October 10, 2019

Press Release: New Outdoor Recreation Industry Office Director Announced

  Asheville Outdoor Industry Professional Announced as North Carolina’s New Outdoor Recreation Industry Office Director at Outdoor Economy Conference Amy Allison, co-founder of the […]


September 17, 2019

Press Release: First-Ever Waypoint Accelerator Cohort Announced

Mountain BizWorks and Outdoor Gear Builders Announce First-Ever Waypoint Accelerator Cohort 10 startups selected for the East Coast’s first outdoor business accelerator Asheville, NC, […]


July 23, 2019

1,250 Jobs and More: 2019 Impact Survey Highlights

Local Businesses Assisted by Mountain BizWorks Provide Significant Community Impacts in 2019 Each year Mountain BizWorks surveys clients who have been active within the […]


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) – […]


April 8, 2019

Foothills Launch entrepreneur events and pop-up office are coming to Cleveland County in April and May

The collaboration between Mountain BizWorks and IPDC is expanding access to vital ending and peer learning resources for area small businesses (Cleveland County, NC): […]


February 22, 2019

Announcing the 30 Companies for 2019 ScaleUp WNC

Fast growing companies from Franklin to Asheville to Spruce Pine have been selected for this highly competitive program (Asheville, NC):  After a highly competitive […]


December 3, 2018

Mountain BizWorks & IPDC Expand Entrepreneurial Services, Announce Rutherfordton Pop-Up Office

The effort, made possible by a USDA grant, will provide tailored small business lending and peer learning programs. Forest City, November 29, 2018 – […]


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 […]


November 1, 2018

Capital Bank funds help propel Mountain BizWorks Growing Outdoors Initiative

ASHEVILLE, NC, Nov. 1, 2018 – Capital Bank announced today that Mountain BizWorks has received a $400,000 investment to support small businesses lending in […]


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 […]