Growth Initiative

Democratizing Ownership

Expanding Ownership

We believe that all community members should have an opportunity to be an owner and grow their assets. Mountain BizWorks offers classes, workshops, coaching, and events to help community members gain access to ownership opportunities, whether it be through investment crowdfunding, worker-owner co-operatives, or business acquisitions.

What we offer in Expanding Ownership

The traditions of who can have or share ownership in a business are changing. As forward-thinking entrepreneurs, we want to be as educated as we can be on the subject of expanding ownership.


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Investment Crowdfunding

Our Introduction to Investment Crowdfunding course is a free online course that will walk you through the basics of investment crowdfunding, and why you might want to consider this investment option.

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Course

Invested

Through Invested, small business owners will develop a fundraising plan and learn about all the different avenues for non-debt fundraising available to them.

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Event

Mountain Raise

Annually, local businesses pitch their fundraising opportunity to the community. At the event, all community members are invited to make a direct investment in local businesses and our community.

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Coaching

Co-op Coaching

We offer one-on-one consulting are for those interested in worker ownership, democratic business practices, and how it can apply to your current small business or future small business.

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Coaching

Valuation Services

Are you looking to sell your business but don’t know what it is worth or how to go about selling it? Mountain BizWorks provides one-on-one coaching to help demystify the process.

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Coaching

Succession Planning

Considering winding your business down? Learn the ins and outs of creating a strong succession plan through personalized coaching.

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Why we need more B-Corps in this region?

Our region is home to people and companies that care about the triple bottom line: not just the financial impact of their life and business, but also the oft-overlooked social and environmental impacts. That’s what being a B Corp is all about: B Corps aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.

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Learn about B-Corporations in Appalachia

Expanding Ownership is a Growth Initiative* of Mountain Bizworks.

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*Growth initiatives are special learning opportunities geared toward specific local industries—facilitated by Mountain Bizworks to initiate growth in our local economy and community. Learn more about us here.