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1 Million Cups of Coffee with the Kauffman Foundation | NJSBDC at Kean University | Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 8:30am – 10:00

The Kauffman Foundation – 1 Million Cups

Have coffee and danish with our local

SBA & NJSBDC liaisons in Union!!! 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017   |   8:30 – 10am



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1040 Morris Avenue (at Green Lane)

Union, New Jersey

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Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups – a program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities.   Typically, on Wednesday mornings, one or two early-stage businesses present their companies to their communities. Every event is free and the entrepreneurial community is welcome and invited to attend!


On Wednesday, October 4, the NJSBDC at Kean University (along with the SBA) will be featured.  Government-funded services assisting small business owners in growing their business and those looking to go into business will be discussed.


New to Union County (in a collaboration with the Marketing & Management department in the College of Business at Kean University) and the first one in New Jersey.  Learn about both!



Please come to learn more and be a part of this!

The Internet of Things: More Things, Less Security | NJSBDC at Kean University | Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 7:30am – 12:30pm

The Internet of Things: More Things, Less Security

Thursday, June 08, 2017  7:30am – 12:30pm

  NJSBDC at Kean University,  STEM Building       

Kean University  |  1075 Morris Ave  |  Union, NJ 07083

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What is the “DARK WEB”?! 

How can you secure devices connected to the internet? 

What are the risks of inefficient or ineffective cybersecurity measures for small businesses?




In collaboration with the Cybersecurity Center at Kean University, the NJSBDC at Kean University is having a symposium on “The Internet of Things:  More Things, Less Security”.


Networking  Breakfast  |  Expert Speakers & Panelists




The rapid expansion of digital technology has led businesses and consumers alike to question their security. On Thursday, June 8, the Cybersecurity Center at Kean University and the Union County Small Business Development Center will co-host The Internet of Things (IoT), a seminar exploring the vast array of networked devices that surround us and the associated risks, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. David Weinstein, New Jersey’s first Chief Technology Officer, will deliver the keynote address at the event.


David Weinstein, Chief Technology Officer – The State of New Jersey

“Small businesses use technology to increase productivity and capabilities. Just imagine how loosing control over these necessities can set them back?” said David Margulies, Director, Union County NJSBDC at Kean University. “We all need to be well versed on how to best mitigate this risk to ensure business continuity.”


What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?!: 

The diverse array of networked devices, ranging from cars and kitchen appliances to heart monitors, able to collect and exchange data through embedded sensors. The seminar will explore potential risks the IoT poses to small businesses and best practices for securing networked devices.


Several expert speakers will provide valuable insights, industry best practices, and even a glimpse of the “DARK WEB” at The Internet of Things seminar. Breakfast will be served.




Free to Attend but Registration is REQUIRED!


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#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.

RANSOMWARE: A Global Threat to Local Business | June 20, 2016 | NJSBDC @ Kean University


“Information technology and high-speed Internet are great enablers of small business success, but with the benefits comes the need to guard against growing cyber threats. As larger companies take steps to secure their systems, less secure small businesses are easier targets for cyber criminals.”

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

In collaboration with the Cybersecurity Center at Kean University, the NJSBDC at Kean University is having a symposium on “Ransomware”:




RANSOMWARE:  A Global Threat to Local Business


Monday, June 20th, 2016  7:30am – 12:15pm

Kean University, STEM Building


1075 Morris Avenue  |  Union, NJ 07083

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Keynote Speaker:

  Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick



Topics of Discussion

What is ransomware? 

How do you prevent becoming a victim of ransomware?

What to do if you are affected?


Event Includes:

Expert speakers, panel discussions and networking.



Refreshments provided


Free to Attend but Pre-Registration is REQUIRED





More Information

Call 908-737-4220

or email




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