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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
Staff Assist.               JoAnn Salter                 252-222-6076

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


Online Request for Counseling


Upcoming workshops and seminars are listed below.  


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, March 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER MEETING ROOM 1ST FLOOR - 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
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - To successfully operate your business, you need to understand Federal and State Tax Reporting Requirements. This workshop includes: •Applying for a Federal Identification Number (FEIN), •Forms of Business Organizations, •Choosing a Paid Tax Preparer, •Keeping Good Business Records, •Accounting Methods, •Bookkeeping Systems, •Understanding the Form 1040 Schedule C
Speaker: Kim Beauchamp
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - A nuts and bolts workshop for your business 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
Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 330. 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: Trish Forant
Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 219 - Meet with an SBA manager to discuss how to successfully obtain a commercial credit loan and how to approach your lender regarding applying for an SBA loan guaranty. Discussion points include personal and professional credit, the business plan, managing cash flow, business accounting, collateral requirements, the commercial loan process, and a discussion of small business lending programs available with the US Small Business Administration.
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - Learn where to start when considering the transition to a paperless office. •Ways for breaking free from paper’s grip; •Spend less time searching for documents and use less paper; •The components of a paperless office; •The importance of organization; •Tips to smoothly launch a paperless office;
Speaker: Presenter: Kim Beauchamp
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LOCATION: McGEE BUILDING, JOSLYN HALL - Learn how a real business works with primes. The North Carolina Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is teaming up with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC ( for a small business outreach event. PTAC educates businesses on how to obtain contracts by providing comprehensive assistance in selling products and services to local, state and federal government agencies. The PTAC is one of many services offered by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). The PTAC has been assisting NC businesses for over 27 years. They provide procurement technical assistance by offering no-fee and confidential counseling on selling your products and/or services to the appropriate local, state or federal government agency. This event is free to attend, however registration is required. Sign in and refreshments begin at 8:30 am.
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Mailing Address: 3505 Arendell St
Physical Address: 3615 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
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