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XPA in Durham Offers Fun Interactive Activities For The Entire Family

Whether finding ways to occupy your kids’ time during the summer or cultivating a team-building opportunity for fellow staff, there is no shortage of activities for every skill level at Xtreme Park Adventures (XPA). From the newly-opened kid's gem mining zone, 26-obstacle ropes course and a couple escape rooms to the well-established paintball, airsoft and zipline, the place screams fun-filled day and really lets you get your hands a little dirty too. No need to drive far outside of...

Triangle Chefs Will Compete in The NCRLA Chef Showdown Competition in Charlotte

No one person from the Triangle has ever brought home the coveted titles of Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year or Mixologist of the Year, but maybe this is the year and third time's the charm? In 2016, Tim VanBeek of Durham's Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club won People’s Choice Mixologist. Nobody else since has gotten their hands on any of the coveted titles. This is the first time the main NCRLA Chef Showdown event...

Enjoy All Things Local, Southern Style at Local 22 Kitchen + Bar in Durham

Local 22 Kitchen + Bar is truly a hidden gem, located somewhat off of the beaten path in the Erwin Square directly on W. Main Street. This is between Duke's central campus and the 9th Street district. It’s worth hunting down, as this local spot is a unique farm-to-table gastropub serving up modern Southern fare in a relaxed, casual vibe that is all about "sharing what they love." The first thing you will want to do when you walk...

The Haymaker Cocktail Bar — It May Very Well Knock You Out!

Tucked away discreetly in the back of the newly built Charter Square Building in Downtown Raleigh's City Plaza, you’ll find The Haymaker, one of Raleigh’s most unique new cocktail bars which recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary. Inspired by fighters and 90’s rappers, the decor is as fascinating as that combination. Manager Josh Gagne describes it, as “....if your rich Grandma was out of town and you threw a house party at her house.” This is a pretty accurate description, right...

The Triangle’s First Year-Round Indoor “Public Market” Launches in Chapel Hill

There really is no shortage of popular mobile food purveyors in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill "Triangle area" such as food trucks and on-the-go mobile vendors, but another food movement that has been taking off as of late revolves around a new kind of convenience for customers: the food market or food hall. This brand new business model allows multiple different vendors to create and offer their delicious creations under one roof. Food markets have been on the horizon for some time in...

A Few of Raleigh’s Most Popular & Iconic Video/Photography Spots

If you call the City of Oaks home, you know it isn’t short on scenic spots that look great in pictures and videos! However, if you’re shooting film for your local business, not just anywhere will do in Raleigh. You’ll want to make sure that the location you choose is easily recognizable and unique so you can identify with your target audience - the locals! To help you out, we’ve compiled a short list with the help of Raleigh-based professional...

Thrive On, Raleigh! Foodie Wrap-Up of The 2018 Thrive NC Festival

The inaugural Thrive NC in 2018 opened stakeholders’ eyes and festival-goers’ palates to a cultural tool used to bring people together and create change: food. Thrive, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, aimed to support eight of the area’s nonprofits in hopes of reducing food insecurity and addressing childhood nutrition. In addition to the community Summit hosted as an awareness event to bring community leaders together and open the discussion on food’s impact, Thrive was also a...

5 Companies In The Triangle Using Video Marketing to Elevate Their Brand

In this day and age, more and more businesses are using video content to promote their services and tell a story about what they can do for their audience. With so many videos out there, your video production needs to be excellent if it’s going to stand out from all the rest. So, if you are looking to up your marketing game... We have good news -- Blueforest Studios, a local Raleigh based video production & marketing company selected some...

How and Why Business Deals Fall Apart With Local Buyers/Sellers

As a business broker in the Triangle, I have the opportunity to bring buyers and sellers together for the consummation of a deal. With a deal being the exchange of money for equity, there are a lot of things that have to work out right, and a lot of things can go wrong. Many sellers feel the need to celebrate when the contract is signed, but a signed contract is basically just entering the “Red Zone” in NFL parlance;...

Lunch With The Shark — Kevin O’Leary Will Be in Town

Kevin O'Leary, one of the mega-stars of TV's hit show Shark Tank, will be in the Raleigh area later this month. Kevin has been staying pretty busy this Spring with speaking engagements at "The Wealth Retreat" conferences all over the US and Canada. There are free tickets still available to see Kevin live in Cary on May 30th. To many, Kevin O’Leary is known as “The Shark with the Sharpest Teeth,” and he will share his prowess with you at...

Attorney Selection When Buying/Selling Your Local Business

As a business broker, I answer a lot of questions about how to sell a business. One of the FAQs that I share with all business owners planning to sell their company is about the total cost to sell a business. People don’t think about all the costs involved in selling a business.  The first question people always think is “How much can I get?” but the truth is It’s not how much you make, it’s how much you keep...

