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 […]


October 4, 2018

New Funding Announced to Support Craft Artists, Businesses and Students

UNC Asheville Awarded Nearly $2 Million Grant from the Windgate Foundation for STEAM Initiatives and Center for Craft Partnership We are very pleased to […]


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 29, 2018

Client Success Story: Wehrloom Honey

Aron and Jessica Wehr are the husband and wife duo behind Wehrloom Honey, a cutting-edge meadery, honey, and craft gift retailer in Robbinsville, NC. […]


August 22, 2018

Mountain BizWorks Clients Continue to Make Significant Impacts in Western North Carolina

555 jobs created and an additional 809 jobs retained in 2018 The data collected in this year’s Mountain BizWorks Local Business Impact Survey demonstrates […]


July 25, 2018

Mountain BizWorks awarded $650,000 from Wells Fargo to Support Diverse Small Businesses

Mountain BizWorks is one of 13 organizations nationwide to receive funds as part of the Diverse Community Capital program Entrepreneurs posing with the newly […]


January 31, 2018

Mud to Money Report: Lessons from 15 Leading WNC Local Farms

New report identifies opportunities and challenges for improving the profitability and sustainability of WNC local food farms (Asheville, NC): Over the last decade, Asheville […]