photo of Jodi with Calvin Allen of Ujamaa Freedom Market courtesy of Mountain Bizworks

photo of Jodi with Calvin Allen of Ujamaa Freedom Market courtesy of Mountain Bizworks

Jodi Rhoden offers one-on-one consulting for individuals seeking support and guidance in their small-scale entrepreneurial ventures. With a background in Social Work and the food security movement, Jodi particularly enjoys working with people who wish to make a positive social and ecological impact through their businesses, and those who seek to engage in entrepreneurship to generate revenue for their nonprofit social justice projects.

Jodi specializes in business planning, authentic marketing, social media, and mission and vision discernment. Jodi currently offers hourly technical assistance through Mountain Bizworks, with scholarships available to individuals with low to moderate incomes. To schedule a consultation with Jodi, contact Bizworks at (828) 253-2834 ex. 10 or click here for more information.


Jodi also serves on the Birds Eye Business Planning and Adventures consulting team. Birds Eye offers professional and personal development for entrepreneurs in person in the Asheville area, as well as virtually for clients outside of the area.

Interested clients can start out with one of Birds Eye’s business assessments, after which it will be determined if one of Birds Eye’s longer, more in-depth, customized programs will support the client in creating systemic change and progressing towards their goals. For more information about coaching and consulting through Birds Eye, click here:



“Starting and growing a business can be intimidating, but Jodi helped me feel truly empowered and motivated with customized coaching that quickly positioned me for success. With her guidance I was able to effectively understand and leverage my brand within a competitive market and strategize tangible goals for the future. Tapping her rich well of knowledge and experience during my first year of business was one of the wisest investments I made during a critical time. I so greatly appreciate how she helped me build the foundation of my business and will certainly enlist her help in the future should I need to give my efforts a renewed boost.”

– Nicole McConville, Nicole McConville Photography


“Dear Jodi, I want to thank you so very much for all the support, guidance and encouragement you’ve offered me over the past several months. This sounds so cliche, but I don’t think I’d be where I am if it wasn’t for you.  You made the business starting process almost easy! You believed in me and I’m so grateful for that. Thank you, thank you!”

Alyson Neel, Blyss Running