Event Calendar

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May
17
Thu
Women Warriors in Business 2018 @ New Jersey City University- School of Business
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Women Warriors in Business 2018 | Thursday, May 17th, 2018 | NJSBDC @ New Jersey City University

On International Women’s Day, we are proud to bring back this popular, power-packed event focused on empowering, enriching, supporting and encouraging women business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders for their next level of success.

Women Warriors in Business 2018

SYMPOSIUM | LUNCHEON

This powerful symposium brings together various experts to outline ways to address and overcome various barriers that hinder or delay success in women’s business and careers.

Topics of Discussion Include:

~ Managing & Leading: Honing Your Power in Each Role ~
~ Financing: It Takes Money to Make Money ~
~ Digital Branding: Owning It & Working It ~
~ Contracting: Sealing the Deal (3 Sessions) ~

Keynote Luncheon Featuring: TBA

WHEN:

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 | 8:00am – 3:00pm

WHERE:

New Jersey City University School of Business

147 Harborside Financial Center Platform

Jersey City, NJ


 View NJTV Coverage of Women Warriors in Business 2017


For the Agenda, Speaker Listing and

additional information, go to:

http://njsbdc-womenwarriors.weebly.com/

Fee: $99.00

Fee Waived for Veteran, Military Members & their Dependents.

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Discussion Details:

Managing & Leading: Honing Your Power in Each Role
Managing and leading have very specific responsibilities. Do you know them and how to utilize methods in each role effectively? This session identifies and discusses various issues, strengths, and strategies you can use to help propel you, your team and your organization to where you need to be.

It Takes Money to Make Money
Every business has to make money but you need capital. If you’re just starting, how can you get it? If you’re seasoned but need to expand, what do you need to scale? What options and opportunities are available to help you get what you need to grow?

Digital Branding: Owning It & Working It
You know them … Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest. These platforms have revolutionized how businesses interact with their clients and customers. Do you know how to utilize them for your business? Do you know what to do to pull your clients and customers in and keep them with you? How can you drive your business beyond the measures of your beyond the competition?

Supplier Diversity Certifications
Diversity certifications help small businesses sell to large corporations and organizations. Which certifications are available to you and how can you use them?

Public/ Private Contracts
Yes! You’re ready to compete for contracts. What do you need to do to balance the odds in your favor?

The Vendor Forum
Learn from the best! Women CEOs share their stories of trial and triumph in contracting.

 

For the Agenda, Speaker Listing and

additional information, go to:

http://njsbdc-womenwarriors.weebly.com/

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Registration extended to 5/17/2018 due to popular demand!

https://womenwarriorsinbusiness-2018.eventbrite.com

Breakfast & Lunch Included

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Shy Hopkins
973.353.1414
shyeka.hopkins@rutgers.edu

Eugene Spillane
973.645.2427
eugene.spillane@sba.gov


 Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors

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May
23
Wed
Intro to Quickbooks Workshop @ New Jersey City University-School of Business
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Intro to Quickbooks Workshop

TICKETS HERE

For A LIMITED TIME, Use Promotional Code: “EarlyBird” To Get 10% OFF Ticket Price

Save Time and Money using QuickBooks Online!
Focus energy on your business.
Avoid the stress of accounting.
Kristin Cavataio, CPA 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 ONE-CLICK
-ORGANIZE BOOKKEEPING
-CONTROL EXPENSES
-TRACK INVENTORY
-PROCESS PAYROLL
-PAY BILLS
-TRACK TAXES

PLANNING AND PREPARING
– SESSION 1 QUICK BOOKS WORKSHOP SERIES

_____________________________________________________

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.

 

Jun
6
Wed
QuickBooks Training Workshop @ New Jersey City University- School of Business
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

QUICKBOOKS TRAINING WORKSHOP

FOR A LIMITED TIME, USE PROMOTIONAL CODE: “EarlyBird” to get 10% OFF Ticket Price

REGISTER HERE

America’s SBDC at NJCU invites you to enroll in our QuickBooks Training Workshop to be held at the North Bergen Public Library located in North Bergen, NJ.

The 3-hour, HANDS-ON, QuickBooks Workshop will instruct business owners, business financial personnel, business bookkeepers and anyone managing the payroll, finances, and inventory of a business on how to learn and grow your business better.

Our certified QuickBooks instructors will show you how to use the most updated QuickBooks software helping you to increase your business accuracy with your accountants and the local banks. QuickBooks software will help your business save time and money!

The HANDS-ON, QuickBooks Workshop is designed for business owners, employees at businesses, persons who want to work for businesses in a payroll or financial capacity and need training.

Space is limited so enroll today!

Training Workshop includes:
• Hands-on instruction by certified QuickBooks instructor
• Free 30-day QuickBooks Trial Online Software/Access
• Resource booklet

Contacts:
Juan Medina, Community Outreach Officer/Senior Consultant
Christian Pichardo, Marketing Consultant
Ryan Silvestre, Senior Business Consultant
Email: sbdc@njcu.edu
Call: (201) 200-2156


WORKSHOP CURRICULUM-

QuickBooks Overview:

Different versions of QB and selecting proper version

Basics of QB:

  1. Setting up new company file
  2. Connecting bank account to download bank transactions
  3. Creating new accounts, customers, and vendors
  4. Writing and printing checks from QBO
  5. Recording expenses and deposits
  6. Reconciling bank activity
  7. Cash basis balance sheet and profit and loss

Invoicing and Bill Payments:

