Mountain BizWorks and the Jackson/Swain County Extension Center are partnering to offer “Lighthouse: Business Planning Essentials” on October 29th from 9am to 5pm at the Nantahala Village Resort. This day-long retreat will guide business owners through critical business planning concepts that will light the pathway to entrepreneurial success.
Participants will study start-up, expansion, and overhead costs, profit goals, cash flow, marketing, licensing and more. Attendees will also learn about the requirements of entrepreneurship and receive direct, supportive feedback on business ideas. By the end of the day, attendees will have an action plan for getting a business idea or expansion off the ground with a template that they can build on over time. Individuals starting or operating agricultural enterprises will receive an additional industry-specific resource packet.
Retreat participants are invited to make a journey for the day or to extend their experience to include an overnight stay at Nantahala Village Resort, located near Bryson City and within minutes of whitewater rafting, canopy tours, trout streams, and hiking trails. Mention the retreat to receive a lodging discount.
ABOUT MOUNTAIN BIZWORKS: Mountain BizWorks helps small businesses start, grow and create jobs through loans, classes and coaching. FARE of the Carolinas is an initiative that delivers Mountain BizWorks services to small towns and rural communities with an emphasis on food and agricultural businesses.