Why Mountain BizWorks

By entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.

The struggle is real—we know because we’ve been there. Being founded by entrepreneurs we also know the satisfaction that comes from turning a dream into reality.

Founder of HiWire Brewing on a picnic table sipping a beer in front of a mural—Mountain BizWorks.

Consider us your personal ally of business experts dedicated to helping you start and grow the small business of your dreams. Our team, along with a deeply connected network of successful local business owners, work tirelessly to support you with all the resources you need to make it happen.

The Impact


Capital Deployed in WNC Region

We deploy capital and work hard to support the dreamers of our community because they are the life and soul of our economy.


Total Loans Given to local business owners

We lend and take risks because the gente of WNC are worth it. Small business loans are a big part of our mission in this region.

$3.3 M

Money Granted in response to COVID-19

The pandemic hit our community hard and we knew it was our job to help as many small businesses as we could survive.


Local Businesses Launched

Our region thrives and we can’t be more proud of the local businesses that take risks with us.

All your small business resources in one place.

With Mountain BizWorks, you can learn next level business skills, get funding, find expert business coaches, invest in a supportive local economy, and more—all in one place.

"We have grown and exceeded our original plan due to the resources made available to us through Mountain BizWorks."

Sandra and Augustin Percoma

Business Owners, Marion Business Community

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Mountain BizWorks testimonial image, Sandra and Augustin Percoma

Small, hands-on business courses

Ask questions, get feedback, all in an high-touch atmosphere designed for your success

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One-on-one business coaching

Coaching tailored to your specific industry and growth stage

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Non-traditional lending

Loans for business who may have trouble accessing traditional lending

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Dedicated to WNC’s economic growth

Mountain BizWorks’ mission is to build a vibrant and inclusive entrepreneurial community in Western North Carolina

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Come to a free Orientation Session to quickly find your path forward.

Our orientation sessions are a great way to get the lay of the land at Mountain BizWorks before you set off to create all that you dream!

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About Us

Our tightly knit—highly motivated—team comes from a diverse set of professional backgrounds

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Stop wondering what if, and just start. Our bet is you have what it takes.

Make it happen


See what Mountain BizWorks can do for you.

No matter your business type or experience level, we have resources to help you find your path to creating a business from your dream—and get better as you grow.

High-touch business courses
Customized business coaching
Get funding
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Stay connected to the local community of entreprenuers with Mountain BizWorks.

We use our newsletter to keep the community together on all things small business in the WNC region. Learn about events, classes, funding opportunities, and more!