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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       craigk@carteret.edu
Administrative Assistant:     Brandy Bell     bellb@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

Entrepreneurship Academy
Join us for this six session class
March 20th - April 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm - 9:30pm

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 who complete all six classes and attend a one-on-one counseling session 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.

 



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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, April 24, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM Success is determined by not only what we do, but more importantly how we do it. As a small business owner and entrepreneur sharpen your skills in planning, prioritizing, and investing in your resources. Learn tips and traits on how to be better equipped to manage more effectively.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM #3109 How to start, grow, and expand a salon, beauty shop and/or barber shop. This work shop will help men and women desiring to start a new salon, beauty shop, spa, and/or barber shop business. The training includes insight, benefits, and strategies to help an entrepreneur plan a business opening. Discussions will include: What skills and funds will be needed to start the business. How to survey your marketing region to find potential long term customers, creating many profit centers (revenue generators) for the new business. How to create business and marketing plans while using the guide lines booklet provided at the seminar. What is the cost of minimum shop furniture, tools, shelving, and materials needed to start.
Speaker: Steve Carver brings real business experience with over forty five years ownership of retail, wholesale, Internet, and service businesses in NC. He serves private enterprises with special training, appraising, and market surveying projects as well as public speaking on business related topics for Small Business Centers throughout the North Carolina Community College System and individual businesses and private group.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM- The key to any successful business is a successful marketing program that gets measurable 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 improving your strategic visibility by generating leads, closing sales opportunities, increasing customer transactions and purchasing, utilize 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
Monday, May 01, 2017 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: The Boathouse Lookout Deck, 2400 Lennoxville Road. This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. Join us for an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs, small business owners, and small business advocates, to share strategies, successes, and challenges with like-minded people.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: Cedar Point Town Hall, 427 Sherwood Ave. This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. Join us for an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs, small business owners, and small business advocates, to share strategies, successes, and challenges with like-minded people.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Bryant Building room 3109 - This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. The US Small Business Administration provides a variety of resources to assist small businesses. This course will help you gain knowledge that may help you grow your own small business opportunities through SBA programs and partnerships in your area. In this overview of the SBA, learn about SBA alternative capital lending programs, how to qualify for lending assistance, natural disaster preparation and lending, take advantage of the SBA managed procurement programs (HUBZONE and 8a) to help market your business to the federal government for women, minority owned, disabled veterans, and those lacking net worth under $250k.
Speaker: Don Spry
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Bryant Student Center on the campus at Carteret Community College. In support of National Small Business Week please join us for our first Small Business Social at Carteret Community College hosted by the Small Business Center. This is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow business owners and entrepreneurs in our county. Show your support for small local businesses - and bring your business cards!!
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Location

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