The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free “Succession Planning for Small Business” workshop Thursday, September 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the College’s Regional High Technology Center auditorium.

Your business started with a plan. It grew and became successful with a plan. Shouldn't you have a plan to transition out of your business? It's the right way to take care of your family, partners, and employees. Key points of this seminar include:

  • The effects of failing to plan for transitioning out of your business
  • Getting your businesses' finances in order for a prospective purchaser
  • Discussing your transition with family, partners, and employees
  • Working with your trusted advisor team to create and implement your succession plan

Speakers will be Michael Palermo and Kristy Wilson of the WNC Trusted Advisor Council.

Small business owners are encouraged to 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.