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Noble Cider

Noble Cider

Noble Cider is Western North Carolina’s first hard cider. Naturally gluten free, our semi-dry hard cider is made from local apples and hand-crafted in Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in Beer City, USA and NC’s Apple Country, Noble brings together NC’s rich history of agriculture with this region... Read more...
Cab Hound

Cab Hound

Cab Hound™ is a powerful smartphone based dispatching and payment system. Cab Hound enables passengers to find, track, coordinate and pay for trips with the best available drivers and allows drivers to promote themselves, accept credit cards and utilize our time saving tools like GPS navigation.... Read more...
Buchi

Buchi

Buchi kombucha is a living, probiotic rich, all-natural, social beverage. We use a traditional fermentation method which makes our brew unique to Appalachia and reflects the best of fresh, local food. We now share this ancient art form with communities across the Southeast, contributing to the... Read more...
Rightline Gear

Rightline Gear

Rightline Gear produces car top carrier bags and truck & SUV tents for the automotive aftermarket. The company’s car top bags are 100% waterproof and can attach to vehicle’s with or without a roof rack. Truck & SUV tents facilitate camping in the comfort of the customer’s vehicle. Rightline... Read more...
SylvanSport manufacturers innovative outdoor gear

Sylvan Sport

SylvanSport manufacturers innovative outdoor gear that enables adventure anywhere. Read more...
Highland Craftsmen is changing the nature of building

Highland Craftsmen

Highland Craftsmen is changing the nature of building. From its start as the manufacturer of the nationally acclaimed Bark House® shingles, Highland Craftsmen has grown to offer a full line of architectural elements for the whole home, inside and out. Read more...
Creative Allies music service and design community

Creative Allies

Creative Allies is a music service and design community, known for producing high-quality graphics and merchandise for rock stars. Creative Allies is a powerful fan engagement contest and community building Facebook application for bands. Hundreds of bands have tapped into Creative Allies’ network... Read more...
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ScaleUp WNC

Webinar scheduled to provide more info on ScaleUp WNC program

Looking to scale up your small business? An informational webinar has been scheduled to provide more information for entrepreneurs interested in taking their ventures to new heights. Read more...
ScaleUp Western North Carolina

How To Help Small Businesses in WNC, A Closer look With Advantage West

Radio interview with Vice President Matt Raker about ScaleUp WNC on “Changes,” the public affairs show. Read more...

Not-to-miss December events: Check 'em out in the AdvantageWest e-newsletter

The latest edition of AdvantageWest eNews is now online, with information about not-to-miss events for entrepreneurs December 1-5 and the annual Holiday Marketplace at Blue Ridge Food Ventures on December 10 -- plus information on the first distribution for the Winter Sun Farms CSA (it's not too late to join!). Check it out! Read more...
The ScaleUp WNC Project Launches with Award from the US SBA

The latest edition of AdvantageWest E-News is now online, focused on ScaleUp WNC

AdvantageWest is excited to announce the launch of the ScaleUp WNC project that was recently funded by a multi-year, $1.2 million contract award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. ScaleUp WNC will be led by AdvantageWest with training and technical assistance provided by Ascent Business Network, A-B Tech, and The Sequoyah Fund. Read more...
ScaleUp WNC

ScaleUp WNC helping small businesses grow and create jobs

Led by AdvantageWest, ScaleUp WNC will provide intensive growth strategy development and implementation assistance to 150 Western North Carolina growth-oriented entrepreneurs. This stage of companies, after startup but before maturity, tends to be underserved in the region and across the country. Read more...
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SBA Awards Contract to AdvantageWest & Partners for Scale-up WNC

The SBA has awarded AdvantageWest and its partners a contract to provide intensive business scale-up assistance and leadership development to small businesses across Western North Carolina with strong potential for growth and job creation each year through a program called ScaleUp WNC. It was one of only eight awards made across the US. Read more...
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AdvantageWest website wins "Superior" by Southern Economic Development Council

The new website for AdvantageWest has won a "Superior" from the Southern Economic Development Council, the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America with 900 members in 17 states and DC. This is the fourth consecutive year that AdvantageWest has been recognized for communications excellence by SEDC. Read more...
Natural products made by Advantage Opportunity Fund loan portfolio client named top in country

Natural products made by Advantage Opportunity Fund loan portfolio client named top in country

Indian Country Today has named products made by Native Touch, an Advantage Opportunity Fund loan portfolio client, as one of the top natural skincare and cosmetic lines in the US. Read more...
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880 The Revolution Discusses Features of AdvantageWest's New Website

Program host Jeff Messer on Clear Channel's 880 The Revolution welcomes AdvantageWest VP of Entrepreneurship Matt Raker to talk about the features of the new AdvantageWest.com, particularly for entrepreneurs and the film industry. Listen here! Read more...
UNC-TV Features Advantage Opportunity Fund Loan Portfolio Client

UNC-TV Features Western North Carolina Inventor & Entrepreneur

This segment on the physics of sound aired on UNC-TV's "NC Science Now." The news segment features Paul Vo, an Advantage Opportunity Fund loan portfolio client. His company, Vo Inventions, is increasingly being recognized for its tremendous innovation. Read more...

A Growing Number of Outdoor Gear Builders Call Western NC Home

The regional magazine Capital At Play takes a look at the outdoor recreational equipment manufacturing industry in Western North Carolina and some of the members of the Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC. Read more...
Dec
22
(All day)

Application Window Now Open for First '...

Learn more and apply at

www.ScaleUpWNC.com

Dec
24
9:00am

1 Million Cups of Coffee - Asheville

Mojo Coworking

60 N Market Street, Asheville, NC

Dec
29
(All day)

Application Window Now Open for First '...

Learn more and apply at

www.ScaleUpWNC.com