Events Calendar

For more listings of small business events happening in Western North Carolina, check the Western NC Business Assistance Providers website at www.wncbap.org.

June:
6 Tuesday – Hendersonville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Hendersonville Office at 508 N. Grove Street the first Tuesday of the each month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Sarah Hammann at sarah@mtnmicro.org or 828.692.5826 for more information.

6 Tuesday – So You’re Thinking of Starting a Business – FREE training at the SBTDC’s downtown Asheville office from 2:30 PM until 4:00 PM. Learn how to assess your business ownership skills and the feasibility of your business idea, the various parts of a business plan, different types of business formations, and required licenses and financing options. Contact Jason Pierson at 828.251.6025, ext. 22 or jpierson@sbtdc.org.

12 Monday – Aspiring Entrepreneurs Night – Are you thinking about starting a business? Do you have a business and want to take your business to the next level? Join us for an information evening presented by MMF and the City of Ashevile, Office of Minority Affairs. Presenters/topics will include:

Marketing/Sales Strategies – Elizabeth Johnson
Accessing Funding – Fred Waldkoeter
Business Plan Development/MMF Services – Sharon Oxendine

Food will be provided free of charge to MMF members and affiliates of Office of Minority Affairs. $5.00 for the general public. This event will take place from 6:00 until 9:00 PM at MMF’s Asheville office at 29 1/2 Page Avenue in downtown Asheville.. Contact Dave Bluth at dave@mtnmicro.org or 828.253.2834 x11 for more information.

22 Thursday – Business Plan Basics – SBTDC – Attendees will learn the purposes and sections of a business plan; and the questions each section of the plan should answer. Attendees will also brainstorm information to be included in two sections of the plan for a sample company. This class will occur from 10:00 – 11:30 AM. Contact Jason Pierson at 828.251.6025, ext. 22 or jpierson@sbtdc.org.

29 Thursday – Asheville Artists Alliance present Web Presence for Artists – Meetings will be held at the Asheville Office at 29 1/2 Page Avenue from from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Guest speakers Donna Lyerly of MtnWebs.com and Michael Olivier of Olivier Graphic Design will present the ins and outs of gaining a presence on the internet for artists. Contact Sharon Oxendine at sharon@mtnmicro.org or 828.253-2834 x28 for more information.

July:
3 Tuesday – Hendersonville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Hendersonville Office at 508 N. Grove Street the first Tuesday of the each month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Sarah Hammann at sarah@mtnmicro.org or 828.692.5826 for more information.

6 Thursday – So You’re Thinking of Starting a Business – FREE training at the SBTDC’s downtown Asheville office from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM. Learn how to assess your business ownership skills and the feasibility of your business idea, the various parts of a business plan, different types of business formations, and required licenses and financing options. Contact Jason Pierson at 828.251.6025, ext. 22 or jpierson@sbtdc.org.

10 Monday – Asheville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Asheville Office every second Monday of the month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Dave Bluth at dave@mtnmicro.org or 828.253.2834 x11 for more information.

August:
1 Tuesday – Hendersonville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Hendersonville Office at 508 N. Grove Street the first Tuesday of the each month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Sarah Hammann at sarah@mtnmicro.org or 828.692.5826 for more information.

14 Monday – Asheville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Asheville Office every second Monday of the month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Dave Bluth at dave@mtnmicro.org or 828.253.2834 x11 for more information.

24 Thursday – Business Plan Basics – Free training from the Small Business & Technology Development Center at their downtown Asheville office from 12:00 noon until 1:30 PM. Attendees will learn the purposes and sections of a business plan and the questions each section of the plan should answer. Attendees will also brainstorm information to be included in two sections of the plan for a sample company. For more information, contact Jason Pireson at jpierson@sbtdc.org or 828.251.6025 x 22.

September:
5 Tuesday – Hendersonville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Hendersonville Office at 508 N. Grove Street the first Tuesday of the each month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Sarah Hammann at sarah@mtnmicro.org or 828.692.5826 for more information.

8 Friday – So You’re Thinking of Starting a Business – FREE training at the SBTDC’s downtown Asheville office from 10:30 AM until 12:00 noon. Learn how to assess your business ownership skills and the feasibility of your business idea, the various parts of a business plan, different types of business formations, and required licenses and financing options. Contact Jason Pierson at 828.251.6025, ext. 22 or jpierson@sbtdc.org.

11 Monday – Asheville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Asheville Office every second Monday of the month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Dave Bluth at dave@mtnmicro.org or 828.253.2834 x11 for more information.

18 Monday – Business Plan Basics – Free training from the Small Business & Technology Development Center at their downtown Asheville office from 2:30PM until 4:00PM. Attendees will learn the purposes and sections of a business plan and the questions each section of the plan should answer. Attendees will also brainstorm information to be included in two sections of the plan for a sample company. For more information, contact Jason Pireson at jpierson@sbtdc.org or 828.251.6025 x 22.

October:
3 Tuesday – Hendersonville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Hendersonville Office at 508 N. Grove Street the first Tuesday of the each month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Sarah Hammann at sarah@mtnmicro.org or 828.692.5826 for more information.

9 Monday – Asheville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Asheville Office every second Monday of the month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Dave Bluth at dave@mtnmicro.org or 828.253.2834 x11 for more information.

31 Tuesday – Business Plan Basics – Free training from the Small Business & Technology Development Center at the AB-Tech Enka campus, Haynes building room 128. Attendees will learn the purposes and sections of a business plan and the questions each section of the plan should answer. Attendees will also brainstorm information to be included in two sections of the plan for a sample company. For more information, contact Jason Pireson at jpierson@sbtdc.org or 828.251.6025 x 22.

November:
7 Tuesday – Hendersonville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Hendersonville Office at 508 N. Grove Street the first Tuesday of the each month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Sarah Hammann at sarah@mtnmicro.org or 828.692.5826 for more information.

7 Tuesday – So You’re Thinking of Starting a Business – FREE training at the SBTDC’s downtown Asheville office from 12 noon until 1:30 PM. Learn how to assess your business ownership skills and the feasibility of your business idea, the various parts of a business plan, different types of business formations, and required licenses and financing options. Contact Jason Pierson at 828.251.6025, ext. 22 or jpierson@sbtdc.org.

13 Monday – Asheville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Asheville Office every second Monday of the month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Dave Bluth at dave@mtnmicro.org or 828.253.2834 x11 for more information.

December:
5 Tuesday – Hendersonville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Hendersonville Office at 508 N. Grove Street the first Tuesday of the each month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Sarah Hammann at sarah@mtnmicro.org or 828.692.5826 for more information.

11 Monday – Asheville Business Alliance – Meetings will be held at the Asheville Office every second Monday of the month from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Contact Dave Bluth at dave@mtnmicro.org or 828.253.2834 x11 for more information.

To have events listed on this calendar or in our quarterly newsletter, Small Business Matters, please contact Michael Olivier at michael@mtnmicro.org 828-253-2834 ext. 15.

* All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made of requested two weeks in advance. Contact the MMF staff member listed with said event to request accommodations.