Growth Initiative

Craft & Makers

Craft Your Commerce

Craft Your Commerce is a Mountain BizWorks entrepreneurial program designed to connect, elevate and advance creative and craft-centered companies through a series of business training workshops and classes designed by makers for makers. The program is offered in partnership with Center for Craft, UNC Asheville, and area creative entrepreneurs.

About Craft Your Commerce

Craft Your Commerce is presented on a semiannual basis and designed to serve as an educational hub for entrepreneurs in the craft industry. Through a series of workshops, an integrative cohort-based learning program helps weave together lessons from the workshops and guide entrepreneurs in developing their own goals and actionable plans.


Seasonal Series

The series involves a networking event, five separate workshops, and one intensive course suited for existing makers. The program offerings are available a-la-carte, but they’re also designed to thematically complement each other.

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Craft Industry Coaching

Mountain BizWorks offers highly customized, peer-to-peer business coaching by an extensive network of successful craft industry business owners.

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Makers Mixer

Join a group of your craft industry peers in a lively opportunity to connect and share ideas. Events are scheduled on a quarterly basis and will feature a local craft expert as a special guest.

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Why we need more B-Corps in this region?

Our region is home to people and companies that care about the triple bottom line: not just the financial impact of their life and business, but also the oft-overlooked social and environmental impacts. That’s what being a B Corp is all about: B Corps aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.

Learn more about B-Corps
Learn about B-Corporations in Appalachia

Craft Your Commerce is a Growth Initiative* of Mountain Bizworks.

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*Growth initiatives are special learning opportunities geared toward specific local industries—facilitated by Mountain Bizworks to initiate growth in our local economy and community. Learn more about us here.