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Craven Community College
Brock Administration Building, Suite 114
New Bern Campus

Phone: 252-638-1088
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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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Events

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Social Media Myths.... & Solutions!
Speaker: Breanna Kusnierczyk, Paperless Marketing

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, September 01, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Attend this session and learn your options for the best ways to legally structure your business to protect your business, yourself and your assets.
Speaker: Lee Hodge, Ward & Smith P.A.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wish you had a friend who could show you the ropes? Come to this session and hear from a successful local business owner about starting and operating a small business. Get the truth about unforeseen obstacles and ways to prevent falling into a financial disaster.
Speaker: Dan Spangler, A Dog's Dream
Thursday, September 08, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn the fundamentals of small business taxes and of diligent record-keeping. 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
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Building and maintaining relationships is absolutely essential to business success. Learn to build, manage and use your network to help yourself and others succeed.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Social media marketing can be the most inexpensive and powerful marketing tool that will exponentially grow your small business. Invest 3 hours in learning more about how social media can help expand your reach and capture more business.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
WIN OVER $1000 IN PRIZES FOR YOU BUSINESS!!! Must have attended ALL Entrepreneur Academy workshops to participate in Pitch Competition. Pitch your business idea to a panel to WIN! Rules: - Business idea presentations may be given by individuals or by teams, but all participants must be 18 years of age or older. - There is no limit on the number of people on a team. - Every individual must have completed all 9 workshops in the Entrepreneur Academy. - Every individual must meet 1-on-1 with the Small Business Center to discuss business idea prior to competition. - The winner must agree that they will use prize winnings to establish or continue business operations in Craven County, North Carolina.
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Location

800 College Court
Brock Bldg. Room 125
New Bern NC 28562
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