Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar entitled, “How to Start a Business,” on Thursday, September 8, from 5:30-8:30 pm in Room 3021 at HCC’s Regional High Technology Center.

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes participants from idea to opportunity. This seminar will cover key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing, as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations, and more. Participants will realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of a business idea; discover the resources available to help start and successfully operate a business. 

Russ Seagle of Seagle Management Consulting is the presenter.

The “How to Start a Business” seminar is part of the Business Startup Series. Do you have an idea for a business? Does your business need to grow? The Small Business Startup series is for you! Geared toward early stage entrepreneurs and those looking to start a business, the FREE series is comprised of the top eight pillars critical to the successful foundation of a business. Each session will feature Industry experts to walk you through each topic in detail. Attendees are welcome to attend a single session of interest or the entire series.

HCC’s Small Business Center has several additional seminars scheduled in the Business Startup Series. They are as follows:

Choosing Your Legal Structure, September 13, 5:30-7:30 pm

Financing Your Business, September 15, 5-7 pm

How to Find Your Customers, September 20, 6-9 pm

How to Write a Business Plan, September 22, 5:30-8:30 pm

Basics of Bookkeeping, September 27, 6-9 pm

Marketing Your Business, September 29, 6-9 pm

Your Small Business Taxes, October 11, 3-5 pm

How to Price Your Product or Service, October 18, 6-9 pm

Visit SBC.Haywood.edu 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.