The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar “A Guide to Selling on Etsy for Small Business-Livestream” Thursday, September 6, 5-8 p.m. at the College’s Regional High Technology Center Auditorium.

Etsy is a rapidly growing online marketplace for selling handmade goods, vintage items and craft supplies. With over 54 million members, there’s no better place to launch your own creative small business. In fact, sellers took home over 24 billion in sales in 2015 alone. Attend this class to learn how to sell your artwork, jewelry, crafts and vintage items in this easy fast-paced class. See just how easy it is to Grow Your Brand with a wealth of new customers and promotional tools. Learn how to register and start selling on Etsy. Share the story of your craft in your profile, item photos and shop banner. Escape the 9-5 grind and focus on your passion. You will be guided through planning the basics of your small business strategy and given an in-depth look at Etsy’s tools to help you succeed online.

Speaker is Nick Hawks. He is an education specialist trained by eBay. He has over 20 years’ experience of buying and selling antiques and collectibles, with over 13 years selling on eBay.

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 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 ncsbc.net for more information.