The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College and the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center will offer a free “Fueling Your Business” seminar Thursday, May 8, from 6-8 pm, on campus in the Student Center, first floor.


The “Fueling Your Business” seminar is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. During the seminar attendees will learn the six basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions and resources available in North Carolina for small businesses. Lastly, the seminar will cover the Rural Center's Microenterprise Loan Program.

The North Carolina Rural Center’s Microenterprise Loan program works with individuals who have sound ideas for starting and expanding a small business but may not quality for bank credit. The program offers loans ranging from $500 to $25,000 and provides assistance through local Small Business Centers to help clients develop strong applications and successful businesses.

Two micro-loans are offered and can be applied for and partially processed by HCC’s Small Business Center:

  • Standard Microenterprise Loan - Loans up to $25,000
  • Express Loan - Loans $5000 and Less

For more information or to preregister for this free program, contact the Small Business Center by phone 627 4606 or visit