New Client Intake Sessions:
Overwhelmed? Need advice? Want better results? We are here for you and your business.

4:00pm – 5:00pm
10:00am – 11:00am
Western Women’s Business Center
1465 Sand Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28715In just one hour, we will show you how we can help you with your business. Our intake counselor, Jasmine Hanks, will assess your needs and match the perfect coach with you on the spot! If you or your business is located in Asheville, we can offer you additional hours of coaching in just a few easy steps.For more information,
please contact: 

Jasmine Hanks
828.633.5065 x102

Women in Agriculture:
Plant the seed for self-care!

Monday, November 5, 2018
11:30am – 1:30pm
Boone Healing Arts Center
838 State Farm Road #1
Boone, NC 28607Join us, Organic Growers School, and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture invite women farmers to slow down and reflect on the unique challenges and gifts that the farming profession gives us. Connect with other professional women farmers and take time to feed your body, business and soul through networking, learning and self-care techniques.


Preparing for a Small Business Loan: 
Set yourself up for success!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
9:00am – 11:00am
AB-Tech Small Business Center
Small Business Center – Room 2046
1465 Sand Hill Rd
Candler, NC 28715If you’re starting a business or ready to expand, we’re here to guide you through the process to secure a business loan.You’ll Learn:

  • Why businesses borrow money.
  • What lenders are looking for when reviewing your application.
  • The importance of writing a business plan and having a cash flow projection.
  • What information and documentation you need to provide.
  • How to prepare from the beginning to make the process easier for you and your lender.

Marketing Your Business: 
Learn how marketing is more than just selling!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00pm – 4:30pm
AB-Tech Small Business Center
Small Business Center – Room 2046
1465 Sand Hill Rd
Candler, NC 28715If you are looking to make, improve or modify your image with customers and attract your perfect audience, this workshop is for you! Learn how to become a business magnet and come prepared to work at a fast pace and develop a strategy to begin using immediately.



Veterans Entrepreneurship Program:
Turn your business idea into reality!

By Appointment Only
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
NC Works Career Center
48 Grove Street
Asheville, NC 28801Join us and NC Works for one-on-one consultations and we will help you make your business happen. We’ll be providing assistance ranging from concept to business plan and all the way to accessing capital.To schedule an appointment,
please contact:

Jasmine Hanks

African-American Business Association Workshop & Meetup:
Learn how to create engaging online content!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
11:30am – 1:00pm
Arthur R Edington Education & Career Center
133 Livingston Street
Asheville, NC 28801Join us for a workshop on building business groups on Facebook, LinkedIn, and other websites! Find out how to deliver crushworthy content and build community. Participants will walk away understanding the best type of group for their business goals, how to enroll community-members into your group, and how to create authentic engagement with their community.



Online Version of Quickbooks for Small Business:
Take the fear out of your financials!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm
AB-Tech Small Business Center
Small Business Center – Room 1040
1465 Sand Hill Rd
Candler, NC 28715Get rid of those shoe-boxes full of receipts and bring your bookkeeping into the 21st Century. We make it easy to learn Quickbooks, because Candy keeps it simple in a relaxed classroom setting. Candy Williams is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor with 25 years of bookkeeping experience and owner of One-on-One Computer Services.