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Do the Investors Want a Slice of This Blue Ribbon Pie Company? (Slice Pie Company)

Kristen Cleve is the owner of Slice Pie Company, and she’s all over the Triangle. Winning the Blue Ribbon in the NC State Fair, in local magazines, and even in USA Today. She’s like the Julia Child or Ree Drummond of the Triangle, and maybe one day she’ll have her own cooking show.  But for…

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Can AI Make the Home Lending Process Less Painful? (Home Lending Pal)

Getting a home mortgage is an extremely painful process, and once you’re approved, you feel locked in without ever knowing if you could have found better terms.  Steven Better, COO of Home Lending Pal, thinks his company has come up with a solution to ease the pain – and it’s all about artificial intelligence. He’s…

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How to Host a Solo Podcast: Tips from Kinsey Roberts from the She Creates Business Podcast

Hosting a solo podcast episode is really freaking hard.  You have no one to talk to, no questions to ask, no feedback to give, no conversation at all. And yet some people can absolutely dominate a solo episode with what seems like complete comfort. One of those people is Kinsey Roberts from the She Creates…

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101: Building Business Stability through Email Marketing, with Aleya Harris

So be honest. Is email marketing something you do for your business? Are you bringing future clients into your sales funnel and giving them content every week?  (Do you really even know what a sales funnel is?) If you’re like me, you  have 100% NOT been using email marketing to generate leads from engaged couples,…

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Is Drop-In Childcare a Scalable Business? (Kate’s Korner)

Kate Goodwin, founder of Kate’s Korner Drop-In Childcare in Durham NC, has over 30 years in daycare experience and is ready to take the leap to entrepreneurship.  She’s building a drop-in center that will be open earlier and close later than traditional daycares, and she won’t require monthly commitments. Is this a good idea and…

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Danya Perry, Triangle DEI Alliance and the Raleigh Chamber

Danya Perry from the Raleigh Chamber and the Triangle Diversity Equity and Inclusion Alliance is such an inspiration and powerful force for Diversity and Inclusion in the Triangle community. And today we talk about what he’s doing at the Alliance, what individuals and businesses can do to make an impact in the community as well,…

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Pressure on Women in the Workplace, with Loren Shumate

As my company was getting used to this new work-from-home reality, I noticed that some people on the team – and it was usually women – were opting not to show their faces. And it got me to wondering, why do we put so much pressure on women in the workplace to look a certain…

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100th Episode Awards Show Extravaganza

Welcome to the Weddings for Real 100th Episode Extravaganza! On this special episode, you’ll hear who won the awards for: Toughest Interview Easiest Interview Funniest Episode Best One-Liner Most Referenced Episode Topic Megan Thought Would Suck But Was Actually Great Biggest Impact Personally Person Most Likely to Become Insta-Famous Favorite Episode That Had Nothing to…

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Rob Morrell, Battling Terminal Cancer for 9+ Years

UPDATE: Robert Xavier Morrell, Jr. died at his home in Raleigh, NC on May 17, 2020. See full obituary from Renaissance Funeral Home. On this podcast from Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh North Carolina, we go beyond the obituary to get a better sense of who those people were who have passed on. What were…

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How to Be a Better Storyteller in Podcasting, with Criminal Conduct’s Javier Leiva

Javier Leiva is the producer and host of the Criminal Conduct and Pretend Podcasts, and he is an absolute master of storytelling. Today he comes on the Earfluence Podcast to share tips on how you can be a better storyteller in podcasts – what you can learn from watching reality TV and documentaries like Tiger…

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