Small Business Center's “How to Find Your Customers” is Feb. 16

By Haywood Community College | Feb 06, 2017

The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar entitled, “How to Find Your Customers,” from 6 to 9 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. 16, in room 3021 at the HCC Regional High Technology Center, 112 Industrial Park Drive, Waynesville.

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The speaker is Tonya Snider, owner of tenBiz. Her company helps businesses realize their full potential through a layered approach of training, consulting and coaching. Snider has experience in management, marketing, lending, human resources, consulting, classroom facilitation and economic development.

“How to Find Your Customers” 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:

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

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

“Choosing Your Legal Structure” will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 p.m.-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 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Visit SBC.Haywood.edu 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.

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Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission to provide accessible and affordable high-quality education, workforce training and lifelong learning. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, productive greenhouses, a dahlia garden, an orchard garden, working vegetable gardens and a rhododendron garden.