Members & Alumni

Mountain Microenterprise Fund’s Membership Program is a package of benefits designed to help business owners stay informed, manage their finances, and connect with other business owners. Whether you’re launching your business or are well established and ready to grow, MMF is here to help. Click on the links below to find out more about the benefits of being a member.

Financial Benefits
Loans
Whether you are preparing for your grand opening or an expansion, your capital needs are our priority. Your facilitator can advise you with preparing your loan application.

Vendor Discounts
Price Breaks from MMF members, alumni, and other local merchants let you increse your profit by cutting costs on business expenses such as printing and shipping.

Insurance Discounts
MMF members receive discounts on life and disability insurance.

Office Support
Our Member Center offers computer, printer, and Internet access to help members save on office equipment costs.

Educational Benefits
One-on-One Consulting
MMF staff hold office hours each week for members to get individual advice and discuss issues in their businesses. You may also schedule consulting by appointment.

Continuing Training
Center meetings and advanced workshops explore topics such as bookkeeping, e-commerce, and marketing. Build on what you learned in the Foundations training program with group follow-up modules.

Promotional Benefits
Networking
Center meetings, workshops, and other gatherings offer entrepreneurs a chance to get to know each other. You can meet potential customers and suppliers, while letting the community know what your business offers.

Co-op Advertising
MMF negotiates with local newspapers, magazines, and guidebooks to place ads featuring members. We share the cost with our members, making advertising more affordable.

Advocacy
The MMF staff is active across Western North Carolina, serving on committees and task forces that affect small businesses. We look out for your interests.

Referrals
MMF helps members and the public find what they need by linking them to member businesses. We also display your business cards and brochures in our office for walk-in referrals.