Crafting a story for success with Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani on Finding Asheville
Aug25

Crafting a story for success with Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani on Finding Asheville

Learning to craft a story for business success…   Nathan sits down with Chef Meherwan Irani co-owner of Chai Pani Asheville, MG Road Lounge, Chai Pani Decatur, and yet to be opened Buxton Hall Barbecue for the 50th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in India, why he decided to transition from a lucrative real estate sales career to opening Chai Pani, how to develop a chef’s palate, why intention and follow through is all you need in life to succeed, why being in the moment is Meherwan’s solution to balancing the work between three locations and family, and why being a good story teller is the key to Irani’s success.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Embracing vulnerability with Jared Rutledge co-owner of Waking Life Coffee on Finding Asheville
Aug18

Embracing vulnerability with Jared Rutledge co-owner of Waking Life Coffee on Finding Asheville

Embracing vulnerability as a business strategy?   Nathan sits down with Jared Rutledge co-owner of Waking Life Hand-brewed Coffee and Espresso for the 49th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in West Asheville, what sparked the neighborhood’s growth, why there seems to be a lack of educatin when it comes to coffee with consumers, why being vulnerable can set you up for not only business success, but also personal success, and why the new trend of putting butter in your coffee may not have the scientific backing that you think that it does (here is the link to the article Jared was referring to in response to bulletproof coffee).   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Finding America on Finding Asheville with Justin Ferraby of the Orange Peel & Dig Festival
Aug11

Finding America on Finding Asheville with Justin Ferraby of the Orange Peel & Dig Festival

Finding America on Finding Asheville?   Nathan sits down with Justin Ferraby, operations manager at The Orange Peel and Dig Festival organizer for the 48th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in the UK, why perhaps you should spend more than $40 on a bottle of wine, how he risked everything to be a U.S. citizen, including an extended time living here illegally, what would compel someone to throw a music festival like Dig Fest that has a mostly local focus, and finally why The Orange Peel has become one of the most successful music venues in the South East.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.     Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!     Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page here. ...

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When life gives you lemons, well you know with Anthony Cerrato of Strada on Finding Asheville
Aug04

When life gives you lemons, well you know with Anthony Cerrato of Strada on Finding Asheville

When life gives you lemons…   Nathan sits down with Chef Anthony Cerrato owner of Strada Italiano and owner of Social Lounge and Tapas for the 47th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in New Jersey, how a conversation with a future Dean of AB Tech Culinary Institute changed his path from a architecture to culinary, why the advice you need to balance your work life with your family life may be bankrupt advice, and why improvisation has been so key to his career.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.     Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!     Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Stung by passion with Erika Jane of Red Honey
Jul28

Stung by passion with Erika Jane of Red Honey

Stung by passion?   Nathan sits down with Erika Jane of Red Honey for the 46th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. We chat about growing up in Vail, Colorado, what is was like to grow up with parents that switched careers often, what inspired her to pick up a guitar in the first place, whether her being a female lead of a rock and roll band affects her growth in the industry and what may be next for the band Red Honey.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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The love of farming with Anne Grier of Gaining Ground Farm on Finding Asheville
Jul21

The love of farming with Anne Grier of Gaining Ground Farm on Finding Asheville

The love of farming…   Nathan sits down with Anne Grier of Gaining Ground Farm for the 45th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in Virginia, why farming was always her passion, how an organic vegetarian restaurant in Brevard, N.C. was her introduction to organic farming, the pathway to opening Gaining Ground Farm, and why despite the hardships of farming she has never thought about leaving the profession.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.            Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!                 Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page here....

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