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

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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 creating their particular art piece, why the city permitting process and dealing with contractors can prevent...

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

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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 life is all about finding truth in the present moment.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This...

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

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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 Kickstarter project to raise money to produce tempeh made with hemp that is grown by US veterans, and why...

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

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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 Economics of Western North Carolina, and how a twenty year FedEx worker made the transition to owning her own...

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

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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 good thing.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at...

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

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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 business, and why running a business with intention is her key to success in 2015.   Listen to the full...

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Monsters of persistence with Jim Mackenzie & Sarah G of Stuff Monsters Like on Finding Asheville

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Monsters of persistence with Jim Mackenzie & Sarah G of Stuff Monsters Like on Finding Asheville

Monsters of persistence, monsters with persistence, persistence….   Nathan sits down with Jim Mackenzie and Sarah Giavedoni of Stuff Monsters Like, The Pop Project, and organizers of the Asheville Zombie Walk for the 56th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. We chat about growing up in small town North Carolina, why you should consider donating to the Pop Project, a non profit focused on providing books to schools, veterans, and prisons, what inspired them to launch a kickstarter project to record a folk album on the moon, why...

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Introvert to baring her soul on stage, Amanda Anne Platt of The Honeycutters on Finding Asheville

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Introvert to baring her soul on stage, Amanda Anne Platt of The Honeycutters on Finding Asheville

An introverted lead vocalist?   Nathan sits down with Amanda Anne Platt of The Honeycutters for the 55th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in a small town in New York, why a banjo in a store front in college was the start to her musical career, what it ultimately takes to write a song, what it means to take country music back to its roots, and how an introvert ever got the courage to step on stage and sing to a group of strangers about her life.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This...

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Working hard in the face of bigotry with Reza Setayesh of Rezaz on Finding Asheville

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Working hard in the face of bigotry with Reza Setayesh of Rezaz on Finding Asheville

Working hard in the face of bigotry?   Nathan sits down with Chef Reza Setayesh owner of restaurants Rezaz and Piazza for the 54th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. We chat about why the kitchen was ultimately the best way to express himself, why working hard was his best solution to deal with Americans who abused and harassed him because of his Iranian background given the Iranian hostage crisis, why you must learn how to eat before you can truly learn how to cook, and why French technique really can enhance traditional cultural...

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An Asheville pirate’s life for me with Sam Etheridge of Ambrozia on Finding Asheville

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An Asheville pirate’s life for me with Sam Etheridge of Ambrozia on Finding Asheville

Pirates in the kitchen?   Nathan sits down with Chef Sam Etheridge owner of Ambrozia Bar and Bistro for the 53rd episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the intricacies of the Cuban sandwich, why despite being one of the top chefs in Albuquerque nobody seems to know about that here in Asheville, at least Nathan anyways, how a speech from Chef John Fleer inspired him to ditch a completely different business venture and open a restaurant in Asheville, and why he prefers a pirate kitchen over a...

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