One of the best ways to start and grow a business is to learn from the experience of others.
A number of "business-to-business" networks exist in the High Country:
AdvantageWest programs include the Blue Ridge Industrial Council, Blue Ridge Food Ventures, Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council, the WNC Film Commission, and MountainSouth USA.
Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council
BREC supports entrepreneurs through the following four focus areas: education, mentoring and networking, communications and capital formation. BREC meets monthly, and provides quarterly opportunities for qualified entrepreneurial businesses to present plans before a group of local investors, the Blue Ridge Angel Investors Network.