Start and Grow a Business

Commerce Development - Carteret Economic DevelopmentThe Carteret Economic Development Council facilitates new small business start-ups and emerging businesses through the Carteret County Small Business Resource Alliance (SBRA).

Small Business Resource Alliance (SBRA)

The SBRA is a unique alliance that brings together the resources public and private agencies to provide entrepreneurs with a streamlined approach to small business development without duplicating services. The SBRA provides assistance in creating a company’s first business plan to expanding an existing business.

The Alliance partners include:

  • Carteret County Economic Development Council

  • Carteret Community College Small Business Center

  • SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business

  • North Carolina Military Business Center

  • Carteret County NCWorks Career Center

  • Carteret County Chamber of Commerce

The SBRA partners work in concert with each other providing services such as:

  • Business plan development

  • Business seminars, courses and counseling

  • Networking opportunities

  • Demographics and Labor and Market Information

  • Office and industrial space availability, and

  • Training programs

The First Step for your Start-Up

The Carteret Community College Small Business Center

The Carteret Community College Small Business Center (SBC) is located in the Commerce Development Center on the colletge campus in Morehead CIty. The Carteret SBC is one of 58 centers that comprise the North Carolina Small Business Center Network. The center supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of tgraining, counseling, and resource information. Confidential counseling services and access to resource libraries are free of charge. Some seminars and workshops require a minimal registration fee.

Services provided by the Small Business Center Network can be customized to suit your specific business needs.

To start your project contact:
Ms. Wanda W. Bennett, Director of Business Development
Carteret Community College Small Business Development Center
Commerce Development Center
3615 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Making your Business Better

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at East Carolina University

The SBTDC’s East Carolina University is committed to helping make Carteret County businesses better. The SBTDC’s team of experienced business professionals is here to assist small and mid-size business:

  • Make better, more informed decisions

  • Access sources of capital and financing

  • Evaluate and improve your financial performance

  • Obtain quality business and market informations

  • Improve leadership skills and employee performance

  • Plan for a better future

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How to Start? Need help with your business? Submit a counseling request or give them a call.

The Small Business and Technnology Development Center (SBTDC) at East Carolina University
300 East First Street, Willis Building
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 737-1385

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