The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar on business lending through the NC Rural Center Microenterprise program from 6-8 p.m. on April 10 on campus in the first floor of the student center. The program is for people ages 18-30.
The North Carolina Rural Center’s Microenterprise Loan program is designed to promote self-employment, encourage business creation and boost economic independence.
Three micro-loans are offered and can be partially processed by HCC’s Small Business Center:
• Traditional Microenterprise Loan - Loans up to $25,000.
• Express Loan - Loans $5000 and less.
• “Green” Micro Loan - Loans up to $25,000.
“This program was designed to meet the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs in the 85 rural counties of NC,” said Mary Cox, program coordinator for the Microenterprise Loan Program. “In this challenging economy, we are reaching out to those who may not qualify for a traditional bank loan.”