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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.  

Director:     Kristy Rogers Craig     252-222-6127     craigk@carteret.edu

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:

  www.starduststartupfactory.org


 

 



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Events

Upcoming workshops and seminars are listed below. These are sponsored by the SBC and offered to you at NO COST.  
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, December 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER, 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM- Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing, and marketing, as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM #114- Learn how to blog and why your business should have a blog as part of your website, how to find content to blog about, and how to promote your blog.
Speaker: Rick Doble
Thursday, December 15, 2016 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: Jim Fuhs
Monday, January 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER, 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM- Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing, and marketing, as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett
Friday, January 13, 2017 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Description to come.
Speaker: SCORE
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM TBA - Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you're a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
Speaker: Kim Beauchamp
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST TBA- Description to come.
Speaker: Jim Fuhs
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Location

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