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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
Administrative Assistant:     Brandy Bell

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.


Online Request for Counseling


Upcoming workshops and seminars are listed below. These are sponsored by the SBC and offered to you at NO COST.  
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.

Thursday, June 01, 2017 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Event is located at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. In this session, participants will learn the best business practices and share secrets of success to effectively operate their small businesses.
Speaker: Kristy Rogers Craig
Monday, June 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center - As a small business owner and potential business owner, learn strategies for empowering, engaging, challenging, and encouraging your team members. Identify patterns of individual motivation, as well as other tools for developing your team.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center - You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following? This session will answer all of those questions and more! Let us help you: * Determine the platform that's right for you and your organization * Announce your presence and build your network * Create and share content that encourages action * Understand social media advertising and learn your options * Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. You don't have to be on every platform, and you don't have to make every post by yourself. Let us make social media easy- join us!
Speaker: Maria Semple, The Prospect Finder LLC
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center - Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, "Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me?" to "How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor?" Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.
Speaker: Don Spry
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Class is located in Room 318 in the Wayne West Building - This course will cover a tour around Instagram for those who are unfamiliar with how to navigate the site. For those with experience, we will point out some of the new features. We will show how to make your account into a Business Account in order to gain access to account analytics, contact options, and run Instagram Ads. We will cover how to create content, hashtags, and Instagram Tools to help make you more efficient at this platform. This class will require a phone or tablet with the Instagram app installed in order to be able to use the full functionality of Instagram.
Speaker: Jim Fuhs
Monday, June 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center - A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don'ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett


Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Class is located in Room 202 in the Wayne West Building - Description to come.
Speaker: Don Spry
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Physical Address: 3615 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
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