Mar
    4
    Wed
    QuickBooks for Business @ Kearny Point
    Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

    QuickBooks for Business

    This workshop offers an introductory walk-through of QuickBooks, an accounting software. The speaker will briefly explain how business owners can organize bookkeeping, control expenses, track inventory, pay bills, and so much more via QuickBooks!

    Learn the:

    • Set up/understand your financials
    • Have more control over reporting
    • Track monthly/yearly growth

    Speaker(s): Kristin Cavataio, CPA at P&N Accounting Offices.

    Sponsored and paid for by: the United States Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center at NJCU, New Jersey City University and Kearny Point.

    Have a comment or question? Send us an email at sbdc@njcu.edu or visit us at sbdchudsoncounty.com


    FREE Parking:

    Use the highlighted ‘Tenant Parking’ area.


    Training Courses and Event Policy:

    Because we value the safety and security of our attendees and the communities they participate in, the following will not be accepted at any event hosted, organized, or participated by the SBDC.

    • Children under 12 years of age.
    • Children between 12-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.
    • Limited seating available. Attendees are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Event attendees/participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event staff.

    *Event time & location can be subject to change*

    Mar
    18
    Wed
    Get Customers with Google @ Kearny Point
    Mar 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

    Urgent Update:

    In lieu of the global Coronavirus outbreak, we advise all attendees to follow instructions by CDC.gov at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html. We ask you to be mindful of other attendees and to NOT ATTEND our seminar. To accommodate those who can not attend, we can connect you with one of our consultants and/or the speaker to discuss the topic of any presentation.


    Get Customers with Google

    In this seminar, learn how to utilize the Google My Business (GMB) feature and use it to your advantage for your qualifying small business.

    Speaker(s): Marggiori Salas, Chief Executive Officer at IORI Digital

    Learn how to:

    • Claim your GMB listing
    • Get your business listing verified
    • Engage customers with GMB
    • Use tools to engage your customers

    Sponsored and paid for by: the United States Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center at NJCU, New Jersey City University and Kearny Point.

    Have a comment or question? Send us an email at sbdc@njcu.edu or visit us at sbdchudsoncounty.com


    FREE Parking:

    Use the highlighted ‘Tenant Parking’ area.


    Training Courses and Event Policy:

    Because we value the safety and security of our attendees and the communities they participate in, the following will not be accepted at any event hosted, organized, or participated by the SBDC.

    • Children under 12 years of age.
    • Children between 12-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.
    • Limited seating available. Attendees are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Event attendees/participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event staff.

    *Event time & location can be subject to change*

    Apr
    14
    Tue
    Jersey City Business Empowerment Program: Business Plan Writing @ Mary McLeod Bethune Community Life Center
    Apr 14 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Jersey City Business Empowerment Program: Business Plan Writing @ Mary McLeod Bethune Community Life Center

    Urgent Update:

    In lieu of the global Coronavirus outbreak, we advise all attendees to follow instructions by CDC.gov at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html. We ask you to be mindful of other attendees and to NOT ATTEND our seminar. To accommodate those who can not attend, we can connect you with one of our consultants and/or the speaker to discuss the topic of any presentation.


    Jersey City Business Empowerment Program: Business Plan Writing

    A business plan walks you through each step of starting and maintaining a business. This session will teach business owners how to write a business plan that will outline ways to structure and grow a business.

    We will discuss:

    • Personal and business assessment process
    • Basics of a business plan
    • How to finance the business
    • An introduction to different business entities
    • Certifications that can help businesses grow
    • and MORE!

    Speaker(s): Ryan Silvestre, Senior Business Consultant at NJSBDC at NJCU

    Sponsored and paid for by: the United States Small Business Administration, NJ Small Business Development Center at NJCU, New Jersey City University, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion, City of Jersey City.

    Have a comment or question? send us an email at sbdc@njcu.edu or visit us at sbdchudsoncounty.com


    Parking:

    • FREE parking in the lot across the Center.

    Training Courses and Event Policy:

    Because we value the safety and security of our attendees and the communities they participate in, the following will not be accepted at any event hosted, organized, or participated by the SBDC.

