ACE Best Stories
By Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE)
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We create jobs, and make entrepreneurial dreams come true. ACE, as a nonprofit community lender, specializes in small-business loans coupled with business advisory services. These are the stories of those businesses we’ve helped reach success and claim their American dream.
||CleanMarketing a Niche Business with Karen Earp||Digital advertising and social platforms like Snapchat can seem daunting to take on. For Pop! Bubble Tea & Coffee Bar owner, Karen Earp, she quickly knew what needed to be done to make her business appeal to and reach Gen Z. In this episode, Karen...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Select the Right Franchise with Aysha Cooper||From leasing a space to becoming a franchise owner. Aysha Cooper felt a calling on her life to open a SarahCare location in Snellville, Georgia. But after nine months, and with money running out, Aysha was referred to ACE which helped her keep the...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCooking Up Success with Pastry Chef Pablo Colon||They say if your job is your passion, you’ll never work a day in your life. Pastry Chef, Pablo Colon is certainly following his dream! In this episode, Chef Colon shares the struggles of recovering from the recession, starting up his restaurant - ...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Rapid Growth with Julissa Vargas of DSD Distribution Services||Quick growth is great for business, but more products, additional employees and customers brings its own challenges! In this episode, Julissa Vargas of DSD Distribution Services shares insight on handling that rapid growth, working with family and...||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOvercoming the Obstacles with Pamela Carter of Stick a Fork ‘N It||Often, in the middle of hard times, we don’t understand the experience or how it will impact our lives once we move forward. For Pamela Carter, the serious illness of her son she thought she might lose inspired she and her family to start a business...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStarting Up and Starting Out with Diesha Williams of Atlanta Pose & Post Photobooth||Starting a business often requires equipment and a good amount of capital. Should you invest personally and how much? What are the benefits of seeking outside funding and where should you go? Atlanta Pose & Post Photobooth Owner, Diesha Williams...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFacing Risk Head On with Elena Carne of Tepuy Activewear||Elena Carne, Founder, CEO and Designer of Tepuy Activewear shares how her passion of creating clothing at age 15 in Venezuela turned into a thriving business. She explains how taking action, and not overthinking the risks, helped place her on the path...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActive Learning with Couleen LaGon of The Märchen Sagen Academy||Couleen LaGon joins host, Eric Holtzclaw, to share what inspired him to start the Märchen Sagen Academy, utilizing his background in marketing after his company informed him his job would be gone in 6 months. Couleen shares the struggles of working...||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDriving Past Fear with Mark and Teresa Bishop of Just Right Auto||“Fear is the number one killer of starting a business.” Husband and wife team, Mark and Teresa Bishop share their journey of overcoming that fear and leaving comfortable jobs to start their own business. Working capital is essential to opening an...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFollow Your Voice with Eva Jane Bunkley||Eva Jane Bunkley, creator of the Makeup Bullet, joins host, Eric Holtzclaw, to share about her product that was ten years in the making! Now a two-time Emmy award winner, Eva reminds entrepreneurs that “wisdom in found in a multitude of counsel;”...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|