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Thursday, April 09, 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.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This program addresses how critical credit issues impact the achievement of important and complex personal business financial aspect: 1) How to understand one's credit situation/status based on your credit report. 2) How credit scores are calculated; What factors impact the scores and one's quality of life. 3) How financial statements and tax return impact strategies to develop and enhance a credit rating. 4) How investors, lenders and creditors use credit bureau reports to assess business capacity.
Speaker: Herb Caesar

Start-up Assistance

Saturday, April 04, 2015 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Workshop will cover Part I-Strategy and Organization, Part II- Marketing and Market Research, Part III – Forecasting and Financial Projections, Part IV- Financial Statements and Budget Projections. Access to a Computer is necessary either through state of the art classrooms or personal laptops. Post-training counseling: Once the training is completed clients who need additional fine-tuning of their business plans will have an opportunity to have Business & Financial Plan Consultations. The cost includes a training manual, 4 writing classes with hands on computer access to MS Word, Excel & the internet.
Monday, April 06, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 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
Tuesday, April 07, 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, April 08, 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
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Workshop will cover Part I-Strategy and Organization, Part II- Marketing and Market Research, Part III – Forecasting and Financial Projections, Part IV- Financial Statements and Budget Projections. Access to a Computer is necessary either through state of the art classrooms or personal laptops. Post-training counseling: Once the training is completed clients who need additional fine-tuning of their business plans will have an opportunity to have Business & Financial Plan Consultations. The cost includes a training manual, 4 writing classes with hands on computer access to MS Word, Excel & the internet.
Fee: $ 125.00
Monday, April 13, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, 2 sessions ending Tuesday, April 14
If you are an entrepreneur who is planning to start or has recently started a small business, this course is for you! Examine the legal forms of ownership, how to register the business, setting up bookkeeping records, taxation, and understanding financial statements, money needs, payroll, insurance, and licensing.
Fee: $ 97.00
Tuesday, April 14, 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
Thursday, April 16, 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
Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Workshop will cover Part I-Strategy and Organization, Part II- Marketing and Market Research, Part III – Forecasting and Financial Projections, Part IV- Financial Statements and Budget Projections. Access to a Computer is necessary either through state of the art classrooms or personal laptops. Post-training counseling: Once the training is completed clients who need additional fine-tuning of their business plans will have an opportunity to have Business & Financial Plan Consultations. The cost includes a training manual, 4 writing classes with hands on computer access to MS Word, Excel & the internet.
Fee: $ 125.00
Tuesday, April 21, 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, April 22, 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
Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Workshop will cover Part I-Strategy and Organization, Part II- Marketing and Market Research, Part III – Forecasting and Financial Projections, Part IV- Financial Statements and Budget Projections. Access to a Computer is necessary either through state of the art classrooms or personal laptops. Post-training counseling: Once the training is completed clients who need additional fine-tuning of their business plans will have an opportunity to have Business & Financial Plan Consultations. The cost includes a training manual, 4 writing classes with hands on computer access to MS Word, Excel & the internet.
Fee: $ 125.00

Business Basics

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Does your business provide products and services to consumers? Facebook and Pinterest are social networks that focus on reaching the consumer and retail markets. 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.
Fee: $ 55.00
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, April 28
The Business Plan 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 60156 Tue April 14, 21 & 28 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 149.00
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn how to create impactful video content for your website and social media marketing. Engage your prospects dramatically to turn leads into sales. From planning to production to publishing, this class pieces together the skills and tools you’ll need to create desirable content to promote your brand or organization. Especially designed for small businesses and entrepreneurs on a limited budget.
Fee: $ 55.00
Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:00 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?
Speaker: Herb Caesar
Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:30 PM to 10:00 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.
Fee: $ 65.00

Financing

Thursday, April 02, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Understanding how equity financing affects your business is an important step if you want to expand. This seminar will demystify the concepts of asset based financing and alternative equity financing that includes angel investing, venture capital and private equity. Knowing the expectations of investors by understanding the 5 stages of alternative financing will help prepare you for that first investor pitch
Tuesday, April 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.
Fee: $ 65.00

