Thinking about starting a business in Haywood County or growing an existing business? The Haywood Community College Small Business Center offers a wealth of programs, services, and resources to assist you on your Small Business Journey!

Please note: The HCC SBC is currently offering Phone and Virtual Counseling, Online Webinars, Digital Resources and Referrals to Agencies, Organizations and Sources of Assistance.

Side hustle? Startup? Small Business? Big Idea? New services include inspiring stories of local entrepreneurs, blogs, ask an expert, local support directory, essential businesses courses created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, and community events calendar featuring online webinars and workshops. All at no charge. Startup Haywood along with the small business center at Haywood Community College. ​​

Startup Haywood Online Business Portal

Startup Haywood is an online business portal that helps local entrepreneurs start and grow their business with confidence. The program is tied to Haywood Community College’s Small Business Center and was developed in partnership with Supportedly. Startup Haywood’s resource-rich website empowers entrepreneurs and small businesses to succeed by quickly and easily connecting them with support programs (including current COVID-19 relief), essential business training, and one another.

Visit Startup Haywood

Small Business Center Network (NCSBCN) COVID - 19 Response

The Small Business Center Network is here to assist you and your business with resources and assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We work in partnership with a number of Federal, State and Local organizations to provide the information and strategies to help your business move forward. Please visit the SBCN COVID-19 Resource Page for additional information and resources.


The Small Business Center Network, comprised of 60 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 or request small business counseling online.

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The Small Business Center is on social media!  Please visit our Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn pages for the latest news, events and updates.

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