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The Entrepreneur Exchange is a lively conversation between small business owners, entrepreneurs, and business experts sharing tools and tips to assist new businesses get up and running and existing small business grow and prosper in this challenging economy. Topics include small business funding issues, economical ways to market and promote your business, and resources available to entrepreneurs. And more!

The Entrepreneur Exchange is a lively conversation between small business owners, entrepreneurs, and business experts sharing tools and tips to assist new businesses get up and running and existing small business grow and prosper in this challenging economy. Topics include small business funding issues, economical ways to market and promote your business, and resources available to entrepreneurs. And more!

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The Entrepreneur Exchange is a lively conversation between small business owners, entrepreneurs, and business experts sharing tools and tips to assist new businesses get up and running and existing small business grow and prosper in this challenging economy. Topics include small business funding issues, economical ways to market and promote your business, and resources available to entrepreneurs. And more!

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@theMESHtv

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English

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Episodes

Todd Lyden, Director of the Bladen Community College Small Business Center

1/11/2021
The Entrepreneur Exchange wants you to have a productive 2021, so we’re kicking the year off with Todd Lyden, Director of the Bladen Community College Small Business Center, who shares his top productivity tools with co-hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller. If you’re ready to create your own graphics or add videos to your marketing efforts, this is the show for you! Plus, the pod gives shout-outs to three small businesses this month, ranging from beer to moonshine soap to dogs…check it out on...

Duration:00:39:10

8th Annual Business Lessons from the Movies

12/7/2020
At least one holiday tradition is intact during the pandemic…it’s time for the Entrepreneur Exchange “Business Lessons from the Movies” Podtacular edition, as hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller are joined by the founders of the Footcandle Film Society, Alan Jackson and Chris Frye, to share their movie recommendations which have a business lesson takeaway…or sometimes a lesson on what you should avoid. Ready to hunker down with the family for the holidays? These movies will entertain and...

Duration:00:58:19

Byron Hicks, NC Small Business and Technology Development Center

10/26/2020
This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Byron Hicks, the Deputy State Director of the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center to explore how his organization assists businesses throughout the state of North Carolina during good times, as well as during pandemics. The discussion includes the availability of capital for businesses during this challenging environment, and how you should prepare for lenders. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller review ideas for how to hire...

Duration:00:47:00

Nick Hawks, the eBay Guy and Mr. MeCommerce

9/30/2020
So many E-Commerce platforms, so little time…this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Nick Hawks, the eBay Guy and Mr. MeCommerce, to talk about the many ways that start-ups and small businesses are selling their products online through eBay, Amazon, Etsy and more. Hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller check with Nick on the costs to sell on each platform, and get the scoop on the strengths and weaknesses that each offer. Plus Jeff and Gary share their small businesses of the month, which...

Duration:00:40:08

Building Your Network at a Social Distance

8/31/2020
How do you network from a social distance? This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes LinkedIn and social media specialist Teddy Burriss to discuss how to build and maintain your business network during a pandemic. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss opportunities which college students have to engage with start-ups and share their small businesses of the month, including home inspections, tasty cupcakes and recycled apparel…it’s all here on this month’s Entrepreneur...

Duration:00:45:09

Case Lane, Ready Entrepreneur

7/27/2020
Operating your business during a pandemic requires adjustments…so this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange digs into the steps you need to take to start an online business with Case Lane, founder of Ready Entrepreneur. Visit the show links below to get a summary of Case’s book, Recast: The Aspiring Entrepreneur’s Practical Guide to Getting Started with an Online Business. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss regaining your customer focus while managing through COVID-19, and they share...

Duration:00:53:40

Entrepreneur Exchange: Thomas Stith III, North Carolina SBA District Director

6/29/2020
How is the Small Business Administration helping businesses manage their way through the pandemic and challenging economy? Hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller are joined on his month’s Entrepreneur Exchange by North Carolina SBA District Director Thomas Stith III, who provides information on SBA assistance, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and how businesses and the forgiveness elements which has made this program so attractive to businesses. Director Stith also covers...

Duration:00:49:17

Entrepreneur Exchange: Open & Safe

5/22/2020
Businesses are getting the green light to reopen from state government…but just because you can reopen, should you? And how do you do it in a way to give your customers and employees the confidence to come back? This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange talks about how to be Open & Safe with Lindsay Keisler, President and CEO of the Chamber of Catawba County in Hickory, NC, and discuss the playbook she’s developed with other Chambers to help businesses answer these critical questions. Plus hosts...

Duration:00:52:44

Entrepreneur Exchange: Staying Calm in the Coronavirus Storm

4/24/2020
There is a lot of uncertainty in the economy, but the Entrepreneur Exchange continues to deliver as Michelle Ellwanger with Edge Coaching joins the podcast to share strategies for business owners to combat stress and anxiety as they work through the unknowns of managing through the current health pandemic. Plus co-hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss businesses that you may be able to start during a health crisis, and some you should not. Finally, they share their small businesses of...

