HCC to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week

By Haywood Community College | Jan 24, 2013

National Entrepreneurship Week is February 16 through 23 and Haywood Community College is celebrating with a week-long schedule of events.  These events will allow HCC to focus on the college’s strengths in the areas of entrepreneurship, sustainability and creativity.


Following is a schedule of events:

Date:  Monday, February 18

Event:  I Have a Great Idea Student Entrepreneur Contest

Location:  Online Submission, submit to http://www.entrepreneurshipathcc.blogspot.com

Time:  midnight

Audience:  All county school-aged students and students at HCC.

Summary: This is an innovation contest. Students submit a “Great Idea” for a new business concept or invention. Submissions will be in the form of a three minute or less YouTube video. Prizes are $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place.


Date:  Tuesday, February 19

Event:  Marketing Your Business on Facebook

Location:  HCC Room 219

Time:  6-8 p.m.

Facilitator:  Denise Teague

Audience:  Open to the public.

Summary: This workshop is for businesses that are already using a business Facebook page and want to learn how to use it more effectively for marketing the business. Space is limited. Contact Sharron Donnahoe, HCC Small Business Center Director, at 627-4512.

Date:  Wednesday, February 20

Event:  Meet Local Business Owners Game Show and Amanda Sorrells of New Generation

Location:  Student Center Auditorium, First Floor

Time:  10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Facilitator:  Linda Caldwell, Business Instructor

Audience:  Open to the public.

Summary: Local business owners will share, in a game show format, their biggest challenges, tips for success, and advice to new entrepreneurs.

Date:  Thursday, February 21

Event:  Showcase for Student Entrepreneurs

Location:   HCC Library

Time:  10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Facilitator:  Meredith Carpenter, Entrepreneurship Instructor

Audience:  Open to the public.

Summary:  Two categories of participation include product/service or craft. HCC students will pitch their ideas to win money to help start their venture.

Date:  Thursday, February 21

Event:  Salon Ownership Forum

Location:   Student Center Auditorium, First Floor

Time:  3-4 p.m.

Facilitator:  Denise Finger, Cosmetic Arts Instructor

Audience:  Open to the public.

Summary: Local entrepreneurs from the Cosmetic Arts industry will be panelists and share their years of experience and answer questions about the industry and their professional success.

The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow are in our Schools Today!

For more information about HCC’s Entrepreneurship Week activities, please contact Dr. Michelle Choate, HCC Department Chair of Business & Entrepreneurship, at 828-565-4219.

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