The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free E-commerce and Digital Marketing Series for the Small Business Owner Thursday, October 12. “Business Apps Made Easy” will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. “Monetize Your Ideas” will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. “Self-Publishing Made Easy” will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. The series will be held on campus in library room 206.

“Business Apps Made Easy” will take a look at how apps are wonderful tools that make it easier to operate your business. Join us to learn how you can save time and money with apps that help with marketing, syncing calendars, saving content, and creating multiple posts on your social media accounts. This course will provide you with the knowledge to best utilize your cellular phone as a powerful and easy-to-use tool for your business. Please note: attendees should come with their logins and passwords for existing social media accounts. Attendees should also have an iPhone or Android phone or tablet to get the most value out of this course.

Have a great idea for offering services and products online to expand your brand? There are plenty of ways to increase your bottom line and monetize your ideas. “Monetize Your Ideas” is an interactive workshop to help you find the tools, best online practices and marketing to create e-books, podcasts, blogs, webinars and magazines. This seminar is specifically designed for the small business owner.

Have you dreamed about becoming a successful self-published entrepreneur? “Self-Publishing Made Easy” will teach participants how to gain insight about the cost of self-publishing. Learn helpful tips and strategies to assist with the writing process. The workshop will outline how to obtain ISBN numbers, discuss formatting, illustrators, editing and much more.

Chisa Pennix-Brown will be the presenter. She has over 11 years of experience in business coaching, community outreach, social media insight and business ownership. She has transformed savoir faire and a longtime vision of helping her peers into Lady Bizness, an organization committed to fostering healthy relationships, business opportunities, and providing events for women in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad community. Pennix-Brown’s commitment to delivering on her promise of “Women Helping Women” stems from a desire to create a business and media empire enabling small businesses to enhanced, enlightened, empowered and enriched.  Her motto is “Show Up & Show Out!”

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.