October 31, 2013

Investor Profile: Hedy Fischer

Hedy Fischer is a mover and shaker in the local arts community. After supporting Mountain BizWorks for many years, she recently became an investor as well.


October 28, 2013

Training Urban Farmers

Earlier this month, 10 participants from the Urban Farm School completed our Business Planning Foundations class.


September 5, 2013

Courageous Journey Toward a Healthy Business

For Kathy Stickler, owner of Healthy Traditions, starting a business wasn’t so much a choice, as a responsibility to other mothers – and a way to heal after the tragic death of her son. Now she’s gaining the courage to grow her business.


September 3, 2013

Healthcare Reform: Are You and Your Business Ready?

The owner of Trout Insurance helps us understand how the new health insurance laws will affect small business owners.


August 20, 2013

Scaling Up a Handcrafted Business

Brian Fireman produces gorgeous handcrafted wooden furniture, using locally sourced materials. He’s come to Mountain BizWorks to learn how to take his business to the next level by expanding it beyond himself.


August 16, 2013

Big Branding for Small Business

Pat Kappes, owner of Studio XP Branding & Communication Tools, recognized that the best way to serve her clients was to ensure that her business was as strong as possible.


August 14, 2013

Best of WNC 2013

Mountain Xpress readers have spoken… and Mountain BizWorks and 90 of our clients are winners!


July 25, 2013

Bending Over Backwards to Build a Business

Jason Brodsky’s business offers a unique proposition: “bringing yogic principles to the real estate transaction.”


July 11, 2013

Art in the Office: Victor Palomino

Most of you probably know Victor Palomino as our Entrepreneurship Coordinator – the friendly guy who helps you sign up for our business classes. But did you know that he’s also an accomplished artist?


June 7, 2013

4 Tips for Hiring and Managing Employees

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to Asheville Hair Design for our free seminar, Do You Get What You Pay For? The focus of the evening was on hiring and managing employees, HR practices, and living wages. Here’s a sampling of some of the knowledge that was shared.