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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.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - A basic introduction to designing web pages and an overall website for your business, using free and low cost software.
Speaker: Rick Doble
Thursday, April 09, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - The Federal Government is buying! In 2013, SBA 8a and HUBZone programs developed over $435M in federal government contracting revenues in NC! SBA is one of the largest prime contractors for the federal government. This seminar will provide information and steps necessary to enroll in SBA 8a and HUBZone programs for minorities, women, disabled veterans, and economically disadvantaged (net worth LESS than $250k), or in low-income geographic areas (HUBZone). You should be in business 2+ years, have a track record and be financially able to provide contracting services to the US government. Also learn about contracting opportunities with the General Services Administration (GSA) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LOCATION: McGEE BUILDING, JOSLYN HALL - The NC Military Business Center and Carteret Community College are pleased to host the sixth annual Cherry Point Small Business Outreach Event. Small Business and Acquisition Representatives from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point will provide an update on current procedures and contract opportunities with the Marine Corps and US Navy, highlighting what it takes to be successful. For Small Businesses, HUBZone, VOSB, SDVOSB, WOSB, SBD, 8(a) certified as well as "other than small" firms seeking a better understanding of Federal contracting. Come, listen and be prepared to ask questions! The event is free, however registration is necessary. Check-In begins at 8:30 am
Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
NEW LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 317. This workshop is aimed at small business owners interested in creating a Facebook page. We'll cover why a Facebook page is important vs. using a personal Facebook profile for business, how your page works, and all the settings to get your page up and running by the end of the workshop. Taking the Social Media Marketing Workshop is highly recommended prior to attending this workshop.
Speaker: Trish Forant
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - Small business payroll is a highly regulated area involving everything from employee personal information to federal governmental legal requirements. This is an area of business that, if not done properly, can reap harsh consequences. Implementing the best payroll system and having a set payroll processing sequence and understanding the payroll tax rules and regulations that exist---all combine to assure one's success in handling this area properly, effectively and efficiently. Timeliness and adherence to details are imperative. Learn about the human resource management (HRM) business activities and the payroll cycle business activities. – Responsibilities of Human Resource Management – Payroll Tax Agencies, and your Responsibilities – Learn How To Calculate Manual Payroll – Learn How To Calculate Payroll Tax Payments for appropriate Agencies
Speaker: Kim Beauchamp
Thursday, April 23, 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
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
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Mailing Address: 3505 Arendell St
Physical Address: 3615 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
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