Events/Workshops

 
  
    

August

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Event Details: - Developing your continuity plan. - The science of a disaster. - Resource Package - NJSBDC Sustainable Business Registry
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
The Small Business Administration invites you to an exclusive Master Class that focuses on providing you with the tools that will empower your business to be one of the “survivors of the fittest.” The rules of the game of business have changed. You will have the unique opportunity to engage with experts that will navigate you through the maze of obstacles that are inevitable moving into 2017. Take advantage of this valuable Master Class that will provide you with the power to enable you to leap into your next level of success. Attendees can submit questions and have the opportunity to engage with experts who will provide solutions to the most common challenges businesses face today. We will also provide handouts, resources, and multiple tips on how to strategize for Fall/Winter 2016, so you can sprint into 2017. Topics: -- Human Resources: Talent Acquisition and Retention; Legal Ramifications -- Insurance: What do you need? Why? -- Legal Issues: What You Need to Know to Not Get Sued -- Financial / Accounting – What’s In or Not In Your Wallet? -- Regulatory Compliance and Procurement – What is Your Fiduciary Liability Fitness Quotient for Your Business? Are -- You in the Game of Winning Contracts or Missing the Boat? -- Business Continuity/Succession Planning – It is Not Going to Happen to Me …Until it Does. -- Security – One Hack Could Mean the End of Your Business. Take advantage of this opportunity to address the issues that are affecting small businesses throughout the State. Learn about best practices, new legislation, and receive valuable tips from the pros. Space is limited.
Speaker: Keynote Speaker - Scott N. Schober, Author, Hacked Again President, CEO Berkeley Varitronics Systems

