January 7, 2020

Map Your Trail to Business Success in Spring 2020

What do you want your business to look like in 10 years? As we enter the 2020s, now is a great time for a little long-term thinking. It’s time to plant the seeds for success for this year and beyond.

In that spirit, we’ve put together a robust line up of opportunities to help local entrepreneurs like you “seize the decade” – carpe decennium! Check out all of our upcoming courses and workshops and create your personalized trail map to business success.



Business planning course for aspiring and new entrepreneurs

Feb 04
Mar 02

Fundaciones Planeación de Negocios

March 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Business assessment course for existing entrepreneurs

There are no upcoming events at this time.


ScaleUp WNC

Growth management training for existing small businesses

There are no upcoming events at this time.


Financial Tools and Quickbooks

An introduction to basic business financial management principles and a deep-dive into using QuickBooks online

Jan 15

QuickBooks Online: Part 1 (Virtual Class)

January 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jan 15

Financial Series

January 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - February 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am



Journey toward launching an investment crowdfunding campaign

Feb 11

Workshops and Series

Craft Your Commerce 2020

A tailored workshop series for makers and creatives offered in partnership with Center for Craft, UNC Asheville, and area creative entrepreneurs

Sat 05

CYC Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide

November 25 @ 8:00 am - December 11 @ 11:59 pm


Legal Clinics

Free one-on-one attorney consultations for entrepreneurs

Feb 02

Legal Workshop (Virtual): Legal Entity Choices with NC LEAP

February 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Special Events

Tue 15

Virtual Annual End of the Year Celebration

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

There are no upcoming events at this time.


More Ways to Seize the Decade

Business Lending

We provide tailored small business lending to help you reach your business goals. Whether it’s a new piece of equipment, an expansion opportunity, or filling a gap in your startup budget, we can help. Start the conversation by completing our online loan inquiry form or reaching out to your lender.

Business Coaching

Tap into our network of now more than 50 experienced small business owners and entrepreneurs to get a confidential sounding board on your small business priorities and a boost in an area (e.g., marketing, financials, operations) that you want to strengthen. Get started with our coaching request form.