Unsure how to grow your business? Or simply trying to start one? Don’t worry, expert advice is available. We provide No Cost, Confidential, One-on-One Consulting and Advisory Services to assist you with any aspect of small business management.

America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) were established in 1977 and can be found in every state in the U.S. Twelve SBDC regional offices are located throughout New Jersey.

A partnership program with the U.S Small Business Administration

A variety of educational and business resources are available to counsel and train small business owners to finance, market and manage their companies. New Jersey City University students and staff are encouraged to take advantage of SBDC services, including the periodic workshops offered at no cost to the university community. The NJSBDC network also provides opportunities for students to participate in research and get first-hand business experience under the supervision of faculty and business professionals.

Our Mission

The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) network provides comprehensive assistance to small and medium businesses (SMBs) to maximize opportunities for growth and generate economic impact statewide.

Our Vision

The NJSBDC will be the leading statewide organization in delivering business advisory services and training to established and new SMBs, and high-impact, growth-oriented businesses.

Our Core Values

The NJSBDC at NJCU embraces the following 6 Core Values: Growth-oriented, Respectful, Opportunistic, Wisdom, Team-driven, and Honest (G.R.O.W.T.H.)

History of the NJSBDC

The New Jersey Small Business Development Center was established by Congress in 1978 as one of the first national SBDC pilot projects resulting from the passage of Public Law 96-302. Today, the NJSBDC network is composed of the headquarters located at Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick, and 12 full-service regional centers, and an additional 28 affiliate (or satellite) offices located throughout the state. Regional centers are hosted by and affiliated with a two and four-year college and university business programs with a major footprint for comprehensive small business assistance and outreach.

NJSBDC Directors and consultants are paid, proven professionals with graduate-level degrees in business and many years practical experience with bottom line responsibility. Working for the NJSBDC is their career of choice that continually challenges them with formulating strategic solutions to client issues.

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