The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar entitled “Business Plan Basics” on Thursday, September 29, from 6-9 p.m. on campus in the Student Center, first floor. Participants of Business Plan Basics will be able to study the steps to actually writing a plan and learn how to cover what is really needed in a short but useable plan. An effective business plan serves at least four goals:

  • It helps you focus your ideas
  • It creates a track for you to follow in the early stages of business growth
  • It creates benchmarks against which you can measure your progress
  • It provides a document for attracting equity or debt financing

This workshop will provide you with an interactive, hands-on, step-by-step primer to guide you through the process of creating an effective business plan. Learn what a good plan must include and discover how it can bring together goals, plans, strategies and resources for your business. Examine how a good business plan can minimize risk and save you from significant financial and professional losses resulting from an unprofitable business.

Adrianne Gordon, Business Counselor with the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) in Asheville will lead this workshop. To preregister for this free seminar, call the Small Business Center at 627-4512.