Join the Small Business Center of Haywood Community College for a three part eBay series. The HCC SBC is excited to bring back speaker, Nick Hawks, eBay Power Seller and Online Marketplace guru for three seminars. eBay for Beginners will be held on Wednesday, October 26 from 1 until 4 p.m. eBay Build Your Business will also be held on this day from 6 until 9 p.m. On Thursday, October 27, Understanding eBay Stores will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. All three seminars will be held in the HCC Regional High technology Center Auditorium.  

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

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.

eBay Build Your Business is for individuals having knowledge/experience of selling on eBay who want to establish a continual retail presence on eBay. Plus, learn those 'tricks of the trade' that you have to know to become an eBay PowerSeller!

Understanding eBay Stores is a fantastic way to provide a step-by-step approach to those individuals who are ready to become eBay store owners. You will learn how to start, brand, and optimize your eBay store website. Understand how to market your eBay store more effectively with email newsletters, traffic reports, and the markdown manager sales tool. Learn how to use the 'Quick Store Tune-Up' feature and 'Manage My Store' page to customize your eBay store, plus learn tips for search engine optimization (SEO) that will bring even more internet shoppers to your eBay store via Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines.

The presenter for these 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.