Managing Employees

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This seminar teaches the rules and regulations associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it applies to small businesses. Small business employers looking to provide coverage for their employees can do so through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), part of the new Health Insurance Marketplaces.
Thursday, April 09, 2015 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Change management is the process, tools and techniques used to manage the people-side of change and achieve required business outcomes. In an evolving technology landscape, it is critical to steer the change process effectively and prepare those involved to be adaptable, knowledgeable, and confident in executing new workflow and technology. In this workshop you’ll learn how to apply a systematic approach to helping the individuals impacted by "the change" to be successful by building support, addressing resistance and developing the required knowledge and ability to implement the change.
Speaker: NJSBDC Staff
Fee: $ 50.00
Thursday, April 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Change management is the process, tools and techniques used to manage the people-side of change and achieve required business outcomes. In an evolving technology landscape, it is critical to steer the change process effectively and prepare those involved to be adaptable, knowledgeable, and confident in executing new workflow and technology. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to apply a systematic approach to helping the individuals impacted by "the change" to be successful by building support, addressing resistance and developing the required knowledge and ability to implement the change.
Speaker: NJSBDC Staff
Fee: $ 50.00

Business Accounting and Budget

Monday, April 06, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, April 09
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 60129 Mon & Thu April 6 & 9 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 119.00
Tuesday, April 07, 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.
Speaker: M. Adelman
Fee: $ 50.00
Monday, April 13, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, April 16
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 60130 Mon & Thu April 13 & 16 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 119.00
Tuesday, April 21, 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.
Speaker: M. Adelman
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, April 28
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 60131 Tue/Thu/Tue Apr 21, 23 &28 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 159.00
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, April 23
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
Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Determining the Value of Your Works: Royalty Fees, Contracts and Agreements Discuss definitions of different types of royalties and examine sample royalty rates for different types of products. Learn what to specify regarding royalty rates (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 60188 Thu Apr 30 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 59.00

Tax Planning

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Learn directly from the New Jersey Division of Taxation the various State tax-related responsibilities and exactly how to handle them. Questions are welcome! Seminar Agenda includes: Reporting Business Income and Expenses Filing Sales and Use Tax Returns; Types of Business Ownership and the NJ tax consequences for each Meeting Employer Responsibilities; Registering Your Business with the NJ Division of Taxation And … Your Questions
Speaker: Representatives of New Jersey Division of Taxation, Trenton, NJ
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Small Business Taxes Learn which type of legal entity is the best structure for your company and receive information about tax responsibilities based on the entity you choose. Find out what tax deductions you are entitled to (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 60157 Wed Apr 29 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 59.00

Marketing and Sales

Thursday, April 02, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 AM
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & YouTube Crash Course Facebook: How to use Facebook to conduct Million Dollar Marketing Research Twitter: How to use Tweet like a Rockstar YouTube: How to intercept tons of traffic from viral videos Pinterest: Top 3 ways to get more pins & followers and MUCH MUCH MORE
Speaker: Gary George, Founder and CEO, Blazin Multimedia
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, April 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Thursday, April 16
Building Your Marketing Plan 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 60152 Thu Apr 9 & 16 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 119.00
Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, 3 sessions ending Saturday, April 25
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
Monday, April 13, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
How to Network for Success 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 60165 Mon Apr 13 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To register go to www.sbdcrvcc.com
Fee: $ 59.00
Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
The professional press reports that “Content is King”. What exactly does that mean? Marketing collateral is the means by which we communicate (content) to our markets, prospects, and customers. So we need to use consistent and appropriate content in all communication whether on your website, in your brochures, blogs, social media posts and presentations. Marketing collateral also helps to develop or reinforce a strong brand. In this workshop you’ll learn how. Be sure to bring some marketing collateral to work on.
Speaker: D. Stammer
Fee: $ 50.00
Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The professional press reports that “Content is King”. What exactly does that mean? Marketing collateral is the means by which we communicate (content) to our markets, prospects, and customers. So we need to use consistent and appropriate content in all communication whether on your website, in your brochures, blogs, social media posts and presentations. Marketing collateral also helps to develop or reinforce a strong brand. In this workshop you’ll learn how. Be sure to bring some marketing collateral to work on.
Speaker: D. Stammer
Fee: $ 50.00

International Trade

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
How to Get Started and How to Expand: This workshop covers the fundamentals of international trade. We will cover topics for both beginning and accomplished exporters and importers – including marketing, sales, pricing and distribution.
Speaker: Roger Cohen
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM
How to Expand Your Reach Abroad: This workshop covers the practical aspects of how to work with representatives, agents, distributors, and other resources. Learn how to increase your reach by working with sales professionals.We recommend that students take Demystifying International Trade prior to this session.
Speaker: Roger Cohen
Thursday, April 09, 2015 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Understanding the Language of International Commerce: This workshop provides an overview of international payments and international commercial terms – INCOTERMS – the international languages of how to buy, sell, deliver and get paid, and how to transfer risk. These are the fundamental building blocks of how to transact international business.
Speaker: Roger Cohen

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