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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

Monday, February 15, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The first and last class will be seated. The remaining classes will be online webinars. From Ideation to Business Plan Development, get up and running fast with this certificate program. This pilot series will provide you with the basic knowledge and tools needed to launch your business. Using a hybrid seminar approach, you will have access to live online webinars, discussion forums and activities that will help you develop your business concept and evaluate the feasibility of your idea. Develop marketing strategies to effectively reach customers, learn the secrets to financial analysis, and experience firsthand the power of relationships and networking. In-class sessions will include powerful peer exchanges and instructor feedback that will help you develop a viable business model and a strategy for success.
Speaker: Tonya Snider
Monday, February 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The first and last class will be seated. The remaining classes will be online webinars. From Ideation to Business Plan Development, get up and running fast with this certificate program. This pilot series will provide you with the basic knowledge and tools needed to launch your business. Using a hybrid seminar approach, you will have access to live online webinars, discussion forums and activities that will help you develop your business concept and evaluate the feasibility of your idea. Develop marketing strategies to effectively reach customers, learn the secrets to financial analysis, and experience firsthand the power of relationships and networking. In-class sessions will include powerful peer exchanges and instructor feedback that will help you develop a viable business model and a strategy for success.
Speaker: Tonya Snider
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Are you a female small business owner or have an idea for a new business? If so then this luncheon is the perfect opportunity to step away from the office and network with fellow women entrepreneurs! Leave inspired and renewed with the comfort of knowing what resources are available to you and your business. Lunch will be provided.
Monday, February 29, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The first and last class will be seated. The remaining classes will be online webinars. From Ideation to Business Plan Development, get up and running fast with this certificate program. This pilot series will provide you with the basic knowledge and tools needed to launch your business. Using a hybrid seminar approach, you will have access to live online webinars, discussion forums and activities that will help you develop your business concept and evaluate the feasibility of your idea. Develop marketing strategies to effectively reach customers, learn the secrets to financial analysis, and experience firsthand the power of relationships and networking. In-class sessions will include powerful peer exchanges and instructor feedback that will help you develop a viable business model and a strategy for success.
Speaker: Tonya Snider

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing, and marketing, as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations, and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Russ Seagle
Monday, March 21, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Which legal structure is best for your business: Sole proprietorship, Partnership, S-Corporation, LLC? Choosing the right business entity is one of the most important decisions you will make when starting a business. Walk away with a basic understanding of the benefits and disadvantages, and legal and tax implications of each.
Speaker: Chase Wells
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Change the way you think about traditional business idea development. This seminar will feature an introduction to the Business Model Canvas, a unique method of describing and thinking through the business model of your organization, your competitors, or any other enterprise. Attendees will walk through the introductory ideation phase, the One Page Business Plan, and the Opportunity Discovery Process creating a blueprint for successful innovation and idea development.
Speaker: Katy Gould
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Location

185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
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