  1. Review of customer and vendor center in QBO
  2. Recording bills and bill payments
  3. Creating products/services to be included on invoices
  4. Creating invoices and customizing
  5. Receiving customer payments and recording deposits
  6. Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable aging reports
  7. Accrual based Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss

We will provide:

  • Computers + Software
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Bonus: Free 30-Day Trial of Quickbooks Online


Presentor Bio:

KRISTIN E. CAVATAIO, CPA joined Presti & Naegele in 2012. She received her BS degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and received her MBA in Finance, with Advanced Certifications in both Public Accounting and International Business, from Iona College. Kristin brings client-oriented experience from over ten years working in the service industry in addition to three years working as a billing coordinator for a NYC law firm. She began with Presti & Naegele specializing in corporate, partnership and individual taxation and has now transitioned to a Consultant with the Accounting Technology Department. Kristin is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

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.

Jun
20
Wed
Starting a Business & Writing a Business Plan @ BCB Community Bank
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starting a Business & Writing a Business Plan @ BCB 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:

Street parking available. Watch for signs.

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

Jul
11
Wed
Small Business Enterprise Certification @ Secaucus Public Library & Business Resource Center
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Small Business Enterprise Certification @ Secaucus Public Library & Business Resource Center

Small Business Enterprise Certification

TICKETS HERE

Sponsored and paid for by the Small Business Development Center(SBDC) at New Jersey City University(NJCU)

WORK WITH THE NEW JERSEY GOVERNMENT!

A Small Business Enterprise Workshop- hosted by America’s Small Business Development Center at New Jersey City University and Presented by Certification Auditor of the Nj State Department of the Treasury.

IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • ACQUIRE/ BID ON STATE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS
  • FIND STATE PROGRAMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
  • DETERMINE WHICH STATE CERTIFICATION IS RIGHT FOR YOU
  • BECOME A STATE GOVERNMENT VENDOR

Parking:

Library Parking Lot, Street Parking, and Metered Parking at 1301 Paterson Plank Rd ($0.25/hr)

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

Jul
18
Wed
Marketing and Sales Workshop Part 1 @ New Jersey City University- School of Business
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

 

REGISTER HERE

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 & Directions:

  1. Street Parking up to 2 hours
  2. Metered Parking up to 2 hours
  3. Central Parking- Plaza 4A (135 Greene Street, entrance is on Christopher Colombus Drive) for $5 parking with Eventbrite print out ticket. (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.

Jul
25
Wed
Marketing and Sales Workshop Part 2 @ New Jersey City University- School of Business
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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:

  1. Street Parking up to 2 hours
  2. Metered Parking up to 2 hours
  3. Central Parking- Plaza 4A (135 Greene Street, entrance is on Christopher Colombus Drive) for $5 parking with Eventbrite print out ticket. (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.

Aug
14
Tue
PURCHASING A FRANCHISE @ Ponce Bank
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

FRANCHISE OWNERSHIP WORKSHOP

REGISTER HERE

An in-depth workshop hosted by the Small Business Development Center at New Jersey City University and presented by Frannet.

Here you’ll learn about Franchising and owning a successful business, we will go over topics such as:

  • Benefits of business ownership
  • How to choose the right franchise
  • How to leverage your current skills and knowledge
  • How to raise capital and invest in a franchise
  • Resources and support from the SBA and SBDC

Presenter:

Boynton R. Weekes was born in Atlantic City, N.J. and reared in Camden, New Jersey. Boynton is a graduate of Camden High School and Fairleigh Dickinson University (B.A. Business Management).

Boynton has nearly 20 years of franchise experience where he has worked and received numerous awards & achievements.

In July 2001, Boynton along with (2) business partners founded Global Franchising Group, LLC located in East Brunswick, NJ where he served as the Director of Regional Operations, Franchise Sales and Real Estate Development. Global Franchising Group served as the Master Franchisee and Sub-franchisor in North Jersey & North Eastern, PA for Fantastic Sams Franchised Hair Salons which has over 1350 locations and is ranked #39 (Top 500 Franchises) by Entrepreneur Magazine. As a Sub -franchisor, Boynton assisted his franchisees with marketing, management, advertising, real estate site selection and negotiations, recruiting and retention planning, and obtaining business financing. He has since opened over 23 locations throughout North Jersey and Northeast Pa. Global Franchising Group LLC was sold to the parent company in June 2012.

Boynton currently owns BRW Franchise Consulting LLC and in partnership with FranNet of New York and New Jersey, he oversees program coordination of 21 SBDC’s multiple SCORE chapters in both New York and New Jersey. As a Franchise Consultant, his primary responsibility is assisting clients with navigating the myriad of franchise opportunities and determining which franchise brand is most suitable for them, based on their individual transferable skill sets and personal and financial goals.

Boynton is actively involved in community service work. He sits on the Growth and Redevelopment committee for the Township of Lawrence. He also is Executive Director of S.C.O.R.E. (Sigma Community Outreach and Empowerment Inc.) a non profit youth mentoring group where he currently mentors (35) young men in Trenton N.J. between the ages of 8 and 18. Boynton is a member of Princeton Toastmasters and is married with three children and currently resides in Lawrenceville N.J.

Parking:

Metered parking & Parking lot behind the location.

Contacts:
Juan Medina, Senior Consultant
Ryan Silvestre, Senior Consultant
Christian Pichardo, Marketing Consultant
Beshoy Hanna, Finance Consultant
Email: sbdc@njcu.edu
Call: (201) 200-2156

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*