Small biz seminar 'So You Have an Idea! Now What?' is Jan. 24

By Haywood Community College | Jan 13, 2017

Do you have an idea for a business, but are unsure what to do next?

The Haywood Community College Small Business Center’s free seminar, “So You Have an Idea! Now What?” will change the way you think about traditional business idea development.  The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 3:00-5:00 p.m., room 5108 at the Small Business Center.

Attendees will receive an introduction to the Business Model Canvas, a unique method of describing and thinking through the business model of your organization, your competitors, or any other enterprise. Attendees will also walk through the introductory ideation phase, the One Page Business Plan, and the Opportunity Discovery Process creating a blueprint for successful innovation and idea development.

“So You Have an Idea! Now What?” is part of the Business Startup Series. Geared toward early stage entrepreneurs and those looking to start a business, the free series is comprised of the top eight pillars critical to the successful foundation of a business. The sessions will feature industry experts to walk you through each topic in detail. Attendees are welcome to attend a single session of interest or the entire series.

Additional seminars in this series include:

“Financing Your Business” will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

“How to Start a Business” will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

“How to Price Your Product or Service” will be held on Monday, February 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

“How to Find Your Customers” will be held on Thursday, February 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

“How to Write a Business Plan” will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

“Basics of Bookkeeping” will be held on Thursday, February 23, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

“Choosing Your Legal Structure” will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Your Small Business Taxes” will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

“Marketing Your Business” will be held on Thursday, March 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Visit 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 assists in starting an average of more than 600 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90% of all NC Counties each year, helping to create and retain nearly 3,000 jobs annually.