Professional Business Counseling

The HCC Small Business Center provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling services. Customized to meet the needs of your venture, the SBC is prepared to provide answers on topics ranging from introductory business planning.

Guest Counselors and Small Business Mentors

The HCC Small Business Center has expanded our mentoring team to better meet the diverse needs of small businesses in our community. In addition to the counseling services provided by HCC Small Business Center Director, Katy Gould, we are pleased to offer guest counselors and mentors that cover a wealth of small business related areas of expertise.

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Seminars & Workshops

The HCC Small Business Center offers a wealth of seminars and workshops designed to address the needs of Haywood County business owners and budding entrepreneurs. If you have thought of owning a business, are preparing to launch a new venture or are currently a business owners these workshops are an excellent opportunity to add business skills to your toolbox for success. Seminar topics include: business start-up, Quickbooks, social media and marketing, professional craft business development, tourism and more. Click to view our upcoming seminars and register online.

Small Business Resource Center

Looking for the latest release on business ownership or a recent edition of business related periodicals including Harvard Business Review, Business Week and more? The Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) is your source for up-to-date information. Located on the first floor of the HCC Library, the SBRC is a “the hub” for informational resources for your business.

Library Location and Hours

The library is at the top of the main drive in the second building from the left. Take the middle door in the Freedlander Learning Center. Current hours for the Library can be found at

The library is closed between semesters and during college holidays. Call 828-627-4550 to verify availability.

HCC Small Business Center Hours

Monday - Friday - 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.  by appointment unless otherwise posted​.