#SBDC Day | Wednesday, March 22, 2017



What is SBDC Day?

SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have across the nation in economic development and the small businesses community.




The first America’s SBDC Day will take place on

Wednesday, March 22, 2017.



SBDC Day will unite the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve by sharing, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. This special day will be celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives, online and in-person events and more.



Below is a listing of the offerings of America’s SBDC New Jersey (NJSBDC) for SBDCDay on March 22, 2017.




-At the NJSBDC at Brookdale Community College (Monmouth & Ocean counties), three business clients of the regional center will join the Center for a live chat on Facebook.



-The NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey (Morris, Sussex & Warren Counties) will conduct pro bono webinars on issues like e-mail marketing for promoting sales and how to effectively execute project management across all phases to drive success. There are other topics being taught on that day, also (see below)*.



-The NJSBDC at Ramapo College of New Jersey (Bergen County) will host a special session concerning SBDC services for the College’s graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurship as a career path. The regional SBDC is engaging students as future entrepreneurs and small business owners and providing them with opportunities for internships and experiential learning on SBDC business client cases.



-The NJSBDC at Rutgers-Camden (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester & Salem Counties) will release and share taped events concerning how to land government procurement opportunities for increased sales as well as the do’s and don’ts of winning financing via its successful “Meet the Lenders” series. The regional center is also featuring up to three successful small business clients on Facebook and LinkedIn to share their experiences about SBDC learning opportunities.



-The NJSBDC at Rutgers-New Brunswick (Middlesex County) will hold an Open House and sponsor a workshop session concerning an “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, providing tips and advice on succeeding as an entrepreneur.



-The NJSBDC at Stockton University (Atlantic, Cape May & Cumberland Counties) will have a live chat with one of the Center’s successful clients, posting questions on the SBDC’s Facebook page and soliciting client responses.



-The NJSBDC at The College of New Jersey (Mercer County) is filming its “Walking Tour” (live) as Center business advisors/consultants meet with local businesses to discuss their success; in addition, other engagements will be shared in Spanish.



-The NJSBDC at William Paterson University (Passaic County) will hold an “Open House” at its regional office. Two consultants will be providing advice for those business owners attending. One of the consultants is bilingual. Two to three SBDC success award clients will also mingle with the group of attendees. Local legislators are invited to attend.



* Webinars are being provided on a pro bono basis that are knowledge-packed sessions for small business owners and will run from 9:00 am through 4:45 pm on #SBDC Day.

They Include:

  • Successful strategies for “lean” management in order to be competitive;
  • Accessing “free” Library resources for small businesses, including market research tools;
  • Success score diagnostics;
  • 2017 marketing strategies, including effective tools, real-time marketing, advanced targeting and local considerations;
  • Understanding the loan process to maximize your chances of approval;
  • Reviewing whether your business financials are loan-ready and the types of loans available; and
  • Learn about developing your website and illustrating how you can get it launched promptly with a special tool.

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16-Nov Monday Trenton “Let’s Put Trenton on the Map” — A FREE Google Workshop
17-Nov Tuesday Lyndhurst “Let’s Put Lyndhurst on the Map” — A FREE Google Workshop
19-Nov Thursday Paterson “Let’s Put Paterson on the Map” — A FREE Google Workshop
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3-Dec Thursday Bridgewater “Let’s Put Bridgewater on the Map” — A FREE Google Workshop



“Let’s Put Trenton on the Map” — A FREE Google Workshop


DATE: Monday, November 16, 2015
TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mercer County Community College
  James Kerney Campus
  102 North Broad Street
  Trenton, NJ   08608
FOR MORE INFO: NJSBDC at The College of New Jersey
609-771-2947 or





“Let’s Put Lyndhurst on the Map” — A FREE Google Workshop


DATE: Tuesday November 17, 2015
TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
LOCATION: FUSE Co-Working Space
  Bergen Community College
  1280 Wall Street West
  Lyndhurst, NJ  07071
FOR MORE INFO: Bergen Community College
Shirley Pachon: 201 612-5360





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DATE: Thursday, November 19, 2015
TIME: 12:00 – 2:00 PM
LOCATION: The Brownstone House
  351 West Broadway
  Paterson, NJ
REGISTER: or call: 973-321-1378
FOR MORE INFO: NJSBDC at William Paterson University




“Let’s Put the Jersey Shore on the Map” — A FREE Google Workshop


DATE: Friday, November 20, 2015
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Brookdale Community College
  765 Newman Springs Rd
  Lincroft, NJ 07738
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732-842-8685 or






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DATE: Thursday, December 3, 2015
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Raritan Valley Community College at Bridgewater Campus
  14 Vogt Drive
  Bridgewater, NJ 08807
REGISTER: or call: 908-526-1200 ext. 8516
FOR MORE INFO: NJSBDC at Raritan Valley Community College
908-526-1200 ext. 8516 or email:



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