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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 Assistant:  Amber Buster 252-222-6381 

The Carteret Community College Small Business Center also offers FREE confidential one-on-one counseling. Click HERE to request an appointment.

Small Business Roundtables

Wednesdays, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location: Bryant Student Center 1st Floor Meeting Room - Carteret Community College SBC, Bryant Student Center, Morehead City, NC


 For a complete list of Carteret Small Business Center Workshops  CLICK HERE

 HP LIFE Online Entrepreneurship Training at No Cost  

On Demand, available until December 31

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, August 31, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER MEETING ROOM, 1ST FLOOR - Understanding the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies from 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: John Smith
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - This workshop will give you an excellent overview of the hottest social networks from Facebook to Google Plus! Learn which social networks best fit your business or industry, compelling statistics you can't ignore, along with how you can use each social network for your business. This workshop is a must-have if you're interested in getting started with social media marketing and content creation.
Speaker: Trish Forant
Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
LOCATION: MCGEE BLDG., JOSLYN HALL - The 3rd Annual Transportation Impact Small Business Forum will feature presentations from local businessmen and women intent on sharing their experiences with an audience of current and prospective small business owners. Each speaker will address key issues facing small business in our county and state, as well as challenges each faced and overcame during their distinguished careers. Attendees will gain expert insights from their peers on ways in which they can make their own businesses better, as well as have the opportunity to network with fellow businessmen and women from the surrounding area.
Speaker: Key Note: Brian Moffitt, CEO of Richard Petty Motorsports; Terry & Maryanne Frank, Owners of Frank Door Company; Vernon Small, Retired Entrepreneur from Automotive Industry; Clarke Merrell, Owner of Circa 81, Twisted Spoon, Beaufort Olive Oil Company, and Dank Burrito; and Berkley Stafford, Transportation Impact, VP of Sales.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 318 - 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
Monday, September 14, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 220 - Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.
Speaker: Kim Beauchamp
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 219 - The seminar, sponsored by the NC Rural Economic Development Center, is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available in NC for small businesses. Finally, the seminar will cover the Rural Center's Microenterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.
Speaker: Amanda Sorrells
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Speaker: Trish Forant
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Mailing Address: 3505 Arendell St
Physical Address: 3615 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
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