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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.  

Staff Assistant:  Amber Buster  252-222-6381 

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; BEAUFORTThursdays 8-9 am - Subway Restaurant; PINE KNOLL SHORESFridays 8-9 am - Public Safety Building, upstairs.  Sponsored by the Carteret County Small Business Resource Alliance

REAL Entrepreneurship  - Join us for this six session classroom setting. 
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 completing all six classes 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.

August 8 - September 29, Thursdays 5:30-9:30 PM
October 13-November 17, Thursdays 5:30-9:30 PM

Local Source for Micro-grants

The Stardust-Startup Factory provides micro-grants up to $2k for emerging innovatorsinventors, and entrepreneurs who want to make a positive social and environmental impact in the areas of sustainability, mental and physical health, and learning. Learn more here:



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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.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
NEW LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM #317. 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: Jim Fuhs
Thursday, September 08, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LOCATION: MICHAEL J. SMITH BUILDING 318- Trying to get everything done can be impossible in today's up-to-the-minute world. But, what if you could set and meet your priorities, work more effectively with the people around you, dig out from under the paperwork and e-mail avalanche, and move closer to a balanced life, wouldn't that come close to getting it all done? Let Mike Collins, author of The Perfect Workday Book and president of The Perfect Workday Company, show you how. You can do it! Getting It All Done: Time Management offers 100+ strategies, tactics, and tips to show you the way!
Speaker: Mike Collins
Thursday, September 08, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
LOCATION: MICHAEL J. SMITH BUILDING 318- The people who do business with us deserve The Experience of a Lifetime. Learn how to deal with difficult people more professionally, work more efficiently, and get along with co-workers more effectively. Offering great service isn't impossible. Let Mike Collins, author of The Perfect Workday Book and president of The Perfect Workday Company, show you how.
Speaker: Mike Collins
Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM - If your business is stagnating, or not growing the way you think it should be, it DOES NOT have to be that way. This course has two themes: (a) develop a business plan to capitalize on the marketing opportunities in your area and your industry and (b) focus on developing other revenue streams from your existing product and service lines. Learn how to enhance marketing and outreach effectiveness, lower operational costs, incentivize your customers to grow your business, make use of low cost or no cost technologies to market to customers and prospects, and successfully build your brand equity through leveraged word of mouth marketing. Learn about SBA case studies of real-world area small business success stories that reinvented their business model.
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM #114 - Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you're a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
Speaker: Kim Beauchamp
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST #112: This workshop will introduce you to the methods used in developing a website using many low cost and free resources. You will see how sites are developed from behind the scenes. A must have workshop for anyone developing their own websites.
Speaker: Rick Doble
Monday, September 19, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER, 1ST FLOOR MEETING ROOM -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
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Mailing Address: 3505 Arendell St
Physical Address: 3615 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
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