Events/Workshops

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Friday, June 05, 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
Monday, June 08, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Due to uniqueness of organization and services provided, credit unions are different from regular banks. Building relationship with a credit union and working with them to establish or to improve a credit profile of your business can help to create a history to qualify to obtain working capital or funding for business expansion.
Monday, June 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.

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 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
Wednesday, June 03, 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
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This program addresses the tools and strategies to establish, develop and flourish as an entrepreneur in any chosen field in various economic environment: 1) It will cover required skills and talents which are universally fundamental to quality business owner. 2) How to stay motivated and distinguished from the crowd. 3) How to think as a long term entrepreneur. 4) Can you take your “knowledge gained” and turn it into resources that people will compensate you? ________________________________________________________________________________________ Este programa esta dirigido para establecer , como desarrollar, florecer herramientas y estrategias para un empresario en cualquiera de los variados caminos del ambiente economico. 1) Cubrirá herramientas y talentos que son fundamentalmente universales para convertirse en un En un propietatio de negocios. 2) Como mantenerse motivado y distinguirse dentro de la multitud. 3) Como pensar como un empresario a largo plazo. 4) Puede tomar tus conocimentos adquiridos y convertirlos en recursos en el cual otras personas te Recompensen?
Speaker: Herb Caesar
Tuesday, June 09, 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
Monday, June 15, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Fee: $ 97.00
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Participants will learn social media time management tips, strategies and tools. How to sessions will establish importance of starting and using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linked In and other social and business platforms. A Google profile and other tactics to consolidate online presences will be demonstrated. Participants will also learn a process for building an influential personal and business brand, manage their online image and how to identify and leverage language to influence the purchasing behavior of ideal clients. This seminar will clarify SEO and the many myths and misunderstandings. You will learn the 2 factors of SEO: on-page and off-page SEO and what you can do to rank your site. This is a hands-on seminar so bring a laptop and any passwords you may need to access your WordPress dashboard, YouTube account and directory listings. (Note: if you don’t know what this means, you are still welcome and will leave with actionable knowledge and strategies for doing SEO for your business). All registrants should have or create a Gmail account before this seminar. This workshop will also be Provided in Spanish.
Fee: $ 85.00
Wednesday, June 17, 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

Business Basics

Friday, June 12, 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, June 19, 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
Saturday, June 20, 2015 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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.
Friday, June 26, 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

Friday, June 12, 2015 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital 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 (6 hours). Course fee: $99 CRN 60143 Fri Jun 12 10:00 am - 4:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 99.00
Wednesday, June 17, 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.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.
Fee: $ 55.00

Managing a Business

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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. Seminar will cover the pros and cons of acquiring an existing business.
Speaker: Elayne P. McClaine, Associate Broker, Executive Business Brokers
Fee: $ 25.00

Business Accounting and Budget

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Accounting Fundamentals 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 60136 Thu May 28 9:00 am - 3:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 119.00
Thursday, June 04, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
QuickBooks for Small Businesses 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 60137 Thu June 4 9:00 am - 3:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 119.00
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, June 11
QuickBooks Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable 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: $159 CRN 60138 Wed/Thu Jun 10 &11 10:30 am - 3:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 159.00
Monday, June 15, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, June 17
This course is 15 hours spread over 2 days. For both days, we will meet from 8:30am to 4:30pm with a 30-minute break. The dates are Tuesday, September 17, and Wednesday, September 18. Are you a wreck prepping records for your accountants? Is your bookkeeping a mess? Are you concerned your federal or state business taxes might have some accounting gaps? Are you afraid it is too hard to learn because you are so busy? Once and for all QuickBooks is your answer. Get your books quickly in order and spend more time on your business than drowning from it. In the first 5 hours, we will concentrate on ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS, including terminology, GAAP, the four steps of the Accounting Cycle, an overview of major financial statements, a discussion of financial ratios and more. At each step, the Accounting Fundamentals theory is interspersed with demonstrations of and direct comparison to the QuickBooks software. In the second 5 hours, the attendees will be trained on all steps of QUICKBOOKS SETUP. This will include the tutorial East Step Interview, setting up a company file, learning to do backups, evaluating the scope of Preferences, and establishing the relational databases. During the final 5 hours, the attendees will learn the entire business processing of financial information, or TRANSACTIONAL QUICKBOOKS, starting with accounts payables/vendors, issuing purchase orders, receiving inventory and paying bills. Students will also learn accounts receivables processing, how to issue estimates, issuing invoices, receiving payments, deposit processing, and an overview about the full complement of reports available through the development of databases in QuickBooks. Questions are encouraged during the lecture, and you will be working in a computer lab for hands-on learning. You can attend this course as a for-profit or non-profit small business, and our instructor will make certain to cover the course in a way that meets your specific needs and focus. You will be given a binder containing copies of the class materials, and we encourage you to use these documents as checklists and guidelines for using QuickBooks. More Information: 609-771-2947, info@sbdcnj.com or http://www.sbdcnj.com Online Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5195349430
Speaker: Carla Fallone - CEO of Fallone Business Resources, adjunct professor for The College of New Jersey, QuickBooks instructor for 10 years, entrepreneur for 23 years, and founder of highly successful food services corporation.
Fee: $ 295.00
Tuesday, June 16, 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.
Fee: $ 99.00

Marketing and Sales

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Is your website working for you? How can you be sure? Now more than ever, prospects and customers are looking for information online before they even get in their car, pick up the phone, or enter your store. Can they find you? Learn proven strategies to promote your website on and off-line.
Speaker: Sunny Kancherla
Location: Online
Fee: $ 80.00
Monday, June 01, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Out-of-the-Box Marketing 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 60169 Mon Jun 1 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, June 16
Your Marketing Toolbox: Get Strategic 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: $149 CRN 60194 Tues. June 2,9,16 To register go to wwwsbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 149.00
Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, June 11
Seal the Deal: Winning Sales Strategies 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 60154 Tue Jun 4 & 11 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 119.00
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
How much is your website making for you? If you don't know, then that is a huge problem. Enroll in this cornerstone webinar to ensure your website is doing as much as it can for your business.
Speaker: Sunny Kancherla
Location: Online
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, 5 sessions ending Wednesday, July 15
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.
Fee: $ 269.00
Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment 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 60196 Thu Jun 18 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 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: $ 80.00

Disaster Mitigation

Saturday, June 06, 2015 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
BCP Workshop Coverage This workshop on Business Continuity Planning will cover the following five (5) items: 1. The Bergen-SBDC, its locations, and the history and focus of its SBDPRO. 2. Risk management and performing a SWOT Analysis for your routine small business operation. 3. Special potential threats in natural and man-made disasters. 4. Using the SBDPRO template to create a customized BCP for your small business. 5. Your BCP adoption follow-up questions & answers.
Speaker: Facilitator: Bill Ruggles, Senior Strategic and Business Process Consultant
Monday, June 15, 2015 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
BCP Workshop Coverage This workshop on Business Continuity Planning will cover the following five (5) items: 1. The Bergen-SBDC, its locations, and the history and focus of its SBDPRO. 2. Risk management and performing a SWOT Analysis for your routine small business operation. 3. Special potential threats in natural and man-made disasters. 4. Using the SBDPRO template to create a customized BCP for your small business. 5. Your BCP adoption follow-up questions & answers.
Speaker: Facilitator: Bill Ruggles, Senior Strategic and Business Process Consultant

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