Friday, March 22, 2013

HCC to Offer Business Plan Workshop in Preparation for Haywood Chamber's Business Plan Competition

The Small Business Center at HCC will offer a free seminar entitled "Business Planning for Business Success" on Wednesday, March 27th, from 6-9 on campus in the Student Center, first floor.

This workshop is a timely offering as the Haywood Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Business Start Up Competition with a award(s) made up to $10,000.  You will be able to study the steps to actually writing your plan and learn how to cover what you really need in a short but useable plan.

Russ Seagle of Seagle Management Consulting from Cullowhee, NC is the presenter.  Seagle brings his many years of business experience and humor and is a frequent and popular presenter.  For more information or to preregister for this free program, call the Small Business Center at 828-627-4512.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Student Gets Loan for First Crop

Our heartfelt congratulations goes to Entrepreneurship student Austin Francis.  He has just received his first business loan to plant 3 acres of tobacco!  He is leasing the land and equipment and has already ordered his plants.  These were all skills he learned in the ETR 240 Funding for Entrepreneurs class.  "I've never bought anything on credit, therefore I have no credit.  It's a hard spot to start out in, but this class prepared me for it and I intend to take my responsibility for the loan very seriously.  I am an Entrepreneur!" said Austin.

The tobacco plants will arrive on May 10th, the day after he walks across the stage to receive his Assoicate of Applied Science degree in Entrepreneurship.  Congratulations Austin, we are so proud of you!