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Craven Community College Small Business Center
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

Summer hours: M-Th 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

*Fall Entrepreneur Academy registration opens on July 8th*

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Are you dragging yourself to your business and back home? Learn how to put enthusiasm back into your business and into your employees. Recognize early signs of stress and burnout and address them quickly.
Speaker: Emily Ballance
Thursday, August 20, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come learn new, inexpensive, fun and creative ways to market your business. You'll leave with over 100 inexpensive and creative ideas and tips to help grow your business, increase your visibility and connect with your community. Bring business cards if you have them.
Speaker: Emily Ballance
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
This training is an introduction to doing business with the federal government. Topics trained include: levels of federal purchasing - how the federal government buys products, construction and engineering and non-personal services; marketing a business to the federal government; socio-economic small business programs; registering as a federal contractor; locating, identifying and responding to federal business opportunities; and resources available to assist federal contractors in North Carolina. First 60 minutes to register attendees on SAM,, to review profiles and to view other key government websites.
Speaker: Sandi Sanderson
Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn to effectively use color to set your business cards and your company apart from others while relaying a positive brand message about your business. This informative class applies to all branding materials, including all printed materials, advertising, labeling, websites, brick and mortar storefronts, and even food truck decors.
Speaker: Margaret Volney


On Demand, available until December 31
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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Brock Bldg. Room 125
New Bern NC 28562
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