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Full & Closed Foundations Business Planning Class (AVL)

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Apr 17 - May 22


9:30 am - 12:30 pm




153 S Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Request a scholarship within the online registration form if you live in a rural WNC location, have a low-to-moderate income, or are an agricultural business. You may qualify for a partial scholarship (discounted rate is up to 80% off for qualifying individuals).

Each class offering has a limited number of scholarships and they are available on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information please visit our Scholarship Page.

The class will be held in-person and meet every Wednesday morning; 9:30am – 12:30pm from April 17th – May 22nd. 

Our Foundations business planning class helps guide ideas from concept to reality in a participatory, supportive learning environment.

Join a cohort of aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to gain an aerial perspective of your vision and the comprehensive business skills necessary to help bring your visions into reality. Participants will gain a clear aerial perspective of their business operations, financials, research and development, and marketing strategies. They will leave the course with a comprehensive business plan, a clear vision for their business, and concrete tasks for future work.

Throughout the class, emphasis will be placed on developing the social capital of the group. Participants will be encouraged to gather feedback from their peers, creating a strong network of deep support and synergy. For more info, visit the Foundations Business Planning overview page.

For questions, contact Holly Rivers, holly@mountainbizworks.org


Complete our online registration form to hold your seat in the class of your choice.  We will follow up with you within a few days. You are welcome to contact us with any follow-up questions or ask about the status of your request.



Meet our facilitator for this course.

Mountain BizWorks event presenter, Holly Rivers

Holly Rivers

With 12 years of entrepreneurial experience, and a rich 20-year history of living on an off-the-grid homesteading and freelancing in Boone, NC, Holly Rivers offers a profound insight into how susta...

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With 12 years of entrepreneurial experience, and a rich 20-year history of living on an off-the-grid homesteading and freelancing in Boone, NC, Holly Rivers offers a profound insight into how sustainable systems foster sustainable lifestyles.  This understanding shapes her approach to entrepreneurship, with a focus on positive impacts on the environment, community, and personal lifestyle.  Holly applies this perspective to empower her clients and students, arming them with practical insights and innovative strategies that aim to foster success and resilience. 

After selling her business and exploring other landscapes and communities, Holly has made her home in Asheville, NC.  She currently serves as the Learning Program Coordinator at Mountain BizWorks and continues to guide individuals through her private business coaching.

Additional Course Details

Course Pricing

The course fee is $375; however, we offer a modest discount for virtual classes and needs-based scholarships are available (see below). If you are not applying for a scholarship, a minimum deposit of 50% of the total is due upon enrollment to reserve your seat and will be followed by an email confirmation of your placement within a few business days.  A pay link will be included in your email confirmation for submitting any remaining class balances.

Class Schedule

Some classes have a built-in make up class for holidays or inclement weather. Attendance for all classes is recommended to not fall behind in any of the material.  Week 1 is required, but if you have a scheduling conflict where you would miss any other classes, please let us know. Additional support may be available for any missed class material.

1-on-1 coaching

Our dreamers build stronger companies with coaches.

During or following the course, One-On-One Business Coaching may be a great way to reinforce and deepen your understanding of the topics you learn in class and relate them to your business concept.

Mountain BizWorks
Mountain BizWorks
Mountain BizWorks
Mountain BizWorks


April 17
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Mountain BizWorks
828-253-2834 ext 10


Mountain BizWorks Asheville Office
153 S Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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