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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!

Intro to QuickBooks Online  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

This 2-Day class is the second in our Financial Series.  Intro to QuickBooks Online class is designed for those that have little to no experience with QuickBooks Online in recent years. This class meets over two weeks for three instructional hours total. In week one, you will gain an overview of QuickBooks and the different

Get Tickets $25 |  11 tickets left

Waypoint Accelerator – Application Due Date 

NC

  Mountain BizWorks, Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC, and our partners are excited to support the third Waypoint Accelerator cohort. Please note that the 3rd Waypoint Cohort will be conducted semi-virtually, with some sessions in-person in Asheville, and others via Zoom. We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 and will follow CDC, state & local

Free

Pricing for Profit  Virtual

Zoom NC

Have you always wanted to know what financials you should be looking at? Do you know if your prices are in line with the market? Are you charging enough for your creative products or services? Come to this workshop to learn about some best financial practices for creative product and service based businesses. Hear from

$5 or Pay What You Wish

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

$100

Insuring Creativity  Virtual

Zoom NC

So often the creative community doesn’t carry the proper insurance to cover your business in a time of need. 79% of creative based businesses do not carry the correct insurance necessary to protect their business. The lack of adequate business insurance represents a career-threatening financial vulnerability to creatives who are affected by emergencies beyond their

$5 or Pay What You Wish

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

$375

Orientation Session  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

Join us for an online, 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 Services Associate, Millie Smith, this session is a great opportunity to learn more about Mountain BizWorks’ small business lending and learning programs. 

Free

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

Get Tickets $50 |  15 tickets left

Financial Series  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

Take advantage of a discounted Financial Series Pass. Our Financial Series is made up of two distinct classes that, when taken in order, comprehensively cover the basic financial skills and tools that every entrepreneur needs to start and run a successful business. Tickets for each class can be purchased individually, but if you know you

Get Tickets $60 |  11 tickets left

Call for Entries: CYC 2021 Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide 

Online

  Craft Your Commerce Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide  Call for Entries   PARTICIPANT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 08, 2021 Mountain BizWorks and Craft Your Commerce would like to invite any artist, maker, and/or creative product business to submit their information to be included in our Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide. Participation is free

Free

Scaling and Shifting Your Craft Business 

Center for Craft - Ideation Lab Asheville

You can join this class in person following strict COVID protocols outlined below* or via Zoom. How do you determine your value in the marketplace and in your own company?  Brett Binford, co-founder and CEO of Portland based Mudshark Studios, will share the story of how he started his first business and overcame obstacles along

$5 or Pay What You Wish

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

$375

Alpine for Creatives  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

The Alpine for Creatives Course is designed to support founders of creative businesses that have been operating for at least one year.   ​​This 5-week course provides a peer-to-peer learning environment for you to assess your creative-based venture to date and address the opportunities and challenges emerging on the horizon. The course will guide participants

$375

Intro to QuickBooks Online  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

This 2-Day class is the second in our Financial Series.  Intro to QuickBooks Online class is designed for those that have little to no experience with QuickBooks Online in recent years. This class meets once for three instructional hours total. You will gain an overview of QuickBooks and the different subscription levels, learn how to

Get Tickets $25 |  15 tickets left

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

$375
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.

Thu, October 7
Wed, October 27
Wed, November 17

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