Duration:00:45:52

Entrepreneur Exchange: (No) Escape from New York

3/27/2020
As the Coronavirus impacts many small businesses and small business owners throughout the country, the Entrepreneur Exchange checks in with New York City resident and consultant Peter Weiss to discuss his work managing supply chain risk and technology risk and how his work life has changed since he has had to become a telecommuter in the city which has had the largest impact from COVID-19. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller share strategies for managing a business through challenging...

Duration:00:43:04

Entrepreneur Exchange: Mountain Biz Works

3/5/2020
Getting a loan for your business is hard, and it’s even tougher if you’re a local start-up or new small business. This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange helps show you the money by explaining how Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) help fill the lending role for new businesses with guest Chris Grasinger of Mountain Biz Works, a North Carolina CDFI. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss how start-ups have successfully taken on entrenched brands, plus they share their...

Duration:00:44:17

Entrepreneur Exchange: Brian Hamilton

1/29/2020
t’s a special edition of the Entrepreneur Exchange as Brian Hamilton, the founder of fintech firm Sageworks and creator of the Brian Hamilton Foundation, joins the show to discuss how his Foundation spreads the word about entrepreneurship throughout North Carolina. Hamilton also discusses Inmates to Entrepreneurs, a national program he started to help people with criminal records start their own businesses. Plus host Jeff Neuville shares some small businesses of the month and asks the...

Duration:00:32:35

Entrepreneur Exchange: Productivity and Resolutions

1/8/2020
The Entrepreneur Exchange starts 2020 with a productivity jolt…Todd Lyden, Director of the Bladen Community College Small Business Center, returns to share his Top 10 List of 2020 Productivity Tools with hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller, including his Honorable Mention/Hall of Fame selections. Plus Jeff and Gary throw out some New Year resolutions for your business to consider, and they share their small businesses of the month. Listen up, rum is involved! Check it out on this month’s...

Duration:00:44:40

Entrepreneur Exchange: 7th Annual Business Lessons from the Movies

11/27/2019
It’s back… the Entrepreneur Exchange’s 7th annual Business Lessons from the Movies Podtacular is now available on The MESH. Co-hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller are joined by Alan Jackson and Chris Frye, founders of the Footcandle Film Society, to share their recommendations for movies with a business lesson that you can watch over the holidays to rescue you from those awkward conversations with your in-laws. And check out the Holiday Small Business of the Month recommendations which...

Duration:00:55:34

Entrepreneur Exchange: Let's Start a Food Business!

10/25/2019
Hungry? Let’s Start a Food Business! Thinking about starting a food business? Eric Hallman and Sue Ellsworth with the Piedmont Food Processing Center in Hillsborough, NC join the Entrepreneur Exchange to talk about their food incubator and how they assist entrepreneurs to start and grow food businesses. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller provide tips for preparing for the dreaded “R” word…and share their small businesses of the month which range from tasty treats to squishy socks. It’s...

Duration:00:52:18

Entrepreneur Exchange: Ron Elmore - Regional Director, NC Small Business Technology Development Center

10/2/2019
If you’re in business or starting a business, access to capital is your oxygen to stay alive. This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Ron Elmore, Regional Director with the NC Small Business Technology Development Center, to talk about the funding landscape and how you can prepare for a loan or access equity capital. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss how to secure customer testimonials for your business, and share their small businesses of the month. It’s all here on this...

Duration:00:47:46

Entrepreneur Exchange: (Data) Safety First

8/28/2019
Start-ups and small businesses have a lot to juggle, but keeping their computers and data safe is a top priority. This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Shawn Fountain, the Director of Information Technology at Catawba Valley Community College, to discuss how to avoid malware, ransomware, and keep networks safe from prying eyes. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss business start-up ideas for tough economic times, plus they share their small businesses of the month which...

Duration:00:42:49

Entrepreneur Exchange: EE Mailbag

8/1/2019
Summer means it’s time to break open the Entrepreneur Exchange mailbag and answer listener questions. From entrepreneur super-powers to when you should use confidentiality agreements to when it’s appropriate to bring dogs to work, hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller point you down the path to entrepreneurial success. Plus, Jeff and Gary discuss how brick and mortar retailers can compete with e-commerce giants, and they share their selections for Small Business of the Month. It’s all here on...

Duration:00:47:21

Entrepreneur Exchange: The Pitch

6/25/2019
You’ve been watching Shark Tank and you think you’re ready to pitch for big bucks? Eric Buckland, an entrepreneur who has successfully raised money for a start-up and is doing it again, joins the Entrepreneur Exchange to share his experience in assembling and delivering a successful pitch for angel investors and provides advice on how to organize your pitch to give you the best chance for success. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller explore reasons for why small businesses fail and...

Duration:00:44:22

Entrepreneur Exchange: To Worry or Not To Worry about CRO

5/29/2019
Should you worry about CRO? Only if you want to turn your website visitors into customers! Chris Dayley with Smart CRO joins hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange to talk about his new entrepreneurial venture plus give tips on how to monitor and modify your website to improve its performance. Plus hosts Jeff and Gary try to figure out what CRO stands for, discuss how new businesses secure start-up capital, and share their picks for small business of the...

Duration:00:46:02