FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sharron Donnahoe

Date: October 6, 2006

HCC TO OFFER SEMINAR ON SELLING TO GOVERNMENT

The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar entitled "Make Money Selling to Government Agencies", Tuesday, October 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Regional High Technology Center, Waynesville Industrial Park. Your state and federal government agencies purchase a vast amount of products and services from businesses large and small. This creates numerous opportunities for business owners. Whatever you sell, the government buys. Now, these agencies have refined their procedures to make it easier for small businesses to participate in the bidding process. The United States Government alone spends more than $300 billion annually on various products and services. Contracts from $2,500 up to $100,000 must be set aside for small businesses to include Woman-Owned Businesses, Service Disabled-Owned Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, HUBZone and other federal preference set aside programs. Don't miss this opportunity to hear procurement expert, Mark Mills, give the information that you need to get started. Mills is with the Small Business and Technology program at Walker School of Business at Appalachian State University. For more information or to preregister, call The Small Business Center at 627-4512.