Small Business Center Update
February 18, 2021

NOTE: Our office is still limiting in person contact. All of our courses are being conducted virtually. Please contact Marie at if you have any questions.
Hello Valued SBC Participant
Brrrr, winter is here!

We'd like to announce some news that will warm your heart! We will have a new director soon!

We have been busy with counseling clients and our many course offerings.

As the days get longer and spring approaches, we strive to help you grow your small business. We will help you build it on a strong foundation.

We have a great lineup of courses this spring, be sure to sign up so you don't miss out!

All the Best, Marie
March Webinar Highlight:
Looking to save some money on smart marketing ideas? Don't know where to look? Nick Hawks can help! Attend this informative webinar to get the latest information on marketing your business smartly!

MARCH 22, 2021
6 pm - 8 pm

Pre-Registration is required for access to WebEx.
Covid-19 News and Resources




  • Funds are still available! The New Bern COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program - funds are still available. No interest and deferred payment! Enter your address here to see if your business address is within city limits service area. Learn more/Apply >
  • SBA EIDL Loan is still available. This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Click for information >
  • NEW! The SBA's PPP program is open for 1st and 2nd round applications! Click for information >

It's not too late for these February 2021 Webinars:

Marketing: Keeping Your Customers
Tuesday 2/23  6-9 p.m.

How to Create A Magical Customer Experience During Difficult Times
Wednesday 2/24  6-8 p.m.

Havelock Lunch & Learn: Alignable
With Havelock Chamber
Thursday 2/25 12-2 p.m.

March 2021 Webinars:

Finance Essentials for Entrepreneurs
Tue 3/2 6-9 p.m.
SIGN UP > Finance Essentials

Business Tax Essentials
Tue 3/9 6-8 p.m.

March Virtual Roundtable: Content Marketing
Wed 3/10 7:30 a.m.- 9 a.m.

Search Engine Optimization
Mon 3/15 6-9 p.m.

Bookkeeping for Small Business
Tue 3/16 6-9 p.m.

How to Find Your Customers Using Social Media
Mon 3/22 6-8 p.m.

Havelock Lunch & Learn: Content & Canva
Thurs 3/25 12-2 p.m.

(Check back as we will continue adding learning & networking opportunities to our 2021 schedule.)

We're here for you!
Make a confidential counseling appointment today > 

Deborah Kania, acting

Marie Mynster
Thank you for looking to the SBC for your small business needs!