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 […]


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 […]