The Haywood Community College Small Business Center has expanded its business services.
Beginning June 1, the SBC began offering free expanded counseling services to Haywood County small business owners affected by the COVID-19 health crisis.
The Reboot, Recover, Rebuild for Small Business program will offer expanded counseling opportunities in a wealth of categories uniquely suited for small businesses in Haywood County who have been affected by the economic effects of COVID-19.
In direct response to the COVID-19 economic crisis, the N.C. General Assembly provided more funding to Small Business Centers with the express goal of providing counseling services to businesses affected by the pandemic.
“The COVID crisis has had a profound impact on small business. Shifting operational requirements, regulations, market perception and the small business climate alike are forcing many small business owners to take a step back, evaluate the field, pivot and punt,” said Katy Gould, Director of the Haywood Community College Small Business Center. “The program is an excellent opportunity to provide focused counseling support to small business owners with the in-depth assistance needed to address their unique business needs as they reboot, recover, and rebuild.”
Small businesses are experiencing a time of unparalleled need, where challenges like managing employees, understanding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or other loan repayment requirements, and/or marketing their business in a rapidly changing consumer landscape are at the forefront. It is also a time of opportunity, where changing needs for services and supplies create new entrepreneurial spaces for creative and innovative individuals and teams.
Applicants will have access to professional content experts, one-on-one remote counsel, and 100 percent confidentiality.
This HCC SBC Reboot, Recover, Rebuild Program is open to any Haywood County small business affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Interested businesses are encouraged to apply. Visit SBC.Haywood.edu, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 627-4512 for additional program information.