including mentorship, funding, and events The core competencies of successful entrepreneurs based on real case studies that Jeff and his team have conducted Resources for Asheville-based entrepreneurs and which ones are best for different stages of the business What the goal of The Asheville Impact Micro-grant is and how to apply Jeff also shares his pitches for three businesses he’s worked on in the past (and one he is currently working on now) We hope you enjoy this episode with Jeff!For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/054To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/eventsTo recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcastShoutout 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!Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.Music by Commonwealth ChoirIf 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/

May 2020

1 hr 48 min

In this episode, we interview Stephanie and Matt Trowbridge, the husband and wife founders of Range Urgent Care in Asheville, NC.Stephanie and Matt are on a mission to reimagine healthcare. In 2017, the husband and wife team opened up Range Urgent Care, a walk-in clinic located on Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville. Today, Range services Asheville citizens providing them with a simplified healthcare system, friendly and open service, and insanely transparent pricing.Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The story of how and why Matt and Stephanie started Range Urgent Care The details of how they got started (Note: a walk-in clinic was NOT the original business idea!), including the steps they took to open the business (creating a business plan, getting funding, and “first principle” thinking) The meaning behind basic healthcare terms, plus answers to questions like: “Do I still need health insurance if I go to a walk-in clinic?” or “What are affordable healthcare options for small businesses?” How Stephanie and Matt work successfully together as a husband and wife team Tips for motivating employees and aligning incentives We hope you enjoy this episode with Stephanie and Matt!For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/053To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/eventsTo recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcastShoutout 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!Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here.Music by Commonwealth ChoirIf 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/

Apr 2020

1 hr 28 min

In this episode, we interview the two founders of Moonlight Makers, Claire Watson and Nicole Hairfield. You probably know Moonlight Makers for their shop on Rankin Ave that sells t-shirts and gifts featuring silly puns and phrases. But what you might now know is that Moonlight Makers wasn’t always a t-shirt company. In fact, when they first started out their intention was to sell the artwork of local artists, not their own line of products. During this episode, Nicole and Claire tell us all about how and why they started this business and the steps they took to get it where it is today. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The story of how Moonlight Makers began (hint: the business looks VERY different from when it first started) How Nicole and Claire knew it was time to start hiring employees What Nicole and Claire do when they disagree about something Why they decided NOT to outsource their production overseas And many other hilarious (and serendipitous) stories from their journey We hope you enjoy this episode with Claire and Nicole! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/052 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Apr 2020

1 hr 29 min

In this episode, we interview Marilyn Ball, host of the Speaking of Travel podcast and author of The Rise of Asheville. It’s hard to express just how much Marilyn knows about Asheville and it's history. We first got to know her over lunch at the Stony Knob Cafe. Between bites, we discussed the podcasting landscape (a shared interest), marketing and advertising industry (a shared profession), and Asheville (a shared community). When it comes to all three of these topics, Marilyn is a fountain of knowledge. She’s lived here in Asheville for more than 30 years and throughout the decades, she’s carefully observed how Asheville has evolved and used this knowledge to distill important lessons on community development. Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The eerie similarities between what Asheville was like 30 years ago and today Marilyn shares highlights of her career, including spearheading major tourism advertising campaigns for Asheville to becoming a podcast radio host Marilyn’s brilliant approach to building effective advertising campaigns (you'll want to use this in your world) We hope you enjoy this episode with Marilyn! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/051 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! Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Apr 2020

1 hr 35 min

In this episode, we interview Nick Dodson, the founder of Broken Helm. Broken Helm is a multi-media production company for people who are afflicted with addiction and want to create. Nick and his team help to recovering addicts produce podcasts, music, art, merchandise, and more. “We take ideas from people who are in recovery or anyone in the addict community and help make those ideas…come to life,” says Nick. During this episode, we talk about how Nick got the idea for Broken Helm and why he felt compelled to help those suffering from addiction. “The original idea was basically from rehab. I was with a lot of people who would say ‘I wanna do [X] but I don’t have [Y]’ like equipment or a place to do it or somebody to believe in them. And so basically I’m saying ‘Ok now here it is, now do it or shut up. In the process of building that studio, I figured out that I was just two steps away from music. Then from there, video production was only two steps away from there. …And why leave out the people who paint? And from there it’s just snowballed into what it is today.” Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode How and why Nick decided to start Broken Helm Nick’s favorite types of meditation The process Nick uses for setting simple goals in his business and daily life Useful tips and tricks for podcasters We hope you enjoy this episode with Nick! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/050 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 Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Apr 2020

1 hr 21 min

In this episode, we share a single sound bite from each Season 3 podcast episode, as well as a brief commentary on each episode and why we think it’s meaningful. At the end of every podcast season, we like to go back and recap all the episodes. We find that doing this can help you decide which episodes you want to listen to next. Think of it as a “sampler” episode! We hit a lot of important milestones in Season 3: We started dabbling with creating more video content. In fact, you can check out all Season 3 episodes on our YouTube channel. We interviewed 11 local Ashevillians, all in very unique industries. We also began hosting events! Check out our events page to learn more. We reached over 10,000 podcast downloads. Whew! Thanks y’all! Here’s How This Episode Works: You’ll listen to a single meaningful sound bite (about 1-2 minutes) from each episode. You’ll also hear us give about 2 minutes of commentary on each episode where we share our favorite parts about the episode. You’ll learn about what’s to come in Season 4! For complete show notes, including some supplementary information from this episode visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/049 To see our upcoming social events and workshops, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/events To recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. Learn more here. 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/

Mar 2020

1 hr 4 min