Feb
12
Wed
Social Media to Promote Your Business
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Social Media to Promote Your Business @ Raritan Valley Community College

Social Media to Promote Your Business
SB405 – 3 hours

Connect with consumers through Social Media to increase your brand awareness and sales. Learn the essential steps and tactics necessary for the small business owner using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Instructor: Susan Wilcox, e-Dynamic Marketing

Course fee: $59
Wed, Feb 12, 6-9pm
CRN 60078

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

Feb
26
Wed
Networking 101
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Networking 101 @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Networking 101
SB746 – 3 hours

It’s not what you know or who you know . . . it’s who knows you. Online and off-line networking will increase your sphere of influence, establish your brand identity, build trust, generate word-of-mouth, and attract business opportunities. Learn to write and deliver an attention-getting “elevator speech.” Start networking immediately: bring your business cards and brochures to class.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59
Wed, Feb 26, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 60046

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

Mar
4
Wed
Planning Your New Website
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Planning Your New Website @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Planning Your New Website
SB421 – 3 hours

Learn the biggest mistakes to avoid when building a website and discover what the search engines want. Find out how to register your domain name, choose web hosting, accept payments online, and evaluate whether to do it yourself or hire a professional.
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
Wed, Mar 4, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 60018
Attend Online = CRN 60042

Watch this class description video:

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.

Mar
11
Wed
Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
SB404 – 3 hours

Learn how to improve your website visibility in the major search engines (Google and Bing). Participants learn SEO best practices and can ask to have their websites critiqued during the session.
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
Wed, Mar 11, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person: CRN 60019
Attend Online: CRN 60043

Watch this class description video:

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.

Mar
18
Wed
Introduction to WordPress (Webinar only)
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to WordPress (Webinar only)

Introduction to WordPress (Webinar only)
SB463 – 3 hours

33% of websites use WordPress,* one of the most popular website Content Management Systems available. You’ll learn how to set up your own website using self-hosted WordPress. We’ll explain: web hosting, installation, theme selection, plug-ins; and we’ll make sure you know how to keep all your hard work backed up and secure. (3 hours)
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
Wed, Mar 18, 6-9pm
Attend Online = CRN 60044

Watch this class description video:

* SOURCE: WordPress.org

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.

Mar
24
Tue
Introduction to Content Marketing and Email (Webinar only)
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Introduction to Content Marketing and Email  (Webinar only)
SB472 – 3 hours

Content is KING! It helps you get the right message to the right person at the right time. Good content will help customers find you and improve your Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Email marketing will help you keep your current customers coming back and help you convert your prospective customers into buyers. Used together, Content Marketing and email create a strong combination of marketing tools that will help you grow your business.
Instructor: Susan Wilcox, eDynamic Marketing

Course fee: $59
Tue, Mar 24, 6-9pm
CRN 60079

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

Apr
1
Wed
Intro to Google Analytics (Webinar only)
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Google Analytics (Webinar only) @ Internet

Introduction to Google Analytics (Webinar only)
SB418 – 3 hours

Does your website and marketing work? Learn how to use the powerful, free reporting tool, Google Analytics, to measure the effectiveness of your marketing efforts.
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
Wed, Apr 1, 6-9pm
Attend online: CRN 60021

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

Apr
6
Mon
Creating Video for the Web (Webinar only)
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Creating Video for the Web (Webinar only) @ Internet

Creating Video for the Web  (Webinar only)
SB406 – 3 hours

From planning to production to distribution, learn the basic skills and tools you’ll need to create professional video content to promote your brand and publish it online.
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
Mon, Apr 6, 6-9pm
Attend Online  = CRN 60035

Watch this class description video:

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

Apr
22
Wed
Business Plan 101 – WEBINAR only
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business Plan 101 - WEBINAR only @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business Plan 101 – Webinar only
SB747 – 3 hours

