The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free Social Media Marketing Summit for small business owners Thursday, December 14 on the HCC campus. The seminars will include “Facebook Made Easy” from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., “Instagram Made Easy” from 1 until 4 p.m., and “Tools for Social Media” from 5 until 8 p.m. in Building 200, Room 203.

This one-day summit is geared toward current and prospective business owners that are interested in getting more out of their social media experience. Learn how Facebook and Instagram can impact your marketing strategy. Discover valuable tools to assist in developing basic graphics for, scheduling and managing your social media outlets to save you time and develop a brand following.

Every business should have a Facebook page. Learn how to use your page to brand your business and engage your customers in the “Facebook Made Easy” seminar. Participants will learn how to start a page from scratch, schedule messages that save you time, automate your marketing and keep people on your page, and discover apps that integrate to make your business stand out.

Instagram is the “it” thing in social media. Find out how your business can benefit from this platform and grow sales online. Participants in the “Instagram Made Easy” seminar will learn how to start an Instagram page for your business, gain followers and keep them engaged daily, integrate Instagram into your current marketing plan, and discover apps that can be used to make your photos stand out and save you time.

If you are on social media, you know that it can be time consuming. You may often wonder what tools to use and how to put it all together. In the hands-on “Tools for Social Media” seminar, attendees will learn how to use multiple platforms to help create a consistent and connected social media presence. Who doesn’t want to tie accounts to helpful apps, add services to help your brand grow, and create a hub for all your social media?

Chisa Pennix-Brown will be the presenter. She has over 12 years of experience in business coaching, community outreach, social media insight and business ownership. She has transformed savoir faire and a long-time 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. 

Participants can register for any or all of these seminars or pick and choose from each.

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