Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) were established in 1977 and can be found in every state in the U.S. Twelve SBDC’s are located throughout New Jersey. The SBDC at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) began serving area small business owners in January 2001.

We provide services to small businesses in all industries, including technology, manufacturing, retail, service, wholesale, as well as international trade. Learn more about the NJ Small Business Development Centers.

Our Staff at RVCC

Bill Harnden – Regional Director

Mr. Harnden received his BS degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Ramapo College in 1981. Soon after graduation he went to work for General Motors and spent 14 years in Accounting and Systems Development departments. In 1995 Mr. Harnden owned and operated a Heavenly Ham franchise store. After selling his store he worked in the Raritan Valley Community College Finance Office as an Accountant prior to his transition over to the SBDC in 2004. Mr. Harnden is an active member of the Somerset Business Partnership, Hunterdon Chamber of Commerce and Hunterdon First organizations.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Friends of Abraham Staat foundation and is the RVCC’s Women’s Head Softball Coach. He is a long time resident of Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

Allison Gill – Administrative Assistant

Allison Gill

Allison Gill

Ms. Gill has had several assignments at Raritan Valley Community College — her most recent in Corporate & Continuing Education prior to working in the SBDC. She attended Rutgers College and earned her certification from the Katharine Gibbs School of Business. Allison is pursuing a personal goal of attaining a Bachelor’s degree. She is a long-time resident of the area having lived in both Somerset and Hunterdon Counties and currently resides in Hunterdon.

Kathy Ormosi – Clerical Assistant

Kathy Ormosi

Kathy Ormosi

Before joining the Small Business Development Center team as a part time assistant, Ms. Ormosi worked for AT&T for 23 years in a variety of areas including employee relations, event planning and executive communications. A graduate of RVCC with an Associate of Arts degree, she resides with her husband and two sons in South Bound Brook, where she serves on the South Bound Brook Historic Preservation Advisory Commission and provides support to the historic Abraham Staats House as a member of The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. Her hobbies included reading, gardening and participating in living history events as a re-enactor for the American Colonial era.

We’re here to help!

Fill out our Request for Counseling Form to schedule an appointment with one of our business counselors.

Use our Business Course Registration Form to register for any of our small business classes.

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