    • Children under 12 years of age.
    • Children between 12-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.
    • Limited seating available. Attendees are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Event attendees/participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event staff.

    *Event time & location can be subject to change*

    Apr
    21
    Tue
    Jersey City Business Empowerment Program: Marketing @ Mary McLeod Bethune Community Life Center
    Apr 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Jersey City Business Empowerment Program: Marketing @ Mary McLeod Bethune Community Life Center

    Urgent Update:

    In lieu of the global Coronavirus outbreak, we advise all attendees to follow instructions by CDC.gov at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html. We ask you to be mindful of other attendees and to NOT ATTEND our seminar. To accommodate those who can not attend, we can connect you with one of our consultants and/or the speaker to discuss the topic of any presentation.


    Jersey City Business Empowerment Program: Marketing

    Marketing is beneficial to every small business. This session will help you consider your target audience and platforms to market your business.

    We will go over:

    • Market research & tools
    • Setting up your business for marketing.
    • Setting up your business for sales.
    • Promotion tactics
    • Sales tactics

    Speaker(s): Christian Pichardo, Marketing Director at NJSBDC at NJCU

    Sponsored and paid for by: the United States Small Business Administration, NJ Small Business Development Center at NJCU, New Jersey City University, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion, City of Jersey City.

    Have a comment or question? send us an email at sbdc@njcu.edu or visit us at sbdchudsoncounty.com


    Parking:

    • FREE parking in the lot across the Center.

    Training Courses and Event Policy:

    Because we value the safety and security of our attendees and the communities they participate in, the following will not be accepted at any event hosted, organized, or participated by the SBDC.

    • Children under 12 years of age.
    • Children between 12-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.
    • Limited seating available. Attendees are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Event attendees/participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event staff.

    *Event time & location can be subject to change*

    Jun
    4
    Thu
    Small Businesses & Opportunity Zones: Taking NJ’s Communities to the Next @ Cook Campus Center, Rutgers University
    Jun 4 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
    Small Businesses & Opportunity Zones: Taking NJ’s Communities to the Next @ Cook Campus Center, Rutgers University

    ABOUT THIS EVENT

    Learn how to take advantage of the massive opportunities presented in New Jersey’s Opportunity Zones through comprehensive panel discussions and workshops.


    PROGRAM AGENDA (tentative)

    8:30 – 8:45am    Registration, Breakfast & Networking

    8:45 – 9:00am    Welcoming Remarks

    9:00 – 9:35am    PLENARY SESSION #1: OPPORTUNITY ZONES (OZ)

    Introduction & Details

    The Opportunity Zones (OZ) program is a federal program designed to drive long-term capital investments into low-income rural and urban communities. This session helps you understand how you can participate in the OZ program.

    9:45 – 10:25am  PLENARY SESSION #2: OPPORTUNITY FUNDS (OF)

    Introduction & Details

    The OZ program provides opportunities for private investors to support investments in distressed communities through participation in Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF). This session helps you understand how Opportunity Funds factor into the OZ program.

    10:35 – 11:20am PLENARY SESSION #3: OF: INVESTING & THE INVESTORS

    Understanding How to Participate in Capital Gains

    Investors can defer paying federal taxes on capital gains reinvested in QOFs that invest in low-income communities, under rules released by the U.S. Dept. of Treasury. This session helps you understand how you can benefit from the capital gains incentives in the OZ program.

    11:30 – 1:00pm  Keynote Lunch: TBA

    1:10 – 1:55pm    BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

    Workshop #1: Investor Opportunities – The Overview

    Workshop #2: Working with Municipalities & Investors

    Workshop #3: The Real Estate – Real Opportunities Ready to Invest In

    Workshop #4: OZ – Understanding “The Marketplace”

    2:05 – 2:50pm   PLENARY SESSION #4: QOZs & QOFs – THE BIDS & PROJECTS

    Procurement in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) and Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF)

    Understanding the QOZ rules is critical to a successful QOZ bid and project delivery. While the QOZ program provides incentives for investors, the program presents challenges and opportunities for contractors. This session helps you understand the rules contractors and how can add value to client projects and prevent QOZ projects from failing to qualify for the program.

    2:55 – 3:00pm   Closing Remarks