The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar titled, “Are You Ready to Start a Small Business?,” Tuesday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce.

It's not enough to have a great idea for a small business. This seminar is designed to highlight the critical requirements for starting a business, including topics such as how to test the viability of your concept, identifying and reaching customers, and funding your business for growth and difficult times. It will also challenge you to consider the qualities required of successful business owners like leadership, persistence and resilience. This seminar is best suited for those considering starting a business.

The speaker will be a representative from Asheville SCORE.

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.