December 17, 2018

Client Success Story: UpStaff Personnel

Anthony Thomas is poised to revitalize the Asheville workforce with his revolutionary social enterprise, UpStaff Personnel. UpStaff Personnel grew out of the staffing program […]


December 17, 2018

Client Success Story: LightHeart Gear

Judy Gross, an entrepreneur, innovator, and outdoor enthusiast, is the brainchild behind LightHeart Gear. Tucked in the industrial district of Arden, North Carolina, this […]


December 3, 2018

Mountain BizWorks & IPDC Expand Entrepreneurial Services, Announce Rutherfordton Pop-Up Office

The effort, made possible by a USDA grant, will provide tailored small business lending and peer learning programs. Forest City, November 29, 2018 – […]


November 13, 2018

Now Open: Applications for 2019 ScaleUp Program are due January 27

The deadline to apply to the competitive program is January 27 (Asheville, NC):  It is a well-known fact that small businesses are a major […]


November 1, 2018

Capital Bank funds help propel Mountain BizWorks Growing Outdoors Initiative

ASHEVILLE, NC, Nov. 1, 2018 – Capital Bank announced today that Mountain BizWorks has received a $400,000 investment to support small businesses lending in […]


October 13, 2018

ARC Unveils New Research and Resources to Support Regional Entrepreneurship

The Appalachian Regional Commission has released Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia, a suite of new research reports and resources to support entrepreneurial development in Appalachia. The […]


October 11, 2018

Regional Partnership Expanding WNC’s Outdoor Industry Receives $940K in Funding from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Program

Funding to advance businesses, jobs, and innovation within the region’s growing outdoor industry from workforce training to a new fund for rural outdoor entrepreneurs […]


October 4, 2018

New Funding Announced to Support Craft Artists, Businesses and Students

UNC Asheville Awarded Nearly $2 Million Grant from the Windgate Foundation for STEAM Initiatives and Center for Craft Partnership We are very pleased to […]


September 27, 2018

Client Success Story: Mountain Electronics

Mountain Electronics has been an industry leader in circuit board repair for the commercial laundry industry since its founding in 1999. Whitney and George […]


September 27, 2018

Mountain BizWorks and Hatch receive NC IDEA Ecosystem grant to advance growth-oriented businesses across rural WNC

Funding to expand Mountain BizWorks’ ScaleUp WNC program across the region in collaboration with Hatch Asheville,  September 27, 2018 – A collaborative initiative between […]