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Episode 218: From Dream to Reality: Bill Fox and Forge on Turning Ideas into Profitable Ventures

About the Show:

“Owning a business and doing something you love and getting up every day to do that is not working, it’s doing something you love.”

  • Bill Fox, Forge

Meet Bill Fox, a small business champion with a proven track record in Northwest Arkansas. As the Director of Technical Assistance at Forge, Bill has made it his mission to help entrepreneurs access the credit and resources they need to succeed. With an impressive resume that includes stints at the Small Business Development Center and Zweig Group, Bill’s expertise in business planning, market research, and consulting is invaluable to those looking to launch or grow their businesses. His commitment to fostering economic sustainability and community development in the Northwest Arkansas region ensures that Bill Fox is a reliable partner for any entrepreneur seeking guidance and support.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Gain valuable insights on the impact of the Forge Community Loan Fund on the growth of small businesses.
  • Understand the critical nature of due diligence for a successful loan application process.
  • Explore key strategies for mastering entrepreneurship and assessing financial situations accurately.
  • Realize the significance of fostering fruitful relationships to drive business success and networking opportunities.

All this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast. 

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*

Email Bill Fox, Forge

Website for Forge

Forge on Facebook

Forge on LinkedIn

Forge on Instagram

Website for Zweig Group

This episode is sponsored by*

Signature Bank of Arkansas “Community Banking at its Best!”

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Northwest Arkansas Council – “Life Works Here!”

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