Craven Community College
Brock Administration Building, Suite 114
New Bern Campus
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The objective of the Small Business Center is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in Craven County. If you are interested in starting a small business or currently operate or work at a small business, we offer a variety of resources and workshops. A list of upcoming workshops is listed below.
Please contact the Small Business Center if you have any questions.
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Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Join us for this month's Small Business Roundtable for the opportunity to expand your knowledge and your network! In this session, small business owners will be learn what copyright is and, more importantly, how does it affect your small business? Learn what you can and can't do with something that you didn't create. This includes photography, graphic design, music, video, and more. Don't get sued; get educated!
Speaker: Bob Mackowski, Open Aperture Photography
Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
An effective business plan is vital to the success of a small business. By committing your idea to paper, you face tough questions and identify strengths and weaknesses. Business plans are not just for financing purposes; they are working documents to guide your business. For new and established small business owners, the course will start you down the path of small business success. This class will discuss tools necessary to write a business plan that will help raise capital and serve as a guide for your business. You will leave with a document that you can begin using immediately and build on in the future.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come learn about low-cost business start-ups and how to determine which businesses would be best for you!
Speaker: Mike Collins
Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Running a business takes capital. Discover traditional and government loan programs available to business owners. Get what you need to know about obtaining credit through the government, how is credit reviewed, and your up-front costs as an owner.
Speaker: Don Spry, Small Business Administration
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Taxes can be complex–but you can’t escape filing. Join the NCDOR and find out the various ways business owners file taxes and why diligent recordkeeping is so important.
Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
As a small business owner, your books will be your day-to-day compass to success. Learn the fundamentals of bookkeeping so you can move forward with confidence keeping your books or asking the right questions from your accountant!
Speaker: Kelly Michaud, Solid Rock Accounting
800 College Court
Brock Bldg. Room 125
New Bern NC 28562