Thinking about starting a business in Haywood County or growing an existing business? Take advantage of our programs, services, and resources… let us be your partner for business success.


The Small Business Center Network, comprised of 58 Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina, supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of training, counseling, and resource information.


Confidential counseling services, seminars and access to resource libraries are free of charge. Some workshops require a minimal registration fee.

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Small Business Centers provide free, confidential counseling services for new and existing businesses. Call 828-627-4512 for an appointment.

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Small Business Center

  • Kathryn M Gould
    Director of Small Business Center
    Phone number: 627-4512
    Office/building: 5105, Small Business Center
  • Julie Newland
    Department Assistant, Small Business Center / Business & Industry
    Phone number: 564-5108
    Office/building: 5101, Small Business Center