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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 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 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.


Youth Entrepreneurship Camp
For rising 7th graders through rising 9th graders
Join us July 17-21, 2017 – 8:30am-3:00pm
Learn how to start your own business in an atmosphere that promotes fun and learning, participants will be introduced to entrepreneurship as a viable career option. Youth will identify opportunities for local small business ventures. As a member of a team, participants will go through the business planning process to create and implement a business idea. Each business team will even create and film a television commercial! The week will conclude with a business plan competition!  
This course uses the 
Rural Entrepreneurship Through Action Learning (REAL) curriculum.

Sponsored by Corporate and Community Education at Carteret Community College
Course Fee: $80      Contact Betsy DeCampo 252-222-6116 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.


Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is located in Room 319 in the Wayne West Building - As a small business owner, what is your business strategy? You’ve identified your unique selling proposition and have given voice to your business story. Now what? Find and attract your ideal client and build long-term, meaningful business relationships through an actionable business strategy, better branding, engaging web presence, and meaningful traffic—the core pillars of digital marketing. This is the second class of a two part series - First class is Define Your Unique Selling Proposition offered July 13, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Jean Palmer-Moloney
Thursday, August 10, 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, Small Business Center Director
Monday, August 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center - Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for 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: Wanda Bennett, Work on Wonderful Consulting LLC
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Class is located in Room 112 in the Wayne West Building. Learn the essentials of financial and cash flow management in this workshop.
Speaker: Kim Beauchamp, Champion Accounting
Wednesday, August 23, 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, Work on Wonderful Consulting LLC
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Class is located in Room 317 in the Wayne West Building. Have you wondered if you can make money blogging? You can. There are hundreds of bloggers each year that make full time incomes from their blogs, and I am one of them. In this class we will walk you through choosing a blog topic, name, and post ideas. After that, we will set up your blog through word press and get you started with scheduling the next 2 months of blog posts with deadlines and social media posts to get your blog off the ground. We will then talk about how to make money from your blog easily and quickly!
Speaker: Brittany Thompson, Social-Caffeine LLC
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center - The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center will offer a free seminar 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 North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the seminar will cover the Rural Center’s Micro-enterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.
Speaker: NC Rural Economic Development Center
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3615 Arendell St Morehead City, NC 28557
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