HCC to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week

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Last updated:Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 11:01 AM Posted:Thursday, Feb 06, 2014 at 02:31 PM

National Entrepreneurship Week is February 17 through 21 and Haywood Community College is celebrating with a week-long schedule of events.  All of these events are open to the public.

Following is a schedule of events:

Date:  Monday, February 17

Event:  HCC Student Business Center Open House

Location:  Center for New and Expanding Business, located across from the Regional High Technology Center

Time:  12-1:30 p.m.

Summary: Take a tour, learn about the program, and meet the current student tenants, Megan and Chris, owners of The Waynesville Soda Jerks.


Date:  Tuesday, February 18

Event:  Objectified

Location:  HCC Auditorium

Time:  12:30 p.m.

Summary: On-campus showing of Objectified. This documentary highlights the importance and impact of product design in our fast-paced culture. It will encourage viewers to think about how to get their product noticed.


Date:  Wednesday, February 19

Event:  Small Business Administration’s Twitter Chat, “Startup Advice Young Entrepreneurs Love”

How:  Hashtag: #sbaEweek

Time:  3-4 p.m.


Date:  Thursday, February 20

Event:  Start-Up or Buy-Out:  Beginning Your Career as an Entrepreneur

Location:   HCC Auditorium

Time:  11 a.m.

Summary:  Join guest lecturer Tom Muncy, a business broker, as he discusses the attributes of entrepreneurs and the decision to start your own business or buy an existing business.   


Date:  Friday, February 21

Event:  Craft Entrepreneurship in Appalachia

Location:   HCC Creative Arts Building Room 7105

Time:  9 a.m.

Summary: HCC Small Business Center Director Katy Gould and HCC Entrepreneurship Instructor Meredith Carpenter will present their findings from the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship Summit on Regional Crafts.  

The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow are in our Schools Today!

For more information about HCC’s Entrepreneurship Week activities, please contact Dr. Michelle Choate, HCC Department Chair of Business & Entrepreneurship, at 828-565-4219.