From dreamer to entrepreneur.

Get the resources you need to create the business you love at Mountain BizWorks–believe in it right here.

Make it happen

Meet the dreamer


Meet the dreamer

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Meet the dreamer

Marion Business Community

We believe in local dreamers–like you–and provide the resources you need to start and build a successful business.

See what you can do

Make it happen

How it works


Identify where you are

We offer resources—and have organized them—for every stage in the business life cycle. Click Make it happen below to find your path.


Start taking action

After identifying where you are, take advantage of all the resources there. Start enrolling, applying, RSVPing and showing up.


Feel the power

Watch yourself go from the isolated dreamer, feeling stuck to having all the tools, resources, and connections you need to make it happen!


What you can do at Mountain BizWorks


Come to a free Orientation Session to quickly find your path forward.

Our orientation sessions are a great way to get the lay of the land at Mountain BizWorks before you set off to create all that you dream!

Save your spot


Get what you need–learn with a group of peers in practical business classes or get matched and work 1-on-1 with an expert

Get funding

Get the small biz funding you need when you need it most–we fund many that'd normally have trouble securing funding


The money you invest, combined with our own capital, creates the pool of funds from which we lend to help small businesses start, grow, and create jobs


Keep learning.
That's the key.

We offer a wide variety of learning opportunities designed to take you from start to seed to scale up. Learning is how you realize your potential.

See what you can learn

ScaleUp brings entrepreneurs and experts together to learn how to solve problems and scale.

Founders of Innovation Brewing standing in front of their brewery—Mountain BizWorks.

Get funding

We're anything but traditional.

We believe in the ideas of local entrepreneurs earlier than most— when they're still what others would call dreamers.

Funding to small businesses in WNC


Total Loans


Loans Made


New Loans in 2023


Impact returns

Change the landscape of the local economy—invest in our work for entrepreneurs. You shop local and buy local—but now you can be invested in local. See how it works to invest in Mountain BizWorks.

We believe in the capacity and tenacity of our local economy–and that is our core focus.