Downtown Hendersonville Opportunity Fund

The program provides businesses and entrepreneurs of all stages a roadmap to success with access to loan capital, learning opportunities, and technical assistance.

Loan Inquiry Form

Funded by a grant from the Dogwood Health Trust, the Downtown Hendersonville Opportunity Fund was created in response to the needs of local small businesses and entrepreneurs in the area, particularly those who need assistance through training, technical assistance, access to capital, and physical space. The program includes a targeted approach to make sure this opportunity is as broadly accessible as possible, and particularly aims to support the success under-funded and women-led small businesses and entrepreneurs of color, paying close attention to the 7th Avenue District which was historically a hub of Black-owned businesses.

Mountain BizWorks is proud to be a partner in the Downtown Hendersonville Opportunity Fund, and we look forward to providing critical financing and capital needs for businesses ready to grow that may not otherwise available through traditional financing.

To visit Downtown Hendersonville’s website with more information, click here

Upcoming Hendersonville Opportunity Fund Workshops and Classes:

Commercial Real Estate Workshops: Financing for BIPOC Entrepreneurs
Attention entrepreneurs of color! Are you interested in purchasing commercial real estate, but have questions about financing? We’re hosting two workshops with guests from Partners in Equity and Black Wall Street AVL to answer all your questions about purchasing a building, including down payments and financing options available specifically for BIPOC business owners. 

Asheville Session
May 22, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Black Wall Street AVL, 8 River Arts Place, Asheville, NC

RSVP for Asheville Session

Hendersonville Session
May 23, 9 – 11:00 a.m.
Daddy D’s Suber Soulfood, 411 7th Ave. East, Hendersonville, NC

RSVP for Hendersonville Session

Commercial Real Estate Workshops: Virtual

Then, join us and special guest Chad Halliday of McGuire Wood & Bissette for two virtual workshops focused on the transaction side of commercial real estate and a deep dive on commercial leases and their parts.

Commercial Real Estate 101: From Contracts to Closings
Participants will walk away with an understanding of commercial real estate transactions from contract to closing. 

June 8 from 10 – 11 a.m.


Commercial Leasing 101: Empowering Tenants through Lease Negotiation
Participants through a standard commercial lease agreement and demystify the process from both the tenant and landlord’s perspectives.

June 9 from 10 – 11 a.m.


Foundations Business Planning Class
Join a cohort of aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to gain all of the foundational business skills needed to turn your business dream into a reality. Hendersonville residents are eligible to receive a 40% discount. Email us to redeem! 

Hendersonville Foundations Class – In Person
Instructor: Christopher Murrey
July 18 – August 22
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: 125 5th Ave., Hendersonville, NC 28792
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Ready to Take the Next Step?

We can't wait to learn more about your plans for growing your business in Hendersonville!