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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, March 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topics will include eBay features and policies, registering an account, choosing formats and categories, writing descriptions that sell ,setting up an account, listing items for sale, taking payments and shipping, taking and submitting photos, feedback, using PayPal, and shipping tips.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn the value of a marketing plan including the importance of market analysis in projecting sales. Market research for a sample business will demonstrate the connection between a marketing plan and a cash flow statement. Identify market tools and prepare a marketing plan for a sample business. Note: This seminar is part of the Small Business Development Series.
Speaker: Tonya Snider
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
This session is for individuals having knowledge/experience of selling on eBay who want to establish a continual retail presence on eBay. Plus learn those "tricks of the trade" that you have to know to become an eBay PowerSeller!
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Etsy is a rapidly growing online marketplace for selling handmade goods, vintage items and craft supplies. With more than 30 million members, there’s no better place to launch your own creative business. In fact, sellers took home over 860 million in sales in 2012 alone. Attend this class to learn how to sell your art work, jewelry, crafts, and vintage items in this easy fast paced class!!!! See just how easy it is to Grow Your Brand with a wealth of new customers and promotional tools. Learn how to register and start selling on Etsy. Share the story of your craft in your profile, item photos, and shop banner. Escape the 9-5 grind and focus on your passion. You will be guided through planning the basics of your business strategy and given an in-depth look at Etsy’s tools to help you succeed online.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Thursday, March 05, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The old bromide is true: "Failure to plan is planning to fail." While you can never perfectly foretell the future, you can lay out a reasonable plan for how your business will start, operate, attract customers, deal with competitors, and MAKE MONEY. Learn a simple technique for writing an effective business plan. Discover what really needs to be there, what detracts from your message, how to say what's important, and how to use your plan to communicate your business idea to lenders, investors, customers, vendors, and others. Also learn the most effective method for improving your business plan. Note: This seminar is part of the Small Business Development Series.
Speaker: Russ Seagle
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A 3 week series in which Participants will learn to be more entrepreneurial in what they make, how they monitor their business and how they market. Participants will receive a crash course on their business from concept to completion. Take this opportunity to learn something new, renew your entrepreneurial spark, and/or see how the Small Business Center can help move your business forward.
Speaker: Tonya Snider
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A 3 week series in which Participants will learn to be more entrepreneurial in what they make, how they monitor their business and how they market. Participants will receive a crash course on their business from concept to completion. Take this opportunity to learn something new, renew your entrepreneurial spark, and/or see how the Small Business Center can help move your business forward.
Speaker: Tonya Snider
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Location

185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
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