Entrepreneurs need customized business plans — a fundamental tool for determining the viability and potential for business ideas. In an aggressive marketplace, business plans serve as game plans that help established businesses sustain momentum and profitability. Attendees explore the benefits of business plan templates.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59
CRN 60047 Wed, April 22

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Email the SBDC office at    sbdc@raritanval.edu 

Apr
29
Wed
Marketing Analysis 101 – WEBINAR only
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing Analysis 101 - WEBINAR only @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Marketing Analysis 101 WEBINAR only
SB748 –

Market analysis is critical for making the best business decisions, planning strategically to launching your business and sustaining an established company. You’ll learn how to collect and analyze data about your industry, advancements in technology, competitive activity, and target market profiles.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59
CRN 60048 Wed, Apr 29, 6-9pm

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Email the SBDC office at  sbdc@raritanval.edu

Apr
30
Thu
Basics of Small Business Insurance – WEBINAR only
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Basics of Small Business Insurance  - WEBINAR only @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Basics of Small Business Insurance  – WEBINAR only
SB448 – 3 hours

Are you a small business owner who is operating without insurance, or under-insured, and needs to learn the basics of both insurance and risk management techniques to protect your company from catastrophic loss? Learn about the types of insurance coverage needed to build a basic insurance program and different ways to buy insurance or to self-insure.
Instructor: Sal Ricciardone, CPCU

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60071 Wed, Apr 22,  30  6-9pm

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Email the SBDC office at  sbdc@raritanval.edu  

May
6
Wed
Marketing 101 – WEBINAR only
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Building Your Marketing Plan  WEBINAR
SB749 – 3 hours

Marketing is about getting people interested in your company’s product or service. Marketing builds brand identity and trust, gives people reasons to buy, and validates the buying decision. Marketing gets people ‘knocking on your door,’ then your selling skills take over!
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59
CRN 60049 Wed, May 6, 6-9pm

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Email the SBDC office at sbdc@raritanval.edu

May
13
Wed
Selling 101 – WEBINAR only
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Selling 101  - WEBINAR only @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Selling 101  WEBINAR
SB750 – 3 hours

No one is a born salesperson, yet we all live by selling something. Those who are motivated and committed can achieve success by learning the basics of customer relationship management and steps in the ‘Anatomy of a Sale.’ Through instruction, visual guidelines and role play, the anxiety and fear of selling disappears. You’ll discover a selling system that is easy to follow to achieve your goals and to earn sales.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59
CRN 60050 Wed, May 13,6-9pm

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Email the SBDC office at sbdc@raritanval.edu

Sep
16
Wed
Promote Your Business with Social Media – WEBINAR
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Promote Your Business with Social Media  – WEBINAR
SB405 – 3 hours
Improve your social media skills.  Get better results.  Understand the impact of a clear social media strategy and learn how to attract new customers.  Determine which platforms are right for your business, learn what to post and when, and discover the tips, tricks and tools that will help you save time and effort.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox, e-Dynamic Marketing

Course fee: $59
CRN 50132   Wed, Sep 16, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

Questions?  Contact the SBDC office:  Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516    Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Sep
17
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime – WEBINAR
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime  – WEBINAR 

SB474 – 3 hours
Are you building a business while working fulltime? Don’t quit your day job until you 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

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

CRN 50304   Thu, Sep 17, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50305  Thu, Oct 8, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50306    Thu, Nov 5, 9am-12pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Sep
23
Wed
Planning Your New Website – WEBINAR
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Planning Your New Website - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Planning Your New Website

SB421 – 3 hours

Learn the biggest mistakes to avoid when building a website and discover what the search engines want. Find out how to register your domain name, choose web hosting, accept payments online, and evaluate whether to do it yourself or hire a professional.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
CRN 50122 Wed, Sep 23, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Sep
24
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business – WEBINAR
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Mastering the Mental Side of Business – WEBINAR
SB427 – 3 hours
The way you think will impact the way you run your business. In this class, we will teach you how to set goals and create achievable plans, how to handle the inevitable challenges and setbacks you’ll face along the way building your business. Confidence is key to your success.  Learn how to build your confidence in any situation, work through habits and fears that can hold you back, and create a support system that will help lead you to success.

Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

CRN 50120   Thu, Sep 24, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50307   Thu, Oct 15, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50308   Thu, Nov 12, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Sep
28
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Entrepreneur Assessment  – WEBINAR
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

Registration is required.

CRN 50085   Mon, Sep 28, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50086   Mon, Oct 12, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50087   Mon, Nov 9, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Sep
29
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Blocks to Starting a Business - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
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, MBA, Kiva Intl. Business Group

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

CRN 50088   Tue, Sep 29, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50089   Tue, Oct 13, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50090   Tue, Nov 10, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Sep
30
Wed
Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business by the Numbers - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR

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 from the start, as you plan for your new business.

Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

CRN 50091 Wed, Sep 30, 6-8pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50092 Wed, Oct 14, 6-8pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50093 Wed, Nov 11, 6-8pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – WEBINAR
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)  - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)  – WEBINAR

SB404 – 3 hours

Learn how to improve your website visibility in Google. Participants learn SEO best practices for beginners. You can also request to have your current website critiqued during the session.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
CRN 50124 Wed, Sep 30, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

 

Watch this class description video:

Oct
7
Wed
Introduction to WordPress – WEBINAR
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to WordPress - WEBINAR

Introduction to WordPress – WEBINAR
SB463 – 3 hours

35% of websites use WordPress, one of the most popular website Content Management Systems available. You’ll learn how to set up your own website using self-hosted WordPress. We’ll explain: web hosting, installation, theme selection, plug-ins; and we’ll make sure you know how to keep all your hard work backed up and secure.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59

CRN 50126 Wed, Oct 7, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Watch this class description video:

* SOURCE: WordPress.org
Oct
8
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime – WEBINAR
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime  – WEBINAR 

SB474 – 3 hours
Are you building a business while working fulltime? Don’t quit your day job until you 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

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

CRN 50304   Thu, Sep 17, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50305  Thu, Oct 8, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50306    Thu, Nov 5, 9am-12pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Oct
12
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
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

Registration is required.

CRN 50085   Mon, Sep 28, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50086   Mon, Oct 12, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50087   Mon, Nov 9, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Oct
13
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Blocks to Starting a Business - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
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, MBA, Kiva Intl. Business Group

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

CRN 50088   Tue, Sep 29, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50089   Tue, Oct 13, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50090   Tue, Nov 10, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Oct
14
Wed
Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business by the Numbers - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR

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 from the start, as you plan for your new business.

Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

CRN 50091 Wed, Sep 30, 6-8pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50092 Wed, Oct 14, 6-8pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50093 Wed, Nov 11, 6-8pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Intro to Search Engine Advertising – WEBINAR
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Search Engine Advertising - WEBINAR @ Internet

Intro to Search Engine Advertising – WEBINAR

SB473 – 3 hours

Learn the basics of running text ads on search engine result pages to help your business be found by consumers. Intended for beginners, this class will explain how to start using Google Ads (formerly Google Adwords). We will also explain how to identify keyword phrases that consumers may use to find your business, write text ads, prepare website landing pages, and set up your first paid search engine advertising campaign.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59

CRN 50303   Wed, Oct 14, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Watch this class description video:

Oct
15
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business -WEBINAR
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business -WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Mastering the Mental Side of Business – WEBINAR
SB427 – 3 hours
The way you think will impact the way you run your business. In this class, we will teach you how to set goals and create achievable plans, how to handle the inevitable challenges and setbacks you’ll face along the way building your business. Confidence is key to your success.  Learn how to build your confidence in any situation, work through habits and fears that can hold you back, and create a support system that will help lead you to success.

Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

CRN 50120   Thu, Sep 24, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50307   Thu, Oct 15, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

CRN 50308   Thu, Nov 12, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu