The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar titled, “How to Start a Business,” Tuesday, February 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the College’s Regional High Technology Center in room 3021.

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to business plan development. Learn key strategies for startup, financing and marketing, as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more.  Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea.  Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business. The presenter will be Russ Seagle.         

“How to Start a Business” is part of the Small Business Startup Series. Additional seminars in this series include:

“How to Write a Business Plan” will be held Tuesday, March 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

“Basics of Bookkeeping” will be held Tuesday, March 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

“Your Small Business Taxes” will be held Thursday, March 14, 11a.m.-2 p.m.

“Marketing Your Business” will be held Tuesday, April 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

“How to Find Your Customers” will be held Tuesday, April 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

“Financing Your Business” will be held Thursday, April 23, 5:30-7:30 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.