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Interview with Amanda Sorrells – Start-Up Counselor at NC Rural Economic Development Center

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Amanda Sorrells manages a growing caseload of young entrepreneurs in the 85+ rural counties in North Carolina by assisting aspiring entrepreneurs with business plan preparation, market and product development, financial projections and analysis, operations and management planning, capital acquisition strategies, and business implementation.

 

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An Interview with Walter O. Farabee: Minority & Women’s Business Enterprise Coordinator, City of Winston-Salem

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Interview w Walter Farabee

by Prince John Gaither-Eli

A veteran of entrepreneurial consulting, business planning, and urban planning, Walter O. Farabee, Minority & Women’s Business Enterprise Coordinator for the City of Winston-Salem spoke with us regarding start-up funding and business planning for entrepreneurs. An alumni of UNC-Chapel Hill, Mr. Farabee spoke on a range of topics germane to start-up funding from group marketing, social networks, and the “Great Recession”.

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Insights from Interviewing Two Commercial Bankers

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I was fortunate to have the opportunity to learn about commercial lending and entrepreneurship from the perspective of two commercial bankers in one interview.

George Madden is a Senior Vice President of SunTrust Bank and has been a commercial banker since 1978, specializing in “giving clients accessibility, responsiveness, and results in their banking relationship.”  His colleague, Daryl Griffith, is a Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager with SunTrust Bank and has over a decade of experience working with business owners, and often consults with entrepreneurs seeking funding for their new venture.

I gained insights both on commercial banking and entrepreneurship from both gentlemen, and here are some highlights…

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