The Top 5 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

Written by My SWVA Opportunity Intern, Hannah McNew Many people value success as an array of different things. For most, obtaining success is not just making sure that the job is done correctly. There is much more to it than that! The means of achieving success varies from person to […]

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Challenger Spotlight: Toni Warren, Warren Cleaning and Restoration

Toni Warren is the owner operator of Warren Cleaning and Restoration, which is a family-owned business located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. At Warren Cleaning and Restoration, they have qualified professionals who can provide carpet cleaning as well as disaster restoration services for fire, water, smoke, and wind damage. According […]

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Challenger Spotlight: Katherine Hayton, Sweet Works

Sweet Works is a gourmet cake and cupcake business in Chilhowie, Virginia that prides itself in using original recipes to make 100% made from scratch goodies. This local business began as a home-based business and is unique to the area because the recipes cannot be found anywhere else. Attention to […]

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Challenger Spotlight: Marla Edwards, Crooked Road General Store

The Crooked Road General Store is located in Bristol, Virginia. It is a nearly 100 year old building that has been restored to a vintage, old-fashioned style general store. Their products reflect the store’s appearance. They offer glass bottled drinks, candies, snacks, and memorabilia from days gone by. Business owner […]

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Challenger Spotlight: Terri Anne Funk, Clinch River Adventures

Clinch River Adventures is an outfitter located on the Clinch River located in St. Paul, Virginia. The Clinch River is the most bio-diverse river in the United States. At Clinch River Adventures, they offer everything from tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing kayaks, and guided float trips. Because the business is unique […]

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