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Western Women’s Business Center

The mission of the WWBC is to provide capital, high quality technical assistance, and programs that reduce barriers and serve as a catalyst to the success of women entrepreneurs in Western North Carolina.


North Carolina has ranked third for the growth of women-owned businesses over the past two decades. In Western North Carolina, a hub of entrepreneurial spirit and activity, women-owned businesses are important economic and community drivers. Still, women entrepreneurs face unique challenges in accessing capital and other resources they need to establish successful businesses.The WWBC is committed to helping start-up and existing women-owned businesses through providing technical assistance they need to succeed and achieve their business dreams. The WWBC is essential in providing financial education to women entrepreneurs in four ways:

By providing a full range of services, the WWBC meets the needs of women entrepreneurs facing challenges in accessing capital and resources to establish a successful business. From drafting a business plan to implementing and marketing your business, the WWBC helps women entrepreneurs to achieve their business dreams.

Educational Opportunities

In addition to one-on-one assistance and coaching, the WWBC provides a range of educational opportunities for entrepreneurs. These are a few examples of the types of workshops and classes we offer. Please check our calendar for upcoming events.

 Annual Conference

This inspiring event brings together women entrepreneurs, business experts, nationally-renowned speakers, and artists for a full day of learning and networking. We invite you to attend this year’s WWBC Conference “Planting Seeds, Inspiring Growth” here.

 Networking & Workshops

These events offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn and engage with other business owners. Our monthly workshops focus on networking and discussion of business topics such as marketing, managing cash flow, financial tools, procurement and contracting, and more.

 Business Courses

For entrepreneurs seeking more in-depth training on specific topics, we offer courses that focus on specific topics, such as:

Upcoming WWBC Events

Advisory Board

Bethany Adams
Entrepreneur and Arts Consultant
Adriana Chavela
Hola Carolina Magazine
Katy Gould
Haywood County Community College Small Business Center
Brenda H. Ploss
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist
Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions
Stephanie G. Lee, SHRM-CP
Human resource management
Sonja G. Marston
Assistant City Manager
City of Morganton