Flagship Course


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This 5-week course provides a peer-to-peer learning environment for you to assess your venture to date and address the opportunities and challenges emerging on the horizon.




5 sessions over 5 Weeks (15 hrs)

Payment details: The course fee is $375. Upon enrollment, a minimum deposit of 50% of the total is due to reserve your seat (if you are not applying for a scholarship). We will follow up with an email confirmation of your placement within a few business days. A pay link will be included in your email confirmation for submitting any remaining class balances.

Scholarship details: If you live in a rural WNC location, have a low-to-moderate income, or are an agricultural business, you may qualify for a partial scholarship. Each class offering has a limited number of scholarships and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply in the class registration form.

If you have questions or concerns please email scholarship@mountainbizworks.org.

The Alpine Course will give you the opportunity to assess how things have been going in your business up to this point, while also visioning for the future. It will reconnect you with the “why” of your venture and help create in-roads to meeting both your short and long term goals.

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Previous Learner

"Mountain BizWorks is an amazing organization that gave us the support and foundational knowledge to start and grow our business."

Sarah Becker, Owner, Bari Salon

Course Plan

Alpine is for anyone who has a year or more of operating their business under their belt and finds themselves at a pivotal point. Maybe you are thinking about expanding, growing or scaling your business? Maybe you want to try a new business model because the one you have isn’t quite working? Are you thinking about adjusting or adding products or services? If you find yourself at a point in your business where something needs to change, this course is for you!

This course also provides the opportunity to determine if and when to scale your business model and can serve as an excellent precursor to the ScaleUp program.



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The Terrain to Here

In week one we will revisit your business’ mission, value, and key learnings to date. From there, we will focus on what is emerging for each participant and how we can support around these challenges and opportunities throughout the course.


Narrative of Numbers

In week two we will focus on assessing your business’ current financial situation, look closely at what the numbers are telling us, and determine what the most critical metrics are for you to be watching in order to strengthen your financial future.


The Stories We Tell

In week three, we will review all current marketing efforts and materials to date and revisit the core concepts of building and sustaining a strong brand identity, while gaining feedback from peers.


Future Flights

In week 4, we will brainstorm and create new ideas and pathways for connecting with our clients and customers and cast these visions in financial projections.


The Course Ahead

Week 5 also provides the setting for final presentations of participant’s action plans for moving forward, with time left for a celebration and final reflections, and discussing what support you need moving forward.

Alpine course dates

Find the course date that fits your schedule and location.

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addAre all classes online or are you offering any in-person?

While Mountain BizWorks will continue to offer virtual classes & workshops, we are beginning to offer some learning services in person or in a hybrid format. Please check each class or workshop description to determine whether it is going to be Virtual, In-Person or a Hybrid of both.

addHow will Hybrid Classes Work?

A Hybrid Class will have a mix of in person and virtual sessions. Please review the class schedule to determine which sessions will be held in person and which will be virtual.

addWhat are technological equipment / tools that I need?

To attend our virtual classes you will need a steady internet connection, a computer or reliable device, and note-taking material. Please let us know if you require extra support.

addWhat if I can’t afford the program?

Financial aid is available for all of our learning programs. Scholarship applications are embedded in many individual class registrations; if not, please review our scholarship page and email scholarship@mountainbizworks.org with any questions or concerns.

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