Next Stage Growth Series

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Next Stage Business Growth Series Training 2013

NJSBDC Offers Training for Each Stage of the Growth Cycle

Where Businesses Go to Grow

Fifty percent of the clients served by the New Jersey Small Business Centers’ (NJSBDC) network of 11 statewide centers are established small business owners, while the other half consists of early-stage entrepreneurs and fledging new businesses. What each has in common is the need for the tools and strategies that can help them reach the next level of performance. NJSBDC’s experts wide array of knowledge incorporates national best practices.

Next-Stage Growth Series

As the pressure for New Jersey to create new private sector jobs continues to increase, the NJSBDC has responded by developing and offering specialized training for next-stage business owners. The “Next Stage Growth Series” courses are available throughout the year, at established times and sites throughout the state, or at the Business owners’ work sites. Company executives and their business partners can take advantage of the knowledge, tools and strategies for growth offered in these specially designed business seminars, which consist of nine courses; Gaining traction, being successful, sustaining organizational performance:

2013 Next Stage Business Growth Training Series Offerings: ($50 per session)

Schedule will be posted in the near future.

If you have trouble registering, please call 973-353-1927

- Branding for Business – It’s not just matching business cards and brochures: This workshop will look at ways entrepreneurs, small business owners and established business owners can develop, launch and enhance their companies’ brands.  Participants will discuss and review real-world examples of branding in action, understand what branding is and what it is not and identify ways to apply effective branding techniques to help grow their businesses.

@ TBA

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- Knowing Your Market: Who and Where are Your Customers and What Do They Really Want, focusing on market research methodologies to identify trends, the nature of the competition and customer satisfaction.

@ TBA at William Paterson University – 9:00am – 11:00am
1600 Valley Road – Room 1003V, Wayne, NJ 07470

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- Marketing Upstream: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone, providing the tools to find new and larger clients and overcome barriers to entering new markets.

@ April 24, 2013 at the NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey – 9:00am – 11:00amCentenary College Learning Center, 300 Littleton Road, 3rd floor, Parsippany, NJ 07054 **CANCELLED**

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- Strategic Selling Systems: Processes and Practices, covering the strategic selling skills needed for top performance.

@ May 9, 2013 at the NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey – 9:00am – 11:00am
Centenary College Learning Center, 300 Littleton Road, 3rd floor, Parsippany, NJ 07054

@ May 15, 2013 at William Paterson University – 9:00am – 12:00pm
1600 Valley Road – Room 1003V, Wayne, NJ 07470

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- Keeping Score: Where’s My Cash?, providing information and templates for cash flow planning and analysis.

@ TBA

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- Exit Strategies: You Can’t Leave Unless You Know Where the Door Is, covering how to plan for succession, typical cash out goals, options and alternatives.

@ May 16, 2013 at the NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Centenary College Learning Center, 300 Littleton Road, 3rd floor, Parsippany, NJ 07054

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Business Valuation: Creating a Meeting of the Minds in Real Dollars, focusing on the dynamics of buying and selling a business and the tools for assessing its value.

@ June 12, 2013 at the NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Centenary College Learning Center, 300 Littleton Road, 3rd floor, Parsippany, NJ 07054

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Strategic Planning -  Bolstering Organizational Direction and Performance

This session provides a basic understanding of the elements concerning the strategic planning process including such issues as organizational mission and vision, priorities, objectives and goals, action plans to bolster progress in organizational performance. The course also raises issues relating to exit planning.

@ August 15, 2013 at the NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Centenary College Learning Center, 300 Littleton Road, 3rd floor, Parsippany, NJ 07054

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The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers network offers this specialized counseling and training and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, through appropriations made by the US Congress to further promote job creation and retention.

What People are Saying about the Next Stage Business Growth Series Training Seminars

“The NJSBDC specifically exists to support the needs of small businesses,” said Brenda Hopper, NJSBDC state director & CEO. “We’re offering businesses the strategies and tools to survive and even grow during these difficult times. They just need to tap our services.”

“There are many companies out there on the cusp of growth that just need some professional insight and instructional resources to reach the next level,” added Deborah Smarth, NJSBDC associate state director & COO. “The NJSBDC is where they can find that assistance.”

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