The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College and the Haywood County Arts Council have teamed to provide a free seminar, “Telling Your Creative Small Business Story,” geared toward the creative small business. Creative businesses are unique ventures and require special business planning methods. This seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to network with fellow and prospective craft artists while learning from an informative speaker. “Telling Your Creative Small Business Story” will be held at Haywood County Arts Council Tuesday, September 25, 5-7 p.m.

What makes your products stand out? What is it about you that connects with consumers? When you do a good job of telling your small business brand story, you become more accessible and make a better connection with your audience. No matter where you sell, communicating your story is critical for success in the marketplace and for tapping into your consumer demand for authenticity. Learn more about key components to include in your story and work to begin crafting or further hone your story.

The speaker is Tonya Snider, owner of tenBiz. Her company helps businesses realize their full potential through a layered approach of training, consulting and coaching. Snider has experience in management, marketing, lending, human resources, consulting, classroom facilitation and economic development.

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.