Aug
    21
    Tue
    Meet The Lenders – Learn how to get a Business Loan directly from the Lenders! @ NJCU School of Business
    Aug 21 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
    REGISTER HERE

    *HELD BY SBDC IN HUDSON COUNTY & HOSTED BY NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY*

    This is your opportunity to learn about:

    • Loans available for small business (7a,504, Microloans)
    • The basic lending criteria to qualify for funding
    • The application process and documents required
    • Non-traditional finance options
    • Meet with loan experts who work with and fund small business entrepreneurs
    • Meet other entrepreneurs like you and expand your network

    Agenda:

    • Check-In: 11:30AM-12:00PM
    • Opening Remarks: 12:00PM-12:10PM
    • Panel: 12:10PM-1:30PM
    • Q&A: 1:30PM-2:00PM
    • Exhibitor/Networking Session: 2:00PM-3:00PM

    Parking:

    1. Street Parking up to 2 hours
    2. Metered Parking up to 2 hours
    3. Central Parking- Plaza 4A at 135 Greene Street, entrance is on Christopher Colombus Drive; $5 parking if you bring your parking ticket to the check-in desk and ask for a coupon. (See bottom of the image below).

    school of business map

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

    By Hudson-Bergen Light Rail 
    Traveling from the direction of either Bayonne or Hoboken, exit at the Harborside Station stop in Jersey City.

    By PATH Train
    From 33rd Street

    Take the train marked Journal Square. At the Pavonia Newport Station transfer from the same track to the train marked World Trade Center and exit at the next stop which is Exchange Place. The Harborside is adjacent to the station entrance, to the north.

    From Hoboken
    Take the train marked World Trade Center. Exit at the Exchange Place Station. Harborside is adjacent to the station entrance, to the north.

    From WTC
    Take the train marked Hoboken or Newark and exit at the Exchange Place Station. Harborside is adjacent to the station entrance, to the north.

    By Ferry 
    New York Waterway operates weekday ferry service between Manhattan and Jersey City. From Midtown/ West 39th St, Pier 11/Wall St, or the World Financial Center, take the Paulus Hook ferry to Jersey City. The ferry stop is three blocks south of the Harborside. Please note: ferry service to Paulus Hook does not operate on weekends or holidays.

    By Bus 
    New Jersey Transit has a comprehensive bus system that includes third party buses that stop at Exchange Place. Please visit the NJ Transit website for additional information and assistance planning a convenient route. Exit buses at the Exchange Place Station. Harborside is adjacent to the station entrance, to the north.

    DRIVING DIRECTIONS

    For Navigation Systems
    Use “200 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07311” the main entrance to the building.

    From NJCU Main Campus 
    Head northeast on John F. Kennedy Blvd toward Culver Avenue for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Montgomery Street and travel 2 miles. Turn left onto Greene St., right at the first cross street onto Christopher Columbus Dr. then left onto Hudson St. Harborside’s main entrance will be on the right.

    From the New Jersey Turnpike North or South 
    Take exit 14-14A-14B-14C for I-78 toward US-1/US-9/US-22/ Newark Airport/Holland Tunnel. Take exit 14A-14B-14C for I-78 E toward Bayonne/Jersey City/Holland Tunnel. Merge ontoI-78 E and drive 6.2 miles. Take the exit toward Jersey City/Columbus Drive. Continue for 1.2 miles on Christopher Columbus Drive. Turn left onto Hudson St. (at light passed Greene Street), crossing over the rail tracks and travel 0.1 miles north. Harborside main entrance is on the right.

    From Interstate 280 
    Take I-280 East via the ramp on the left towards New Jersey Turnpike. Merge onto I-78 E and drive 6.2 miles. Take the exit toward Jersey City/Columbus Drive. Continue for 1.2 miles on Christopher Columbus Drive. Turn left onto Hudson St. (at light passed Greene Street), crossing over the rail tracks and travel 0.1 miles north. Harborside main entrance is on the right.

    From The Lincoln Tunnel 
    Follow Lincoln Tunnel, crossing into New Jersey. Take the exit towards Willow Ave/Weehawken/Hoboken. Merge onto Park Ave/County Rd 675/Willow Ave. Turn right onto 14th Street/County Rd 670. Make a left onto Manhattan Ave/Paterson Plank Road and travel 1 mile south. Turn right onto Harrison, left onto Newark Ave, and right onto Marin Blvd. Travel 1.2 miles south on Marin Blvd then turn left onto Christopher Columbus Dr. and travel four blocks east. Turn left onto Hudson St. (the light passed Greene Street), crossing over the rail tracks and travel 0.1 miles north. Harborside main entrance is on the right.

    From the Holland Tunnel 
    Follow Holland Tunnel, crossing into New Jersey. Immediately upon exiting make first right onto Marin Blvd. Turn right onto 18th Street. Continue onto Washington Blvd. Travel approximately 1.2 mile south. Turn left onto Christopher Columbus Dr. and travel four blocks east. Turn left onto Hudson St. (at light passed Greene Street), crossing over the rail tracks and travel 0.1 miles north. Harborside main entrance is on the right.

