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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!

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.

$50

(FULL & CLOSED) Foundations Business Planning Class for Creatives  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

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

$10

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

$10

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

$10

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

$10

Alpine  In-Person

Mountain BizWorks Asheville Office Asheville

The Alpine Course is designed to support founders of businesses that have been operating for at least one year.   Alpine will give you the opportunity to explore your options by assessing where you have been through financial, marketing and customer analytics along with revisiting your mission, vision, and values, as well as peer to

$375

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

Outdoor Economy Conference  In-Person

Harrah's Cherokee Conference Center Cherokee

WNC hosts THE national conference helping to drive the $1.08 Trillion Outdoor Recreation Economy. Join us October 21-23 for 2023's event, "Investing in the Ecosystem", in Cherokee, NC.  The 2024 Outdoor Economy Conference will focus on investing in the small businesses, communities, organizations, and landscapes that make a vibrant outdoor economy possible. If you're an

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