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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 education and training, counseling, referral and information.  We exist to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in Carteret County, and do this by providing high quality 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:                   Wanda W. Bennett        252-222-6127        bennettw@carteret.edu
Staff Assist.               JoAnn Salter                 252-222-6076        salterj@carteret.edu


To request a counseling session, click on the "Online Request for Counseling" link below.  

 



Online Request for Counseling

Events

Upcoming workshops and seminars are listed below.  

IMPORTANT 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.


Monday, April 27, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER MEETING ROOM, 1ST FLOOR - Learn steps for starting and financing a business.
Speaker: John Smith
Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - The key to any successful business is a successful marketing program that gets measureable results and keeps marketing costs low. Every business has a marketing expense, either by direct labor or purchasing. Learn how to maximize that marketing investment and improve your strategic visibility by generating leads, closing sales opportunities, increasing customer transactions and purchasing, utilizing strategic pricing techniques and dramatically improve bottom line profits. This course is a "must see" for those small businesses seeking to gain maximum exposure of their product or service within their community and be able to better measure the effectiveness of their marketing efforts through a step by step formula - the 337 ways!
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA
Thursday, May 07, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
NEW LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 317 - This workshop is aimed at small business owners that have a Facebook page in place and could use a deeper understanding of how to market more effectively. We will cover the basics of Facebook Ads, insights, demographics and data mining, content scheduling and creation, along with scheduling features and monitoring tools. Learn how to effectively and efficiently manage your Facebook page and community. Taking the Social Media Marketing Workshop and Facebook Intermediate Workshop is highly recommended prior to attending this workshop.
Speaker: Trish Forant
Monday, May 11, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - The underlying goal of preparing a business plan is to insure the success of your business. It provides you with the Road Map that you need, and allows you to make detours, change directions and alter the pace that you set in starting or running a business. A plan forces you to think through the entire business process so that you do not lack vital information in opening and maintaining your business.
Speaker: John Smith
Thursday, May 14, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - If your business is stagnating, or not growing the way you think it should be, it DOES NOT have to be that way. This course has two themes: (a) develop a business plan to capitalize on the marketing opportunities in your area and your industry and (b) focus on developing other revenue streams from your existing product and service lines. Learn how to enhance marketing and outreach effectiveness, lower operational costs, incentivize your customers to grow your business, make use of low cost or no cost technologies to market to customers and prospects, and successfully build your brand equity through leveraged word of mouth marketing. Learn about SBA case studies of real-world area small business success stories that reinvented their business model.
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - Cash flow is the life blood of your business. Learn specific ways to controlling your cash flow by understanding the financial numbers of your business. Business analysts report that poor management is the main reason for business failure. Poor cash management is probably the most frequent stumbling block for entrepreneurs. Understanding the basic concepts of cash flow will help you plan for the unforeseen eventualities that nearly every business faces. This seminar will give you the tools and knowledge to understand budgeting and learn how to practice good cash flow management in order to keep your small business running at a healthy pace.
Speaker: Kim Beauchamp
Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
NEW LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 317 - This workshop is aimed at small business owners that have a Facebook page in place and could use a deeper understanding of how to use their page. We'll review set-up best practices, dive into posting do's and don'ts, how to use hashtags, social media policies and terms of use, as well as content creation. Taking the Social Media Marketing Workshop is highly recommended prior to attending this workshop.
Speaker: Trish Forant
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Location

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