Apr
13
Tue
Positioning and Branding for Minority Businesses – Webinar – WEBINAR      
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 8 @ 8:30 pm

Positioning and Branding for Minority Businesses – Webinar

SB764– 22.5 hours
The goal of this nine-session course is to aid minority entrepreneurs in strengthening their competitive advantage by leveraging proven positioning and brand development strategies, as well as increasing awareness of opportunities for inclusion in supplier diversity programs. Intensity of competition is the driving force affecting the performance of every level of management today, whether it is a small retail outlet, a service firm, or a dominant multinational corporation. A business’ survival depends on how well its product or service is positioned to satisfy important customer needs; how it differentiates itself from competitors; and how well it builds consumer loyalty, market leadership, and profitable growth. This discipline of positioning and brand development is a must for minority business owners who face the challenge of growing their businesses while remaining competitive.

The nine-week class will be an interactive experience focused on teaching minority entrepreneurs how to leverage these times of uncertainty and opportunity to increase their business capacity, as well as help improve their brand identities and maximize resources.

Instructor: LaNella Hooper-William, Hooper Williams Communications

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required

Tue, Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1 & 8,   6-8:30pm    REGISTER FOR 9-SESSION CLASS 

   

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

May
17
Mon
Marketing 101 – WEBINAR
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing 101 - WEBINAR

Marketing 101 – 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: FREE

Mon, May 17, 6-9pm    REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

May
19
Wed
Market Analysis- WEBINAR
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 Market Analysis 101 – Webinar
SB748 – 3 hours

Market analysis is critical for making the best business decisions, planning strategically to launch 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: FREE

Registration is required. 

Wed, May 19, 6-9pm   REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

May
26
Wed
Selling 101- WEBINAR
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Selling 101- WEBINAR

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: FREE

Registration is required. 

Wed May 26, 6-9pm  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Jun
2
Wed
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital – WEBINAR
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital - WEBINAR @ Internet

Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital – Webinar
SB731 – 3 hours
Crowdfunding has become a great alternative for small business owners to raise working capital for their business ventures. Our workshop will help participants understand the principles associated with building successful Crowdfunding campaigns and will show you how to use Crowdfunding to finance your goals.

Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

Mon, Apr 12, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Wed, Jun 2, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Jun
3
Thu
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment – WEBINAR
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Maximize Your Trade Show Investment – Webinar
SB730 – 3 hours
Don’t underestimate the value of trade show and event marketing – the most powerful tools in your marketing mix for uncovering and landing new business opportunities. Find out what you don’t know about trade shows and how to choose your exhibit space, budget time and resources, promote your participation (before, during and after), increase booth traffic, capture the interest of those passing by (in less than 7 seconds), qualify visitors, and get the best follow-up results.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required. 

Thu Jun 3, 6-9pm  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Jun
22
Tue
Selling in the “New Normal” – WEBINAR
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Selling in the “New Normal” – Webinar
4 hours  (2  2-hour sessions)

This course will focus on the concerns which many small businesses identify as challenges to achieving their goals in an environment when selling virtually has become a mandatory part of their daily activities. Many companies are looking for assistance in the sales enablement, sales execution and sales operation components of their business. The success of small businesses will be their ability to hone skills, train their team and make the sales experience memorable for their customers.

Upon the completion of the course small business owners will gain an understanding of during virtual interactions with sellers, what factors have the greatest influence on the purchase decisions. Areas of focus will address the concerns that buyers have of sellers to include but not limited to the following:

  • Buyers lack of confidence in sellers skill at leading a thorough needs discovery virtually
  • Buyer’s concern with the seller’s inability at showing them what’s possible or how to solve a problem
  • Buyers belief that sellers are not competent listeners
  • Buyers inability to effectively make the ROI case when selling virtually

Instructor: Ron Jones, Adjunct Professor, Marketing and Professional Sales, Cotsakos College of Sales, William Paterson University

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required. 

