FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sharron Donnahoe @ 627 4512

Date: October 13, 2005

HCC TO OFFER SEMINAR ON MARKETING

Clyde, NC- The Small Business Center of Haywood

Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar entitled "Dynamite Marketing on a Firecracker Budget" on Thursday, October 27, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at HCC's Student Center Building. How would you like to learn about inexpensive, easy to use ideas for growing your business? This program will identify 50 ways to grab new customers, reinforce relationships with current customers and get the interest of new customers. Small business owners are learning and using big business strategies like targeted ads to reach potential customers. You can analyze effective marketing strategies a learn how to create a low-cost marketing plan for your business, including advertising ideas that cost under $100. Mike Collins is president of The Perfect Workday Company based in Raleigh, NC. Mike has presented over 1,500 programs for organizations such as American Express, Pepsi-Cola and the Duke University Medical Center and his articles have appeared in Newsweek and American Banker. For more information or to preregister for this free seminar, call the Small Business Center at 627-4512.