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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

Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
When talking about your business you want a pitch that sticks! During this interactive session, you’ll work with expert facilitators to hone your message, refine your pitch, and build your confidence to catch the attention of investors and future clients. In just three hours, you'll learn to more clearly convey your business concept, tell a captivating story and tune up your presentation skills. This session is open to anyone who wants to successfully pitch their new or existing business to win more customers and clients.
Speaker: Heather Noto – Brink Strategy & Jane Maulucci – The Reactive Voice

Cash Flow Management

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Speaker: Corey Purdie, owner of Miracle Wash Auto Detailing and Reconditioning / Director, Wash Away Unemployment with Management Consultant, Bruce Simmon

Tax Planning

Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Learn what you need to know from a NCDOR representative as she will cover the basics of tax compliance ranging from registering your small business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements. Information will be provided on a program for small businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes.
Speaker: Rhonda High, NC Department of Revenue

Marketing and Sales

On Demand, available until May 15
Join this ONLINE COURSE to learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and help give your online presence a boost! Modules include attracting clients, on-site SEO (Search Engine Optimization), promotion, nurturing clients and customers, getting reviews, and more! This program is open to all entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge. It is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start!
Speaker: Sandi Sturm, Inbound Train & Wayne Sturm, 360 Tennessee, Certified Google GYBO Partners and Trusted Street View Photographer
Location: Online
Wednesday, April 26, 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 provided with helpful information on defining your optimal Target Market and identifying the ideal prospective personas that will help you streamline the effectiveness of your marketing, shorten the sales cycle and close more sales.
Speaker: Margaret Volney, Blue Envelope Designs
On Demand, available until May 15
Join this ONLINE COURSE to learn the steps to get your business on "Google My Business" and optimize your Google listings. MODULES INCLUDE: Explanation of the importance of optimizing Google listing, Online search for your business, Instructions for setting up your profile and completing the process, Optimization of your listing, Reviews & Best Practices, and a live Q & A call to follow up the class. Also included is a special expedited verification procedure! This program is open to all entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! It is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Sandi Sturm, Inbound Train & Wayne Sturm, 360 Tennessee, Certified Google GYBO Partners and Trusted Street View Photographer
Location: Online

HP LIFE

On Demand, available until June 30
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online
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Location

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