Carteret Community College Small Business Center
Commerce Development Center
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.
Staff Assistant: Amber Buster 252-222-6381 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 CARTERET: Tuesdays 8-9 am - Cedar Point Town Hall; MOREHEAD CITY: Wednesdays 8-9 am - Bryant Student Center - Carteret Community College; BEAUFORT: Thursdays 8-9 am - Subway Restaurant; PINE KNOLL SHORES: Fridays 8-9 am - Public Safety Building, upstairs. Sponsored by the Carteret County Small Business Resource Alliance
REAL Entrepreneurship - Join us for this six session classroom setting.
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.
August 8 - September 29, Thursdays 5:30-9:30 PM
October 13-November 17, Thursdays 5:30-9:30 PM
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST #317- Also called search engine optimization (SEO), website optimization is a phrase that describes the procedures used to optimize a website to rank well in search engines. Learn processes such as adding relevant keyword and phrases on your website, editing meta tags, image tags, and optimizing other components of your website to ensure that it is accessible to a search engine and improve the overall chances that the website will be indexed by search engines.
Speaker: Trish Forant
Friday, August 12, 2016 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Lunch and Learn: Please bring a lunch.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER- Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, "Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me?" to "How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor?" Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA
Monday, August 22, 2016 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, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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: NC Rural Economic Development Center
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
NEW LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM TBA. This workshop is aimed at small business owners interested in creating a Facebook page. We'll cover why a Facebook page is important vs. using a personal Facebook profile for business, how your page works, and all the settings to get your page up and running by the end of the workshop. Taking the Social Media Marketing Workshop is highly recommended prior to attending this workshop.
Speaker: Jim Fuhs
Thursday, September 08, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LOCATION: MICHAEL J. SMITH BUILDING TBA- Trying to get everything done can be impossible in today's up-to-the-minute world. But, what if you could set and meet your priorities, work more effectively with the people around you, dig out from under the paperwork and e-mail avalanche, and move closer to a balanced life, wouldn't that come close to getting it all done? Let Mike Collins, author of The Perfect Workday Book and president of The Perfect Workday Company, show you how. You can do it! Getting It All Done: Time Management offers 100+ strategies, tactics, and tips to show you the way!
Speaker: Mike Collins
Mailing Address: 3505 Arendell St
Physical Address: 3615 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557