Haywood Community College’s Small Business Center and regional agribusiness partners will hold a free Regional Agribusiness Summit, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 5th in the HCC Auditorium. The one-day, multi-track summit is designed for the specific needs of current and prospective Agribusinesses including farmers, value-added processors, beverage manufactures, food service businesses and more.

Food, beverage and agriculture-based businesses are unique ventures and require special business planning methods. This not-to-miss one-day event will provide attendees with the tools needed to move an agribusiness forward. In addition to informative seminars and workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to network with others in the field, meet firsthand with industry specific resources providers and business coaches.

Participants may choose between two tracks that will run concurrently:

Track 1 How to Start a Food-Based Business

Track 2 How to Grow a Food-Based Business.

Sessions will include topics pertaining to startup, market and sales, planning, rules and regulations, funding, and marketing to name a few.

Those in attendance will enjoy a powerful keynote session and lunch provided by the Rural Food Business Assistance Project. Speakers and resource providers for this event include:  Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), Buy Haywood, Carolina Small Business Development Fund, Farmlink, NCDA, USDA, Appalachian Farm School, tenBiz and more.

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.

Small Business Center to Host Agribusiness Summit December 5

Haywood Community College’s Small Business Center and regional agribusiness partners will hold a free Regional Agribusiness Summit, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 5th in the HCC Auditorium. The one-day, multi-track summit is designed for the specific needs of current and prospective Agribusinesses including farmers, value-added processors, beverage manufactures, food service businesses and more.

Food, beverage and agriculture-based businesses are unique ventures and require special business planning methods. This not-to-miss one-day event will provide attendees with the tools needed to move an agribusiness forward. In addition to informative seminars and workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to network with others in the field, meet firsthand with industry specific resources providers and business coaches.

Participants may choose between two tracks that will run concurrently:

Track 1 How to Start a Food-Based Business

Track 2 How to Grow a Food-Based Business.

Sessions will include topics pertaining to startup, market and sales, planning, rules and regulations, funding, and marketing to name a few.

Those in attendance will enjoy a powerful keynote session and lunch provided by the Rural Food Business Assistance Project. Speakers and resource providers for this event include:  Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), Buy Haywood, Carolina Small Business Development Fund, Farmlink, NCDA, USDA, Appalachian Farm School, tenBiz and more.

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.