    Sep
    19
    Wed
    Starting a Business & Writing a Business Plan @ BCB Bayonne Community Bank
    Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Starting a Business & Writing a Business Plan @ BCB Bayonne Community Bank

    Starting a Business & Writing a Business Plan

    TICKETS HERE

    Hosted by the Small Business Development Center(SBDC) at New Jersey City University(NJCU)

    Sponsored and paid for by BCB Community Bank

    This training will cover :

    • An introduction to different business entities
    • A Personal and Business Assessment process
    • How to finance your business
    • Certifications that can help your business grow
    • A Step-by-Step process of developing a Business Plan

    Parking:

    Metered Street Parking and Bank Parking Lot

    For More Information:
    Email: sbdc@njcu.edu
    Call: (201) 200-2156

    Oct
    16
    Tue
    Basics of Marketing and Sales Workshop @ BCB Bank
    Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Register Here

    In this Introductory workshop, entrepreneurs will learn the basics of how to do market research, create a pricing strategy, understand their target markets, efficient engagement, and how to promote and sell.

    Event Outline:

    Networking
    • How to position your product or service without aggressively pitching
    • How to identify potential prospects at any event or organization
    • How to look for referrals within your own network of contacts
    Follow-up with Leads
    • How to remain committed to following up with your leads
    • What free tools or CRM systems exist to help you stay organized
    • How to draft an email to that prompts a response
    • How to call a prospect and engage prospect into the conversation
    Qualifying Prospects
    • How to immediately qualify a prospect
    • What are some of the hard questions to ask a prospect
    • How to engage the prospect to give you information on their pain points
    Presentation
    • How to present your product or service with value
    • What are some of the presentation tools that you can use
    • How to ask hard questions after presenting to decision makers
    Asking for the Sale/Close
    • How to rebuttal any objections or concerns on your service/product
    • How to ask the hard questions right after a presentation
    • How to move forward with a close

    Parking:

    Street & Metered Parking

    Nov
    14
    Wed
    Small Business Tax Planning (A CPA Forum) @ Kearny Point
    Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Register here

    We brought together 3 local Certified Public Accountants to introduce you to the powerful benefits of tax planning.

    Lower your tax liabilities and improve your bottom line.


    Bring a list of questions ready!


    Parking Available

     

    Dec
    4
    Tue
    Starting a Business and Writing a Business Plan @ BCB Indus American Bank
    Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Starting a Business and Writing a Business Plan @ BCB Indus American Bank

    Register Here

    This training will cover :

    • An introduction to different business entities
    • A Personal and Business Assessment process
    • How to finance your business
    • Certifications that can help your business grow
    • A Step-by-Step process of developing a Business Plan

    Parking:

    Street & Metered Parking. Click here to find local parking garages. 

    Dec
    12
    Wed
    Grand Opening of SBDC Client: “El Aguila Dorada” @ El Aguila Dorada
    Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Grand Opening of “El Aguila Dorada” – RSVP HERE

    (Complimentary Mexican hors-d’oeuvres will be served.)

    We are celebrating the GRAND OPENING of El Aguila Dorada’s second location. After almost 2 years of construction the new location is 3 times bigger and 3 times more amazing. Come to join us for some authentic Mexican food at one of the best restaurants in Bayonne.

    The Story:

    Israel first came to America at the age of 16. His first job as….(drumroll)… a dishwasher. Not too exciting but after one month of proving himself Israel quickly worked his way up from a dishwasher into prep/ line cook station. Here is where his passion for food was born.

    His hard work paid off when he then became head chef of Hendrickson’s Corner for over 13 years. Without formal training, here he learned everything there is about good food and customer service. He worked long hours but on his free time Israel liked to relax and play basketball with friends. Usually by the end of the games him and his teammates would be hungry so as a good friend should, Israel started making Tortas (mexican sandwiches) for lunch.

    That’s when him and his wife, Irma thought “let’s make more food and sell it.” So they started to sell his food from home. They sold tacos, quesadillas, pozole, and more on weekends to family and friends. Irma, as a stay at home mom, naturally started thinking about the possibility of opening a restaurant of their own.

    Referrals from customers grew so much that they decided to open their first location on December 12, 2007 at 830 Broadway in Bayonne, NJ 07002 and called it “El Aguila Dorada” a.k.a. The Golden Eagle. The location began as a restaurant and grocery store seating about 55 people. In 2014, El Aguila Dorada began to serve margaritas, sangria, and pina coladas so the grocery part of the store was removed and a little bar was constructed to add 10 more seats.

    Their success has led them to realize they must expand to service more customers because demand has exceeded their capacity so after successfully being open for 10 years, Israel and Irma decided to build their second location. “El Aguila Dorada” now on 412 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ with a brand new concept, going from a mom and pop shop to a modern rustic Mexican Restaurant. This new facility is about 5,000 square feet, with 120 seats for dining and another 60 seats at the bar making it the biggest and best Mexican Restaurant in all of Bayonne.

    Supported by: the United States Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center at NJCU, and New Jersey City University.

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


    Street Parking:

    Along Broadway & W 19th St., E 19th St., W 18th St., E 18th St. (watch for street signs)

    Parking Lots:

    Use the red “P” markers linked below:


    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 8 years of age.
    • Children between 8-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.

