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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. 

(252) 638-1166 

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 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 Basics

Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
You have an idea, a business plan and big dreams, now what? Dan will share with the class the top things that new business owners may not know or be thinking about in the beginning. He will show you have life lessons have a big part in how your business thrives while you are surviving.
Speaker: Dan Spangler
Thursday, July 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This workshop will cover why your business doesn't need to be on every social media platform and how to select the ones that your clients are using. The class will cover time saving tips, tricks and ways that you can create additional streams of revenue to compliment your business.
Speaker: Dan Spangler
Thursday, August 04, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Speaker: Dan Spangler


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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New Bern NC 28562
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