The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar titled, “Marketing Your Business,” Thursday, September 21, 6-9:00 p.m. at the HCC Regional High Technology Center, room 3021.

Marketing for the 21st century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment, and differentiate between branding, advertising and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.

Speaker Tonya Snider, owner of tenBiz, 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.

“Marketing Your Business” is part of the Business Startup Series. 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. The sessions 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 this series include:

“How to Find Your Customers” will be held Thursday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 “Choosing Your Legal Structure” will be held Thursday, October 5, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

“Your Small Business Taxes” will be held Thursday, November 16, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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 over 600 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90 percent of all NC Counties each year, helping to create and retain nearly 3,000 jobs annually.