ScaleUp WNC Cohort 4

We’re excited to announce the members of our fourth ScaleUp WNC cohort, with sessions taking place in summer of 2016. Congratulations to these 16 innovative small businesses that were selected for the program, which is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

MEMBERS OF THE 4th COHORT – SUMMER 2016

The following 16 growth-oriented small businesses will receive intensive training, one-on-one management support, assistance in connecting with growth capital, and the opportunity to strengthen connections in order to scale up their ventures:

* ADDISON FARMS VINEYARD

Addison Farms creates wines from NC-grown grapes using traditional methods, providing each guest with a personal experience at our tasting room. As the fourth generation to farm this property, we take seriously our responsibility to preserve the land and the tradition of farming for our family and for the future. (Buncombe County)

* ADORATHERAPY

ADORAtherapy manufactures aromatherapy products from organic, biodynamic plants and essential oils blended into customized Mood Boosts™ formulas. Founded upon the belief that inner beauty includes inner peace, freedom from stress, and personal transformation and fulfillment, our products stimulate joy and passion in every woman. (Buncombe County)

* ALL AMERICAN FOOD FIGHTS

All American Food Fights (AAFF) celebrates the culinary independence and community spirit of cities across the US. By bringing food competition into an area, AAFF brings out the best in chefs and restaurants and elevates the local food scene as a whole. (Buncombe County)

* BIG BOOM DESIGN

Big Boom Design builds custom solutions that integrate seamlessly with WordPress websites to make business management simple, efficient, and stress-free. (Buncombe County)

* BLUE RIDGE SOLUTIONS

Blue Ridge Solutions creates custom web-based business software to manage an organization’s data, processes, and public website. Utilizing the latest technologies, our websites and mobile applications make custom software accessible to a wide variety of businesses. (Buncombe County)

* BREWED FOR HER LEDGER

Brewed For Her Ledger, LLC provides strategic CEO/CFO/COO services to startup and existing craft beer and cider entities nationwide. Our areas of specialty include business plans, expansions, software implementation, operational audits, and valuation. (Buncombe County)

* BRIGHT STAR TOURING THEATRE

Bright Star Touring Theatre provides affordable, professional theatre to schools, libraries, theatres, and more across the country and in Europe. Covering topics from anti-bullying to black history and holidays to science, we have literary and curriculum-based shows for every young audience. (Buncombe County)

* DUINOKIT

DuinoKit manufactures electronic kits designed to teach the basics of electronics and programming to kids and adults. DuinoKits are reusable “plug and play” learning kits that provide the basics of inventing and prototyping using modern microprocessors in a convenient, hands-on learning system. (Jackson County)

* DUNCAN & YORK

A thoughtfully curated gift shop in downtown Asheville, Duncan & York focuses on giving customers mindful, authentic experience by offering quality items. As a locally owned business, we strive to fill our shelves with products from regional artists and makers as well as other nationally known items from jewelry to perfume. (Buncombe County)

* ELEMENTS REAL FOOD

Elements is dedicated to producing high quality, nutrient dense, organic “Real Food.” We consciously create special blends of cold pressed juice, smoothies, nut mylks, plant based food, and desserts. We have our own line of superfoods and sell our products in-store and wholesale to groceries, restaurants, yoga studios, and more. (Buncombe County)

* JB MEDIA INSTITUTE

The JB Media Institute is an Internet marketing training program that gives business owners and marketing professionals the strategies and skills to create successful online marketing campaigns using SEO, social media, online advertising, content marketing, email, and online PR. (Buncombe County)

* JENNYTHREADS

Jennythreads has been creating fine handmade apparel and accessories for stylish women since 2003. Whether it’s a silk blouse, bamboo dress, or organic cotton cardigan, each piece is designed and made in-house, hand dyed and printed with designer Jen Swearington’s original illustrations. (Buncombe County)

* JUKEBOX JUNCTION RESTAURANT & SODA SHOPPE

For 25 years, the Jukebox Junction Restaurant & Soda Shoppe has been serving up affordable classic comfort foods and desserts in a friendly and nostalgic environment. (Haywood County)

* SUNBURST CHEF AND FARMER

Sunburst Chef and Farmer is an aquaponics farm that grows lettuce, greens, herbs, microgreens, and edible flowers. We provide our produce to area restaurants, inns, produce suppliers, and direct retail, operating year-round from our 13,000 square foot greenhouse at Smith Mill Works in West Asheville. (Buncombe County)

* THE SUNSET MOTEL

The Sunset Motel in Brevard offers the best of the 50s motor court experience with modern-day amenities in 20 uniquely decorated and recently “retrovated” options of all shapes and sizes. This kitschy gem offers vintage hometown charm with a twist. (Transylvania County)

* WISHBONE TINY HOMES

Wishbone Tiny Homes specializes in the design, construction, or DIY consultation of small spaces for a variety of uses from home, office, or studio to investment property, man cave, or lady lair. You dream it and we make your tiny homes come true. (Buncombe County)

 

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