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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.  

Staff Assistant:  Amber Buster  252-222-6381 

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

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.

October 13-November 17, 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:



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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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM- Learn about the basic concepts and metrics of sustainability, how to evaluate sustainability profiles, and how to find opportunities for businesses to improve their "triple bottom line."
Speaker: Brian Kraus
Friday, September 30, 2016 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Lunch & Learn: Please bring your own lunch.
Speaker: SCORE
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
NEW LOCATION: WAYNE WEST BUILDING ROOM #317. This workshop is aimed at small business owners interested in using Twitter as a part of their marketing plan. We'll cover Twitter basics like learning your way around Twitter, Twitter terminology like tweets, retweets, modified tweets, hashtags and more. Learn how to create your Twitter account, set up your profile and some basic best practices. Participants will leave with a fully set up Twitter profile and the ability to create one week's worth of Tweets. Taking the Social Media Marketing Workshop is highly recommended prior to attending this workshop.
Speaker: Jim Fuhs
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM- Participants will learn how to use mobile technology to promote themselves and drive more business: Mobile internet usage is growing fast – more people are starting to receive and read your email and social media messages with their smartphones. And more businesses are starting to use mobile to create marketing communications and make it easy for their customers to buy from them. Join us for this seminar to make mobile a part of your business. You’ll learn: Why mobile makes local listings more important than ever How to drive action with mobile marketing How to create content with and for mobile Maria Semple helps nonprofits, small businesses and financial advisors to find and connect with their best prospects for long term business relationships. She's a Master Certified Solution Provider for Constant Contact and one of their top Authorized Local Experts. Her book, "Magnify Your Business" was published in October 2015.
Speaker: Maria Semple
Thursday, October 13, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM - According to the SBA, 81% of small businesses do not manage their cash flow on even a monthly basis! Cash is king. Cash flow is the pulse of your business. Managing cash flow effectively means the difference between success and failure. You can show a profit and still be running out of cash! In this seminar, learn the trends and processes of cash flow management; when to use an accounting or bookkeeping service; the pros and cons of doing the books yourself; and how to position your company for strategic profit through good cash flow management.
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM - Learn how to put marketing programs into perspective and discuss why developing mutually beneficial KNOW, LIKE, and TRUST relationships are so important to everyone. Whether starting a new business, or growing a business, this workshop will be beneficial to you. Brian Kennedy, small business performance coach, will speak on the following topics: Review of 7 principles for success in any economy, review 4 says to get known in the marketplace, principles of relationship marketing, why network?, fundamentals to achieve success in relationship marketing, and plan of action.
Speaker: Brian Kennedy
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: SMITH BUILDING ROOM #312: A nuts and bolts workshop that shows you how to create and register a domain name, hire a web host, upload your website to the web host and then make your website available on the Internet.
Speaker: Rick Doble
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Mailing Address: 3505 Arendell St
Physical Address: 3615 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
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