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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

Thursday, March 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn marketing strategies for your small business to win over and keep your customers. During this comprehensive seminar you will: discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available; gain insight to understand and reach your customer; analyze your industry and business environment; differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques; and explore the components of an effective marketing plan.
Speaker: Mike Collins
Thursday, March 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Attend this informative session and learn 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.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 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

Managing a Business

Thursday, March 16, 2017 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 local business owners 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
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This workshop is designed for the individual thinking of opening a new business as well as existing entrepreneurs who seek the inside secrets of how to make their business better.
Speaker: Bob Moore

Business Accounting and Budget

Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come learn tips about a key tool for your Small Business Bookkeeping!
Speaker: Kelly Michaud, Solid Rock Accounting

Marketing and Sales

On Demand, available until March 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
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Brock Bldg. Room 125
New Bern NC 28562
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