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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 Assist.               JoAnn Salter                 252-222-6076

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

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On Demand, available until December 31

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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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER MEETING ROOM, 1ST FLOOR - Join us for this roundtable discussion regarding the services provided by The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), a business development entity of the North Carolina Community College System. Learn about the mission of the NCMBC, and how your company could leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina.
Speaker: Sandi Sanderson
Thursday, July 16, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 112 - This seminar is for business owners who want to earn more money, regardless of outside factors. Learn how true professionals exceed expectations and consistently excel, even when times seem tough for others. Tim Dannelly, author of "Selling The American Dream", believes the American buyer will willingly pays more for a product purchased from people they know and trust. Learn proven ways to go about building a loyal customer base. Find ways to generate new clients , realize higher gross profit, and close more sales.
Speaker: Tim Dannelly,
Monday, July 20, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: BRYANT STUDENT CENTER MEETING ROOM, 1ST FLOOR - 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: John Smith
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 318 - A great seminar for the "dabbler" or the entrepreneur wanting to make eBay a primary business tool. During this fast-paced session, learn best practices to use when setting up an account, listing items for sale, taking payments and shipping. Topics will include eBay appraisals and research, registering on eBay and starting a seller's account, choosing formats & categories, writing descriptions that sell, submitting photos, feedback, starting up and using a PayPal account, shipping tips and pricing philosophies that will make you an eBay Top Rated Seller.
Speaker: Nick Hawks, Education Specialist Trained by eBay
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 318 - This session is for individuals having knowledge/experience of selling on eBay who want to establish a continual retail presence on eBay. Topics in this fast-paced session will include: starting and growing an eBay business, finding merchandise to sell, creating professional listings, marketing your business on eBay, managing active listings, resolving issues and feedback, and protecting your eBay business. Plus learn those "tricks of the trade" that you have to know to become an eBay PowerSeller.
Speaker: Nick Hawks, Education Specialist Trained by eBay
Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 318 - This hands-on course is a fantastic way to provide a step-by-step approach to those individuals who are ready to become eBay Store owners. You will learn how to start, brand, and optimize your eBay store website. Understand how to market your eBay store more effectively with email newsletters, traffic reports, and the markdown manager sales tool. Learn how to use the "Quick Store Tune-up" feature and "Manage My Store" page to customize your eBay Store, plus learn tips for search engine optimization (SEO) that will bring even more internet shoppers to your eBay Store via Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines. Explore how the eBay apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and BlackBerry let you create a listing with a simple form. Learn how to research sales trends and completed listings for similar items to set a competitive price for your item and take pictures with your device and add them to your listing. It's fast and easy. Scan your item's barcode to add product details that are in eBay's catalog automatically. You can finish a listing you started before, either on your mobile device or on your home computer. The eBay app is synchronized to the eBay website, making it easy to move between them when creating a listing. Predefine and save your listing preferences like handling time and return policy. Use the "Sell one like this" feature to auto-fill some of your item details. Accept PayPal as a payment method. Track your active listings. Relist items. Provide tracking information to buyers and respond to questions right away.
Speaker: Nick Hawks, Education Specialist Trained by eBay
Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: WAYNE WEST ROOM 102 - 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
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Mailing Address: 3505 Arendell St
Physical Address: 3615 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
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