Entrepreneur Exchange

Hosted ByJeff Neuville & Gary Muller

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.

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!

 

Your Hosts

Jeff Neuville is Director of the Small Business Center at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, NC, where he works with entrepreneurs and small business owners to assist them in starting and growing businesses.  Jeff spent most of his business career as an Executive with a mid-sized North Carolina apparel manufacturing company before starting his own business to assist companies develop profitability improvement strategies.  In addition to his work with start-ups and small businesses, Jeff is a dedicated fan of his beloved North Carolina Tar Heels, particularly during basketball season.  Connect to Jeff on LinkedIn or on Twitter @jeffneuville.

Gary Muller is the Dean of the School of Workforce Development and the Arts at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC). He has his BA and MBA from Wake Forest University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also the co-owner of two businesses. The businesses focus on real estate development and investment management. He has over 20 years of business experience in public accounting, franchising of specialty retail snack food shops and manufacturing. The last 12 years have been spent in education at CVCC. Gary is also the SkillsUSA Co-Director for the Challenger and CVCC Chapter. Of course, everyone knows Gary is a diehard Wake Forest Deacon Deacon fan and he bleeds black and gold!!


All Episodes

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

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

Entrepreneur Exchange: (Data) Safety First

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 include a not-so-small razor company and a tiny house start-up. It’s all here, on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange on The MESH Network!

Entrepreneur Exchange: EE Mailbag

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.

Entrepreneur Exchange: The Pitch

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

Entrepreneur Exchange: To Worry or Not to Worry About CRO

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.

Entrepreneur Exchange: Investment Funding from the Crowd

This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange digs into Investment Crowdfunding with Clem Seifert who is the Program Director of InvestinNC, an organization that educates potential investors and businesses about new opportunities to participate in investment crowdfunding

Entrepreneur Exchange: Elixir of Love

In this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange, Is being in business with your significant other the elixir of love, or is it a sure-fire way to land you in divorce court? Julia and Ray Campbell with Campbell Design have combined their marriage with their business and lived to tell the tale.

Entrepreneur Exchange: Ghost Writing for Business Leaders

On this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange, hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller welcome Joshua Lisec with the Entrepreneurs Wordsmith to talk about how writing a book may be your path to Authority Building to grow your brand and how Joshua has created a business as a certified ghost writer for business leaders. Plus, is Retail Arbitrage a fad or a new business opportunity that you can use for your business start? And from business coaching to hair styling to a new way to get rid of all of your kid’s artwork, we’ve got three new small businesses of the month for you to be checking out…all on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange!

Entrepreneur Exchange: To App or Not to App

Can you turn your app into a business? This month’s Entrepreneur Exchange welcomes Tim Bornholdt with the Jed Mahonis Group to explain how businesses develop mobile apps and how they can be effectively deployed to grow sales. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller discuss whether you can turn your pet into an Instagram sensation, and they share some R-rated below-the-belt small businesses of the month to check out. It’s cold outside, but it’s hot on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange!