The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar entitled “Turning your Hobby into a Business” on Tuesday, October 26 from 6-8 pm. It will be held on campus in the Student Center Building, first floor. So many of us dream of walking away from that day job, and doing what we love for a living. But turning your hobby into a business involves a lot more than just putting a for sale sign on the things you make, or what you do.
In this two hour interactive seminar, Gregory Paolini will address some of the most common concerns about making the transition from hobby to business, plus he’ll share some of the benefits you can enjoy by entering the business arena. Be sure to bring a pad, paper, and lots of questions! Topics to explore are:
- Thinking and planning like a business
- Making the government happy aka Tax & licensing implications
- Pricing your work
- Marketing your work
- Meeting customers’ expectations
- What to do when you hobby explodes, and business takes off
For more information or to preregister for this free seminar, call the Small Business Center at 627 4512.
Gregory Paolini designs and creates handmade wood furniture at his home in Haywood County. His work has been featured in numerous books, magazines, and newspapers, including the preeminent Fine Woodworking Magazine. In addition, Paolini has authored freelance articles and advice columns for several publications, including Woodwork, Fine Woodworking, and Cabinetmaker magazines. Taunton Publishing will release his woodworking book and video in the spring.