The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free webinar “Marketing Your Business” Thursday, March 31, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

Marketing for the 21st-century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach customers, analyze industry and business environment, and differentiate between branding, advertising and grassroots marketing. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this seminar.

Speaker for this webinar 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. Seagle speaks frequently on small business topics, including business planning, time management, customer service and marketing.

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.