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Small Business Center

3615 Arendell Street, MHC
Phone: 252-222-6123
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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:     Brandy Bell
SBC Coordinator:     Victoria Washington

Register for FREE Confidential Business Counseling here.

Register for FREE seminars below. We have online and seated options.

For ME (Minority Entrepreneurs) Networking

We strive to empower minority owned businesses in Carteret County to connect with each other, grow with each other, and to mentor each other. We want to ensure that there is a future where minority owned businesses can see themselves represented.

For ME Networking will focus on working with existing minority owned businesses and professionals to assist up and coming minority entrepreneurs. This assistance will be through support, collaboration, and mentoring.
Meetings will take place the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm
Join our Facebook Group for updates resources for minority owned businesses:

Small Business Academy

June 7 - June 24 | M/W | 9:00am - 12:00pm | 8 Sessions

If you are an entrepreneur, leader of a startup, or an 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 classes and attend a one-on-one counseling session will receive a REAL Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion. 

Register Here
This course uses the Rural Entrepreneurship Through Action Learning
 (REAL) curriculum.  
Course Fee: $70 (Scholarships available) | Call 252-222-6123 for more information. 

Shellfish Farming Academy

June 22 - August 10 | Tuesdays 5-8pm (In person or Online) 
Must Attend In Person Field Days on July 3, 17, 31 and August 14 10am-5pm

This course will cover all aspects of shellfish aquaculture production. It will introduce students to shellfish farming techniques, strategies, the steps of obtaining a shellfish lease, and starting a business in North Carolina. (Please note: This course includes dates on Saturdays: 7/3, 7/17, 7/31, and 8/14 from 10 am – 5 pm with a lunch break.)  Please secure your seat for this class by registering and paying online for the course through Web Advisor.

Register Here

Course Fee: $125 (Scholarships available) | Call 252-222-6123 for more information. 


Small Business Round Tables

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 8:00 - 9:00am | Online via Zoom

MOREHEAD CITY: Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:00am | Online via Zoom
Join the Morehead City Small Business Round Table Group for the Zoom links to join.

Sponsored by the Carteret County Small Business Resource Alliance

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All upcoming workshops and seminars are listed below. SBC events are FREE!
Please register to reserve your seat. This allows us to contact you if there are changes.
If you need assistance call 252-222-6123.
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