    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*

    Jan
    16
    Wed
    Intro to Quick books: Learn how to save your business time and money using software @ Kearny Point
    Jan 16 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

    Intro to Quickbooks:

    Save Time and Money using QuickBooks Online!

    Kristin CavataioCPA from Presti & Naegele in NYC, will be presenting the following:

    You and Your Business

    • Set up/Understand Your Financials
    • Have More Control Over Reporting
    • Track Monthly/Yearly Growth

    Benefits of Quickbooks

    • Pull Reports with 1-Click
    • Organize Bookkeeping
    • Control Expenses
    • Track Inventory
    • Process Payroll
    • Pay Bills
    • Track Taxes

    Planning and Preparing

    • Session 1 Quick Books Workshop Series

    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 8 years of age.
    • Children between 8-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.

    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*

    Feb
    6
    Wed
    Starting a Business: Learn how to go from 0 to entrepreneur. @ Kearny Point
    Feb 6 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

    How to Start a Business:

    This workshop is directed to the entrepreneur at the conceptual stage.

    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!

    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 8 years of age.
    • Children between 8-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.

    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*

    Feb
    20
    Wed
    Writing a Winning Business Plan: Learn how to write a plan that will impress. @ Kearny Point
    Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

    How to Write a Winning Business Plan:

    This course will take you through the step-by-step process of developing a business plan from A to Z.

    We will go over:

    • Executive Summary
    • Problem & Solution
    • Products or Services
    • Target Market
    • and MORE

    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 8 years of age.
    • Children between 8-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.

    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
    6
    Wed
    Basics of Marketing/Sales: Learn how to market and sell your business in today’s world. @ Kearny Point
    Mar 6 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

    Basics of Marketing/Sales:

    This course will take you through strategies and tactics that will help you market and sell the products or services your business offers.

    We will go over:

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

    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 8 years of age.
    • Children between 8-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.

    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
    20
    Wed
    Social Media for Small Businesses: Learn how to use free tools to promote your business. @ Kearny Point
    Mar 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

    Social Media for Small Businesses:

    This course will take you through strategies and tactics that will help you market and sell the products or services your business offers.

    We will go over:

    • Planning your Social Media strategy
    • Creating engaging and creative content
    • Engaging with your customers and clients
    • Analyze your results to improve your strategy and tactics
    • and MORE!

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

    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 8 years of age.
    • Children between 8-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.

    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
    3
    Wed
    Purchasing a Franchise – How to get into business with BIG companies. @ North Bergen Public Library
    Apr 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Purchasing a Franchise - How to get into business with BIG companies. @ North Bergen Public Library

    Purchasing a Franchise:

    This course will take you through steps of becoming a business owner through a franchise, how to find opportunities, funding, and more.

    We will go over:

    • Benefits of business ownership
    • Choosing the RIGHT franchise
    • Leveraging current skills and knowledge
    • Raising capital and investing in a franchise
    • Low-cost/Home based Franchise opportunities
    • Resources and support from the SBA and SBDC

    Sponsored and paid for by: the United States Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center at NJCU, New Jersey City University, Frannet, & North Bergen Public Library.

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


    Parking:


    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 8 years of age.
    • Children between 8-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.

    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
    17
    Wed
    Starting a Business Workshop Series (Part 1/3) – Learn how to go from 0 to entrepreneur. @ Jersey City- City Hall
    Apr 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Starting a Business Workshop Series (Part 1/3) - Learn how to go from 0 to entrepreneur. @ Jersey City- City Hall

    Starting a Business Workshop Series (Part 1/3)

    (Click here for Part 2 or Part 3)

    Starting a Business:

    This workshop is directed to the entrepreneur at the conceptual stage.

    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!

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

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


    Parking:


    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 8 years of age.
    • Children between 8-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.

    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*

    May
    1
    Wed
    Starting a Business Workshop Series (Part 2/3) – Learn A to Z how to write your best business plan. @ Jersey City- City Hall
    May 1 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Starting a Business Workshop Series (Part 2/3) - Learn A to Z how to write your best business plan. @ Jersey City- City Hall

    Starting a Business Workshop Series (Part 2/3)

    (Click here for Part 3)

    Writing A Winning Business Plan:

    This workshop is directed to the entrepreneur at the conceptual stage.

    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!

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

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


    Parking:


    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 8 years of age.
    • Children between 8-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.

    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*

    May
    15
    Wed
    Starting a Business Workshop Series (Part 3/3) – Learn how to do more business in 2019. @ Jersey City - City Hall
    May 15 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Starting a Business Workshop Series (Part 3/3) - Learn how to do more business in 2019. @ Jersey City - City Hall

    Starting a Business Workshop Series (Part 3/3)

    Basics of Marketing/Sales:

    This course will take you through strategies and tactics that will help you market and sell the products or services your business offers.

    We will go over:

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

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

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


    Parking:


    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 8 years of age.
    • Children between 8-18 years of age without parental supervision.
    • Inappropriate language or behavior.
    • Unprofessional attire.

    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*