The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar titled, “How to Find Your Customers,” Thursday, September 28, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in room 3021 at 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.

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

“How to Find Your Customers” 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:

“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 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.