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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: Essential PR Skills for the Independent Artist  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

Are you an independent artist looking to amplify your voice and connect with a wider audience? Join us for an empowering workshop with singer-songwriter and PR maven, Hannah Kaminer, designed to equip you with the essential public relations skills needed to elevate your career. Having a strong PR strategy is just as important as creating

$10

Orientation Session (Virtual)  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

Join us for an 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 Manager, Holly Rivers, this session is a great opportunity to learn more about Mountain BizWorks’ small business lending and learning programs. 

Free
Event Series 1 Million Cups AVL

1 Million Cups AVL  In-Person

Hatch Innovation Hub Asheville

1 Million Cups is a Kaufman Foundation initiative intended to bring founders together so they can uplift one another, learn from each other, and solve problems together. 1 Million Cups AVL is our local chapter, and Hatch Innovation Hub is its home. It offers an inclusive space for entrepreneurs to connect, work through challenges, and

Free

Craft Your Commerce: Optimizing Your Web Presence with LOAM Marketing  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

This seminar will define the main pillars of a successful website, demystify SEO (search engine optimization), and explore best practices for setting up and maintaining a webshop. At the close of this segment, seminar participants will have a clearer understanding of their next steps towards a vibrant online presence, and the confidence to move forward

$10

Fundaciones Planeación de Negocios  In-Person

Unete Asheville

Planifique, crezca y administre su negocio con nuestro curso de planeación de negocios, Fundaciones!  Fecha: La clase se reunirá todos los lunes a partir del 9 de septiembre. Hora: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Ubicación: Unete 55 Adams Hill Rd Asheville 28806 NC Precio del Curso El costo del curso es de $225 dólares; Tenemos

$225

Foundations Business Planning Course (In-Person)  In-Person

Mountain BizWorks Asheville Office Asheville

Our Foundations business planning course 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

445

Foundations Business Planning For Creatives Course (Virtual)  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

Our Foundations business planning course 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

445

Financial Series (Virtual)  Virtual

Virtual Online — Zoom

What is covered: Financial Tools - Financial Tools will introduce you to the tools to understand the basics of business finance so you can make informed decisions on how to organize and manage your business finances. Topics discussed are record keeping; bookkeeping; accounting; creating, understanding and using financial statements and reports.  Accounting Software - this class

$60
Event Series 1 Million Cups AVL

1 Million Cups AVL  In-Person

Hatch Innovation Hub Asheville

1 Million Cups is a Kaufman Foundation initiative intended to bring founders together so they can uplift one another, learn from each other, and solve problems together. 1 Million Cups AVL is our local chapter, and Hatch Innovation Hub is its home. It offers an inclusive space for entrepreneurs to connect, work through challenges, and

Free

Craft Your Commerce: Product Photography Best Practices with LOAM Marketing  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

This workshop will focus on the components of successful promotional images and product photos. Whether participants have a DSLR camera or are using a smartphone, they will walk away with a strategy to optimize their photography set up in their own studios.  Brady Connelly is a photographer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a BFA in

$10
Event Series 1 Million Cups AVL

1 Million Cups AVL  In-Person

Hatch Innovation Hub Asheville

1 Million Cups is a Kaufman Foundation initiative intended to bring founders together so they can uplift one another, learn from each other, and solve problems together. 1 Million Cups AVL is our local chapter, and Hatch Innovation Hub is its home. It offers an inclusive space for entrepreneurs to connect, work through challenges, and

Free

Craft Your Commerce: Retail and Booth Design – Creating Environments That Sell  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

Discover secrets to designing compelling retail spaces and booths that captivate and engage customers. Perfect for retail professionals, designers, and business owners, this workshop covers essential design principles, optimizing customer flow, and effective visual merchandising. Learn the latest trends and innovations to create engaging environments that drive sales. Join us for an interactive session and

$10
Event Series 1 Million Cups AVL

1 Million Cups AVL  In-Person

Hatch Innovation Hub Asheville

1 Million Cups is a Kaufman Foundation initiative intended to bring founders together so they can uplift one another, learn from each other, and solve problems together. 1 Million Cups AVL is our local chapter, and Hatch Innovation Hub is its home. It offers an inclusive space for entrepreneurs to connect, work through challenges, and

Free

Craft Your Commerce: How to Hire Your First Employee  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

This is a class geared towards solo creatives who are doing it all on their own or with the help of contractors and are ready to build in more capacity by hiring their first employee.   Jillian Wright, PHR (she/her/hers) is a certified HR professional with over fifteen years of experience working in anti-racist, anti-oppression

$10

Craft Your Commerce: Financing Your First Hire  Virtual

Zoom (Virtual)

Hiring your first employee or contract worker is a big milestone for a small business or solo-preneur. In this workshop we will talk about all the financial considerations involved with hiring. We’ll cover how to determine when or if you can afford it and what types of additional costs to plan for. We’ll also learn

$10
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, August 1
Tue, September 3
Thu, September 26

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