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 […]


December 17, 2018

Client Success Story: UpStaff Personnel

Anthony Thomas is poised to revitalize the Asheville workforce with his revolutionary social enterprise, UpStaff Personnel. UpStaff Personnel grew out of the staffing program […]


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 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 […]


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 20, 2018

NEW ECONOMY COALITION RELEASES ITS LOCAL ECONOMY GAP ANALYSIS TO PUBLIC

The Western North Carolina New Economy Coalition (WNC NEC) has recently released an online resource (wncnec.org) which provides public access to data from their […]


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 […]


November 22, 2017

Success Story: Mountain BizWorks Coach and Long Time Client Cara Steinbuchel Expands Product Line

Cara’s entrepreneurial journey started in 2004 while working as the Co-Manager of Mud Hunter Pottery Gallery. The owner asked Cara if she could make […]