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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:  1. Education & Training  2. Counseling  3. Referral &  Information.  
The mission of the NC Community Colleges Small Business Center Network is to increase the success rate and number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible 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:       Kristy Rogers Craig
Administrative Assistant:     Brandy Bell

Register for FREE Confidential Business Counseling here

Register for FREE seminars here

Register for HP LIFE FREE Entrepreneurship training here

Register for Small Biz U Entrepreneurship Training

Small Business Roundtables
Join us across the county for an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs, small business owners, and small business advocates, to share strategies, successes, and challenges with like-minded people.  
WESTERN CARTERETTuesdays 8-9 am - Cedar Point Town Hall
MOREHEAD CITYWednesdays 8-9 am - Bryant Student Center - Carteret Community College
PINE KNOLL SHORESFridays 8-9 am - Public Safety Building, upstairs
Sponsored by the Carteret County Small Business Resource Alliance

Small Business Forums
DOWN EAST: Second Thursday of the Month 8-9am - Call 252-222-6123 for location

Entrepreneurship Academy
January 16 - February 27
Tuesdays 5:30pm-9:00pm
February 15 - March 29
Thursdays 8:00am-11:30am
If you are a budding entrepreneur or leader of a startup or early stage business looking for support to take your business to the next level, this interactive, hands-on course is designed for you.  From creating your business plan, marketing, pricing, to basic bookkeeping; this class will help you develop your entrepreneurial talent through action learning and foster sustainable enterprises.  Participants who complete all 12 classes and attend a one-on-one counseling session will receive a REAL Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion.  
This course uses the 
Rural Entrepreneurship Through Action Learning (REAL) curriculum.  
Course Fee: $70 (Scholarships available) .  Call 252-222-6123 for more information.





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Upcoming workshops and seminars are listed below. These are sponsored by the SBC and offered to you at NO COST.  
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.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Class is located in Room 114 in the Wayne West Building. Hobbyist, sports lovers, potters, artist, woodworkers, bakers and candy makers want to turn their hobby into a business. Would it not be "just wonderful" to start making real additional income while doing your favorite pass time as a craftsman or craftswoman? This workshop will explore and answer most of the frequently asked questions related to the transition from hobby to business. Subtopics will include determining demand and markets potential, wholesale vs retail options, financial and time resources require, creating business model / plans, Internet opportunities and issues, income and sales tax implications and more.
Speaker: Steve Carver, Fast Forward Services, Inc.
Friday, December 01, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Seminars offered during this time frame are fondly known as Lunch and Learns. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to this event.
Speaker: SCORE
Monday, December 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center. Success is determined by not only what we do, but more importantly how we do it. As a small business owner and entrepreneur sharpen your skills in planning, prioritizing, and investing in your resources. Learn tips and traits on how to be better equipped to manage more effectively.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett, Work on Wonderful Consulting LLC
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center. This workshop teaches the 20 plus ingredients that formulate a successful marketing program for a business. How much to spend, when to start, what is targeted advertising and guerilla styled tactics will be discussed. Time tested and proven advice about how to make sure ads pay for themselves. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.
Speaker: Steve Carver, Fast Forward Services, Inc.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Class is located in Room 218 in the Wayne West Building. A complete workshop to get you started blogging for your small business. Learn how to blog and why your business should have a blog as part of your website and online presence. Then learn how to find free content and how to promote your blog. Within hours after this workshop you could have your own free blog up and running. This workshop covers all you need to get started.
Speaker: Rick Doble - Editor & Publisher 'Savvy-Discounts Newsletter', Author, Photographer, & Website Developer
Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
In this session, participants will learn the best business practices and share secrets of success to effectively operate their small businesses. Join us for an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs, small business owners, and small business advocates, to share strategies, successes, and challenges with like-minded people.
Speaker: Kristy Rogers Craig, Small Business Director
Monday, January 08, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Participants will be able to: Distinguish the myths and realities of small business ownership. Start a self-assessment to determine their readiness to become business owners. Set a plan of action gathering feedback from family, friends and potential customers. Taught by Woodforest National Bank. This seminar is part of the FDIC Money Smart for Businesses sponsored by Woodforest National Bank. Class is located in Room 112 in the Wayne West Building
Speaker: Clint Hatcher, Branch Manager - 0816 NC Morehead City Walmart
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