Events/Workshops

 
  
    

January

Monday, January 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Cómo Empezar un Negocio en New Jersey Está pensando en abrir un negocio y no sabe como hacerlo? Únase a este seminario donde se brindará información sobre los requisitos que se necesitan para poder abrir y registrar un negocio en el Estado de New Jersey. Aprenderá a registrar su negocio en tres pasos fáciles y en menos de una hora!!!. Evento gratuito y en Español. Registración Previa es Necesaria. Lunes, 23 de Enero , 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm Ewing Public Library 61 Scotch Rd Ewing, NJ 08628 Puede registrarse directamente utilizando el siguiente link : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/como-empezar-su-negocio-en-new-jersey-tickets-30128317609 Para mayor información, por favor contáctenos al (609) 771-2096 o mediante correo electrónico al lilian@sbdcnj.com Auspiciado por Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability, U.S. Small Business Administration, The College of New Jersey and America's Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey
Monday, January 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Part II –- QuickBooks Set Up for Small Businesses - Desktop Option SB204 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 60003 Mon/Tue Jan 23 & 24 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 129.00
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Keep precise financial records using easily available accounting software (Quickbooks) for small businesses. You will learn how to create accurate financial statements and how to interpret them. We’ll look at the key numbers and ratios that can help you understand your financial results, and how to use these ratios to plan effectively and manage cash flow properly. This workshop is intended for current business owners and managers and for anyone thinking about opening a business. TOPICS INCLUDED: - Understanding Accounting/Bookkeeping Practices for a Small Business; - Bookkeeping Basics; - Your “Bean Team” & Their Roles; - Accounting Softwares; - Understanding Financial Statements; - Key Financial Ratios; - Hands-on Problem solving – Case Studies to provide a greater understanding of the topics discussed;
Speaker: Johny Lyden
Fee: $ 125.00
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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. For more information call 732-842-8685 or visit www.mosbdc.com
Fee: $ 69.00
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
NEW! Data Science for Small Business Owners SB466 Learn from different real world vignettes highlighting the power of big data and data science in helping businesses transform their business models. Discover the most relevant data technologies today and attain a basic understanding of the core data science methods and how they can be used to solve tough business problems (6 hours). Course fee: $119 CRN 60111 Wed Jan 25 and Feb 1 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 119.00
Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 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/5196366472
Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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. For more information: contact our office (732) 842-8685 or visit www.mosbdc.com
Fee: $ 55.00
Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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. For more information call 732-842-8685 or visit www.mosbdc.com
Fee: $ 69.00
Friday, January 27, 2017 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
This 20-Hour Business Plan writing course is designed for startups and established entrepreneurs who are ready to create a comprehensive business/action plan. All the essential steps are covered, including drafting the business goals and objectives; identifying the audience; gathering information; researching; describing product and services; and marketing, sales, and financial projections and reports. This workshop is offered over the course of 4 Fridays from 9:00am - 2:00pm. At the completion of the workshop, clients who need additional assistance with fine-tuning their business plans will have an opportunity to have a Business & Financial Plan Review. A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION is issued after participating in all 20 hours of the Smart Business Plan Writing Workshop. Costs include training manual, 4 writing classes with hands on computer access to MS Word, Excel & the Internet. Individualized attention with experienced trainers/presenters; step by step tutoring with in-class counseling. The Workshop will cover: Week 1 (January 27, 2017) - Executive Summary & the Organization Plan; Week 2 (February 3, 2017) - Understanding Market Research & Developing a Marketing Plan; Week 3 (February 10, 2017) – Business Plan Financials (Part I); Week 4 (February 17, 2017) - Business Plan Financials (Part II);
Fee: $ 100.00
Monday, January 30, 2017 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In today's market, harnessing the power of social media is a must if you want to grow your business and your brand. The same goes for your website. It is vital to position yourself online with a strong internet presence that reassures and strengthens the consumers trust in your business and motivates them to engage more with your business. This workshop will provide tools and actionable strategies to optimize your website and online infrastructures and use social media to promote and grow your business. TOPICS INCLUDE: Identifying the purpose/objective and audience of your website; Keyword research to build out your website content strategically; Strategies to increase your website's visibility in the search engines; Building your website's reputation via blogs and social media; Additional marketing strategies to implement in your website to stay relevant; Measuring the effectiveness of your web design and strategies; Social media importance for the growing small businesses; Integrating social media into your business and marketing strategy; Differentiating social media platforms differ & selecting the best ones for your business; Using social media for lead generation; Social media marketing tactics; Third party tools to help manage your social media marketing efforts; Using analytics and measuring success.
Speaker: Stan Robinson, Priscilla Liburd
Fee: $ 75.00
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Part III – QuickBooks Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable – Desktop Option SB205 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 60005 Tue/Thu/Tue Jan 31, Feb 2 & 7 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 169.00
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Building Your Marketing Plan SB703 Learn about market research, strategic marketing decisions, advertising and sales, public relations, promotions, and networking. Find out about all phases of a marketing plan, how to define markets and how to implement creative, low-cost guerrilla marketing (6 hours). Course fee: $119 CRN 60044 Tue Jan 31 & Feb 7 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 119.00

