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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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Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
These are the basics of starting your business—registration, preparation for business ownership, building commitment in a phased program, and the creation of the all-important business plan.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett & Alex Frelier
Thursday, August 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A business plan is the guiding star and the map for start-up and expanding business ventures. Come learn how to build one.
Speaker: Mike Collins
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 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: Larry Riter & Don Spry
Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn everything you need to know about preparing for small business operations, including the life cycle of the business and its products, the set up for break-even calculations, defining your product and service groupings, and determining fixed expense categories.
Speaker: Kelly Michaud, Solid Rock Accounting
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hiring the right talent is vital to the success of your business. Streamline the process and hire great employees–and once you have them, keep them!
Speaker: Sandy Epperson, OnCourse HR
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
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