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We show up for you—to help you build the small business of your dreams.

Welcome to the full calendar of events including business courses, classes, workshops, conferences and special events that we facilitate year-round in support of the entrepreneurial community of our region. Get a full overview of everything we offer at our next free orientation session. Also sign up to get updates in your inbox!

FULL- Registration Closed- Foundations Business Planning Class  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

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

Orientation Session  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

Join us for an in-person interactive information session to discover what resources are available at Mountain BizWorks that will help you start, grow, and thrive in your business. Hosted by our Learning Program Coordinator, Lilley Egues, this session is a great opportunity to learn more about Mountain BizWorks’ small business lending and learning programs. 

Waypoint Information Session  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

Interested in learning about the Waypoint Accelerator and possibly applying? If so, we invite you to join us and other area entrepreneurs at our virtual informational session held by Matt Godfrey, Waypoint Accelerator facilitator. During this session we will:   Provide details on the program and how to prepare a strong application Have an chance to

Foundations Business Planning Class 

Mountain BizWorks Asheville Office Asheville

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

Invested Course: An Investment Crowdfunding Learning Journey  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

The State of North Carolina recently passed legislation (NC PACES) making it possible to take on non-accredited investors for your small business. This allows you to raise funds from your friends, family, and broader community and to offer them a stake in - and a return on - the success that they are helping you

Orientation Session – In Person 

Mountain BizWorks Asheville Office Asheville

Join us for an IN PERSON interactive information session to discover what resources are available at Mountain BizWorks that will help you start, grow, and thrive in your business. Hosted by our Learning Program Coordinator, Lilley Egues, this session is a great opportunity to learn more about Mountain BizWorks’ small business lending and learning programs. 

Free

Foundations for Outdoor Businesses  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

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 in the Outdoor Industry 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

Financial Series  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

Take advantage of a discounted Financial Series Pass. Our Financial Series is made up of two classes that comprehensively cover the basic financial skills and tools that every entrepreneur needs to start and run a successful business.   Classes included in the Financial Series: Financial Tools, September 9 + 16 - Financial Tools will introduce

$60

Financial Tools  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

This 2-Day class is the first in our Financial Series.  Financial Tools will introduce you to the basic financial management principles that all small business owners should know. Participants will walk away with the tools to understand the basics of business finance so they can make informed decisions on how to organize and manage their business

$50

Makers Mixer – In Person 

Center for Craft - Assembly Hall Asheville

Join us on Friday September 9th from 5:30-8:00pm, for an informal IN PERSON gathering of artists and creatives from the Western North Carolina region. This is a relaxed networking event that will begin with a brief introduction and presentation to provide a glimpse of the upcoming 2022 Fall Craft Your Commerce workshop series Next Level

Money Mindset Lecture – Hybrid 

Center for Craft - Ideation Lab Asheville

Economists would have us believe that money is neutral. But if you've ever negotiated a price increase in your business, had a fight with your partner or remembered what caused stress in your parents, you know that money is anything but. Money can be your relationship with your father, your self-image in society and your

Taxes for Artists, Freelancers and Creative Businesses – Hybrid 

Center for Craft - Ideation Lab Asheville

What can I deduct? Do I bring receipts to my accountant? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio?  Why do freelancers have to pay taxes quarterly, and how do I do that? Hannah Cole, artist, tax expert, will discuss the basic tax

Fundaciones Planeación de Negocios 

True Ridge Hendersonville

Planifique, crezca y administre su negocio con nuestro curso de planeación de negocios, Fundaciones!  Empieza: El 15 de Septiembre, 2022 (la clase se reunirá todos los jueves del 15 de Septiembre al 27 de Octubre, 10am-1:00pm).  Ubicación: True Ridge 110 Edney St Unit A Hendersonville, NC 28792     Precio del Curso El costo del

Authentic Connections 

Center for Craft - Michael Sherrill Loft Asheville

The sales process is the most stigmatized process within owning a business. Most people have a negative association with sales, thus avoiding their potential abundance in their business journey. The reality is without sales, there is no movement within the economy. Authentic Connections is about debunking the mental association with the sales process. In Authentic

Orientation Session  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

Join us for an in-person interactive information session to discover what resources are available at Mountain BizWorks that will help you start, grow, and thrive in your business. Hosted by our Learning Program Coordinator, Lilley Egues, this session is a great opportunity to learn more about Mountain BizWorks’ small business lending and learning programs. 

Mountain BizWorks orientation sessions

Orientation Sessions Free

Get a full picture of what Mountain BizWorks can offer, from foundational tools, finance expertise and learning to scale. RSVP using dates below.

Tue, August 23
Tue, September 6
Fri, September 23

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