Small Business Center to Host ‘Principles of Success’ Workshop

Garret Biss - Craven Community College
Author Garret Biss will present “Principles of Success” at Craven Community College

The Small Business Center (SBC) at Craven Community College (Craven CC) will present a special workshop entitled “Principles of Success” Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Craven Community College, 800 College Court, Bosch Advanced Manufacturing Center, Room AMC 102.

This free workshop is for anyone who wants to improve their successes in business, professional and personal life.

Led by Garret Biss, New Bern resident and former US Marine Corps Aviator turned award-winning author and professional speaker, “Principles of Success” allows participants to learn self-empowerment strategies and time-tested performance principles that are the basis for personal and professional success.

“We all have the talent, skills and potential to be as successful as we want in any area of our life,” said Biss. “Often we just need to be empowered with a few new ideas, some simple tools or basic principles in order to reach the goals and create the success we desire in our lives.”

This workshop is hosted by the SBC at Craven CC, which is part of a network of 58 SBCs located at each of North Carolina’s community colleges. The SBC provides training events and one-on-one counseling services at no charge. The overall goals of the SBC Network are to assist in starting and growing small businesses, and to create and retain jobs in NC. In FY2016-17, the SBC at Craven CC held 71 training events and counseled 75 clients.

The public is invited to attend this free event and seating is limited. To register in advance, visit or call 252-638-1166.

About Garret Biss

Biss’ personal mission as an author and professional speaker is “to inspire and empower others toward lives of greater happiness, success and fulfillment.” Through this experience, Biss has become fascinated by the many different ways people approach success, enjoyment and fulfillment. This fascination sparked a journey of personal growth and study of success that he has been on for more than a decade. After gleaning the best ideas and philosophies from hundreds of books and lectures, and learning from some of the brightest minds in positive living and fulfillment, Biss began writing his own books to share a message of positive living, leadership and the vital role of service and contribution in all that we do. Biss’ award-winning book, The Spheres Approach to Happiness and Fulfillment, delivers his philosophy for dealing with the challenges and negativity in our lives that can lead to fear, frustration and disappointment.

About Craven Community College

Founded in 1965, Craven Community College (Craven CC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System. With campuses in New Bern and Havelock-Cherry Point, Craven serves about 3,200 curriculum students and more than 10,000 continuing education students each year. The college offers a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as college transfer courses, career and occupational offerings, partnerships with four-year universities, specialized workforce training options, developmental studies and basic skills classes. The Lifetime Learning Center and Adult Enrichment Program offer lifelong learning opportunities. Craven Early College High School programs are available on both campuses. CCC is also home to Public Radio East, one of the few community colleges nationally with this distinction. For more information about the college, visit

Submitted by: Craig Ramey, Director of Communications, Craven Community College