February

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
First-Step to Entrepreneurship Q & A is the NJSBDC at Rutgers-Newark interactive seminar for all entrepreneurs seeking to start a small business in New Jersey. It is a 2 hour roundtable seminar that provides an opportunity for attendees interested in starting a business to discuss the steps and procedures in starting and operating a business and address start-up issues or questions with an SBDC business expert. This seminar will cover: - Selecting Your business legal structure (i.e. LLC,C & S Corps/Partnerships/Sole Proprietor) - Online Business Registration with New Jersey - Registering for taxes with the NJ Department of Revenue- - NJ Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification - NJ Licenses & Permits (including Departments to obtain) - IRS Schedule C & Getting a Federal Tax ID (EIN #) - Source/Types of Funding + Alternative Microloan Lender - Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Business Code All participants will receive training materials and handouts included in the cost
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 4:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
El seminario Preguntas Y Respuestas Para Nuevos Emprendedores impartido por NJSBDC Rutgers-Newark Center para aquellos emprendedores que están planeando iniciar un negocio pequeño en New Jersey. Este seminario de 2 horas sera presentado por expertos en negocios que les ofrece la oportunidad de contestarles todas sus preguntas e inquietudes sobre los pasos y procedimientos en la operación de un negocio. Adicionalmente se discutirá sobre problemas que se presentan en el inicio de un negocio. Este seminario cubrirá: • Selección a la estructura legal de su negocio (por ejemplo, LLC, C & S Corps /Asociaciones/ Propietario individual o único) • Registro de negocios conforme con las leyes en el estado de New Jersey • Registro de impuestos con NJ Department of Revenue (IRS) • Certificación en el NJ Small Business Enterprise (SBE)-Negocios Pequeños por Emprender • Licencias y permisos • Como obtener un número de identificación federal de impuestos (EIN # • Fuente / Tipos de Financiamiento + Prestamista alternativo de microcrédito • Patenta, Marcas y Derechos de Autor • Código de la industria de su negocio (North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Todos los participantes recibirán materiales de capacitación y folletos los cuales estan incluido en el costo del seminario.
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Your Marketing Toolbox: Get Strategic SB708 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 60045 Wed Feb 1, 8 & 15 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 159.00
Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
If you are an entrepreneur who is planning to start or has recently started a small business, this course is for you! 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. For more information call (732) 842-8685 or visit www.mosbdc.com
Fee: $ 97.00
Saturday, February 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
If you already have a website and want to rank higher in search engines, showcase your expertise, and provide education and information to get new customers, blogging is a great way to do just that. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics including blogging platforms, layout and vocabulary; blogging benefits, content creation and creating a blog editorial calendar. An overview of best practices and ample time for Q&A and how to demonstrations will be provided. For more information call 732-842-8685 or visit mosbdc.com
Fee: $ 69.00
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
¡NUEVO! Desarrollo de paquete de préstamos en Español SB462 Esta clase ofrecerá a los asistentes una visión general de los procesos de desarrollo del paquete de préstamo. Usted aprenderá la importancia de un plan de negocios, revisar su informe de crédito y qué documentación es necesaria normalmente por los bancos para garantizar un préstamo de pequeña empresa (3 horas). Es obligatorio el registro. Precio del curso: gratis CRN 60075 Tue Feb 7 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 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
Thursday, February 09, 2017 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: Vince Vicari, Regional Director, NJSBDC at BCC
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BASICS: A Small Business Guide - What is it and do I need it? If you have an idea, product or service that you really believe in, you want to protect it. The Intellectual Property (IP) Basics Webinar is designed to give entrepreneurs, small business owners, and independent inventors the knowledge and tools needed to protect the most valuable asset and integrity of their business. This workshop will help you to better understand the different types of IP and how to protect them. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: - Obtain a clear understanding of what is intellectual property and do you need it; - Differentiate between patents, trade secrets, copyright protection, and trademarks; - Identify issues generally found in patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks; - Obtain helpful resources for guidance; If you do not invest time and resources to understand IP protection, opportunities and risks, it is difficult to achieve your business goals in the long run. Join us and let us help you get jump started on protecting your great idea, service, or product.
Speaker: Wendy Oliveras
Location: Online
Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
This webinar will provide small business participants with a general understanding of government contracting and the federal procurement process. The overview will include how the procurement process works including commonly utilized FAR clauses, how to conduct thorough market research to find opportunities, SBA small business certification programs available as well as how to effectively leverage certifications to win both public and private contracts.
Speaker: Monica Randall
Location: Online
Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise SB435 Learn how to identify and then research a credible franchise or existing business (3 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: FREE CRN 60062 Thu Feb 9 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, February 10, 2017 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 (Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3 & 10, 2017), from 9:00AM-2:00PM. (Note: these dates are new!) 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
