The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College and NC Works Haywood County Career Center have partnered to bring you the latest on the Governor's new Veterans Employment Initiative. Learn how to put this initiative and our returning veterans to work while boosting your bottom line.

The “Veterans Employment Initiative for Small Business Owners – employing North Carolina’s Military and Veterans” is scheduled for 9 – 10 am, June 29th in the Haywood Community College, 1500 Building Auditorium.

An estimated 27,000 active duty military are projected to return to the civilian workforce within the next 12 months in the State of North Carolina. These are skilled individuals that the military spends on average $50,000 in the first year alone on training. The majority of the training these individuals receive are on the job and leadership training.

Business Owners are encouraged to attend. Learn the high correlation between what businesses need and skills enhanced by military experience. Some of these include: communication, teamwork, and leadership.

Attendees will also learn how the HCC - NCWorks partnership assists Business Owners in connecting with available veteran talent. The roles and responsibilities of each organization in the community will be discussed, including how this valuable partnership embraces both the needs of our Veterans and Business Owners.

Service members and veterans take responsibility seriously, have a ‘can do’ attitude, appreciate the value of diversity, and exude a first class image. They are trained to focus on a mission, cooperation, and personal development. They expect to have to work and achieve success to progress. Learn how to put these qualities to work for your business.

Visit or call 828.627.4512 for additional information or to register today. Thinking about starting a business in Haywood County or growing an existing business? Take advantage of the programs, services and resources provided by the Small Business Center. The NC Community College’s Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of more than 600 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90% of all NC Counties each year, helping to create and retain nearly 3,000 jobs annually.