Affordable small business training
|County Coverage Area||Upcoming Training||Phone|
|Bergen Community College||Bergen||201-489-8670|
|Kean University||Union||Social Media 06-23-13||908-737-4220|
|Brookdale Community College/ Ocean Community College||Monmouth, Ocean||For Workshops Schedule visit Monmouth/Ocean SBDC online||732-842-8685|
|New Jersey City University||Hudson||NJSBDC at NJCU Calendar updated 6-6-2013||201-200-2156|
|Raritan Valley Community College||Hunterdon, Somerset||visit online web site||908-526-1200 ext 8516|
|Richard Stockton College||Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland||609-347-2174|
|Rutgers-Camden||Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Burlington||visit online web site||856-225-6221|
|Rutgers-Newark||Essex||visit online web site||973-353-5950|
|Rutgers – New Brunswick||Middlesex||848-445-8790|
|The College of New Jersey||Mercer||For Workshops
Visit SBDC at TCNJ online
|NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey||Morris, Sussex, Warren||visit online web site||908-269-8475|
|William Paterson University||Passaic||Calendar of Spring 2013 Professional Advancement Programs||973-754-8695|
|International Trade||NJ||International Trade Sessions 2013||800-432-1565|
|E-Business||NJ||E-Business Webinars 2013||800-432-1565|
|Procurement Programs||NJ||Upcoming events||973-353-5960|
|Technology Commercialization||NJ||Visit Scitech Online||800-432-1565|
|Next Stage Business Growth Series||NJ||Visit Next Stage Business Growth Series web site||800-432-1565|
|Bank of America||NJ||Bank of America Training Events||800-432-1565|
NJ Small Business Development Centers Online Training Program
We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared towards building the many skills needed to run a successful business.
Entrepreneur Certificate Program
Offered through a Partnership between New Jersey’s County Colleges and the N.J. Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) Network
Launching a new business enterprise or growing an existing one is a demanding and sometimes difficult job. The real secret to success oftentimes is having access to the knowledge, experience, and expertise of others and an eagerness to learn.
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) and the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) network worked together to initiate a 33-hour program, entitled the “Entrepreneur Certificate Program” (ECP). This partnership with county colleges in the northern, central, and southern regions of the State will give entrepreneurs and existing small business owners an opportunity to learn about all the necessary steps to successfully start-up a business and expand business enterprise operations. In designing and preparing this pilot program, the NJSBDC re-packaged an existing NJSBDC program that some of its regional centers have been using – - in part or in whole – - since 1995, using “best practice” approaches.
This program is structured to allow small business owners the flexibility to complete the curriculum at their own pace, on a course-by-course basis. The curriculum will be standardized statewide to ensure quality-control but also has built-in flexibility from county-to-county college. The courses and workshops offered will familiarize entrepreneurs and small business owners with business plans, legal issues, marketing strategies, financial statements, small business taxes, and small business record-keeping systems.
The ECP will be offered at 11 county colleges throughout the State starting in the Fall 2004 semester. Participating in this pilot project are Bergen, Brookdale, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Raritan Valley, and Sussex county colleges. Sussex will initiate its offerings in Spring 2005. Individuals who successfully complete this program will receive an official certificate issued by the participating county college and NJSBDC network.
NJSBDC TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAM
2011 SBIR/STTR TRAINING SEMINARS
NJ Small Business Development Centers
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Secrets of Winning SBIR/STTR Proposals
Friday, April 1, 8:30 am- 1pm
Hosted by: NJEDA Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies, North Brunswick
To register click here (Coming Soon)
- Introduction To SBIR & STTR:
- Proposal Preparation Assistance
- SBIR/STTR Update E-Newsletters:
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- Retooling to NIH’s New 2010 SBIR/STTR Proposal Structure
- SBIR Gateway -One stop SBIR/STTR resource site
- For more information about SBIR/STTR, help in identifying suitable topics, or a guided tour of the SBIR Gateway web site send an email message to email@example.com
TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION CONSULTING
Helping entrepreneurs launch and grow science & tech-based businesses
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- Preparing Business Plans for Equity Investors
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- “From Invention to Innovation”
This excellent publication from the Dept. of Energy provides a comprehensive overview of the technology commercialization process
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International Trade Program
You are invited to enroll in the International Trade Sessions Program. Designed for both accomplished companies and those ready to enter the market, the classes are taught by trade professionals. Learn practical information that will help you increase your market size and sales.
CLICK HERE for International Trade Sessions DATES & LOCATION for the schedule and location information.Please click below to see fliers with descriptions of each session.
Please contact the center offering the session to register.
- International Trade Resources Online
- The value of planning
- The need for an international business plan
- Ten keys to export success
- Advantages and disadvantages of exporting
NJSBDC lead International Trade consultant Roger Cohen. Access International Trade consulting by completed the online Request for Consulting form or calling 800/432-1565.
Entrepreneur Certificate Program
“The Business Plan” This workshop covers all the components of a business plan (business description and focus, location selection, knowledge of the competition, marketing strategy, financial plan, personnel/management needs, strategic plan for business growth etc.) to help entrepreneurs and small business owners get off to a fast start.
“Small Business Taxes” This course highlights small business tax responsibilities and obligations as they relate to the particular business structure (Sole proprietorship, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Company, “C” Corporation, etc.). Other topics include the various tax forms and governmental reporting requirements, allowable expense deductions and depreciation, annual payroll reporting, the tax consequences of doing business in other states, and answers to frequently raised tax questions pertaining to small businesses.
“Small Business Record-Keeping” This course informs small business owners about the purpose and types of record-keeping systems (financial, personnel, supplier, customer, inventory and other miscellaneous categories) used for compliance with governmental regulations/requirements and as a management tool to easily access accurate documentation for accounting/tax planning, general ledger, balance sheet, financial statements, inventory control, cash flow management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, cash disbursements, profit and loss controls; analysis of record-keeping systems, to ensure effective financial management for small business opportunities and growth potential, is also studied.
“Marketing Strategies” This workshop helps small business owners learn about conducting market research, making strategic marketing decisions, wisely allocating budget funds to implement marketing goals, selecting the proper tools for advertising/ sales and public relations to capture business markets, building customer loyalty, and measuring business promotional efforts to effectively enhance marketing strategy in response to new circumstances and conditions, and more.
“Legal I: Start-up Specifics” This workshop provides basic knowledge of the laws affecting business. Topics include how to choose the appropriate business structure, assess business risks, provide adequate protection for business ideas (patents, copyright, trademarks) and business operations (leases, contracts, agreements) as well as learn about local zoning/regulations/permits/licensing, business trade name registration and incorporation procedures as well as other State, county, federal and international requirements.
“Legal II: Contracts” This course provides an overview of the basic elements of contracts and the different types of contracts (employment, suppliers, customers etc.) as well as what particular situations warrant attorney consultation. Other issues examined concern legal ownership of a business, the primary features of a partnership, examination of key areas of stockholder (shareholder) agreements such as management of the corporation and transfer of shares as well as various agreement provisions (restrictions on sale of stock, stock certificates, administrative obligation of parties etc.) and partnership agreement provisions (capital contributions, capital accounts, obligations of parties, termination of partnership etc.).
“Understanding Financial Statements” This course reviews the various types of financial statements to allow for further review and analysis of business operations and help design a profit improvement planning strategy to grow and expand business operations. Other areas of study are: understanding spreadsheets, revenue and expenses, structure and relationships, meaningful forecasts and projections, break-even analysis, balance sheets, and learning how to manage trends undermining your business (decreasing overhead costs, costs of sales, finding additional capitalization, etc.) and more.