Resource Library Last updated or reviewed on March 21, 2023 NEW TRAINING PROGRAM FOR LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS: AVL PATHWAYS TO GROW The City of Asheville’s Business Inclusion Office is excited to announce a new training program for local small businesses, AVL Pathways to Grow. The training program is geared towards helping women and small business owners of color to grow and scale up their businesses. AVL Pathways to Grow is a collaboration between the City’s Business Inclusion Office and the national nonprofit Interise. Interise has successfully implemented this highly data-driven training program in 80 cities across the U.S. with impressive results. On average, business owners who complete the program grow their revenues by 36%, create new jobs at four times the regular rate of the private sector, and obtain $2.4 million in new contracts. This program will run from November 2021 – May 2022. Learn more and apply here by October 15, 2021. In this Resource Library, you’ll find helpful videos and links. As we hold trainings for the community on various topics such as how to work on City contracts, we’ll post the videos here. Please keep checking back on this page as we will be adding to it periodically as much as possible. Interview with Rosanna Mulcahy, Business Inclusion Manager on how the Business Inclusion Office can help you grow your business. Podcast interview with Rosanna Mulcahy on Minority Business Development in Asheville Are you a contractor looking to reach out to local Minority and Women owned Businesses? Check the list here (this can help fulfill the outreach required by the Asheville Business Inclusion Policy for City contracts).