Small Business Center Update
March 19, 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
Spring is springing into action! Breaking news...

We'd like to announce that we have a new Director of the Small Business Center! Join me as we welcome Jeff Wilke. He has a BA and MBA in Business Administration from St. Leo University and a Doctorate in Business Administration & Marketing from Argosy University. He a retired Navy Chief, has been the director of two campuses for Webster University, and owned and operated his own consulting firm.

We have been busy with coordinating 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 & Deborah
March Webinar Highlight:
Learn how to access resources to help your Veteran-Owned Business succeed now and in the future.

April 13, 2021
6 pm - 7:30 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 March 2021 Webinars:

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

Covid Relief - PPP with the SBA
Tues 3/23  10-11 a.m.
SIGN UP > PPP with the SBA

Covid Relief - EIDL with the SBA
Wed 3/24  10-11 a.m.
SIGN UP > EIDL with the SBA

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

April 2021 Webinars:

Veteran Business Resources - Webinar
Tue 4/13 6-7:30 p.m.

April Virtual Roundtable: Website Conversion - Webinar
Wed 4/14 7:30 a.m.- 9 a.m.

The 123's of Cash Flow Management - Webinar
Mon 4/19 1-2 p.m.

Small Business Sales & Use Tax - Webinar
Tue 4/20 6-8 p.m.

Withholding 101 - Webinar
Tue 4/27 6-8 p.m.

Havelock Lunch & Learn: Selling - Webinar
with Havelock Chamber
Thurs 4/29 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 Director

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