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

Phone: 252-638-1166
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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. 

Rebecca Moorer, Director (252) 638-1166

To view all workshops by month click Here

Entrepreneur Academy workshops are listed under Start-Up Assistance

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Everybody wants to know ways to market their business for free (or nearly free). This is one of them! Join local business owner Bob Mackowski from Open Aperture Photography and East Carolina Bride as he teaches you about content marketing and how to use it to establish your branding and make profit. By the end of the class you'll be able to decide if this is a viable option for you and come out with a real content marketing plan.
Speaker: Bob Mackowski, Open Aperture Photography
Thursday, April 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
*Optional: Those with Business Cards and/or ideas bring them if you would like to have a personalized critique of your card/ideas during the workshop. This workshop will cover elements involved in creating effective marketing materials, such as: legible typestyles, font sizes, styles, paper weight and card stock, suggested images, shapes and amount of pertinent information to include, etc. Creating and maintaining consistency in your marketing materials exemplifies a strong foundation and stable marketing strategy; a successful Brand Identity presence amongst your peers.
Speaker: Margaret Volney, Blue Envelope Designs
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar will cover basic Facebook marketing and branding strategies and how to reach more potential customers and retain current ones. Participants will learn when and how to use Facebooks paid advertisements and boosts to promote their companies. This seminar is great for those who need information on how to manage existing Facebook pages, provide relevant content, and promote healthy customer interaction.
Speaker: Renae Simon
Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
An excellent credit score is now considered to be 740 points or higher. Should you have one credit card or four? Should you pay off your balances every month or carry a balance? Should you carry a credit card even though you have not used it in years? The answers to these questions may surprise you when it comes to increasing your credit score. Now more than ever, having good credit is important in being able to obtain a loan for your business or to obtain a personal loan.
Speaker: Bob Moore

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, March 01, 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 hands-on activity.
Speaker: Rebecca Moorer, SBC Director
Thursday, March 03, 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: Don Clark
Tuesday, March 08, 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, SBA
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