Tue June 22 & 27   1pm – 3pm   REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Jun
29
Tue
Selling in the “New Normal” – WEBINAR
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Selling in the “New Normal” – Webinar
4 hours  (2  2-hour sessions)

This course will focus on the concerns which many small businesses identify as challenges to achieving their goals in an environment when selling virtually has become a mandatory part of their daily activities. Many companies are looking for assistance in the sales enablement, sales execution and sales operation components of their business. The success of small businesses will be their ability to hone skills, train their team and make the sales experience memorable for their customers.

Upon the completion of the course small business owners will gain an understanding of during virtual interactions with sellers, what factors have the greatest influence on the purchase decisions. Areas of focus will address the concerns that buyers have of sellers to include but not limited to the following:

  • Buyers lack of confidence in sellers skill at leading a thorough needs discovery virtually
  • Buyer’s concern with the seller’s inability at showing them what’s possible or how to solve a problem
  • Buyers belief that sellers are not competent listeners
  • Buyers inability to effectively make the ROI case when selling virtually

Instructor: Ron Jones, Adjunct Professor, Marketing and Professional Sales, Cotsakos College of Sales, William Paterson University

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required. 

Tue June 22 & 27   1pm – 3pm   REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Jul
6
Tue
Sales Skills of the Best of the Best – WEBINAR
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sales Skills of the Best of the Best – Webinar

4 hours  (2 2-hour sessions)

COVID–19 has intensified the need in ensuring that each sales engagement results in an outcome that positively advances the sales process. The question arises as to how do a few sales associates consistently achieve and exceed their sales objectives and others just don’t seem to be able to make things happen?

The Pareto Principle indicates that 80% of a company’s sales quota is being fulfilled by 20% of the company’s sales associates. The answer is clear that the Best of the Best have mastered specific skills and use them daily without exception. The positive is that even mediocre salespeople can become top performers through acquiring proven techniques to help them sell.

This workshop will focus on the sales skills that the Best of the Best utilize on a consistent basis to result in sustainable sales success. Prior to the completion of this workshop, participants will be provided with the understanding of the importance of the proposition of Value Selling versus Product Selling. Value Selling is the fundamental methodology utilized by the Best of the Best and should become a primary element of each sales associate on your sales team. The areas of focus will include but not be limited to the following:

• Critical “Soft Skills”

• Value Selling

Instructor:  Ron Jones, Adjunct Professor, Marketing and Professional Sales, Cotsakos College of Sales, William Paterson University.

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required. 

Tue July 6 & 13   1pm – 3pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Jul
13
Tue
Sales Skills of the Best of the Best – WEBINAR
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sales Skills of the Best of the Best – Webinar

4 hours  (2 2-hour sessions)

COVID–19 has intensified the need in ensuring that each sales engagement results in an outcome that positively advances the sales process. The question arises as to how do a few sales associates consistently achieve and exceed their sales objectives and others just don’t seem to be able to make things happen?

The Pareto Principle indicates that 80% of a company’s sales quota is being fulfilled by 20% of the company’s sales associates. The answer is clear that the Best of the Best have mastered specific skills and use them daily without exception. The positive is that even mediocre salespeople can become top performers through acquiring proven techniques to help them sell.

This workshop will focus on the sales skills that the Best of the Best utilize on a consistent basis to result in sustainable sales success. Prior to the completion of this workshop, participants will be provided with the understanding of the importance of the proposition of Value Selling versus Product Selling. Value Selling is the fundamental methodology utilized by the Best of the Best and should become a primary element of each sales associate on your sales team. The areas of focus will include but not be limited to the following:

• Critical “Soft Skills”

• Value Selling

Instructor:  Ron Jones, Adjunct Professor, Marketing and Professional Sales, Cotsakos College of Sales, William Paterson University.

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required. 

