The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD), Mountain BizWorks, and University of North Carolina Asheville have piloted a workshop series to help makers succeed in business. Topics for the first series of workshops were selected to address the needs of over 300 local crafters surveyed, and program organizers promised they would be valuable for beginning and established artists. The first series of the Entrepreneur’s Workshop: Craft Your Commerce, with instructors selected for subject-matter expertise, began in March. The focus areas were market positioning, communicating through photography, and sustainable scaling. Single sessions cost $20-$40, but participants were encouraged to invest in passes for the entire program. (See our Events Calendar for details on the April 10 workshop.) Beginning on April 26, a five-week Mountain BizWorks Alpine program will help entrepreneurs apply the material from the workshops, while attendance at those workshops would not be prerequisite. The cost for this course is $375, but community scholarships from Mountain BizWorks will be made available. The workshops are hosted at CCCD.