Events/Workshops

 
  
    

June

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
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: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1834017
Speaker: Mary Adelman
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 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, June 02, 2016 8:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Topic: Business Basics
One of the lessons learned from events such as Superstorm Sandy is that businesses were not prepared to communicate using online resources and social media with their customers when they were unable to conduct business as usual. Digital tools, email marketing and social media provide businesses an opportunity to plan and execute communication strategies that allow for a sustainable plan to interact with their customers for the duration of a business interruption and beyond. Online communication will help protect a business’ reputation, maintain brand awareness and increase customer engagement and loyalty.
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
Monday, June 06, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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 07, 2016 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Women Owned Small Businesses/Economically Disadvantaged Small Business Programs These procurement mechanisms are meant to increase federal contracting opportunities and to assist entrepreneurs in linking up with federal contracts offering set asides. 8(a) Business Development Program The 8(a) Program is an essential instrument for helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. The program helps thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to gain a foothold in government contracting. HUB Zone Empowerment Contracting Program The HUB Zone Program encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones -"HUBZones" - through the establishment of preferences. REGISTER: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07echjqw8z0acfa66d&oseq=&c=&ch=
Speaker: SBA
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
NEW! Lose the W.A.I.T. SBCE Is procrastination affecting your business? Learn how the new W (What and Why) A (Acceptance) I (Imagination) T (Take action) program can help you develop the tools to transform your business and personal goals (12 hours). Course fee: $229 CRN 60086 Tue/Thu Jun 7, 9, 14 & 16 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 229.00
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
NEW! QuickBooks Model Office SBCE Attendees will create a model office company, post a large number of accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions and reconcile their entries to the company’s profit and loss report. Prerequisite: Must have received the Accounting and QuickBooks Certificate. Seating is limited. To register, send an email to sbdc@raritanval.edu and provide us with your name, address, telephone number and desired class or call the SBDC at 908-526-1200 x8516 (6 hours). Course fee: Free CRN 60040 Tues Thurs. 6/7, 6/9 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Building Your Marketing Plan SBCE 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 60050 Tue Jun 7 & 14 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 119.00
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
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. Course is 15 hours. (5 sessions – 3 hours each) You must attend all 5 sessions to complete this workshop
Fee: $ 269.00
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
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: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1834022
Speaker: Mary Adelman
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Looking for business financing information? Join America’s SBDC New Jersey, SBA, SCORE and multiple Lenders on June 8, 2016 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ for the Tri-Region Meet The Lenders Event. SBA and non-SBA Lenders will offer presentations on loan programs and services as well as availability after the presentations to meet one-on-one with business owners for a brief preliminary review of their financing needs. Representatives from the SBA, SBDC Mercer, Middlesex, and Monmouth, and SCORE will be on hand for individual discussions as well
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Looking for business financing information? SBA and non-SBA Lenders will offer presentations on loan programs and services as well as availability after the presentations to meet one-on-one with business owners for a brief preliminary review their financing needs.
Thursday, June 09, 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
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, June 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Explore the alternatives to starting a NEW business. Buying into a proven business or franchise affords a glimpse of the company’s operations, competition, and future profit potential. This seminar will cover pros and cons of buying either an existing business or a franchise, such as: * Common myths and truths about franchising – it’s not just food and retail * 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 * There are many other areas that will be covered.
Monday, June 13, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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: $ 69.00
Tuesday, June 14, 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
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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: Al Izzi
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 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)
Fee: $ 99.00
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Workshop will take place in the building of Rutgers Business School - North Tower, 100 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Online Marketing Workshop(9am-2pm, $85) Part 1: Manage Your Online Presence The Internet has changed. More than a place to publish your website, the Internet provides business owners with a multitude of avenues to reach their target audience and tell their story. This includes websites, social media properties like Facebook and Twitter, and video sites like YouTube and Vimeo. This workshop teaches business owners how to manage their online presence, including branding, message marketing, social media marketing and email marketing. Included will be topics such as: • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) • Facebook Management for Busy Business Owners • Should You Be Using Twitter? • LinkedIn Strategies • What Website Platform is Best? WordPress? Wix? Weebly? Something Else? Part 2: Create & Market Your Own Video Video marketing is the most effective form of marketing for SMBs. Videos let potential customers get a better understanding of your business and the value you offer. They are also well adapted to mobile and tablet users, who will gladly watch a video but are seldom interested in reading more than headlines or a few sentences. Videos are also perfect for social media marketing, which is often the greatest source for new online traffic. You will learn how to make inexpensive, yet professional videos for your business. Covered topics include: • Audio and Audio Editing • Video Editing • PowerPoint Videos • Animation Videos • Live Videos • Mobile Phone Videos • Lighting • YouTube • DSLR Cameras • Video SEO
Fee: $ 85.00
Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
When attending the Expo, visit NJSBDC at Rutgers - New Brunswick at Booth # 578. The International Franchise Expo is an annual event, organized by MFV Expositions at Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. Attend on any or all three days: June 16, 17 and 19, 2016 from 10am-5pm. FREE REGISTRATION PROMO CODE: NJSBDC To register for the event please go directly to: https://ifeinfo.infoexpo.com.mx/2016/ae/web/
Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Are you a military service member or veteran and looking to ensure your business is ready to sell your goods and/ or services to government and commercial entities? Topics of Discussion: - What do I do as a new business? - How can I register with SAM, GSA schedule, D & B or as a small business vendor with government agencies and corporations? - How can I find out who is looking to buy what I sell? - How do I complete and submit a bid proposal?
Speaker: Andrew Bennett, NJSBDC Procurement Consultant; Dominick Belfiore, U.S. SBA Lead Business Opportunity Specialist; John Cronin, Dept. of Treasury, The State of New Jersey; Don Newman, Business Action Center (BAC), The State of New Jersey
Fee: $ 10.00
Monday, June 20, 2016 7:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Topic: Disaster Mitigation
In collaboration with the Cybersecurity Center at Kean University, the NJ-SBDC at Kean University is having a symposium on “Ransomware”. This event will consist of networking, breakfast, expert speakers and two panels to discuss this relevant topic. New Jersey Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick will deliver the keynote address. What is it? How to prevent becoming a victim of ransomware and what to do if you are affected. STEM Building Kean University 1075 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 1st floor atrium (networking and breakfast: 7:30-9:00am) and 2nd floor auditorium (program: 9:00am-12:15pm) Liberty Hall Center
Speaker: Keynote speaker - Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Customer Relations
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
Fee: $ 69.00
Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:30 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.
Fee: $ 65.00
Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Financing
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