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.

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