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When it comes to insurance, many people face the Goldilocks dilemma: Am I buying too much coverage, not enough, or just the right amount? How do you determine your proper insurance levels while ensuring you don’t waste money on unneeded coverage – or worse, leave your family exposed?

Here are a few considerations:

Homeowners insurance. Your home is probably your largest investment, so don’t risk losing it and its contents through an unforeseen disaster, accident or robbery. Renters also need insurance: Although the building is insured by the owner, your contents are not. A few tips:


EXIT Smokey Mountain Realty celebrated its 9th Anniversary on March 4.

Kathy Clifton and Sherry Freimuth, owner/brokers attribute this success to the support they've received “from Macon County, their woderful clients and customers and their top notch agents.”


AdvantageWest’s entrepreneurial development program and VERVE, a monthly magazine targeting Western North Carolina women in the arts, business, fashion and design, announce the launch of the VERVEaciously BIG Idea Business Plan Competition, a contest for women entrepreneurs.

The competition targets women-owned, for-profit businesses; both established ventures seeking expansion and would-be entrepreneurs with ideas for a startup. A total of $10,000 in cash, prizes, business support services and expert advice will be awarded. Deadline to enter is April 1.


AdvantageWest is sponsoring networking, professional development event set for May 5

Registration is now open for Carolina Connect 2011, coming May 5 at Renaissance Asheville.

Carolina Connect is Western North Carolina’s signature event for connecting entrepreneurs and investors across the region and beyond. Registration is now open, with special early bird rates of $110 per person, which includes a breakfast reception, lunch, and post-conference refreshments and beverages on the terrace. This much anticipated event is Thursday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Renaissance Asheville (registration and pre-conference breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.).


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