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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

Gig Economy Apps & Platforms with Todd Lyden, Bladen Community College

1/10/2022
What apps and platforms can you use to get your business off the ground in today’s gig economy? This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Bladen Community College NC Small Business Center Director Todd Lyden to share tools and resources to start selling products and services without breaking the bank and to help assess your market demand. Plus Todd joins hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller to discuss the pandemic surge in entrepreneurship and business start-ups. Finally, they give...

Duration:00:47:12

9th Annual Business Lessons from the Movies

12/6/2021
It’s a MESH holiday tradition…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. When you and the family need to take a break this holiday season, these movies will entertain and give you something to think about. Plus you get a helping of small businesses of the...

Duration:00:52:12

Starting a Software Business with Brandon Lee, Terra Dotta

11/1/2021
This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange focuses on starting a software business…or is it an enterprise solutions business? Brandon Lee, one of the founders of Terra Dotta and now a golf course owner (Players Ridge GC) joins hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller to share how he and his partner got their software business off the ground and created a successful business managing study abroad programs for colleges and universities. Plus Brandon, Jeff, and Gary share some small businesses which you...

Duration:00:46:11

Avoiding Common Mistakes with Tim Reynolds, DHW CPAs and Strategic Advisors

9/27/2021
What are the mistakes that can kill your business? And how can you avoid them? Tim Reynolds with the accounting firm DHW CPAs and Strategic Advisors shares his 25+ years of accounting and operational experience to review the common mistakes that can be fatal to your new or small business. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller compare notes on how you can reward your employees without breaking the bank, and they share their small businesses of the month which include some tasty eats and...

Duration:00:47:23

Non-Profit Consulting and Funding with Mandy Pearce, Funding for Good

8/30/2021
Can a start-up make a profit serving non-profits? Mandy Pearce and her business, Funding for Good, have proven that you can. Mandy joins Entrepreneur Exchange hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller to share lessons from operating her consulting and funding business, including how to manage expenses and build sales. Plus Jeff and Gary consider whether to jump into the Tik Tok game and start rapping careers, and they share their small businesses of the month. It’s all here on this month’s...

Duration:00:40:29

Government Contracts with Mark Mills, NC Military Business Center

8/2/2021
Businesses can make big bucks doing business with the government, but you need to know the rules of the road. This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Mark Mills, Business Development Manager with the NC Military Business Center, to discuss the process for businesses to tap into the wide world of government contracts. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller share their small businesses of the month which range from ice cream to removing your pet’s fur from your clothes…it’s all here on...

Duration:00:44:26

Want to Start a Sports Bra Company? Call the NASA Engineer! with Jen Paulson

6/28/2021
Want to develop the best sports bra? How about starting with a NASA engineer as your designer! This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange features Jen Paulson, the creator, and CEO of Siggie Lodoen Sportswear...a new business focusing on making a better sports bra. Jen shares the challenges of starting an apparel company and lessons from her entrepreneurial journey with hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller. Plus Jeff and Gary share their small businesses of the month…and it’s going to be some tasty...

Duration:00:42:39

Starting Your FinTech Company…and Gnawing on a Turkey Leg!

5/31/2021
How do you start a Fintech company? Giles Nugent, the co-founder of Salusion, shares his start-up story plus provides start-up advice that he has picked up in a 25 plus year career on Wall Street. Hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss how businesses should respond to the changing mask guidelines to keep their customers and employees happy and safe, plus they share their small business of the month. Turkey leg, anyone? It’s all here on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange! Catawba Valley...

Duration:00:44:29

Hoan Do, Motivational Speaker and American Ninja Warrior

4/26/2021
This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Hoan Do, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and American Ninja Warrior, who discusses his business, motivational lessons he shares with students, and tips for budding entrepreneurs. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss how Keeping It Simple can lead to new product developments, plus share their small businesses of the month which include a B & B option and your new drone jogging partner. It’s all here on this month’s Entrepreneur...

Duration:00:43:31

Franchising: Fran Paradine, Incredible Edibles

3/29/2021
Franchising can help you get into business with established branding and marketing, but you need to know what you’re getting into. Entrepreneur Exchange hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller welcome Incredible Edibles franchise owner Fran Paradine to the podcast to discuss her business, the pros and cons of franchising and her experience with a business started during COVID. Plus Jeff and Gary discuss how turbulent times can create business opportunities, plus share this month’s Businesses of...

Duration:00:38:30

Brooklyn Dellinger, North Carolina Procurement Technical Assistance Center

3/1/2021
Ready for big game hunting? Well, the federal government buys more products and services than any one customer in the world. This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Brooklyn Dellinger with the North Carolina Procurement Technical Assistance Center to discuss how to get started selling to the government, providing some tips, plus some pitfalls to avoid. Plus host Jeff Neuville shares a small business you should be checking out, especially if you’re ready to hit the exercise circuit as the...

Duration:00:31:20

Jeff Isenhour, Moonshine Mountain Soap Co.

2/1/2021
How much moonshine should you put in your soap? Listen to this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange as hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller are joined by Jeff Isenhour, the founder and owner of the Moonshine Mountain Soap Company, and learn about his startup and creative ways to make and sell soap. With a little moonshine! Plus, Jeff and Gary provide an update on the second iteration of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and share their small businesses of the month including student...

Duration:00:45:11

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