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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

Register for Small Biz U 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 in September for this six session class
Starting September 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm-2:00pm
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 12 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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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.

Friday, September 22, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This seminar is located in Room 221 in the Wayne West Building on the Carteret Community College Campus. You are an author that is gifted or called to write but you also need to be a business professional. What are tools for managing both? What free resources exist to help you manage your business, time and marketing to keep you producing great material that people want to buy. The goal of this class keeps you doing what you are best at as an Author but also getting the business and marketing end handled. Martin Brossman has been a success coach and trainer since 1995 specializing in working with small and micro businesses and authors with limited budgets. To learn more about Martin Brossman just Google his name.
Speaker: Martin Brossman; Success Coach, Trainer, Author
Friday, September 22, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
This seminar is located in Room 221 in the Wayne West Building on the Carteret Community College Campus. Identifying your right customer, attracting them and getting them to buy is the focus of this course for Authors. This class is designed for Authors on a limited budget seeking to get real results in the areas of more book sales, more speaking engagements or building expert authority in a field with their writing. If you want more success as an author then make sure to join us. Martin Brossman has over 11 years experience helping small businesses use the web and social media with a limited budget. Martin has written multiple books published on Amazon and coached numerous people in gaining more success with their books. He is also the recipient of his university's highest literary award, the Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Award.
Speaker: Martin Brossman; Success Coach, Trainer, Author
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Class is located in Room 319 in the Wayne West Building. This workshop is for the entrepreneur who wants to get it done. We will take 3 hours of your night and get you a basic website up and running all through square space. We will design all your pages and input your content, optimize for SEO, and even review our work together. This is an extremely hands on workshop and should be attended with the understanding that you will have a fully functioning LIVE website at the end of the class. This one is for the do-ers in the group!
Speaker: Brittany Thompson, Social-Caffeine LLC
Tuesday, September 26, 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. Please call 252-222-6123 if you would like to be added to the waitlist for this class.
Speaker: Jim Fuhs, Fuhsion Marketing - President & COO
Monday, October 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center. The basic mission of Human Resource Management (HRM) is to acquire, develop, and retain talent. Aligning your workforce to your business is critical. Learn strategies for success in hiring and keeping the right people: selection, orientation, benefits, performance appraisals, motivating, safety, and labor laws.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett, Work on Wonderful LLC
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Class is located in Room 318 in the Wayne West Building. This workshop is aimed at small business owners and prospective business owners interested in using Twitter as a part of their marketing plan. We'll cover Twitter basics like learning your way around Twitter, Twitter terminology like tweets, retweets, modified tweets, hashtags and more. Learn how to create your Twitter account, set up your profile and some basic best practices. Participants will leave with a fully set up Twitter profile and the ability to create one week's worth of Tweets. Please call 252-222-6123 if you would like to be added to the waitlist for this class.
Speaker: Jim Fuhs, Fuhsion Marketing - President & COO
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Class is located at The Morehead City Train Depot, 1001 Arendell Street. This seminar is focused on loans, grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowd funding, and other financial options available to small businesses. Find out what options are available for your business through the Small Business Administration.
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA Senior Area Manager
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