The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free “Business Plan Bootcamp” Friday, February 28, 9 a.m. -4 p.m. in the College’s Public Services Training Facility, room 9105. This one day, multi-session workshop is designed for the current and prospective small business owner that is interested in creating or strengthening a business plan.  

During this workshop, attendees will walk through each section of the business plan, learn key strategies for development and leave with a greater understanding of the resources available to assist with the business planning process. Bring your idea and/or your business plan and join a team of business experts to develop business plans worthy of competition.

Speaker for this seminar is Russ Seagle, the executive director of The Sequoyah Fund, Inc., a Community Development Finance Institution located in Cherokee, NC. He is also the owner of Seagle Management Consulting, a small business consulting and development firm located in Cullowhee, NC. Russ speaks frequently on small business topics, including business planning, time management, customer service and marketing.

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.