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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

Oct
22
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Oct 22 @ 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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QuickBooks Model Office – Desktop Option Only
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
QuickBooks Model Office - Desktop Option Only @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

QuickBooks Model Office – Desktop Option Only
SB278 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

Attendees will create a model office company, post a large number of accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions and reconcile their entries to the company’s profit and loss report.

Prerequisite: Must have received the Accounting and QuickBooks Certificate. Seating is limited. To register, send an email to sbdc@raritanval.edu and provide us with your name, address, telephone number and desired class or call the SBDC at 908-526-1200 x8516.

Instructor: Michele Walten, Walten Small Business Solutions, LLC

Registration is required.

Course fee: Free
Tue/Thu, Oct 22 & 24, 6-9pm
Tue/Thu, Nov 26 & 28, 6-9pm

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

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Results-Oriented Operations Management
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Results-Oriented Operations Management @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Results-Oriented Operations Management
SB743 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

Keeping the “oars in the water” is a major concern of all small business owners regardless of type of business. Learn how to better understand your business mission and what it takes to execute it. Growth strategies, task assignments and evaluations, critical scheduling, process design, staffing and employee growth will be discussed in this class.
Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: $119
CRN 50111 Tue, Sep 24 & Oct 1, 6-9pm
CRN 50112 Tue, Oct 22 & 29, 6-9pm

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

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Oct
23
Wed
Business by the Numbers
Oct 23 @ 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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Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
SB450 – 3 hours

Getting found in the search engines is critical for your business. We will show you how to create your free Local Business Listing on Google and Bing, and discuss other opportunities. This workshop is intended for small business owners with an office or retail address (not work from home).
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
Attend in-person: CRN 50096 Wed, Sep 18, 6-9pm
Attend online: CRN 50118 Wed, Sep 18, 6-9pm
Attend in-person: CRN 50097 Wed, Oct 23, 6-9pm
Attend online: CRN 50119 Wed, Oct 23, 6-9pm

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

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

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