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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

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

Click Here for the complete list of upcoming workshops!

Fall Entrepreneur Academy registration is located under Start-Up Assistance
Sustainable Gardening registration is located under Business Basics

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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
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
This 1 hour session will include a 20-minute training on creating a Value Statement with follow-up discussion and activity geared to new entrepreneurs.
Speaker: Jane Maulucci
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Success comes from actions that are based on principles that anyone can incorporate into their small business to live according to their goals, not the circumstances of the environment.
Speaker: Brian Kennedy

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 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: Rebecca Moorer
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Brock Bldg. Room 125
New Bern NC 28562
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