Monday, February 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Part II and III - QuickBooks Set up and A/R and A/P - Online Option SB281 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 60030 Mon/Tue/Thu Feb 13, 14 &16 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 169.00
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Need help registering your business? The NJSBDC at Rutgers-Newark can help! This is a hands-on workshop held in a computer lab. Our Business Counselor will guide you through the process of registering your business online with state of New Jersey and obtaining a Federal Employer Identification Number with the IRS.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:00 PM to 6:00 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.
Speaker: Vince Vicari, Regional Director, NJSBDC at BCC & Julie Kossoy, Consultant
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Does your business provide products and services to other businesses? LinkedIn and Google+ are social networks that focus on business and professional connections. 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. For more information call 732-842-8685 or visit mosbdc.com
Fee: $ 69.00
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
First-Step to Entrepreneurship Q & A is the NJSBDC at Rutgers-Newark interactive seminar for all entrepreneurs seeking to start a small business in New Jersey. It is a 2 hour roundtable seminar that provides an opportunity for attendees interested in starting a business to discuss the steps and procedures in starting and operating a business and address start-up issues or questions with an SBDC business expert. This seminar will cover: - Selecting Your business legal structure (i.e. LLC,C & S Corps/Partnerships/Sole Proprietor) - Online Business Registration with New Jersey - Registering for taxes with the NJ Department of Revenue- - NJ Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification - NJ Licenses & Permits (including Departments to obtain) - IRS Schedule C & Getting a Federal Tax ID (EIN #) - Source/Types of Funding + Alternative Microloan Lender - Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Business Code All participants will receive training materials and handouts included in the cost.
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
This course is intended to provide participants with fundamental knowledge related to using varying methods and levels of coaching/counseling and corrective/disciplinary actions that are legally defensible, align with best practices, and are appropriate for the client’s business and industry. • Your Role as Supervisor/Manager in Managing Employees • Why Bother? - Legal aspects - Documentation - At-will doctrine - Consistency • Concerns For Supervisors/Managers - Living in the Fishbowl! - Understanding your liability • Identifying the basics -- and Knowing the Differences - Behavior-based vs. skill based • Determining/Knowing When To Take Action - Resolving conflicts effectively - Verbal discussion? Written warning? - When to ask for help • What Is “Progressive Discipline”? - Understanding when to use and not use this approach • Expectations and Best Practices • Summary / Questions & Answers REGISTRATION: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3982782239009468419
Speaker: Connie A. Mascioli, President & CEO Ridgedale Business Solutions
Location: Online
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Legal 1 SB701 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 60032 Wed Feb 8 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing SB450 Getting found in the search engines is critical for your business. We will show you how to create your free Local Business Listing on Google and Bing, and discuss other opportunities. This workshop is intended for small business owners with an office or retail address (not work from home) (3 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: FREE CRN 60059 Wed Feb 15 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
If you are 50+ Years or older and are considering a second career, Buying an Existing Business or Franchise might be right for you. Buying into a proven business or franchise affords a glimpse of the company’s operations, competition, and future profit potential. Explore the alternatives to starting a new business. The seminar will cover topics on: How franchising compares to other business opportunities. How to Find a Franchise that Fits Your Skill Set How to Find a Franchise that Fits Your Wallet How Financing a Franchise can be the best entrepreneurial investment
Speaker: Elayne P. McClaine, Director of Middlesex Co. NJSBDC reg. office at Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
For start-up businesses wanting to know how to choose the right form of business and what is the difference between the various forms and how they will impact your ownership, profits, funding, liability and taxes.
Speaker: Jim Palumbo, Senior Strategic Consultant, NJSBDC at BCC
Fee: $ 20.00
Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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. For more information call (732) 842-8685 or visit www.mosbdc.com
Fee: $ 55.00
Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Social Media Marketing Become a Master Networker w/Linkedln ?What are the right platforms for your business ?Learn the process & culture of Social Media ?How to network B to B ?The use of LI as social media and resume ?How to reach high level contacts to create lead generation
Speaker: Ellen Cagnassola - Owner of Sweet Soaps Media, LLC and Social Media Consultant for SBDC at Kean University
Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn how your finished plan should look, what’s to be included, which language to use and what information to present and in what format your plans are clearly convincing. For more information call (732) 842-8685 or visit www.mosbdc.com
Fee: $ 65.00
Monday, February 20, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Part I: Accounting Fundamentals - Both Desktop and Online Options SB211 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 60006 Mon/Tue Feb 20 & 21 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 129.00