SBDC at RVCC Regional Director Bill Harnden

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) has announced the start of a special semester of training. The Center has always been proud to offer the community high-quality courses and workshops focused on key small business topics, including business start-up information, marketing and sales, strategic business planning, digital and online skills, disaster preparedness, insurance basics, accounting and QuickBooks, and more. For the Spring 2021 semester, the SBDC will make its training more accessible than ever.

“I’m proud to announce another step forward in our mission to provide budding entrepreneurs and small business owners the training and information they need to succeed in their business endeavors. While many of our SBDC training classes are offered at no cost, others have carried a modest fee in the past,” said Bill Harnden, Regional Director, SBDC at RVCC. “These recent months have proven unusually challenging, with many businesses grappling with financial difficulties and economic hurdles as a result of the pandemic. In response, this Spring semester we have removed fees from all of our Webinar classes, to offer every class free of charge.”

The “no-fee” semester follows two years of incorporating virtual class capabilities so participants could attend webinars as well as in-person classes. In recent months, in regard for the safety and welfare of instructors and attendees, the SBDC transitioned all classes to the webinar model, due to the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Removing fees for all webinars this semester is designed to ease the financial burden for those who wish to attend, making it easier than ever to take advantage of the range of small business training courses the SBDC offers at Raritan Valley Community College.