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Asheville Startup LoLo Brings Rewards App to “Loyal Locals” in Durham, Chapel Hill & More U.S. Cities

During the 2007 recession, Clark Harris became frustrated with the credit card rewards program he was enrolled in. “I couldn’t travel, so I could only redeem my points on gift cards, but there wasn’t an option to use my loyalty points on local companies,” says Harris, a real estate and marketing professional in Asheville. Harris wanted to support local businesses with the rewards he was accruing, so he began mapping out an idea for a local rewards program run through a mobile app rather than a physical card. He later met Matthew Simpson of Nashville, and together they developed...

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Triangle-area Startup TribeSpring Launches To Supercharge Relationship Selling

As an entrepreneur, very little beats the feeling of when you first start winning over customers. Finding and convincing prospects to give you real money in exchange for what you’ve created (whether a product or service) is an incredibly exhilarating experience. It’s also really difficult. Just ask any professional salesperson whose job it is to find, educate and guide prospects into becoming customers. It’s hard enough to persuade a well qualified prospect that your company offers a valuable solution to their perceived problem. But it’s even harder to find well qualified prospects in the first place. To over simplify...

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