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Food Town: Durham, NC — Brand New TV Documentary is Worth Watching

The newly released food-focused documentary goes behind the scenes through lunch rush and nightcaps, from midnight bakery shifts to 7 am seafood deliveries, as Durham chefs hustle through the pulse of a dynamic restaurant scene. Charting 24 hours in the life of some of the bull city's best local chefs and tastemakers, Food Town: Durham, NC gives viewers a unique behind the scenes look at the city and some of its signature cuisines. The Food Town: Durham, NC show, which...

Shark Tank Star’s Entrepreneur Training Program Comes to Triangle For First Time

Daymond John's Success Formula will be holding numerous training sessions throughout the Raleigh - Durham region as part of a national tour. The primary topics to be covered during the free upcoming 2.5 hour training events this week will include how to validate your business concept, moving towards your product launch with greater velocity, engaging with your potential customers and transforming them into buyers, learning how to “listen for the pivot” and having the right product at the right...

Relax in Style! Experience The Ultimate NC Staycation at Washington Duke Inn

If you are looking to add a touch of class to your next NC staycation by keeping it local, look no further than the prestigious Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club -- Durham's only resort-style luxurious destination. It offers large, comfortable, and inviting guest rooms and suites with fantastic views of its perfectly manicured golf course in the heart of the world famous Duke University campus. It’s also convenient to many of the City of Durham’s best spots for visitors, such...

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...

JB Duke Hotel Staycation — Great Local Spot To Immerse in All Things Duke University

A much needed long weekend or a holiday rolls around and you want to take advantage of that extra day or two off from work to scratch your traveler’s itch. What if you could experience an excursion without the long travel time by car or airplane? I was introduced to the idea of a staycation, and the JB Duke Hotel proved that you can truly escape in your backyard. The JB Duke Hotel hosts 198 guestrooms and suites in the...

Take Your Crew Out for Brunch on a Budget in Raleigh or Durham

Many times, a social gathering for new friends and old usually consists of either drinks out one evening, or a meal shared on the weekend when life has (hopefully) slowed down a little. One of the more leisurely meals to suit most occasions is, of course, brunch. With such a busy social life, those brunches can add up quickly. No worries though! There are a number of options in Raleigh and Durham to get the most out of your brunching...

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...

5 Great Local Spots With Rooftops To Enjoy Your Next Brunch Outdoors

It took a little longer this year, but winter coats have finally been sloughed off and replaced with a comforting breeze blowing the green, leafy tree branches to welcome in warmer months. On a most ideal of weekend days, there is nothing quite like basking in the sun and enjoying brunch, a favorite of lazy weekend fare. Part of the dining out experience is the atmosphere, and with these idyllic rooftops in Raleigh and Durham, you may find that your...

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...

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...

Unique 24-hr Questival Race Happening in Durham

Popular outdoor gear brand Cotopaxi is bringing its 24-hour adventure race to Durham over the weekend. The Questival kicks off at the American Tobacco Campus, Diamond View Park. During the 24-hour adventure race, teams of 2 to 6 friends will compete for prizes, completing adventure challenges in categories like fitness, camping, service, and teamwork. Questival races - think The Amazing Race with a good social twist - are hosted in over 50 cities across the country. Cotopaxi creates outdoor products and experiences that...

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...

Purchasing Existing Businesses VS. Starting a New Business/Franchise

For those of you who’ve bought refurbished products over the years, you’ve probably learned the secret that companies like Apple offer phones and tablets that were once new but are now back on the market at a discount as “refurbished” models at a discount. You get the same warranty but without the hassle of the sticker price, so it’s a no-brainer. As a business broker, I see an analogy for purchasing existing vs. starting a new business or franchise here...

10+ of The Very Best Local Food Trucks in Durham – Worth Hunting Down!!

Of all of the cities in the Triangle area, Durham most definitely has been dominating the food truck scene for the longest. Since food truck operators do not need to obtain a special permit and there are few regulations on where they can operate, Durham is an easy place to get up and running. Several Durham-based food trucks were so successful in their operations that they expanded into permanent physical locations in the Bull City. Check out our list of...

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Food Town: Durham, NC — Brand New TV Documentary is Worth Watching

The newly released food-focused documentary goes behind the scenes through lunch rush and nightcaps, from midnight bakery shifts to 7 am seafood deliveries, as Durham chefs hustle through the pulse of a dynamic restaurant scene. Charting 24 hours in the life of some of the bull city's best local chefs and tastemakers, Food Town:...