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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!

Farm4Business Class (Virtual)  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

Grow your agri-business with confidence! Everything you need to know from business planning to funding, financial recordkeeping, operations, employees, marketing, and certifications. If you have any questions please contact Holly Rivers  Registration Complete our online registration form to hold your seat in the class of your choice.   We will follow up with you within


Craft Your Commerce: Makers’ Mixer  In-Person

Sew Co Asheville

Join fellow artists and creatives from Western North Carolina for an informal, in-person gathering. This relaxed networking event kicks off with a brief introduction and presentation, offering a sneak peek into the upcoming Spring Craft Your Commerce workshop series: The Entrepreneur's Toolkit. Enjoy an evening of socializing, light bites, and beverages. Libby O'Bryan of SewCo.


Craft Your Commerce: Spring 2024 All Access Pass  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

Spring 24 All Access Pass: $50 The All Access Pass registers you for all 6 of the Spring Series workshops below. Copyright and Licensing for Artists Canva for Creatives Grant Writing for Artists Client Relationships and Navigating Sticky Client Situations AI for Creatives Sales for Introverted Creatives To view info on all workshops, click here.


Craft Your Commerce: Copyright and Licensing for Artists  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

Licensing is a dynamic and lucrative field that allows artists to expand the reach of their creativity while safeguarding their intellectual property. This presentation delves into the intricacies of copyright for creatives seeking to harness the power of licensing agreements. We will cover the fundamentals of copyright, licensing, fair use, payment and royalty schemes, and examine how different choices


Craft Your Commerce: Canva for Creatives  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

Canva is a powerful tool for DIY content creation that artists, craftspeople, and creative professionals can use to produce everything from social media posts to business cards to digital ads to videos. There are many design tools available online, but Canva offers a wide variety of templates, opportunities for customization, excellent online tutorials, and the


Craft Your Commerce: Grant Writing for Artists  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

The world of grants may seem intimidating, but the truth is much more formula: following directions and determining best alignment for your needs and the funders’ priorities. In Grant Writing for Artists, workshop attendees will learn the basics of developing proposals for grant funding from foundations, arts councils, and government agencies. This will include an


Craft Your Commerce: Client Relationships and Navigating Sticky Client Situations  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

When you work one-on-one with commissions and clients, skill isn’t enough. The truth is, there’s a lot more to facilitating a smooth project than doing nice work. In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to make sure your clients have a 5-star experience through every touchpoint of your collaboration, from the moment they inquire to


Craft Your Commerce: AI for Creatives  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

AI is a hot topic, but the technology behind it isn’t going away. In AI for Creatives, you’ll learn both opportunities and challenges presented by AI in the creative sector. The workshop will provide artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs with a realistic understanding of AI’s role, addressing ethical concerns, and exploring how both conversational AI


Craft Your Commerce: Sales for Introverted Creatives  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

Sales is all about relationships and managing expectations. We are all in sales, whether we realize it or not, like it or not. In this workshop, attendees will learn how not being a salesperson can be your strongest asset! Finding your authentic voice will help you make sales if you king know your craft and

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.

Mon, February 26
Tue, March 26
Thu, April 11


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