The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College and the Haywood County Arts Council have teamed to provide a free seminar series geared toward the creative small business. Creative businesses are unique ventures and require special business planning methods. This series will provide an opportunity for participants to network with fellow and prospective craft artists while learning from informative speakers. Seminars will be held at Haywood County Arts Council.

“Better photography for Your Creative Small Business” will be held Tuesday, August 28, 5-7 p.m. Quality images have the opportunity to set your business apart from the competition and are an essential element to your marketing strategy. During this seminar current and prospective small business owners will learn key tools, tips and tricks to incorporate quality photography into your small business marketing strategy.

Key points will include:  framing the picture to show the best story possible; balance exposure to keep things looking inviting; and posting to social media.

The speaker is Phillip Turner. He is an avid photographer and teaches continuing education classes at HCC for iPhone and SLR photography.

Additional seminars in this series include:

 “Telling Your Creative Small Business Story” will be held Tuesday, September 25, 5-7 p.m.

“Social Media Strategies for the Creative Small Business” will be held Tuesday, October 30, 5-7 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.