March 12, 2020

Our Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID‐19) is a rapidly evolving situation. See our COVID-19 Updates for the latest small business resources, tools, and updates. […]


June 20, 2019

Press Release: Calling WNC Outdoor Startups: Introducing Waypoint Accelerator

Mountain BizWorks and Outdoor Gear Builders launch new entrepreneurial accelerator for the next generation of great outdoor businesses Asheville, NC (June 20, 2019) – […]


January 10, 2019

Create Your Trail Map to Business Success in 2019

It’s time to start drafting up your trail map for 2019 so you find yourself on the path to business success. No matter where […]


November 13, 2018

Now Open: Applications for 2019 ScaleUp Program are due January 27

The deadline to apply to the competitive program is January 27 (Asheville, NC):  It is a well-known fact that small businesses are a major […]


October 13, 2018

ARC Unveils New Research and Resources to Support Regional Entrepreneurship

The Appalachian Regional Commission has released Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia, a suite of new research reports and resources to support entrepreneurial development in Appalachia. The […]


October 11, 2018

Regional Partnership Expanding WNC’s Outdoor Industry Receives $940K in Funding from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Program

Funding to advance businesses, jobs, and innovation within the region’s growing outdoor industry from workforce training to a new fund for rural outdoor entrepreneurs […]


September 27, 2018

Mountain BizWorks and Hatch receive NC IDEA Ecosystem grant to advance growth-oriented businesses across rural WNC

Funding to expand Mountain BizWorks’ ScaleUp WNC program across the region in collaboration with Hatch Asheville,  September 27, 2018 – A collaborative initiative between […]


August 1, 2017

Mountain BizWorks awarded federal funding to expand small business lending

New funds will increase access to capital for entrepreneurs in WNC’s underserved communities (Asheville, NC): Mountain BizWorks, a non-profit small business lending and training […]


February 20, 2017

Mountain BizWorks Announces the Fifth ScaleUp WNC Cohort

Fifteen high-potential WNC small businesses accepted into the intensive growth planning and mentorship program (Asheville, NC): Mountain BizWorks is very pleased to announce 15 […]


February 17, 2017

Mountain BizWorks receives $750,000 investment from U.S. Department of Commerce

New funds to help Mountain BizWorks expand small business lending across Western North Carolina (Asheville, NC): Mountain BizWorks is the recipient of a $750,000 […]