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Small Business Center

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 the following resources:

It's easy to join our mailing list! Text: CRAVENSBC to 22828 from your cell phone to get started or call 252-639-1191.

The Entrepreneur Academy for Aspiring and Current Entrepreneurs

Designed to prepare aspiring entrepreneurs for business ownership and help current business owners sharpen their focus.

Topics covered:

  • Business Ownership Essentials
  • Writing your business plan
  • Break Even Analysis/Financial projections
  • Marketing a Small Business
  • Internet/Social Networking for business owners
  • How to finance your business
  • Taxes and Record keeping
  • Legal considerations

For a complete list of workshops go to SBC Class Registration.

Confidential Business Counseling

The Small Business Center provides free Confidential counseling services for individuals wishing to start a business. It also provides counseling for small business owners who need some type of assistance. Do you have a business dream to fulfill or a business problem you need help solving? Then put our team to the test! Start today by contacting Cindy Blot  Confidential counseling link or call (252) 638-1191.

Small Business Resource Centers

The Centers provide free computer and Internet access and a variety of small business resources, including specialized software and multimedia tools, along with small business books, magazines and government resources. Start today by contacting the Small Business Center Director at (252) 638-1191 or

Apply for Borrowing

The Center is a Micro-Loan Processing Center where applications are processed for business loans up to $25,000 that are backed by a written business plan. Start today by contacting Cindy Blot at (252) 638-1166 or

Military Business Center

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is an operational arm of the Small Business Center of Craven Community College. Contact Jim Fuhs for additional information at (910) 382-4992


To Register for any of the above, please call the Small Business Center at (252) 638-1191 or Register online at SBC Class Registration.

Contact Information

Cindy Blot, Director
Rebecca Moorer, Assistant
Small Business Center
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
252-638-1166 or 252-638-1191

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