Events/Workshops

 
  
    

May

Thursday, May 05, 2016 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Business Basics
Can it really be true? Are there really River Friendly and Eco-Friendly Business Practices that make $$Cent$$? • Water quality within your business • External business environment improves profits • Lost-cost high-impact programs to consider REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9053005283194596609
Speaker: Pat Rector, Rutgers University
Thursday, May 05, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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: Instructor: Vince Vicari, Regional Director, NJSBDC at BCC Instructor: Vince Vicari, Regional Director, NJSBDC at BCC
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, May 05, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
In this webinar you will learn: - Individual mandate and tax penalty - Employee subsidy Plans - Questions and Answers REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7705797874912527875
Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Is your business ready to expand its social media reach to include the use of hashtags, microblogging and images? Twitter and Instagram are social networks that focus short messages and images that optimize the use of hashtags for search. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics and benefits to creating a presence on these two platforms. An overview of best practices and ample time for Q&A and how-to demonstrations will be provided - See more at: https://www.mosbdc.com/training/social-media/#sthash.riAwOGQ0.dpuf
Fee: $ 69.00
Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Financing
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). Course fee: FREE CRN 60096 Thu May 5 6:00pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, May 06, 2016 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
We will discuss the following: - Interactive/Engaging - Design for the User - How do you Design for the User? - Create a Design Experience - Leverage Conversion Tools REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1831446996797795074
Speaker: Rachel Durkan, Paradigm Marketing and Design
Friday, May 06, 2016 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
This 20 hour training is a uniquely designed and comprehensive course, suitable for both established and novice entrepreneurs. It is offered over the course of four Fridays, from 9:00AM-2:00PM. Workshop will cover: Part I-Strategy and Organization Part II- Marketing and Market Research Part III – Forecasting Financial Projections Part IV- Financial Statements and Budget Projections.    Please bring your laptops. Post-training counseling: once workshop is completed, clients, who need additional fine-tuning of their business plans, will have an opportunity to have Business & Financial Plan Consultations. During the 20 hour course, participants receive a training manual, four writing classes with hands-on computer access to MS Word, Excel & the Internet. Experienced instructors provide individualized attention and step by step tutoring with in-session counseling.
Fee: $ 125.00
Saturday, May 07, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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, May 09, 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 60037 Mon & Tue May 9 & 10 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 129.00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Mercer County is making a concerted effort to include more Mercer County business owners in their bidding and contracting process and is reaching out to more business owners to teach them how to accomplish this. The program will include current bidding opportunities, how to prepare a bid, what to expect during the bid process, what is required once you have won the award, how to get paid, and more. This event is co-sponsored by the County of Mercer. More Information: 609-771-2947, info@sbdcnj.com or http://www.sbdcnj.com Online Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5209321220
Speaker: Marcella Covello - Director of Purchasing, County of Mercer
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Our team of professional speakers will cover topics including Business Modelling, 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. www.bergen.edu/sbdc. Please feel free to share this event with others you think would be interested.
Speaker: Instructor: Vince Vicari, Regional Director, NJSBDC at BCC
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business SBCE Learn how to proactively handle and even benefit from the inevitable challenges and setbacks you'll face along the way building your business. Finish up with solid ways to build your confidence in any situation, work through habits and fears that can hold you back, and create a support system that will help lead you to success (3 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: FREE CRN 60048 Wed May 11 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Small Business Recordkeeping SBCE Learn what records you need to keep, how to do your own bookkeeping, and how to use records as a management tool. Find out processes you need to follow for tax deductions (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 60091 Wed May 11 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Do you want a competitive advantage in the $500 billion federal marketplace? Do You Qualify for any Federal Procurement Small Business Programs? Learn about the small business programs that may jump-start your federal contracting business.. Join Dominick A. Belfiore from the U.S. Small Business Administration as he discuss the three Federal Procurement Small Business Programs: 1. WOSB/EDWOSB Women Owned Small Business Economically Disadvantaged Small Business Programs 2.8(a) Business Development Program 3. HUB Zone Empowerment Contracting Program
Speaker: Mr. Dominick M. Belfiore, CFCM SBA Lead Business Opportunity Specialist
Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Engage consumers while they’re searching for information related to your business. In this search engine advertising class you’ll learn the basics to: identify unique keywords and phrases that consumers are currently using to find your business (and competitors), write ads, design landing pages, and setup a campaign in Google AdWords. - See more at: https://www.mosbdc.com/training/website-management/#sthash.GDuMGLmO.dpuf
Fee: $ 69.00
Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Your Marketing Toolbox: Get Strategic SBCE Learn how to create brand awareness, build trust, give people reasons to buy, and validate your customers’ buying decisions. Obtain repeat and referral business. Create a strategic marketing plan grounded in critical foundations that will make your marketing endeavors exciting and rewarding (9 hours). Course fee: $159 CRN 60060 Thu May 12, 19 & 26 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 159.00
Friday, May 13, 2016 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