September

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Wednesday, October 05
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This 15-hour comprehensive overview covers the complete marketing functions of a business. Learn about the marketing process, essentials of effective marketing, and the marketing mix as well as the essential elements of target marketing, marketing segmentation, types of competition, databases, and internal analysis. Identify how to position the business in the market in order to develop a marketing plan that focuses on goals and strategies. Discover how to use numbers to effectively analyze the current marketplace in creating valid pricing. Investigate how to create a customer database to help manage your business and explore how to create a viable marketing mix for your small business through advertising, promotions, and sales. This seminar ties together the entire marketing mix into a usable format for growing companies. Course is 15 hours. (5 sessions – 3 hours each) You must attend all 5 sessions to complete this workshop.
Fee: $ 269.00
Thursday, September 08, 2016 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Tres Sesiones donde Ud aprenderá a crear una Página Web Básica para su Negocio y establecer una presencia en internet. Participantes aprenderán a reservar el domain name para su compañía, familiarizacion con términos básicos de HTML, tags, codificación y creación de su página virtual. Introducción a diseño de página, revisión de plataformas populares GoogleSites, Intuit and Wordpress y mucho más. Unase a nosotros en esta serie de eventos dictados por Reina Valenzuela y Oscar Moreno de Starfish Global LLC. Se otorgarán certificados de participación del programa a los asistentes que acudan a las tres sesiones. Después de las sesiones, cada participante recibirá como mínimo cinco horas de asesoría gratuita e individual orientando específicamente a cada tipo de negocio. Más Información: 609-771-2096, espanol@sbdcnj.com y http://www.sbdcnj.com Registro en Internet: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6715772055
Speaker: Reina Valenzuela & Oscar Moreno, Starfish Global LLC
Thursday, September 08, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
The Lean Startup Methodology, developed by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Steve Blank and Eric Ries has been adopted at Stanford, Columbia, Caltech and many other universities as well as corporations, government and business organizations, and the National Science Foundation Lead Instructor: Dr. Suresh U. Kumar. A 5-time Inc. 500 ranked serial entrepreneur, Dr. Kumar is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Sillicon Valley based multinational technology conglomerate 8K Miles Software Services Inc. The firms he founded include NexAge Technologies USA Inc., Green Earth LLC, and Universal Venture Works LLC. Dr. Kumar has served as a mentor for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE). The Lean Startup Program offered by NJ SDBC at Rutgers University has been carefully curated from multiple sources and will be conducted in a "flipped classroom" format that allows more time to discuss practical applications of the concepts. Attendees will be part of small problem-solving teams that include a mix of business owners, entrepreneurs, and Rutgers business students. The program includes 5 three-hour sessions: Session 1 - How to recognize and act on opportunities Session 2 - Testing your idea using the customer development methodology Session 3 - Turning the idea into a minimum viable product (MVP) and a working business model Session 4 - Knowing your market and your competition Session 5 - The art of selling Who should attend: Existing business owners seeking new ways to grow Early stage entrepreneurs with a new business or product idea Anyone interested in learning cutting edge methods for starting up a business and implementing new ideas When: Orientation Meeting (make up date for those who missed the orientation held on August 18) will be held on Thursday, September 8, 11:30am -12:30pm. All participants are required to attend the orientation where a course syllabus, a textbook and other handouts will be given out. Also, project teams will be selected. The meeting will be inside Rutgers Business School - North Tower, 3rd Floor, Room 3038, Piscataway, NJ 08854 Training Days: Thursdays, Sept. 8, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20 and Nov. 3. 2016 Time: 1-4pm Location: Rutgers Business School, Livingston Campus, 100 Rockafeller Rd., 3rd Fl., Room 3095, Piscataway, NJ 08854 Cost: $295* (includes five days of training and materials)
Fee: $ 295.00
Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Entrepreneurship is a state of mind. It can blossom at any age and it’s a compelling desire to do one’s own thing. Are you a good communicator, motivator, and delegator? Are you an entrepreneur? Discover more during this workshop. Become more knowledgeable on the different types of business entities available along with their legal/tax implications. Learn how to register a business, examine setting up bookkeeping records, taxation, and understanding financial statements, money needs, payroll, insurance, and licensing.
Fee: $ 97.00
Monday, September 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Piensa iniciar un Negocio y no sabe cómo empezar? Desea registrar su negocio y no sabe cómo hacerlo? Únase a nosotros y aprenda los lineamientos de empezar su propia empresa y los pasos a seguir en registrar su negocio en el Estado de New Jersey. Únase a nuestra experta Sra. Norma Díaz de RBAC en este seminario gratuito y de valiosa información para todas aquellas personas que deseen formalizar su propio negocio. Más Información: 609-771-2096, espanol@sbdcnj.com y http://www.sbdcnj.com Registro en Internet: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3481668765
Speaker: Norma Diaz - Master en Educación , Bachiller en Administración de Negocios y Oficial de Asistencia Técnica de RBAC
Monday, September 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Accounting Fundamentals SBCE Learn fundamental accounting procedures that complement QuickBooks for Small Businesses. Master concepts needed for bookkeeping and learn accounting terminology used to operate financial software (6 hours). Course fee: $129 CRN 50002 Mon/Thu Sep 12 & 15 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 129.00
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A business plan is a vehicle for internal and external communication that provides a statement of where a business is going. While the structure and length may vary from format to format, there is one common central theme regarding the development of a business plan: it is absolutely necessary. without some form of a plan, a business is doomed to almost certain failure.
Speaker: Fred Dominguez, SBDC at Kean University Consultant
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn to use QuickBooks for your business accounting needs! Learn how to start a company in QuickBooks and create a chart of accounts. Learn to use the various lists within QuickBooks including lists for employees, vendors, customer jobs and companies. Learn how to set up your inventory as well as receive, pay for and adjust your inventory levels. Students will also learn how to track the sale of products including invoicing and special charges. Explore the ways QuickBooks coordinates with your banking including on-line banking.
Speaker: Mary Adelman
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
NEW! Create Your Local Business Listing on Google, Bing & Yahoo SBCE Getting found in the search engines is critical for your business. This hands-on workshop is intended for small business owners with brick and mortar stores/offices. We'll show you how to create a Google My Business account, and how you can create similar local business listings on Bing and Yahoo. Class size is limited to 10 attendees and you must have an active Gmail account (Be sure to bring your password. (3 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: FREE CRN 50057 Wed Sep 14 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Legal 1 SBCE Be knowledgeable about the laws affecting business. Business owners will learn how to choose the appropriate business structure, assess business risks, provide adequate protection and establish proper record keeping and controls (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 50014 Wed Sept 14 6-9pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment SBCE Don't underestimate the value of trade show and event marketing– the most powerful tools in your marketing mix for uncovering and landing new business opportunities. Find out what you don't know about trade shows and how to choose your exhibit space, budget time and resources, promote your participation (before, during and after), increase booth traffic, capture the interest of those passing by (in less than 7 seconds), qualify visitors, and get the best follow-up results (3 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: FREE CRN 50056 Wed Sep 14 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Tres Sesiones donde Ud aprenderá a crear una Página Web Básica para su Negocio y establecer una presencia en internet. Participantes aprenderán a reservar el domain name para su compañía, familiarizacion con términos básicos de HTML, tags, codificación y creación de su página virtual. Introducción a diseño de página, revisión de plataformas populares GoogleSites, Intuit and Wordpress y mucho más. Unase a nosotros en esta serie de eventos dictados por Reina Valenzuela y Oscar Moreno de Starfish Global LLC. Se otorgarán certificados de participación del programa a los asistentes que acudan a las tres sesiones. Después de las sesiones, cada participante recibirá como mínimo cinco horas de asesoría gratuita e individual orientando específicamente a cada tipo de negocio. Más Información: 609-771-2096, espanol@sbdcnj.com y http://www.sbdcnj.com Registro en Internet: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6715772055
