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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!

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

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

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

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

Intro to QuickBooks  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

This 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 one time for 2.5 instructional hours total. In this course you will gain an overview of QuickBooks and the different subscription levels,

$25

Breaking into the Wholesale Market – Hybrid 

Center for Craft - Michael Sherrill Loft Asheville

Have you ever wondered if your product is a good fit for the wholesale marketplace? Curious about how to wholesale your product and develop a new revenue stream? Wholesale is not dead and can be a wonderful way to bring in additional income to your creative product business. Industry expert Robin Kramer will provide you

Fun with Financials – Hybrid 

Center for Craft - Michael Sherrill Loft Asheville

Finances are one of the biggest challenges for creative businesses. Numbers can often be confusing and hard to understand. But having a good grasp on your financials is key to running a successful thriving business.  Come spend two days in this money fun class to start from the beginning and then move into creating budgets,

Waypoint Accelerator – Application Due Date 

NC NC

Mountain BizWorks, the Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC, and the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) are excited to support the fourth Waypoint Accelerator cohort. Cohort #4 Timeline The 4th Cohort of the Waypoint Accelerator program will be announced and the application window will open mid July 2022 Applications will be due on October 06

Hiring Best Practices – Hybrid 

Center for Craft - Michael Sherrill Loft Asheville

All employers want a dream team. The employees that represent our business well, read our mind and perform the job better than we imagine. Having employees is the joy and pain of your entrepreneurial journey, challenging and stressful if you don't have systems in place for them to thrive in the job.  Let's break down

Bringing It All Together: Planning and Assessing Your Business 

Center for Craft - Michael Sherrill Loft Asheville

Starting and running a business is HARD. The appeal of being one’s own boss is something that entrepreneurs initially think is easy to accomplish. The process of starting all of the necessary systems often overwhelms business owners because there is a lot to do. Starting a business is not just about making sales; rather it

Intro to QuickBooks  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

This 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 one time for 2.5 instructional hours total. In this course you will gain an overview of QuickBooks and the different subscription levels,

$25
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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