Tue July 6 & 13   1pm – 3pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Jul
20
Tue
Removing the Road Blocks – WEBINAR
Jul 20 2021 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 20 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Removing the Road Blocks – Webinar

4 hours (2 2-hour sessions)

Most managers and executives have a strong preference to have their sales associates participate in face to face negotiations. COVID-19 has created a paradigm shift. Research shows that those who negotiate online are less likely to gain a YES outcome. It’s partially because most negotiations contain two motivations, a cooperative element and a more obvious competitive element. Those mixed emotions often times produce tension. Virtual negotiations escalate the tension at a higher level due to an inability to “read” the person.

The good news is that there are practical steps that can be executed to improve the possibility of getting a YES response for the members of your team. During the workshop tactics which support achieving Winning Negotiations and Getting to Yes more consistently will be shared with the participants. The course content will include but not be limited to the following:

• Challenges to consider when conducting virtual negotiations

• Practical methods for success in a virtual negotiation

• Tactics to Remove Road Blocks associated with online negotiations and turn them into advantages

Instructor: Ron Jones, Adjunct Professor, Marketing and Professional Sales, Cotsakos College of Sales, William Paterson University

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required. 

Tue  July 20 & 27  1pm-3pm   REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Jul
27
Tue
Removing the Road Blocks – WEBINAR
Jul 27 2021 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 27 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Removing the Road Blocks – Webinar

4 hours (2 2-hour sessions)

Most managers and executives have a strong preference to have their sales associates participate in face to face negotiations. COVID-19 has created a paradigm shift. Research shows that those who negotiate online are less likely to gain a YES outcome. It’s partially because most negotiations contain two motivations, a cooperative element and a more obvious competitive element. Those mixed emotions often times produce tension. Virtual negotiations escalate the tension at a higher level due to an inability to “read” the person.

The good news is that there are practical steps that can be executed to improve the possibility of getting a YES response for the members of your team. During the workshop tactics which support achieving Winning Negotiations and Getting to Yes more consistently will be shared with the participants. The course content will include but not be limited to the following:

• Challenges to consider when conducting virtual negotiations

• Practical methods for success in a virtual negotiation

• Tactics to Remove Road Blocks associated with online negotiations and turn them into advantages

Instructor: Ron Jones, Adjunct Professor, Marketing and Professional Sales, Cotsakos College of Sales, William Paterson University

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required. 

Tue  July 20 & 27  1pm-3pm   REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Sep
14
Tue
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing – WEBINAR
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing - WEBINAR

Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing – Webinar
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
Course fee: FREE

Tue, Sep 14, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Sep
15
Wed
Supply Chain Management for Small Businesses – Webinar
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm

Supply Chain Management for Small Businesses – Webinar:   September 15, 22 , 29 & October 6 , 2021  ~  10am to 12pm

There will be two workshops, each with two sessions,  for a total of 8 hours of instruction and interactive exercises.

Workshop 1: Introduction to Inventory Management

Inventory management refers to the process of ordering, storing, and using a company’s inventory. This includes the management of raw materials, components, and finished products, as well as warehousing and processing such items.

September 15:   Part A: Fundamentals of Inventory Management (2 hours) 

• Define inventory management • Define inventory management objectives • Describe the different classes of inventory • Identify the different levels of inventory management

September 22:  Part B: Purpose and Function of Inventory (2 hours)

• Explain why companies carry inventory • Define the five functions of inventory and describe their use • Describe the purpose of decoupling inventories • Detail the components of inventory decision making • Advanced Topics: Use a simple formula to estimate inventory throughput • Define the elements of inventory cost • Understand and calculate inventory carrying costs • Define the elements of manufacturing and purchasing costs

Workshop 2: Introduction to Inventory Management

September 29:  Part A: Inventory Replenishment Management (2 hours)
• Explain the basic functions of statistical inventory management • Understand the difference between independent and dependent demand • Define the theory of inventory replenishment management • Describe the difference between continuous and periodic inventory review • Define the seven inventory replenishment methods
October 6:  Part B: Inventory Management Case Study (2 hours)
• Review of a case study to allow students to apply what they have learned in our lectures and readings to solve a supply chain problem in a highly realistic simulation.
Instructor: St. Claire Gerald (APICS Master Instructor, CSCP)   Principal Consultant for Harambee Logistics Solutions, specializing in Global Supply Chain certification and Supply Chain Management
FEE:  NO COST
Co-Sponsor(s)
SBDC at William Paterson University
Sep
16
Thu
Using Zoom Video for Your Business – WEBINAR
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Using Zoom Video for Your Business - WEBINAR

