The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar entitled, “How to Find Your Customers,” on Tuesday, September 20 from 6 until 9 pm in Room 3021 of the HCC Regional High Technology Center.

Market research isn't just for startups; it's an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition, and potential customers interested in your proposed product of service.

Speaker is tenBiz. Tonya Snider, owner, has experience in management, marketing, lending, human resources, consulting, classroom facilitation and economic development. tenBiz helps businesses realize their full potential through a layered approach of training, consulting and coaching.

The “How to Find Your Customers” 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 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. 

Additional Seminars in the Business Startup Series include: 

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.