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Haywood Community College Small Business Center
200 Bldg, Room 222
Clyde

Phone: 828-627-4512
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The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College actively serves Haywood County, the “First Certified Entrepreneurial Community in the Nation.” http://www.awcec.com/find-a-cec/haywood/  This designation by AdvantageWest means that we are entrepreneurial friendly and have mechanisms in place to help a business to start, to grow and to thrive!

Haywood’s Small Business Center link sbc.haywood.edu contains information about our business counseling, free business seminars, a wealth of business books and audio CD’s available for loan, the most current Guide for New Business in Haywood County, as well as, Success Stories of those business owners who have used our resources. Again, visit The Small Business Center online as an introduction to how we can guide you through the steps of starting a business, expanding a business, improving efficiency of an existing business, or simply helping you not make a business mistake.



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Events

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center will offer a free seminar , that will assist small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs with resources available for small businesses, including the programs and services provided by the Rural Center. Learn how to best access services as you start, grow and manage your business.
Speaker: North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Facebook, twitter and Pinterest aren’t just personal… they a great tool for businesses. Take advantage of the wealth of free online marketing tools and watch your business grow. During this workshop you will learn to: • Create a Facebook business page, Twitter account and Pinterest Page • Add information and photos • Learn how to post on your wall and how to share information • Set goals and manage success • Most importantly…How to build a following This workshop will provide a hands on approach to social media, with a computer workstation for each business owner. Bring your tablet/Ipad if you have one.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
The Small Business Roundtable series will provide small business owners the opportunity to network and learn from one another in an intimate setting. The morning series will feature a topic of the month for discussion, an introduction to the Small Business Center and various avenues to assist with business start-up, growth and expansion.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Join the Small Business Center and Jennifer Grantham of Manic Social Media for a roundtable discussion on Constant Contact for the Small Business Owner. Constant Contact is rapidly becoming a top platform for email, social media, web and mobile marketing. The easy to use toolkit allows you to bring all of your marketing together in one convenient location. Never miss an opportunity to find new customers and engage the ones you have. The Small Business Roundtable series will provide small business owners the opportunity to network and learn from one another in an intimate setting. The morning series will feature a topic of the month for discussion, an introduction to the Small Business Center and various avenues to assist with business start-up, growth and expansion.
Speaker: Jennifer Grantham, Manic Social Media

Business Basics

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Working to put the final touches on your Business Plan for the Haywood Chamber’s Business Startup Competition? Swing by the HCC Small Business Center’s open office hours for hands on assistance with the planning process. From those just beginning the planning process to budding entrepreneurs making the final adjustments to their business plan, all are welcome to attend. Tuesdays, April 07 - 28, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Speaker: Katy Gould, Director of the HCC Small Business Center

Business Accounting and Budget

Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
During the workshop you will: • Receive an overview of most popular mobile payments systems for business owners • Gain hands-on experience in setting up and maintain 3 of the most popular mobile payment systems • Leave with a basic understanding of popular mobile payments systems and methods to use them to your full advantage.
Speaker: Featuring Jenifer Grantham of Manic Social Media

HP LIFE

On Demand, available until June 30
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online
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Location

185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
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