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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     252-222-6123     craigk@carteret.edu

Register for FREE Confidential Business Counseling here
Register for FREE seminars here
Register for HP LIFE FREE Entrepreneurship training here




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

Entrepreneurship Academy
Join us for this six session class
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 completing all six classes 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.

January 19 - February 23, Thursdays 5:30-9:30 PM


Local Source for Micro-grants

The Stardust-Startup Factory provides micro-grants up to $2k for emerging innovatorsinventors, and entrepreneurs who want to make a positive social and environmental impact in the areas of sustainability, mental and physical health, and learning. Learn more here:

  www.starduststartupfactory.org


 

 



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Events

Upcoming workshops and seminars are listed below. These are sponsored by the SBC and offered to you at NO COST.  
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, January 25, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST Room 221 - This workshop will introduce you to the methods used in developing a website using many low cost and free resources. You will see how sites are developed from behind the scenes. A must have workshop for anyone developing their own websites.
Speaker: Rick Doble
Monday, January 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM- Success is determined by not only what we do, but more importantly how we do it. 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
Monday, February 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER, 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM - A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don'ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett
Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM- Meet with an SBA manager and to discuss how to successfully obtain a commercial credit loan and how to approach your lender regarding applying for an SBA loan guaranty. Discussion points include personal and professional credit; the business plan; managing cash flow; business accounting; collateral requirements; the commercial loan process; and a discussion of small business lending programs available with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Much of small business lending is not through a bank. This key topic on "alternative lenders and brokers” provides you access to capital when your bank does not.
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA
Friday, February 10, 2017 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM- Description to come.
Speaker: SCORE
Monday, February 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM Learn strategies for empowering, engaging, challenging, and encouraging your team members. Identify patterns of individual motivation, as well as other tools for developing your team.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett
Monday, March 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER, 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM- Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing, and marketing, as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett
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Location

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