The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) will offer a free seminar “How to Make Money on the Farm” Thursday, January 30, 1-4 p.m. in the College’s Regional High Technology Center Auditorium. This workshop focuses on increasing farm income through developing better business skills and by utilizing the resources of the EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems Program and the Small Business Center.

Current and prospective Agribusinesses will have the opportunity to gather for an informative afternoon as speakers address the following topics:

• Intro to the Empowering Mountain Food System Program and the Small Business Center

• Small Business Loan Application - 101

• Social Media Marketing

• Sales Outlets and Channels

• Resources and Opportunities

Speakers include representatives of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, tenBiz, NC Cooperative Extension, NC State Extension and NC FarmLink.

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.