Events/Workshops

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn ins and outs of the lender approval process including the 5-C Criteria lender use to review each loan package (Capital, Character, Collateral, Capacity (Cash Flow), and Conditions. Traditional lenders as well as SBA-guaranteed programs will be discussed in detail. All businesses need to know in advance what it takes to qualify for the various types of loans available.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Take control of Your Life and Your Career! Are you considering entrepreneurship as a career option but want a proven business model to get to your goals more quickly and safer? Would you like to run a business of your own that will provide greater autonomy and independence, but are not sure how to find, or choose, the right business for you? If you have answered ‘Yes’ to either of these questions, then the franchise workshop is for you! Presented by one of North America’s Top Franchise Consultants. This session will include: ? Common myths and truths about franchising – it’s not just food and retail ? Remarkable ownership options like professional advisory services, facilitation, light manufacturing, social entrepreneurship, education, home services, passive owner models and regional master license options for the true builder ? Government regulations for franchises ? The importance knowing your personal goals and objectives before taking the plunge ? How to safely research and select the right franchise for you ? How to finance your business ? Available resources and consultant services from an industry leader at no cost
Speaker: Boynton R. Weekes, Franchise Specialist
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Legal 1 SBCE Be knowledgeable of the laws affecting business. Business owners 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 50131 Wed Sep 23 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register: www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 59.00

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, September 03, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This workshop is designed specifically for the individual thinking of starting a business and to give them the necessary tools to follow a logical approach to assess the viability and profitability of starting a business. They will learn the workings of an economic model, a feasibility and breakeven analysis, along with market research and resources skills. A question and answer period will follow concerning any question pertaining to a new venture.
Speaker: Vince Vicari, Regional Director NJSBDC at Bergen Community College
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Our team of professional speakers will cover topics including Business Modeling, Funding, Breakeven Analysis, Financial Issues, Marketing, Business Structure, Market Data, Branding and Liability. The clinic will be held at the Bergen Community College in The Ciarco Learning Center located at 355 Main Street in Hackensack, NJ. If you have any questions, contact the SBDC at 201-489-8670. The event is FREE but registration is required.
Speaker: Vince Vicari, Regional Director NJSBDC at Bergen Community College
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Intro to Entrepreneurship Q & A sessions provide opportunities for those interested in starting a business to address start-up issues or questions: Starting with The Finish Line In Sight. Pre-registration required. This workshop is offered twice a month and will cover 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’ business questions and needs. This Introductory Session will be provided in Spanish as well.
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topics cover using QuickBooks: which version is best for your business and how to use it; financial planning; understanding a chart of accounts, financial statements - balance sheet; profit and loss statements; managing cash flow; assets; liabilities; equity. In addition, clients will use financial analysis software to analyze their financial performance against industry comparison and get a take away report with recommendations and strategies. Each client will be taken through the initial startup phase of QuickBooks. Post-training financial counseling can be made available. The QuickBooks Workshop will also be Provided in Spanish.
Fee: $ 125.00
Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
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. - See more at: http://www.mosbdc.com/training/business-startup/#sthash.7fZqqJXg.dpuf
Fee: $ 97.00
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Intro to Entrepreneurship Q & A sessions provide opportunities for those interested in starting a business to address start-up issues or questions: Starting with The Finish Line In Sight. Pre-registration required. This workshop is offered twice a month and will cover 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’ business questions and needs. This Introductory Session will be provided in Spanish as well.
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, September 24, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Constant Contact© - Getting Started Toolkit SBCE Learn how to set up your Constant Contact© account and how to grow your email marketing list with all options available including growing your Facebook fan base (2 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: Free CRN 50164 Thu Sep 24 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register: www.sbdcrvcc.com

