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Hitting the Runway: NJSBDC Client, Copper River Salon & Spa, Rocks NY Fashion Week

Hitting the Runway: NJSBDC Client, Copper River Salon & Spa, Rocks NY Fashion Week

Recently, the NJSBDC at The College of New Jersey’s client and 2015 Small Business Growth Success Award Winner, Barbara Weigand, owner of Copper River Salon & Spa, graciously welcomed us to visit her and her team at their location in Princeton, NJ.  Barbara also updated us on some really exciting new developments for her business. […]


Posted on March 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Hitting the Runway: NJSBDC Client, Copper River Salon & Spa, Rocks NY Fashion Week

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2015 Success Awardee (William Paterson University): PyroSense Technologies, LLC

2015 Success Awardee (William Paterson University): PyroSense Technologies, LLC

    Jose Alberto and his partners, Julio Morales and Louis Saia, were not aware of the services of the NJSBDC when they came to the Center at William Paterson University for guidance in starting their own manufacturing company. After their previous employer closed, leaving them and 30 other full-time employees out of work, the […]


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2015 Success Awardee (Rutgers University – New Brunswick): AUM Group of Companies, LLC

2015 Success Awardee (Rutgers University – New Brunswick): AUM Group of Companies, LLC

    AUM Events focuses on creating, planning and managing events; this event support company has been in business for over 12 years. Chairman and CEO Jayesh Mehta started the company to serve the growing South-Asian population in the USA and their increasing needs for quality entertainment in professional style. AUM has become a multi-million […]


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2015 Success Awardee (The College of New Jersey): Copper River Salon and Spa

2015 Success Awardee (The College of New Jersey): Copper River Salon and Spa

      Barbara Weigand first reached out to the NJSBDC at The College of New Jersey in October 2009, as she considered leaving her successful following and position at a popular high-end salon in Princeton to start a venture of her own. She attended the Center’s “Start a Business” workshop and then continued on […]


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2015 Success Awardee (Stockton University): The Cape May Day Spa

2015 Success Awardee (Stockton University): The Cape May Day Spa

    Entrepreneurial dreams really do come true.  When Katarina Elder wrote a business plan back in 2000 as part of a team project while completing her MBA, a dream was born.  The business Katarina and her team planned was a modern spa facility. After graduating, she found employment at the Cape May Day Spa. […]


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2015 Success Awardee (Rutgers University – Newark): Foya Hospitality Group

2015 Success Awardee (Rutgers University – Newark): Foya Hospitality Group

    Adenah Bayoh embodies the American dream. After escaping civil war in her native country of Liberia, she immigrated to the United States where she has become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in her home state of New Jersey. As founder and CEO of Foya Hospitality Group, a corporation that owns IHOP franchises […]


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2015 Success Awardee (Rutgers University – Camden): MBO Engineering, LLC

2015 Success Awardee (Rutgers University – Camden): MBO Engineering, LLC

    MBO Engineering was established in 2009, with the idea that the firm would focus on highway traffic and safety engineering consulting services in the future. Patricia Ott retired from full-time public employment in 2010 and began working for other agencies and organizations in 2011 before focusing on MBO. An introduction to NJSBDC at […]


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2015 Success Awardee (Raritan Valley Community College): PuroClean Disaster Response

2015 Success Awardee (Raritan Valley Community College): PuroClean Disaster Response

    In 2008 Sandra White and her husband, PuroClean Vice President Richard Sobczak, decided it was time to make a change in their careers, so they began to research franchises.  They contacted Bob Johnson at FranNet, who introduced them to the PuroClean franchise. White and Sobczak felt it was a good match because of […]


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2015 Success Awardee (New Jersey City University): Milherton Commercial Flooring

2015 Success Awardee (New Jersey City University): Milherton Commercial Flooring

    Milherton Commercial Flooring of New Jersey specializes in supplying and installing commercial flooring to customers in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area.  Owner, Milton Herrera grew up in El Salvador chopping trees and selling wood, with the ambition of becoming an American entrepreneur.  He immigrated to the United States when he was 23 […]


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2015 Success Awardee (Northwest Jersey): Silk Road Treasure Tours

2015 Success Awardee (Northwest Jersey): Silk Road Treasure Tours

    Zulya Rajabova, founder of Silk Road Treasure Tours, initially came to NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey in January, 2008 with a dream of opening a boutique travel and tour business to her beloved Central Asia. This was the year of our economic recession that caused many small businesses to fail, but she believed in […]


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