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Haywood Community College Small Business Center
144 Industrial Park Drive
Waynesville

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!

The Haywood Community College Small Business Center is now located in the heart of the community! Located beside the college's Regional High Technology Center off of Industrial Park Drive in Waynesville, the new center location offers endless opportunities to promote small business and economic development in our community. 

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.



Thinking about starting a business in Haywood County or growing an existing business? Take advantage of the programs, services and resources provided by the Small Business Center. 

The NC Community College's Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of more than 600 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90% of all NC Counties each year, helping to create and retain nearly 3,000 jobs annually.

Introducing  

The HCC Small Business Center now offers online small business seminars at the touch of your fingertips!
HCC SBC OnDemand provides flexible training opportunities at a time and location that is convenient for you.



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Events

On Demand, available until December 31
Take command of a bookstore and coffee bar and see how money moves in and out of a business learning the fundamentals of accounting at the same time. This course provides an in-depth look at each of the primary accounting transactions used in a business demonstrating how "the language of business" works. Without using any accounting jargon to begin with, the course demonstrates how to keep score in a business through a simple scorecard approach. When you are finished, you are shown that each of your scorecards represents one of the three primary financial statements used in managing a business.
On Demand, available until December 31
This course details the exact set of steps necessary in preparing a comprehensive loan package request. Each of the forms and requirements are explained and included. From initial readiness tests to help with advanced topics such as U.S. Small Business Administration loans, this course lays it on the line concerning what a lender is really looking for and how they evaluate loan requests. Simply understanding the way a lender thinks can more than double your effectiveness in raising money for your business.
Speaker: Small Biz U
On Demand, available until December 31
A comprehensive ten-part course on the tactics of how money is really raised for small business formation. The course examines the sources of available capital and an overview concerning the difference between debt and equity. The course walks you through the maze of financial terms and tactics necessary to successfully identify and secure money for a new business venture.
On Demand, available until December 31
This course describes the available entrepreneurial strategies and how they are applied in the marketplace. For anyone starting or growing a business venture, the knowledge and skills underlying the entrepreneurial strategies are an essential part of any entrepreneur's toolkit. Besides presenting the available strategies and their application, this course presents the sources of innovation and an overview of how decisions are made and how those decisions change over the course of a venture's life-cycle. Most wars are won or lost before they are ever fought. Understanding and applying the entrepreneurial strategies fueled by the sources of innovation is what separates the victors from the defeated.
Speaker: Small Biz U
On Demand, available until December 31
This course presents a media-by-media discussion of the tips and tricks used by marketing professionals when advertising a product or service. Learn how to set an advertising budget, learn why it's better to run two smaller ads than one larger one, learn how to correctly position your product and how to best design an effective marketing message, and learn what you need to know about selecting media for an ad campaign. This course also presents an overview of public relations tactics and internet marketing practices. At its conclusion, this course details specific measures how to assess the success of your results.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Apps are wonderful tools that make it easier to operate your business. Join us to learn how you can save time and money with apps that help with marketing, syncing calendars, saving content, and creating multiple posts on your social media accounts. This course is going to use your cellular phone to provide you a tool kit right in your hand. NOTE: Attendees should come with their logins and passwords for existing social media account. Attendees should also have an iPhone or Android phone or tablet to get the most value out of this course.
Speaker: Lady Bizness
Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Have a great idea for offering services and products online to expand your brand? There are plenty of ways to increase your bottom line and monetize your ideas. This interactive workshop will help you find the tools, best online practices and marketing to create: -E-books -Podcasts -Blogs -Webinars -Magazines
Speaker: Lady Bizness
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Location

144 Industrial Park Drive
Waynesville, NC 28786
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