Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Do You Have a $10,000 Business Plan? This Guy Does.

This summer, woodworking student Noah Fiorentino received a check for $10,000 from the Sequoyah Fund in Cherokee, NC.  Each year, the Sequoyah Fund sponsors a 7-county business plan competition among their three Community Colleges.  Since the competition's inception three years ago, Haywood students have won it each year.  The goal is simple: create jobs, support entrepreneurs, and encourage college students to follow their passion.

After working in a small guitar factory in Chapel Hill for several years, Noah came to HCC to hone his woodworking skills.  Before graduating, he took a business plan class and the results were astounding.  With graduation quickly approaching and the encouragement of his instructor, Noah submitted his business plan to the competition.  A few weeks later he received notification that he had won.

Fiorentino Guitars is currently seeking a location and is considering calling the HCC Student Incubator home.

Noah - we wish you the best as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey and we are proud to have you as a member of the HCC Family.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fall Registration Open June 10th - July 18th

Are you ready to take the plunge and start your own business?!?  Fall registration and academic advisement will be open from June 10th - July 18th.  There will not be a "late" registration because current students typically register during the spring semester for their fall classes. 

If you are interested in studying Entrepreneurship, please call Kathy Brooks at 828-565-4021 to make an appointment for advisement.  We would love to talk to you and help you achieve your dream of becoming your own boss!