Speaker: Reina Valenzuela & Oscar Moreno, Starfish Global LLC
Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Financing
This Is Your Opportunity To Understand: - Loans Available for Small Business (7a, 504, Microloans); - The Basic Lending Criteria to Qualify For Funding; - The Application Process and Documents Required; - Non-Traditional Finance Options; - And Meet With Loan Experts Who Work With and Fund Small Business Entrepreneurs Participating Lenders include: - TD Bank - Union County Economic Development Corporation - Kearny Bank - M&T Bank - Celtic Bank - Capital One - Valley National Bank - The Intersect Fund
Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Get your goals in gear with this new workshop! Your business social media strategy should be integrated within your overall marketing strategy. In this workshop, participants will learn how to implement a successful social media program by focusing on goals, appropriate social media channels for target markets, creating social media calendar, implementation and return on investment. Participants to walk out the door with a strategic social media plan of action.
Fee: $ 69.00
Monday, September 19, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
QuickBooks for Small Businesses SBCE Learn how QuickBooks can simplify the accounting process for a small business. Set up a business, record transactions, understand the reports generated from QuickBooks and the components of financial statements. Prerequisite: Accounting Fundamentals or a good working knowledge of accounting principles (6 hours). Course fee: $129 CRN 50003 Mon/Thu Sep 19 & 22 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 129.00
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, September 22
Topic: Not Set
Gain an understanding of primary financial statements, including their development, their use, and effective methods of analysis. With hands-on instruction in business and accounting software programs, participants will learn the general accounting cycle and how it reflects business transactions. Course is 6 hours. (2 sessions – 3 hours each)
Fee: $ 99.00
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Financing
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise SBCE Learn how to identify and then research a credible franchise or existing business (3 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: FREE CRN 50059 Tue Sep 20 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Legal 2 SBCE Attain a basic understanding of contract law, legal ownership of a business, stock, and partnership agreements (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 50015 Wed Sep 21 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The seminar covers topics on doing business in New Jersey such as: Online Business Registration Legal Structuring of the Business Getting a Federal ID Registering for taxes with the NJ Department of Revenue Financial Sources and Resources; Preparing for Certification General discussion on other specific topics related to the participants' start- up questions and needs.
Speaker: Reina Valenzuela, MBA
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Planning Your New Website SBCE Learn the biggest mistakes to avoid when building a website and what the search engines want. Find out how to register your domain name, choose web hosting, accept payments online, and evaluate whether to do it yourself or hire a professional (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 50028 Wed Sep 21 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Beyond Watermarks: Copyright Protection for Photographers SBCE If you are a photographer, learn what a copyright is and how you can attain one, what types of agreements to use and tips for minimizing infringement, and what steps to take in the event of infringement (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 50035 Thu Sep 22 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Monday, September 26, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital SBCE Crowdfunding has become a great alternative for small business owners to raise working capital for their business ventures. Our workshop will help participants understand the principles associated with building successful Crowdfunding campaigns and will show you how to use Crowdfunding to finance your goals (3hours). Registration is required. Course fee: FREE CRN 50061 Mon Sep 26 6:00pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, September 26, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Interested in starting a business or expanding an existing business? Need financial assistance? This workshop will address these issues by providing information on determining money needs, SBA loans, venture capital, working with local banks, use of a business plan to secure financing, services provided by the Small Business Development Center.
Fee: $ 55.00
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This half-day program is designed to give small business owners or managers a brief introduction to some of the free tools available to them and how to implement effectively for their business without consuming an inordinate amount of time away from their business. This program is also useful for business owners who hire a company or staff member solely for social media marketing. The goal of this program is to have the business owner set-up and start using social media side by side with the facilitator to get them comfortable with the programs. With that confidence, the students should be ready to start a basic social media effort over several platforms. The program also offers tips, tricks, and basic guidelines to make their interactions meaningful, valuable and relevant to their audience.
Speaker: Wendy Stanton, CCA & Associates
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
You’ve launched your new business. Congratulations! Now let’s plan a new website that will work hard for you 24/7. If you’re promoting services only or selling products online, there are significant differences you need to plan for when designing your new website. You’ll learn how to evaluate solution providers, common mistakes to avoid, and the most important best practices to follow to help you get listed in the major search engines – Google/Bing/Yahoo.
Fee: $ 69.00
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
NEW! Lose the W.A.I.T. SBCE Is procrastination affecting your business? Learn how the new W (What and Why) A (Acceptance) I (Imagination) T (Take action) program can help you develop the tools to transform your business and personal goals (12 hours). Course fee: $229 CRN 50036 Tues/Thurs Sept. 27, 29, Oct 4,6 6-9pm
Fee: $ 229.00
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Continue learning about QuickBooks with this class by learning to create and customize forms and templates. Learn to work with Asset, Liability, and equity accounts. Work with and customize QuickBooks reports and graphs. Explore the Payroll tracking features in QuickBooks including tax liabilities. Explore Job Costing, time tracking and estimating.
Speaker: Mary Adelman
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
QuickBooks Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable SBCE In a simulated real business environment learn how to manage both the Customers/Sales and Vendors/Expenses capabilities in QuickBooks. Perform and practice Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable transactions and reporting. Prerequisite: QuickBooks for Small Businesses and a good working knowledge of accounting principles (9 hours). Course fee: $169 CRN 50004 Tue/Thu/Tue Sep 27, 29 & Oct 4 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 169.00
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Outside-the-Box Marketing SBCE Gain the multiple exposures you need to gain brand recognition and trust within your target market. Design and launch the best tactics to achieve the repeat and referral business you need to achieve your goals (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 50031 TUES SEPT 27 6PM-9PM