business continuity

MISSION: Veteran Entrepreneurs


MISSION: Veteran Entrepreneurs


Providing the Veteran community and Veteran entrepreneur community with the resources, training and guidance they need to succeed.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016   |   9:00am – 1:00pm




Rutgers Business School

100 Rockafeller Road

Piscataway, NJ



Join us as we discuss and display the information, opportunities and

resources available to help our bravest entrepreneur community thrive. 

America’s Small Business Development Centers – New Jersey and the U.S. Small Business Administration are partnering with various public and private organizations to provide New Jersey’s military and veteran entrepreneur communities with a comprehensive symposium to give active duty and veteran members and their families the resources and information they need to develop and grow their businesses.



  • Tapping into Public/ Private Supplier Diversity Opportunities
  • Ensuring a Sustainable & Resilient Business
  • New Financing Opportunities & How to Make Them Work for Your Business




Roundtable Discussions  |  Exhibitors  Refreshments

Inspirational Keynote Speaker



This is FREE event to attend – but Registration is REQUIRED! 


Seating is Limited





Shy Hopkins

Eugene Spillane




Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors:

  • NJ Small Business Development Centers
  • US Small Business Administration
  • American Legion
  • PSE&G
  • Bank of America
  • GNEC
















Is Your Business Fit for the Future? | Wed., August 31, 2016 | Holiday Inn – Clark, NJ

The Small Business Administration invites you to an exclusive Master Class that focuses on providing you with the tools that will empower your business to be one of the “survivors of the fittest”. The rules of the game of business have changed. You will have the unique opportunity to engage with experts that will navigate you through the maze of obstacles that are inevitable moving into 2017. Take advantage of this valuable Master Class that will provide you with the power to enable you to leap into your next level of success.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016  |  8:30 – 12:30pm


Holiday Inn

36 Valley Road

Clark, New Jersey 07066

Driving Directions



Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Scott N. Schober

Author, Hacked Again

President, CEO

Berkeley Varitronics Systems



Attendees can submit questions and have the opportunity to engage with experts who will provide solutions to the most common challenges businesses face today. We will also provide handouts, resources, and multiple tips on how to strategize for Fall/Winter 2016, so you can sprint into 2017.



  • Human Resources: Talent Acquisition and Retention; Legal Ramifications
  • Insurance: What do you need? Why?
  • Legal Issues: What You Need to Know to Not Get Sued
  • Financial / Accounting: What’s In or Not In Your Wallet?
  • Regulatory Compliance and Procurement: What is Your Fiduciary Liability Fitness Quotient for Your Business? Are You in the Game of Winning Contracts or Missing the Boat?
  • Business Continuity/Succession Planning: It is Not Going to Happen to Me …Until it Does.
  • Security: One Hack Could Mean the End of Your Business.


Take advantage of this opportunity to address the issues that are affecting small businesses throughout the State. Learn about best practices, new legislation, and receive valuable tips from the pros. 




Free to attend, but registration is REQUIRED.  

Space is limited.



SBA Disaster Loan Deadline is April 22 for New Jersey Severe Winter Snow Storm




Loans for Businesses of All Sizes, Homeowners and Renters

SBA Disaster Assistance – Field Operations Center- East – 101 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30303


Release Date:  Mar. 22, 2016

Release Number: 16-261 NJ 14639/14640

Contact:  Michael Lampton

Phone:  (404) 331-0333



SBA Disaster Loan Deadline is April 22 for New Jersey Severe Winter Snow Storm


ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in New Jersey of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by the severe winter snow storm on Jan. 22-24.   The deadline to submit applications for physical damage is April 22, 2016.


Low-interest disaster loans are available in Atlantic County and the adjacent counties of Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean in New Jersey.


Businesses of any size and nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private,
nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.


Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate.  Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Interest rates are as low as 4 percent for businesses, 2.625 percent for nonprofit organizations, and 1.813 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years.  Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.


Applicants may be eligible for a loan increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes.  Eligible mitigation improvements may now include a safe room or storm shelter to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.


Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at


Disaster loan information and applications may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing Loan applications can also be downloaded at Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.


The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is April 22, 2016.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is Nov. 22, 2016.




For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at


Art Goetz

FEMA Region 2 External Affairs

Sandy Branch

Cell  609.508.2945

Business Continuity Resources

In light of recent concerns of an increasingly strong weather pattern, we want to make sure you and your business is ready for any type of disruption.

Below are some resources to help you plan and be prepared for anything.


New Jersey County Office of Emergency Management Coordinators

County Access and Functional Needs Liaisons (more info here):






SBA: Disaster Cleanup

FEMA: Disaster Assistance

IRS: Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses






Basic Emergency Preparedness

Winter Weather Preparedness

Flood Preparedness

Safe Generator Use

Electrical Safety Precautions



NJSBDC - Be Prepared Infograph

Download the NJSBDC – Be Prepared Quick Tips Infograph



Business Continuity Conference | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 @ 8:30am – 2:00pm



2015 Business Continuity Conference

Hosted by the NJSBDC at Rutgers Newark

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 8:30am – 2:00pm


Business disruptions are a way of life.

We have the answer for it.


Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club

100 Walnut Street   Livingston, NJ 07039






Thank you for making this event such a success!




Questions/ Comments:

NJSBDC at Rutgers – Newark

973.353.5950  |



Event Description:

Since Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey talking about Disaster preparedness was trending! But are you focused on Business continuity? Disaster preparedness usually leads you to emergency planning of what to do during the disaster event. We want You – the Business Owner – to be thinking long term in terms of how you keep your business going once the disaster moments have passed and you are left to pick up the pieces. This is a paradigm shift. In our counseling of small businesses for the past 3 years after Hurricane Sandy, we discovered that many companies were not prepared enough. For example, many were able to account for physical injury to the business, but economic injury left them crippled for month and in some cases years. We also learned that not only did the disaster affect their business it adversely disrupted their personal lives too!

The America’s SBDC at Rutgers-Newark 2015 Business Continuity Conference will give you 360O strategies and action plans to help you and your business remain operational during and after any emergency due to weather, fire, terrorist and/or cyber-attacks or even the loss of a key decision maker in the business. We will have expert presenters on recovery and continuity topics such as:

  1. Operations Continuity
  2. Technology & Data Management
  3. Recovery Teams & Crisis Management
  4. Risk Management
  5. Communication Planning
  6. Employees & Human Capital
  7. Supply Chain Continuity
  8. Safety, Testing & Maintenance
  9. Assessing both Economic & Physical injury
  10. Are you REALLY covered? Insurance Considerations.

Agenda: 2015 Business Continuity Conference – July 14 2015 (tentative)


Complimentary Breakfast & Buffet Lunch will be served.

Only pre-registered attendees will be allowed in the conference.

Request Consulting from NJSBDC!