Small Business Week

Small business is big business in Asheville. That's why we're celebrating small businesses during Asheville Small Business Week, May 1-4, 2017. Events are free and open to the public. Registration is requested.


Kick-off reception: Motivational Monday *Registration Requested
Monday, May 1 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Base Camp AVL

Be inspired and learn from one of Asheville's local experts. Join us for a motivational message from writer, baker and entrepreneur Jodi Rhoden and a reception to kick off Asheville Small Business Week.

Panel Discussion: Managing Vulnerability *Registration Requested
Tuesday, May 2 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at Western Carolina University Biltmore Park

Hear expert tips for managing a thriving small business from local business school professors.

Educational Series: Demographic Trends *Registration Requested
Wednesday, May 3 from 8-9 a.m. at the Asheville Chamber

Business Check-Up: Get Free Expert Advice for Business Success *Registration Required
Wednesday, May 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Asheville Chamber

Some of Asheville's most successful business experts are volunteering their time to spend 20 minutes with you, just for the purpose of answering your burning questions and get your business working at maximum potential. There are limited time slots for each expert, so register early. The cost is free, but the advice is invaluable!

Business After Hours
Thursday, May 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Hawthorne at Crowne Plaza


Give Away:

We'll be giving away a grand door prize at Business After Hours on Thursday, May 4th. For each event you attend Monday-Thursday of Small Business Week, you will receive one entry in the drawing for a one-night stay at Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown, and two drinks & small plates at The Montford. Must be present at time of drawing on Thursday, May 4 to win.


Thank you to our sponsors!




Asheville Savings Bank  .    Blue Ridge Public Radio  .  Surgical Specialists of Carolina

FASTSIGNS . UNC Asheville Family Business Forum . Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort

Planning Committee:

Greenstone Media . First Restoration Services . To Plan Ahead . Shift Brain Integration . SBTDC