Business Basics

Friday, September 04, 2015 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Workshop covers: Part I-Strategy and Organization, Part II- Marketing and Market Research, Part III – Forecasting and Financial Projections, Part IV- Financial Statements and Budget Projections. Participants need to bring a laptop on all four days of training. Once this 20 hour workshop is completed, clients who need additional fine-tuning of their business plans can request post training Business & Financial Plan Consultations. The cost includes a training manual, 4 writing classes, instructional and research materials, hands on training with access to computer applications & the internet
Fee: $ 125.00
Friday, September 11, 2015 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Workshop covers: Part I-Strategy and Organization, Part II- Marketing and Market Research, Part III – Forecasting and Financial Projections, Part IV- Financial Statements and Budget Projections. Participants need to bring a laptop on all four days of training. Once this 20 hour workshop is completed, clients who need additional fine-tuning of their business plans can request post training Business & Financial Plan Consultations. The cost includes a training manual, 4 writing classes, instructional and research materials, hands on training with access to computer applications & the internet
Fee: $ 125.00
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 1 sessions ending Tuesday, September 29
The Business Plan SBCE Create a sound business plan to help you manage your business more effectively and/or prepare to seek financing. Chart your course and improve your chances for business success (9 hours). Course fee: $149 CRN 50130 Tue Sep 15, 22 & 29 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register: www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 149.00
Friday, September 18, 2015 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Workshop covers: Part I-Strategy and Organization, Part II- Marketing and Market Research, Part III – Forecasting and Financial Projections, Part IV- Financial Statements and Budget Projections. Participants need to bring a laptop on all four days of training. Once this 20 hour workshop is completed, clients who need additional fine-tuning of their business plans can request post training Business & Financial Plan Consultations. The cost includes a training manual, 4 writing classes, instructional and research materials, hands on training with access to computer applications & the internet
Fee: $ 125.00
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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. - See more at: http://www.mosbdc.com/training/business-startup/#sthash.IUNcGtCc.dpuf
Fee: $ 65.00
Friday, September 25, 2015 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Workshop covers: Part I-Strategy and Organization, Part II- Marketing and Market Research, Part III – Forecasting and Financial Projections, Part IV- Financial Statements and Budget Projections. Participants need to bring a laptop on all four days of training. Once this 20 hour workshop is completed, clients who need additional fine-tuning of their business plans can request post training Business & Financial Plan Consultations. The cost includes a training manual, 4 writing classes, instructional and research materials, hands on training with access to computer applications & the internet
Fee: $ 125.00

Financing

Thursday, September 03, 2015 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Learn the rules, regulations and best practices for donation-based as well as investment-based crowd funding. Strategies for generating capital are explored. Several crowd funding models are discussed. Participants will be provided a workbook that tracks every stage of the campaign, from developing the pitch to creating the social media campaign.
Fee: $ 250.00
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn ins and outs of the lender approval process including the 5-C Criteria lender use to review each loan package (Capital, Character, Collateral, Capacity (Cash Flow), and Conditions. Traditional lenders as well as SBA-guaranteed programs will be discussed in detail. Fee: $10
Fee: $ 10.00
Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This workshop is for the small business owner seeking financing for a start-up or an expansion. Learn how to obtain business loans, identify the appropriate type of loan, construction of credit, present a convincing business plan, bootstrapping or non-traditional financing.
Speaker: Armen Azarnia, Consultant, NJSBDC at BCC
Fee: $ 55.00
Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The small business owner will learn about the SBA’s business loan programs, no-cost business management counseling programs, what goes in to a good loan proposal, how to prepare one to increase the chances of getting a loan. In addition participants will go over strategies for credit management & credit score improvement. Attendee can schedule an appointment for credit counseling on the spot. SBA Presenters and local lenders will be on hand to discuss various loan programs, credit profiles and financial readiness.
Monday, September 28, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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. - See more at: http://www.mosbdc.com/training/financing-small-business/#sthash.KQbbXfCg.dpuf
Fee: $ 55.00
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This program addresses how critical credit issues impact the achievement of important and complex personal & business financial aspects and will cover: 1) How to understand one’s credit situation/status based on what your credit report reveals 2) How credit scores are calculated; determined; impacted; manipulated and navigated. What factors impact the scores and how you can navigate/manipulate options to make them better work for you 3) How personal & business financial statements and tax returns impact/effect strategies developed to enhance a credit rating 4) How to disable the myth about personal and business financial issues not being interwoven and /or integrated has been disabled and 5) How investors, lenders and creditors use credit bureau reports to assess business capacity.

Managing a Business

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
A How to Guide for businesses that create, collect, store or process information. Learning to protect your information—both hardware and software from disaster, theft, or any other loss of data
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Best Practices for Small Business Operations SBCE This course will introduce the student to problem analysis, process engineering, productivity measurement and project management. We will use lecture, Q&A, business case review and student case exercises to enrich the learning experience (3 hours). Course Fee: $59 CRN 50167 Wed Sep 23 6pm-9pm. To register: www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 59.00
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Intellectual Property Rights: Protect Your Work SBCE Find out about intellectual property protection laws available to people who create original works. Learn what might be the best and most economical ways of protecting your work and how to deal with infringement if it happens (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 50154 Wed Sept. 30 6pm-9pm. To Register: www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 59.00
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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 50132 Wed Sep 30 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register: www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 59.00

