Small Business Center to host seminar for startups

By: For the Daily Journal

HAMLET — Do you have big ideas about starting a business? Are you interested in a home-based business? Are you a visionary without a plan?

If any of this sounds familiar, then Richmond Community College officials say the seminar “Starting Your Own Business?” could be the answer for you.

Gypsie Murdaugh, who has been a business owner for more than 25 years and has helped others start businesses for almost 30 years, will lead a free workshop focusing on starting a business from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg.

Murdaugh will be able to help you capture your visions, organize your thoughts and set some goals to get your business ideas up and running. You will learn about the different types of business entities, the advantages and disadvantages of franchising and preparing a business plan.

“At the end of this seminar, attendees will feel more confident about starting their own business, and the seminar promises to get you excited and motivated about taking the next step into making your dream a reality,” Murdaugh said.

The seminar is being sponsored by the Small Business Center of Richmond Community College and is open to the public. Registration for the seminar may be completed online at; or via email or phone by contacting Small Business Center Director Deborah Hardison at or 910-410-1687.

Advance registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.


For the Daily Journal