The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar titled, “How to Write a Business Plan,” Tuesday, February 6, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in room 3021 at the HCC Regional High Technology Center.

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches the important components of a business plan and helps lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the do’s and don’ts of writing a plan, and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.  

Russ Seagle of Seagle Management Consulting is the presenter.

“How to Write a Business Plan” 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:

“Marketing Your Business” will be held Tuesday, February 13, 6-9:00 p.m.

“Choosing Your Legal Structure” will be held Tuesday, February 20, 4:30 -6:30 p.m.

“Basics of Bookkeeping” will be held Tuesday, February 27, 6-9:00 p.m.

“Basics of Bookkeeping 2” will be held Tuesday, March 6, 6-9:00 p.m.

“How to Find Your Customers” will be held Tuesday, March 20, 6-9:00 p.m.

“Your Small Business Taxes” will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2-4:00 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 facilitates an economic impact in 90 percent of all NC counties each year and ranks number one in the U.S. for total business seminars and participants. In addition, the network helps start an average of over 700 businesses every year and works to create and retain 3,800 jobs annually for North Carolina. Visit for more information.