Managing Employees

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hiring Strategies will save your company time and money as you will be recruiting and hiring the right candidates. Your hiring department will benefit from this workshop as it prepares them to seek out that great candidate and make sure they are a fit for your company. Your participants will obtain the necessary tools required in finding that diamond in the rough. Register Here: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1752595
Speaker: Dolores Stammer
Fee: $ 50.00

Business Accounting and Budget

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Budgets and Financial Reports Money matters can be intimidating for even the smartest people. However, having a solid understanding of basic financial terms and methods is crucial to your career. When terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, and extrapolation join the conversation, you'll want to know what people are talking about, and you'll want to be able to participate in the discussion. The Budgets And Financial Reports workshop will give you a solid foundation in finance. We'll cover topics like commonly used terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and financial legislation. REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/budgetsfinancialreports
Speaker: Dolores Stammer
Fee: $ 50.00
Monday, September 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Tuesday, September 22
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: $119 CRN 50102 Mon & Tue Sep 21 & 22 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register: www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 119.00
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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. Register Here: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1723064
Speaker: Mary Adelman
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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) - See more at: http://www.mosbdc.com/training/record-keeping/#sthash.tPko4Xvr.dpuf
Fee: $ 99.00
Monday, September 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Tuesday, September 29
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: $119 CRN 50103 Mon & Tue Sep 28 & 29 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register: www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 119.00
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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. Register Here: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1723071
Speaker: Mary Adelman
Fee: $ 50.00

Tax Planning

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Make a point to attend this workshop, conducted by employees of the New Jersey Division of Taxation to understand tax obligations for your small business. A significant amount of information is covered including: how to register your business in New Jersey, tax consequences of each form of business ownership, employer responsibilities, etc. Register Here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ebekl806530585db&oseq=&c=&ch=
Speaker: NJ Taxation Staff

Marketing and Sales

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
When people look up your business online, what do they find? Bad reviews? No reviews? Or something else? Why are you putting obstacles between you and your prospective customers with doubt? Learn how your online presence can help you dominate your market!
Speaker: Sunny Kancherla
Location: Online
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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. - See more at: http://www.mosbdc.com/training/marketing-strategies/#sthash.e0iYaLGN.dpuf 5 sessions
Fee: $ 269.00
Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
How to Network for Success SBCE Explore the why, where, and how to network offline and online. Learn to write and deliver an attention-getting "elevator speech" that really works. Start networking immediately: bring your business cards and brochures to class (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 50141 Thu Sep 17 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register: www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 59.00
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Prospecting on a Shoestring Budget Learn how to leverage local resources that will assist you in prospecting new business opportunities. Find out how you can access online databases without spending any money and learn techniques for leveraging your LinkedIn account for prospecting. CRN 50158 Tues Sept 22 6pm-9pm. To register: www.sbdcrvcc.com CRN 50425
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Word of mouth is the strongest form of marketing? Do you realize what a good email marketing campaign can contribute to your sales efforts? Don’t miss out on the numerous benefits that email marketing can achieve for you. It is surely a potent source of income that you can use as you start drawing in traffic to your website and converting customers into buyers using the power that email marketing possesses. Long live Email Marketing!
Speaker: Sunny Kancherla
Location: Online
Fee: $ 80.00
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Foodpreneur® 10-Step Recipe for Success SBCE Does everyone tell you that you should be selling your salsa or brownies to the masses? You know that you have a great recipe, but do not know how to turn it into a viable product? Take this course to get an overview of what you need to consider as the key ingredients for success (3 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: FREE CRN 50146 Tue Sep 29 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register: www.sbdcrvcc.com

Government Contracting

Friday, September 25, 2015 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The 8(a) Business Development Program is SBA’s effort to promote equal access for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to participate in the business sector of the nation’s economy. Those who can demonstrate that they are socially and economically disadvantaged may also be eligible. To Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eanmkc8a5a8de992&oseq=&c=&ch=

Disaster Mitigation

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Many people equate business interruption to some sort of weather related catastrophe when in reality that is only one form of it. This session workshop will outline the various types of business interruption, ensuring that there are plans in place for when they happen and ways to transfer the risk from the business itself. Be part of America's PreparAthon! Register Here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=enoe5ecab&oeidk=a07ebfsr2n1d765deeb&condition=SO_OVERRIDE

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