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Training for Small Business Owners...

Learn about the business topics that are essential for today's small business owner. Attend class in-person or try our virtual classes.
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Upcoming Classes

Sep
10
Tue
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

How to Purchase a Business or Franchise
SB435 – 3 hours

Learn how to identify and then research a credible franchise or existing business.
Instructor: Charles Mizejewski, Sun Belt Business Brokers/FranNet NJ

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 50176, Tue, Sep 10, 6-9pm
CRN 50110, Wed, Oct 16, 6-9pm

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Sep
12
Thu
(NEW) The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
SB474 – 3 hours

Are you building a business while working fulltime? Don’t quit your day job until you learn the key elements you need to have in place to transition to self-employment and make your business a success.
Instructor: Karen Auld, KCA Coaching Services

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 50116 Thu, Sep 12, 6-9pm
CRN 50117 Wed, Oct 30, 6-9pm

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Sep
16
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Entrepreneur Assessment
SB043 – 3 hours

Are you considering becoming a business owner? Do you have the characteristics and fundamental skills to run a business? And, what are the types of qualities that may offer a better chance for business success? Find out if entrepreneurship is right for you. During the session, complete a self-assessment questionnaire to determine if you have the personal characteristics, the financial fitness and the business readiness skills to own a business. We’ll score, interpret and discuss results to provide a better understanding of your entrepreneurial profile.
Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: FREE
CRN 50085 Mon, Sep 16, 6-9pm
CRN 50086 Mon, Oct 21, 6-9pm
CRN 50087 Mon, Nov 11, 6-9pm

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Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Sep
17
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Blocks to Starting a Business @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Building Blocks to Starting a Business
SB737 – 3 hours

Questions! So many questions. This course is designed to help you ask the right questions, and find the right answers to starting your own business. We identify the basic planning you’ll need to tackle as you start to shape your business idea into reality and help you understand how to prioritize the steps you’ll be taking including naming your business, determining the type of legal entity you’ll select, developing a business plan, marketing, insurance, financial considerations and more. This course also provides information about valuable resources available to budding entrepreneurs.
Instructor: Ed Dolan

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 50088 Tue, Sep 17, 6-9pm
CRN 50089 Tue, Oct 22, 6-9pm
CRN 50090 Tue, Nov 12, 6-9pm

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Sep
18
Wed
Business by the Numbers
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business by the Numbers @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business by the Numbers
SB738 – 2 hours

This course offers foundational information about important financial practices and planning, including key accounting and tax considerations, for the new business owner. Don’t be caught by surprise. This practical overview provides an understanding of how to strategically manage the financial aspect of your operation form the start, as you plan for your new business.
Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 50091 Wed, Sep 18, 6-8pm
CRN 50092 Wed, Oct 23, 6-8pm
CRN 50093 Wed, Nov 13, 6-8pm

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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