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Carteret Community College Small Business Center
Commerce Development Center
Morehead City

Phone: 252-222-6123
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Welcome to the Small Business Center at Carteret Community College

The Small Business Center is a community-based provider of education and training, counseling, referral and information.  We exist to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in Carteret County, and do this by providing high quality assistance to prospective and existing small business owners, which will lead to job creation and retention.   We look forward to partnering with you for Business Success.  

Director:                   Wanda W. Bennett        252-222-6127        bennettw@carteret.edu
Staff Assist.               JoAnn Salter                 252-222-6076        salterj@carteret.edu


The Carteret Community College Small Business Center also offers FREE confidential one-on-one counseling. Click HERE to request an appointment.



Small Business Roundtables

Wednesdays, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location: Bryant Student Center 1st Floor Meeting Room - Carteret Community College SBC, Bryant Student Center, Morehead City, NC

 

 For a complete list of Carteret Small Business Center Workshops  CLICK HERE

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Events

Upcoming workshops and seminars are listed below.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

You can access more workshops by scrolling down to the bottom of the list, and clicking on "Find More Events...". Make your date selection under "Time Range".  

Contact us if you have any difficulty with registration.


Wednesday, June 03, 2015 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM - The NC Rural Economic Development Center will offer a free seminar that will assist small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs with resources available for small businesses, including the programs and services provided by the Rural Center. Learn how to best access services as you start, grow and manage your business.
Speaker: Barry Ryan
Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - A good-to-excellent personal credit score is vital for every small business. Can you qualify for a commercial business loan? The lender decision is based on personal credit score. Good credit is a cherished asset to protect and maintain. The course focuses on how to build good personal credit AND establishing commercial credit for your company. Commercial credit is key for those companies needing short term credit for their cash flow management. Good commercial credit becomes a tangible asset of your business. Learn about the factors of credit scoring; how to overcome negative credit issues; the hidden costs of bad credit; how to minimize the risk of identity theft; how to rebuild negative credit reports, and how to engage creditors successfully.
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA
Monday, June 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM - Learn steps for starting and financing a business.
Speaker: John Smith
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 319 - Learn how to use Microsoft Excel for your business. Whether your need is simple or sophisticated, once you begin to understand the basics you will find it easy to learn and helpful to use.
Speaker: Kim Beauchamp
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM - Join us for the Small Business Roundtable as we hear from Ashley E. Randall, Assistant Director of Public Service & Pro Bono Activities, with the NC Bar Association Foundation. NC LEAP provides free legal services to low-wealth entrepreneurs and inventors. They recently partnered with the USPTO to expand our services to include a regional Inventor Assistance Program. NC LEAP IAP provides qualified inventors and small businesses with pro bono patent assistance. This workshop is for anyone who may want to learn about the benefits of NC LEAP's services.
Speaker: Ashley E. Randall
Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 319. This workshop is aimed at small business owners that have a Facebook page in place and could use a deeper understanding of how to market more effectively. We will cover the basics of Facebook Ads, insights, demographics and data mining, content scheduling and creation, along with scheduling features and monitoring tools. Learn how to effectively and efficiently manage your Facebook page and community. Taking the Social Media Marketing Workshop and Facebook Intermediate Workshop is highly recommended prior to attending this workshop.
Speaker: Trish Forant
Monday, July 20, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER MEETING ROOM, 1ST FLOOR - The underlying goal of preparing a business plan is to insure the success of your business. It provides you with the Road Map that you need, and allows you to make detours, change directions and alter the pace that you set in starting or running a business. A plan forces you to think through the entire business process so that you do not lack vital information in opening and maintaining your business.
Speaker: John Smith
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Location

Mailing Address: 3505 Arendell St
Physical Address: 3615 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
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