Join the Small Business Center of Haywood Community College for a day of online selling! The HCC SBC is excited to bring back speaker, Nick Hawks, eBay Power Seller and Online Marketplace guru for two seminars on Thursday, June 23. A Guide to Selling on Etsy will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. and eBay for Beginners will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. Both will be held at the Regional High Technology Center in the Waynesville Industrial Park.

In today's difficult economic circumstances small business owners and the unemployed are looking for something different to do to simulate their sales or to just find a way to earn extra money. With no startup cost eBay and Etsy are the perfect solution. Join the millions who have learned to generate revenue from these online sales platforms.  

During “eBay for Beginners,” you will learn best practices to use when setting up an account, listing items for sale, taking payments, and shipping. Topics will include eBay features and policies, registering an account, choosing formats and categories, writing descriptions that sell, taking and submitting photos, feedback, using PayPal, and shipping tips.

With more than 30 million members, there's no better place to launch your own creative business. In fact, sellers took home over 860 million in sales in 2012 alone. Attend “A Guide to Selling on Etsy” to learn how to sell your art work, jewelry, and vintage items. This seminar is an easy, fast-paced class where participants will see just how easy it is to Grow Your Brand with a wealth of new customers and promotional tools.

Learn how to register and start selling on both platforms as speaker, Nick Hawks guides you through planning the basics of your business strategy and an in-depth look at tools to help you succeed online. 

The presenter for both seminars is Nick Hawks, an Education Specialist trained by eBay. He has over 20 years’ experience of buying and selling antiques and collectibles, with over 13 years selling on eBay. Pre-registration is available via phone - 627 4521, email - or online at

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.