Explore Unique Desserts & Timeless Traditions at Mithai Indian Cafe in Cary

Did you know that Cary is home to the only local Indian confectioner in North Carolina? The desserts at Mithai Indian Cafe are all made fresh in-house. The owners of Mithai are committed to purity, so the confections contain no preservatives, no fillers, no high-fructose corn syrup, no emulsifiers, no synthetics, no trans-fat, no citric acid, no modified milk products, no stabilizers or thickeners, and no MSG. All of the scratch-made Indian desserts are vegetarian and eggless, and some...

Ride a Historic Train in The Triangle + Explore Railroad History at New Hope Valley Railway

Families, train enthusiasts and others living in the Raleigh - Durham area looking for a fun and educational day-trip destination should check out the Triangle Train aka New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR). The all-volunteer, nonprofit railway’s 2018 season officially kicked off earlier this month and runs from April to December with many fun & awesome themed event rides. For more than 30 years now, New Hope Valley Railway, the Triangle’s Train, has offered excursion rides on vintage equipment pulled...

Stars of HGTV’s Flip or Flop Offering Free “Real Estate Elevated” Education Program in Raleigh + Chapel Hill

Real Estate experts & big time flippers Tarek & Christina’s live real estate educational program will be holding a couple of FREE sessions come early May in NC. Real Estate Elevated preview events are primarily a house flipping and real estate investing educational program. Having previously made “every mistake in the book” as they learned to flip homes, Tarek and Christina El Moussa decided that sharing the knowledge that they had learned over the years could prevent others from going...

Raleigh’s Hottest New Event Space “Whitaker & Atlantic” Helps Launch New Red Bull Organics Drink Line in Style

Energy drinks giant Red Bull selected Raleigh, North Carolina as one of the two exclusive markets for the launch of their new line of refreshing beverages called "ORGANICS -- authentic organic refreshment captured and canned." The other US city chosen was San Diego. The Raleigh crowd was most definitely thrilled to represent the east coast and did so to the fullest! The well-attended event took place at Whitaker & Atlantic, a new, hip event space located near Lynnwood Brewing...

Top 5 Things To Do When Preparing Your Business for Sale & New Ownership

It’s a secret, but seasoned business owners know it: “True entrepreneurs don’t build jobs for themselves, they build jobs for other people.” This notion is echoed in Michael Gerber’s “E-Myth Revisited,” John Warrillow’s “Built to Sell,” and countless other business books advising entrepreneurs on success. As a professional full-time business broker, I'm a little biased, but the sale of the business is the ultimate transfer from business worker to a business owner, and from former business owner to business...

Two New Local Businesses Opening Soon in Downtown Wake Forest

In just a couple of months, there will be two new locally owned businesses opening their doors in the charming downtown area of Wake Forest also known as the White Street historic business district. Unwined on White, a wine lounge + yoga studio & the Tonic bar + social club will be opening late Spring. Expect a lot of social activities/fun events, live music, good times and of course can't forget the local beer, wine, etc. There is a...

Buying an Existing Business in the Triangle VS. Other Places in USA

For local business buyers in the Triangle looking into buying an established business it may be more challenging than buying an already profitable and operational business in other markets of the USA. Many business buyers simply do not know where to start. Additionally, they may not know that business brokers are there to help. This is because the state of business brokerage in the Triangle, and even more broadly in North Carolina, is not as advanced as the state of...

Real Estate Millionaire & Star of BRAVO’s “Million Dollar Listing” Sending Team to NC

Josh Altman's team will be in The Triangle area for a couple of days next week, holding free "Flip for Life" events in Raleigh & Durham. The Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles TV star went from being broke to $1,000,000 in sales per day, thanks to a partnership with his brother. Together they built a real estate business that has sold more than $3 billion in properties to date. Registration for the events is free via Eventbrite.com. The website mentions that there...

The Top 5 Most Popular & In-Demand Businesses in The Triangle

Have you been thinking about a new business in the Triangle? Got some ideas what would be fun or profitable to run? You’re not alone, the Triangle marketplace is hopping, and businesses are being bought and sold like hot cakes. Much like the housing market, there’s a supply problem for quality businesses for sale. There is a huge demand for profitable businesses, but not all businesses types are as great as they sound, even if everyone is after them. Let’s...

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XPA in Durham Offers Fun Interactive Activities For The Entire Family

Whether finding ways to occupy your kids’ time during the summer or cultivating a team-building opportunity for fellow staff, there is no shortage of activities for every skill level at Xtreme Park Adventures (XPA). From the newly-opened kid's gem mining zone, 26-obstacle ropes course and a couple escape rooms to the well-established paintball, airsoft...