Thomas Stith III, North Carolina SBA District Director
This month on the Entrepreneur Exchange: 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 Economic Injury Disaster Loans available through the SBA, and how they can be used to support business. Plus hosts Jeff Neuville and Gary Muller share their small businesses of the month, including a local market and an alternative to toilet paper. It’s all here on this month’s Entrepreneur Exchange!
Small Business of the Month
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.
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!!