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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

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

$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

Marketing & Branding Essentials (AVL office)  In-Person

Mountain BizWorks Asheville Office Asheville

You have a product or a service to sell. You are ready to tell the world about it. But, how? With so many ways to market your business, it can be overwhelming to a small business owner to select and create a marketing strategy that is both effective and affordable. Join marketing and branding expert

$100

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 Coordinator, 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

Foundations Business Planning Class (AVL)  In-Person

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
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: 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

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

Orientation Session (AVL)  In-Person

Mountain BizWorks Asheville Office Asheville

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

Free

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
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
Mountain BizWorks orientation sessions

Orientation Sessions Free

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

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