This 20 hour training is a uniquely designed and comprehensive course, suitable for both established and novice entrepreneurs. It is offered over the course of four Fridays, from 9:00AM-2:00PM. Workshop will cover: Part I-Strategy and Organization Part II- Marketing and Market Research Part III – Forecasting Financial Projections Part IV- Financial Statements and Budget Projections.    Please bring your laptops. Post-training counseling: once workshop is completed, clients, who need additional fine-tuning of their business plans, will have an opportunity to have Business & Financial Plan Consultations. During the 20 hour course, participants receive a training manual, four writing classes with hands-on computer access to MS Word, Excel & the Internet. Experienced instructors provide individualized attention and step by step tutoring with in-session counseling.
Fee: $ 125.00
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
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: https://www.mosbdc.com/training/record-keeping/#sthash.O9hm2utP.dpuf
Fee: $ 99.00
Monday, May 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:30 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, May 16, 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 60038 Mon & Tue May 16 & 17 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 129.00
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In Spanish. Seminar will focus on How to start a new business, Grow an existing business, Write a business plan, Small business loan programs, How to become certified as an MBE/WBE and Strategic planning for implementation and growth and much more!
Speaker: Juan Medina
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Seal the Deal: Winning Sales Strategies SBCE Learn step-by-step selling techniques to help you feel more comfortable in front of your prospects and increase your close rate. Follow this strategic selling system and you’ll be sure to meet or exceed your goals for sales and profitability (6 hours). Course fee: $119 CRN 60046 Tue May 17 & 24 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 119.00
Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
NEW! Results-Oriented Operations SBCE This program will provide techniques and communications that will ensure your company is moving in the right direction (3 hours). Course Fee: $59 CRN 60085 Wed May 18 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Do you share in the American Dream of owning your own business, but are not really sure how to begin? Let us help with this exciting new 2-part program. Launching a new business is exciting but often overwhelming. The good news is that the NJSBDC of Northwest NJ will help you with get started and then assist in the development phases as you face the challenges of growth and profitability. Let us help you morph your dream into a tangible reality! Here are a few of the things you can expect in this 2-part series. ROOM: E205 REGISTER: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1794526
Fee: $ 100.00
Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
• Do you qualify for any of the Federal Contracting Programs? • What are Federal contracting programs and how are the Federal Contracting/Procurement Programs beneficial to your business? • How can you apply? FEDERAL CONTRACTING PROGRAMS: Women Owned Small Businesses/Economically Disadvantaged Small Business Programs The new WOSB/EDWOSB set-aside contracting program began in February 2011 and was recently updated effective October 15, 2015. Qualifications, application process, and recent updates will be discussed. 8(a) Business Development Program The 8(a) Business Development Program is SBA’s effort to promote equal access for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to participate in the federal marketplace. Established businesses that are both socially and economically disadvantaged can gain access to a unique direct award authority and set-aside requirements. HUB Zone Empowerment Contracting Program The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program seeks to encourage economic development in historically underutilized business zones, “HUBZones” through the establishment of set-aside requirements, limited sole source authority, and a unique competitive price preference.
Speaker: Elayne P. McClaine, Regional Director of Middlesex Co. NJSBDC at Rutgers-New Brunswick GUEST SPEAKERS from NJ District Office of Small Business Administration: Rosa M. Rodriguez, Business Opportunity Specialist Dominick Belfiore, Small Business Specialist, Veteran Business Development Officer & Emerging Leaders Initiative Project Manager
Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
We invite you to attend this workshop about starting your business in Mercer County. You will learn how to get your new business organized and running properly. You need sharp tools and an understanding of not only how to market and price the products or services you offer but also the basic financial skills to ensure your financial wellbeing. You will leave with the answers to the questions which are preventing you from proceeding with your plans to start a business. Topics include legal formation, business ownership options, financial management, insurance issues, marketing and business planning, and much more. Materials every small business needs will be provided to each participant, including a "how to" handbook for businesses in Mercer County. This event is co-sponsored by the County of Mercer. More Information: 609-771-2947, info@sbdcnj.com or http://www.sbdcnj.com Online Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5196460754
Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
The Importance of Time Management: Learn how to develop key steps to improve productivity and find time in your day to become a better business owner. The free class will be held on Thursday May 19th from 7:00 to 9:00pm in room B108 on the RVCC Bridgewater Campus. For more information and to register, visit the local SCORE office at https://centraljersey.score.org/chapters/central-jersey-score .
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
The Power of Social Media Marketing Sharing my Secret of Generating 50 Daily Leads SBDC@Kean.Edu 908-737-4220 Willis Hall is next to the Wilkins Theater
Speaker: Daphnie Manzione, CEO, Go Daphers, LLC
Fee: $ 10.00
Tuesday, May 24, 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 60039 Tue/Thu/Tue May 24, 26 & 31 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 169.00
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
This program addresses how critical credit issues impact the achievement of important and complex personal & business financial aspects. The CAS building is across from the Library. SBDC@Kean.edu
Speaker: Fred Dominguez
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Understanding Financial Statements SBCE Learn about spreadsheets, understanding revenue and expense, structure and relationships, meaningful forecasts and projections, break-even analysis, balance sheets, P&L, and cash flow (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 60092 Wed May 25 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00

June

Thursday, June 02, 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 60064 Thu Jun 2 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00