Flagship Course

Financial Series

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Improve your understanding and control of your business finances through our series of three classes.




3 Sessions (7.5 Hrs)

Payment details: The course fee is $60. 

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.

A series of classes that educate and inform small business owners on best practices for organizing and managing business finances. When the finances of a business are set up correctly, the rest of the work can move forward with more ease.

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"I understand the balance sheet more clearly and can look at things from an accounting perspective as opposed to just 'money in money out'."

Cat New, Owner, The Clean Plate

Series Classes

This Series is made up of three distinct classes that comprehensively cover the basic financial skills and tools that every entrepreneur needs to start and run a successful business. After finishing the series we encourage you to apply to work with one of our financial business coaches to build a secure financial infrastructure that can stand the test of time.



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Financial Tools

Get the perfect introduction to the basic financial management principles that all small business owners should know. With an understanding of basic business finance you will be able to make informed decisions and find solid footing for organizing and managing your business finances. 

  • 2 sessions, 2.5 hours each. 
Topics discussed:
  • Record keeping
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting
  • Creating, understanding and using financial statements and reports


Utilizing Accounting Software

Using Quickbooks Online, the final session of the series is geared toward owners and employees of start-up or existing small businesses who manage their own bookkeeping and would like to use online accounting software. 

  • 1 session, 2.5 hours each. 
Topics discussed:
  • Introduction to QuickBooks Online and the different subscription levels
  • Navigating the Dashboard
  • Entering day-to-day transactions
  • Creating and using financial reports to make business decisions


Financial Coaching

After taking this series of classes, utilize one of Mountain BizWorks’ financial coaches to help you integrate all that you learned into an actionable plan so you can build the habit of staying on top of your business’s financials.

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Financial Series & class dates

Find the individual classes or full series below that fits your schedule. Attend all three classes for a lower price when you register for the full series.


Financial Series (Virtual)

Apr 23 - May 7

with Deb Hall


10:00 am - 12:30 pm



addWhat are the prerequisites or materials for this class?

There are no prerequisites for our Intro to Business Financials classes, although it might be helpful to have recent financial statements for review. You do not have to already be in business to benefit from this class.

addWhat if I have specific questions related to my business?

Depending on class size, your facilitator may not be able to answer individual questions specific to your business. If you need one-on-one support, we recommend applying for Business Coaching.

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.

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.

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.

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