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Interview with Matthew Byrne by Jessica Young

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I had the opportunity to interview Matthew Byrne and discuss his background in the banking industry, his current work as a business counselor with the SBTDC, and his advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

You can learn more about the SBTDC here: www.sbtdc.org

Enjoy this interview with Matthew Byrne and learn how to navigate the world of business lending!

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Entrepreneurial Growth: Profit is the Bottom Line

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An interview with business growth expert George F. McAllister

George McAllister is a noted entrepreneurial growth expert in North Carolina.  Besides having spent years as a serial entrepreneur, today he helps other companies grow in his role as executive director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center for the Charlotte, N.C.  Region.

McAllister’s knack for entrepreneurship began when he was in high school, starting his first business removing honey bees from houses and relocating them into beehives. Once established in the hives, they were kept to produce honey or sold to area beekeepers.  In college when the price of silver was reaching record levels, he started a silver recycling business.  Then in the 1990’s he started a publishing company that produced page-a-day calendars, one featuring Chapel Hill, N.C. and one for Charlotte, N.C.    His calendars ended up being the second and third highest selling page-a-day calendars in the state.

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Interview with Timothy Titus Scott, Jr., conducted by Candace Murphy

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Elder Timothy Titus Scott, Jr., is the senior pastor and developer of Harvest Celebration Evangelistic Church located in Jackson, MS. The following website has all the information and upcoming events for the church, http://www.harvestcelebration.org.

I enjoyed interviewing Eld. Scott, he has opened my eyes to the many similarities a non-profit business / organization has to a for profit business. I hope you learn a little bit from this interview as well. The transcript of the interview is shown below. I will be referred to as CM and Eld. Scott, TS.

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Interview with Rick’s Café owner, Rick Welch, by Candace Murphy

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Interview with Rick’s Café owner, Rick Welch

Rick’s Café is a bar located in Starkville, MS. This website,  http://www.rickwelch.com, has links to all of his current businesses.

I enjoyed interviewing Mr. Welch, he has given me a lot of insight on being a successful business owner. I hope you learn a little bit from this interview as well. The transcript of the interview is shown below. I will be referred to as CM and Mr. Welch, RW, respectively.

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