Events/Workshops

 
  
    

February

Tuesday, February 16, 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, February 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Does your business provided 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. - See more at: https://www.mosbdc.com/training/social-media/#sthash.riAwOGQ0.dpuf
Fee: $ 69.00
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Tres Sesiones donde Ud aprenderá a crear una Página Web Básica para su Negocio y establecer una presencia en internet. Participantes aprenderán a reservar el domain name para su compañía, familiarizacion con términos básicos de HTML, tags, codificación y creación de su página virtual. Introducción a diseño de página, revisión de plataformas populares GoogleSites, Intuit and Wordpress y mucho más. Unase a nosotros en esta serie de eventos dictados por Reina Valenzuela y Oscar Moreno de Starfish Global LLC. Se otorgarán certificados de participación del programa a los asistentes que acudan a las tres sesiones. Después de las sesiones, cada participante recibirá como mínimo cinco horas de asesoría gratuita e individual orientando específicamente a cada tipo de negocio. Más Información: 609-771-2096, espanol@sbdcnj.com y http://www.sbdcnj.com Registro en Internet: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6715772055
Speaker: Reina Valenzuela & Oscar Moreno, Starfish Global LLC
Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Failure to define your target markets will cost you money—and maybe your business. This workshop will show you how to successfully define, target, and reach the markets for your products or services. You will learn how to develop an action plan based on market research and tactics which target your markets. Targeting your markets with the right methods gets results. Note: This workshop is two sessions 2/18 and 2/25 REGISTER: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1794489
Fee: $ 100.00
Thursday, February 18, 2016 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: Instructor: Jim Palumbo, Senior Strategic Consultant, NJSBDC at BCC
Fee: $ 20.00
Saturday, February 20, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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. - See more at: https://www.mosbdc.com/training/business-startup/#sthash.3KF5hvvn.dpuf
Fee: $ 65.00
Saturday, February 20, 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. - See more at: https://www.mosbdc.com/training/financing-small-business/#sthash.QYhZGKpS.dpuf
Fee: $ 55.00
Monday, February 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
NEW! Effective Goal-Setting for You and Your Employees Hate setting goals? You’re not alone. Learn how to make this necessary task an invigorating part of managing your business success. Participants will explore effective goal-setting techniques to ensure an integral and results-oriented process (3 hours). Course Fee: $59 CRN 60080 Mon Feb 22 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
You're invited to Easy Steps for Complying with Small Business Taxes. This workshop will share with you what you need to know for sales tax, use tax, and so much more. Something you do not want to miss! They will cover: how to register your business in New Jersey tax consequences of each form of business ownership employer responsibilities reporting business income estimated tax payments what goods and services are subject to sales tax and filing sales and use returns. REGISTER: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=enoe5ecab&oeidk=a07ec43vfmr33fe5612
Speaker: NJ Division of Taxation
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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 60031 Tue/Thu Feb 23 & 25 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, February 25, 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 60045 Thu Feb 25 & Mar 3 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 119.00
Monday, February 29, 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 60028 Mon & Tue Feb 29 & Mar 1 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 129.00

March

Tuesday, March 01, 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 60063 Tue Mar 1 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
NEW! Fundamentals of Public Relations SBCE This course is a real-world orientation to the practice of public relations (PR). Using case studies and current media coverage, participants will learn about the impact an effective PR campaign can create for their business. We’ll introduce essential tools for the PR practitioner, as well as exercises to practice and refine PR writing skills. (3 hours). Course Fee: $59 CRN 60081 Tue Mar 1 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Planning Your New Website SBCE Learn the biggest mistakes to avoid when building a website and what the search engines want. Find out how to register your domain name, choose web hosting, accept payments online, and evaluate whether to do it yourself or hire a professional (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 60054 Wed Mar 2 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Monday, March 07, 2016
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. - See more at: https://www.mosbdc.com/training/marketing-strategies/#sthash.kKsqe9yj.dpuf
Fee: $ 269.00
Monday, March 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Customer Relations
Fundamentals of Customer Service SBCE It’s a fact: 96% of unhappy customers don’t complain to the source, but they do spread their dissatisfaction with a product, service or business by complaining to family, friends, co-workers and anyone who will listen. This negative word-of-mouth can be very harmful to your business. In this course, learn how to analyze customer service snafus, improve customer service skills and turn complaints into service opportunities with a positive impact (3 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: Free CRN 60074 Mon Mar 7 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, March 07, 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 60029 Mon & Tue Mar 7 & 8 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 129.00
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
NEW! Doing Business with the Federal Government SBCE The US Federal Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Learn the types of products and services it procures and how to tell if the government is buying what your business is selling (3 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: FREE CRN 60087 Tue Mar 8 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
NEW! Federal Small Business Certifications SBCE This seminar will discuss the federal procurement 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) set-aside programs (3 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: FREE CRN 60088 Tue Mar 8 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 08, 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, March 08, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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. - See more at: https://www.mosbdc.com/training/social-media/#sthash.riAwOGQ0.dpuf
Fee: $ 69.00
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop The Small Business Tax Workshop is provided by the Division of Taxation at no cost to the participants. Division personnel will explain proper procedures for collecting and remitting various New Jersey taxes. A focal point of each workshop is the sales tax responsibilities of small businesses including the description of taxable and exempt sales and services. Discussions will also highlight different types of business ownership and the tax consequences of each one (5 hours). Registration is required. Course fee: FREE CRN 60076 Wed Mar 9 10:00 am - 3:00 pm RVCC Main Campus 118 Lamington Road North Branch, NJ 08876 College Center Atrium
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Introduction to Search Engine Optimization SBCE Understand how to improve website visibility in the major search engines. Participants learn SEO best practices to follow and have the opportunity to have websites critiqued during the session (3 hours). Course fee: $59 CRN 60055 Wed Mar 9 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 59.00
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Insourcing or Outsourcing: What Makes Sense? SBCE This course will help participants differentiate between services which should remain within a business and those which could be outsourced. The instructor will use lecture, Q&A, business case review and student exercises to provide an understanding of this complex subject (2 hours). Course Fee: $39 CRN 60065 Wed Mar 9 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $ 39.00
Thursday, March 10, 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, March 10, 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 60095 Thu Mar 10 6:00pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 12, 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