The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free E-Commerce for the Small Business Owner seminar series, Thursday, May 30, in the College’s Public Services Training Facility, room 9105. Current and prospective Small Business Owners will have the opportunity to learn more about increase product sales online through hosts including eBay, Amazon, Shopify and Etsy.

 “Selling Online Today” will kick-off the series from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. One way to expand your small business is to sell products online. Developing a revenue stream from online sales is an easy way for small businesses to increase their profits. Learn what sites work best to sell your product or service. Participants will explore the features of well-known e-commerce hosts such as the eBay Store, Shopify, Amazon.com, and Etsy as well as other options for creating an online store.

The series will continue with “Selling on Shopify” from 1-4 p.m. Whether your small business sells online, on social media, in store or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered. No design skills needed. Establish your brand online with a custom domain name and online store. With instant access to hundreds of the best-looking themes, and complete control over the look and feel, small business owners finally have a gorgeous store of their own that reflects the personality of your business. Everything in one place. Selling products in many places should be every bit as simple as selling in one. With Shopify's e-commerce software, small business owners get one unified platform to run your business with ease.

The last seminar of the series, “Selling on Amazon” will take place from 5-8 p.m. Amazon is the leading e-commerce website in the United States with over $136 billion in 2016 net sales. Amazon has over 304 million active customer accounts worldwide. In this fast-paced class, you’ll learn how to register online, choose the account that fits your goals and list an item on Amazon for free to maximize your profitability. You’ll learn how to ship your items or let Amazon ship them for you with "Fulfillment by Amazon" (FBA) shipping services. Learn how to make the most money with every sale. Amazon is the fastest way to start selling online. Sell just a few items and pay no monthly fee with the Individual plan or choose the Small Business subscription for unlimited selling.

Speaker for this series 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.