021 – Jack Roche of Old North Unpacks the “Audacity” of Selling $300 Jeans in Asheville

“I’m a Ferrari-in-a-bathroom-doing-donuts-kind-of-person,” – Jack Roche And that he is. Jack is truly a Renaissance man, constantly involved in multiple projects and businesses, always in pursuit of learning the next thing. This conversation was a thrill-ride. Jack, as the owner and founder of Old North, has built a business that is both fulfilling and allows … Continue reading 021 – Jack Roche of Old North Unpacks the “Audacity” of Selling $300 Jeans in Asheville

Weekly Stand-Up Meeting: What Is It, How to Host One, and Why it Works for Productivity

Every Sunday, we hold a 15-minute meeting that has drastically improved our relationship, both in our business and personal life. We call it a “Weekly Stand-Up.”  What is a Weekly Stand-Up? The name “stand-up” just means that the meeting should be brief enough that everyone can stand through its entirety. It’s common lingo in the … Continue reading Weekly Stand-Up Meeting: What Is It, How to Host One, and Why it Works for Productivity

020 – Connie Matisse, Co-Founder of East Fork Pottery, Shares Lessons on Growing Pains, Relationship Building, and Honest Storytelling

“I think trusting that your customer can handle the truth and treating them like a human you might see in the street really goes a long way.” – Connie Matisse In this episode, we sit down with Connie Matisse, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of East Fork Pottery. Here’s What You’ll Learn: The behind-the-scenes story … Continue reading 020 – Connie Matisse, Co-Founder of East Fork Pottery, Shares Lessons on Growing Pains, Relationship Building, and Honest Storytelling

018 – Just Start + Highlights from Our Season One Interviews

If there’s one theme we can highlight from our first 10 interviews with Asheville locals, it’s this: just start. Throughout this episode, we share the various ways that our interviewees began their journey towards becoming who they are today. We learn that “getting started” looks different for everyone. For some, it’s taking baby steps and … Continue reading 018 – Just Start + Highlights from Our Season One Interviews

Show Your Work

No matter if you’re a small business owner, an aspiring artist, or the CEO of a massive company, our advice to you today is simple: show your work. It’s what we’d say to anyone who wants to start or grow a business, develop a brand or scale an idea. It sounds simple enough, but we’re … Continue reading Show Your Work

017 – Seven Ways to Build Trust with Your Customers (A Proven Method to “Win” in the Long Run)

It costs $0 to test this in your own business. In this episode, we dive deeper into a topic we’ve been talking a lot about recently: The Trusted Advisor Theory. It’s a theme that has come up a lot throughout the Season 1 podcast interviews with local Asheville makers. We figured it was about time … Continue reading 017 – Seven Ways to Build Trust with Your Customers (A Proven Method to “Win” in the Long Run)

016 – The Best Places to Visit in Asheville (as Recommended by Our Podcast Guests) + New Google Map

In each of our podcast interviews, we asked our guests the same question: “Where do you take friends when they visit you in Asheville?” In this episode, we share the most recommended places, plus why we (and our podcast interviewees) love them and our tips for visiting. Here’s What You’ll Learn The best places to … Continue reading 016 – The Best Places to Visit in Asheville (as Recommended by Our Podcast Guests) + New Google Map