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*

    Jun
    26
    Wed
    Certifications for Federal Contracting @ Secaucus Public Library
    Jun 26 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Certifications for Federal Contracting @ Secaucus Public Library

    Certifications for Federal Contracting

    WORK WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!

    A Small Business Enterprise Workshop- hosted by America’s Small Business Development Center at New Jersey City University and Presented by Business Opportunity Specialist of the SBA.

    Speaker(s): Business Opportunity Specialist of the SBA, Peter Susbreich

    Learn how to:

    • Acquire/Bid on Federal Government Contracts
    • Find the best programs for small businesses
    • Choose the right certification for you
    • Become a vendor for government entities

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

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


    Parking:

    • Street Parking and Metered Parking at 1301 Paterson Plank Rd ($0.25/hr)
    • Click here for Public Transportation
    • Click here for Uber

    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*

    Jul
    31
    Wed
    Small Business Enterprise Certification Workshop @ Kearny Point
    Jul 31 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

    Small Business Enterprise Certification:

    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 Jermaine Pharmes from the Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity.

    Speaker(s): Jermaine Pharmes

    Learn how to:

    • Acquire/Bid on State Government Contracts
    • Find the best programs for small businesses
    • Choose the right certification for you
    • Become a vendor for government entities

    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.

    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*

    Aug
    21
    Wed
    Meet The Lenders – Learn how to get a Business Loan directly from the Lenders! @ Kearny Point
    Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

    MEET THE LENDERS:

    THE BIGGEST LENDERS EVENT OF NJ!

    Food • Drinks • Giveaways • and more.

    Senior VP’s, Veteran Bankers, and SBA Lending Experts will show you where to find loans in an immersive panel discussion.

    Learn about:

    • Loans available for small business (7a, 504, Micro-loans)
    • Lending criteria to qualify for funding
    • The application process and documents required
    • Non-traditional finance options
    • Meet with loan experts and other entrepreneurs like you

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

    Speaker(s): SBA, RBAC, UCEDC, Ponce Bank, and more.

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

    Agenda:

    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Registration, Coffee, & Networking (1st Floor Lobby)
    11:45 PM – 12:00 PM – Welcoming Remarks & Introductions
    12:00 PM – 01:00 PM – Panel Discussion (4th Floor)
    01:00 PM – 01:30 PM – Q&A (4th Floor)
    01:30PM – 02:30 PM – Exhibitor/Networking Session (at Dry Bistro Bar on 1st Floor)


    Parking:

    Use the Tenant Parking Lot opposite of the Kearny Point front entrance.


    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 18 years of age
    • 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*

    Oct
    2
    Wed
    Starting a Business & Writing a Business Plan @ Bayonne City Hall- Council Chambers
    Oct 2 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Starting a Business & Writing a Business Plan @ Bayonne City Hall- Council Chambers

    Starting a Business & Writing a Business Plan

    This workshop is directed to the entrepreneur at the conceptual stage and will take them through the step-by-step process of developing a business plan from A to Z.

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

    We will discuss:

    • Basics of a business plan,
    • Different Entities,
    • Certifications that can help businesses grow,
    • Personal & Business Assessment Process,
    • 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


    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.

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

    Fee: No Cost

    *EVENT TIME, LOCATION, AND/OR DATE CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

    Oct
    16
    Wed
    Social Media for Small Businesses @ Hoboken Business Center
    Oct 16 @ 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.

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

    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


    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.

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

    *EVENT TIME, LOCATION, AND/OR DATE CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

    Nov
    20
    Wed
    Navigate the Chaos @ NJCU School of Business, Auditorium
    Nov 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

    Navigate the Chaos

    Socrates noted, “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” How well do you know yourself?

    This event, Navigate the Chaos (very uniquely phrased by Dr. Edmondson) will help you learn the foundations of an entrepreneurial mindset and challenge you to ask yourself questions in order to increase your self-awareness. Are you up for the challenge?

    Speaker(s): Dr. Michael Edmondson, Interim Dean, College of Professional Studies at New Jersey City University (NJCU).

    About Dr. Edmondson: He has published four books with Business Experts Press: ‘Marketing Your Value: 9 Steps to Navigate Your Career’, ‘Major in Happiness: Debunking the College Major Fallacies’, ‘Success: Theory and Practice, and Strategic Thinking and Writing.’ His fifth book, The ‘Relevance of the Humanities to the 21st Century Workplace’ is will be published later this year. Dr. Edmondson has a BA from Cabrini University, an MA from Villanova University, and a Ph.D. from Temple University.

    We will go over:

    • The traits and habits of successful people
    • The relationship of self-awareness to success
    • The link between personal growth and professional development
    • Questions to ask yourself about how often you work towards your goals
    • 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.


    Parking & Transportation:

    To get to the NJCU School of Business, it is recommended that you travel using public transportation due to limited parking spaces.

    If using public transportation, get there:

    • 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.
    • 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.

    If you’re driving, you can park at these nearby garages:

    • 110 Plaza 5 Garage – 160 Greene St.
    • LM Plaza 4A Parking – 135 Greene St.
    • Columbus Garage – 66 Christopher Columbus Dr.
    • One Parking – 10 Exchange Pl.

    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 NJSBDC at NJCU.

    • Children under 12 years of age.
    • Children between 12-18 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, AND/OR DATE CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

    Dec
    6
    Fri
    NJCFE 2019 Financial Literacy Symposium @ New Jersey City University
    Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    NJCFE 2019 Financial Literacy Symposium @ New Jersey City University

    The Symposium will be held on December 6 and hosted by Dr. Bernard McSherry, Dean, and New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ. This half day morning event will begin with a 9:00 AM registration and contain two nationally recognized key note speakers on financial literacy. Additionally, there are two tracks for participants – one track for classroom educators and one track for community leaders and not-for-profits.

    What Organizations would Benefit?
    • Community Nonprofits
    • Faith-based organizations
    • State and Local Government Agencies

    Who Should Attend?
    • Directors and Program Administrators
    • Counselors
    • Community Volunteers

    What Financial Topics will be Addressed?
    • Strategies for Promoting Financial Wellness in Disadvantaged Communities
    • Advancing Financial Capability through Technology Access and Literacy

    Keynote Speakers:
    • Beth Kobliner, Best-selling Author: Get a Financial Life,
    Personal Finance in Your Twenties & Thirties, Make Your Kid a
    Money Genius.
    • Jonathan Clements, Former Personal-finance Columnist, The
    Wall Street Journal, and Author: How to Think About Money