City permits; where only the fortunate can afford patience-with Bethany Adams of Rhetorical Factory on Finding Asheville
Nov17

City permits; where only the fortunate can afford patience-with Bethany Adams of Rhetorical Factory on Finding Asheville

City permitting, moving the goal posts for Asheville entrepreneurs…   Nathan sits down with Bethany Adams owner of the Rhetorical Factory for the 62nd episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about her childhood ambition of becoming a Broadway actress, why she always wanted to own her own business, why art is ultimately an unspoken extension of the artist without the artist thinking about him or herself while...

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Finding truth in the moment with Haley Steinhardt of Soul Tree Publications on Finding Asheville
Nov10

Finding truth in the moment with Haley Steinhardt of Soul Tree Publications on Finding Asheville

Finding truth in the moment?   Nathan sits down with Haley Steinhardt owner of Soul Tree Publications for the 61st episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about getting over the fear of self-promotion, growing up in Ohio, what it was like to work for Lark Books, how she built a profitable Reiki business and found the courage to walk away from that same business, why Soul Tree Publications is her new purpose and why...

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Turning knowledge into practice with Chad Oliphant of Smiling Hara Tempeh on Finding Asheville
Nov02

Turning knowledge into practice with Chad Oliphant of Smiling Hara Tempeh on Finding Asheville

Photo by Samantha Yancey Nathan sits down with Chad Oliphant owner of Smiling Hara Tempeh for the 60th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about grow up in Muncie, Indiana, his ambition of becoming a rock star which included performing rock shows in Albuquerque storage units, what he learned at the Kushi Institute in Massachusetts which was later an inspiration for Smiling Hara Tempeh, the goals of Smiling Hara’s...

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Embracing limitless potential with Kelly Prime of Relax and Rejuvenate on Finding Asheville
Oct27

Embracing limitless potential with Kelly Prime of Relax and Rejuvenate on Finding Asheville

Do I really have limitless potential?   Nathan sits down with Kelly Prime owner of Relax and Rejuvenate of Asheville and board member of Just Economics of Western North Carolina for the 59th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. We chat about growing up in Hunington Beach, CA, what Asheville can learn from the city of Portland’s growth, what is the upside of being a social entrepreneur, the evils of Groupon, the goals of Just...

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Leaving history with David Brown of Doc Brown’s BBQ on Finding Asheville
Oct20

Leaving history with David Brown of Doc Brown’s BBQ on Finding Asheville

Leaving history figuratively and literally?   Nathan sits down with David ‘Doc’ Brown of Doc Brown’s BBQ food truck for the 58th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. We chat about growing up in New England, why he wanted to be a history professor growing up, what motivated him to leave academia for his very own BBQ food truck, how you learn risk aversion and why setting the bar low is sometimes ultimately a...

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Taking the leap with Kelly Denson of Lush Life Productions on Finding Asheville
Oct13

Taking the leap with Kelly Denson of Lush Life Productions on Finding Asheville

Nathan sits down with Kelly Denson of Lush Life Productions for the 57th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. We chat about growing up in Punta Gorda, Florida, whether or not working with baseball player Alex Rodriguez is as bad as it sounds, what the difference is between marketing Southwest Florida restaurants versus Asheville restaurants, why jumping out of an airplane prepared her for jumping from a day job to owning her own...

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