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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

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
March 20th - April 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm - 9:30pm

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.


Online Request for Counseling


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.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Speaker: Rick Doble
Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST RM #219- How are you positioning yourself to the 400 Million+ people on LinkedIn? Do you stand out from the crowd? Do you routinely mine this database to find new business opportunities? If you're on LinkedIn and you have no idea what you're supposed to do next, you're probably not taking advantage of everything it has to offer and you are losing business opportunities! Join us to learn success strategies for effective prospecting, career management, and business development as well as ways to take your profile from good to great and promote your personal and professional brands.
Speaker: Maria Semple, The Prospect Finder LLC
Monday, March 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM- Market research isn't just for startups; it's an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service. Learn all this and more at your local library.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett
Monday, April 03, 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
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: TBA- Description to come.
Speaker: Jim Fuhs
Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM- How to start, grow, and expand a salon, beauty shop and/or barber shop. This work shop will help men and women desiring to start a new salon, beauty shop, spa, and/or barber shop business. The training includes insight, benefits, and strategies to help an entrepreneur plan a business opening. Discussions will include: What skills and funds will be needed to start the business. How to survey your marketing region to find potential long term customers, creating many profit centers (revenue generators) for the new business. How to create business and marketing plans while using the guide lines booklet provided at the seminar. What is the cost of minimum shop furniture, tools, shelving, and materials needed to start.
Speaker: Steve Carver brings real business experience with over forty five years ownership of retail, wholesale, Internet, and service businesses in NC. He serves private enterprises with special training, appraising, and market surveying projects as well as public speaking on business related topics for Small Business Centers throughout the North Carolina Community College System and individual businesses and private group.
Friday, April 14, 2017 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Speaker: SCORE
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Mailing Address: 3505 Arendell St
Physical Address: 3615 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
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