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Foundations Business Planning Course (Virtual)

with Elizabeth Soler


Aug 6 - Sep 17


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Online — Zoom, NC + Google Map

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 course 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.

Classes will be held virtually and meet every Tuesday, August 6th – September 17th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, no class August 20th.

Our Foundations business planning course 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 and you have the opportunity to leave the course with a business plan, a clear vision for your business, and concrete tasks for your future work.

Throughout the course, 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.

If you have any questions please contact Holly Rivers holly@mountainbizworks.org


Complete the online registration form to hold your seat.  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, Elizabeth Soler

Elizabeth Soler

With over 15 years in the business industry, Elizabeth is a multifaceted professional, excelling as an entrepreneur, teacher, mother, and creative. Her success in online ventures has propelled her...

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With over 15 years in the business industry, Elizabeth is a multifaceted professional, excelling as an entrepreneur, teacher, mother, and creative. Her success in online ventures has propelled her to create Elizabeth Consulting Services, a platform dedicated to supporting the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Through business coaching, marketing consulting, and social media expertise, Elizabeth is on a mission to empower individuals, fostering inclusivity and diversity in entrepreneurship.


Additional Course Details

Course Pricing

The course fee is $445; however, 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 balances.

Course Schedule

Some courses 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


August 6
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mountain BizWorks
828-253-2834 ext 10


Online — Zoom, NC + Google Map