Using Zoom Video for Your Business – Webinar
3 hours
Zoom has emerged as a major tool in the small business owner’s toolkit. It enables you to meet with prospects, customers, employees, and vendors remotely via video. While it has been easy for some of us to grasp and take advantage of, not all of us have had an easy time. This is your opportunity to learn the basics and take advantage of what this amazing free tool has to offer.  Topics covered include: Basic settings, appearance, lighting, improving audio quality, scheduling, screen sharing, recording, chat, and more.
Instructor:     Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing
Course fee: FREE
Thu, Sep 16, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Sep
20
Mon
Fusion Marketing – WEBINAR
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fusion Marketing - WEBINAR

Fusion Marketing – WEBINAR

2 hours

Fusion Marketing is one of the most underused, inexpensive, and effective revolutionary marketing strategies for building relationships, attracting your target audience, and sustaining business and profitability.  Based on time, energy and imagination, the program explores innovative ideas grounded in cooperation using a wide range of marketing vehicles to communicate a brand’s intended message. You’ll discover how Fusion Marketing has the power to ‘explode’ low-cost marketing exposures that attract more customers and greater profitability.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: FREE

Mon, Sep 20, 10am to noon — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting – WEBINAR
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 9:00 pm
Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting – Webinar                    

6 hours

If you are, or intend to be, a small business owner you must master accounting terminology and bookkeeping concepts in order to run a successful business.   It’s all about the numbers.  This webinar will help you understand how to post and evaluate the numbers that your business generates.

Instructor:                       Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Course fee: FREE

Mon/Tue, Sep 20 & 21, 6-9 pm– REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Mon/Tue, Nov 22 & 23, 6-9 pm– REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Sep
22
Wed
Intro to Digital Marketing – WEBINAR
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Digital Marketing - WEBINAR

Intro to Digital Marketing – Webinar
3 hours
As a small business owner, you need to know a lot about everything. You are aware that digital marketing is crucial so people can find you and so you can grow your business. But what should you focus on first and foremost? Your website, email marketing, SEO, CPC/Google Ads, video, organic social media, paid social media?  How much time should you spend? What will it cost you? How will you decide where to spend time, money, and resources?  This class breaks down the major types of digital marketing tactics for you. We will cover a lot but won’t go too far into the details/tactics of each because there simply isn’t enough time. (Fortunately, we offer other more specific training classes to help you with that.) This class is your opportunity to ask anything you want about digital marketing, get clarity on obscure topics you’ve heard about, and make informed decisions about what you should learn to do next.
Instructor:     Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: FREE

Wed, Sep 22, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Sep
23
Thu
Planning Your New Website – WEBINAR
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Planning Your New Website - WEBINAR @ Internet

Planning Your New Website – Webinar

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: FREE

Thu, Sep 23, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Sep
27
Mon
QuickBooks Online Set-Up and A/R and A/P Demonstration – WEBINAR
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm
QuickBooks Online Set-Up and A/R and A/P Demonstration - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

QuickBooks Online Set up and A/R and A/P Demonstration – Webinar

6 hours

In a simulated business environment, we will demonstrate how to manage both the Customers/Sales and Vendors/Expenses capabilities and Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable transactions and reporting. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting.

Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Course fee: FREE

Mon/Tue, Sep 27 & 28, 6-9 pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Mon/Tue, Nov 29 & 30, 6-9 pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Sep
28
Tue
QuickBooks Desktop Option Set-Up for Small Business – IN-PERSON at RVCC
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 9:00 pm
QuickBooks Desktop Option Set-Up for Small Business - IN-PERSON at RVCC @ Raritan Valley Community College/ Workforce Training Center Bldg. -across from Lot 3

QuickBooks Desktop Option Set-Up for Small Businesses – PLEASE NOTE: THIS  IN-PERSON CLASS WILL BE HELD AT THE RVCC WORKFORCE TRAINING CENTER               6 hours

Learn how QuickBooks can simplify the accounting process for a small business. Set up a business, record transactions, understand the reports generated from QuickBooks and the components of financial statements.

Prerequisite:   Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting

Instructor: Michele Walten, Walten Small Business Solutions, LLC

Course fee: FREE

Tue/Wed, Sep 28 & 29, 6 – 9 pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Tue/Wed, Nov 30 & Dec 1, 6 – 9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Sep
29
Wed
Intro to SEO – WEBINAR
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Intro to SEO – Webinar

3 hours

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

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: FREE

Wed, Sep 29, 6-9pm  —  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the  SBDC office:  Email:   sbdc@raritanval.edu  Phone: 908 526 1200, ext. 8516

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Sep
30
Thu
Business Plan 101 – WEBINAR
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business Plan 101 - WEBINAR @ Internet

Business Plan 101 – Webinar
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: FREE

Thu, Sep 30, 6-9pm —  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Oct
4
Mon
QuickBooks Desktop Option Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable – IN-PERSON at RVCC
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm
QuickBooks Desktop Option Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable - IN-PERSON  at RVCC @ Raritan Valley Community College/ Workforce Training Center Bldg. -across from Lot 3

QuickBooks Desktop Option Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable – PLEASE NOTE: THIS IN-PERSON CLASS WILL BE HELD AT THE RVCC WORKFORCE  TRAINING CENTER  

9 hours  

In a simulated real business environment learn how to manage both the Customers/Sales and Vendors/Expenses capabilities in QuickBooks. Perform and practice Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable transactions and reporting. (9 hours)

Prerequisite: QuickBooks Desktop Option Set-Up for Small Business and Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting

Instructor:                       Michele Walten, Walten Small Business Solutions, LLC

Course fee: FREE

Mon/Tue/Wed, Oct 4, 5 & 6, 6 – 9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Mon/Tue/Wed, Dec 6, 7 & 8, 6 – 9 pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Oct
5
Tue
International Sales for Small Business – Webinar
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm

International Sales for Small Business – Webinar:  Tuesdays,  October 5, 12, 19; November 2, 9, 16, 2021

Is going global the right decision for your company? This course presents an analysis of the sales function across national borders. The impact of strategic, economic, political, legal, and cultural factors on sales activities, factors that influence the globalization of selling and the impact of cultural differences on global selling and buying will be discussed. The material presented in this course is geared to business owners or managers with authority to decide the strategy and direction of the company. This NOT a  “How to Sell” basics; it is designed to help participants decide if going global is the right decision — and if it is, how to start.
                                                                                                                                                                               All sessions:   10AM  to 12PM (2 hours)

October 5:  Workshop 1:  How the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery are Shaping the Global Economy

• Is going global right for my business? • The international expansion paradox

October 12:  Workshop 2:  “Where Do We Mart!”

• Getting Started in going Global • Don’t let “FUD” get in your way • Stand out in the crowd • Add value to your company

                                                                                                                                                       

October 19:  Workshop 3: Entering the Global Market Step by Step

• The small-step approach • The market-entry steps • One country. Small steps

                                                                                                                                                   

November 2:  Workshop 4:  Reduce the Risk for Your Company Going Global

• Do you have commonality with the geography? • Entry considerations: o Communication and language o Economic climate o Buyer behavior o Investment worthy o Alignment with business practices and culture

 

November 9:   Workshop 5:  Finding a “Mountain Guide”

• Find a mountain guide • Build Trust • One country, many cultures – what’s in it for customers?

 

November 16:  Workshop 6:  Ethical Frameworks & Possible Conflicts with U.S. Law

• Compensation & agreements • Examine a simple case to inspire discussion for the next topic • Go / no-go decision • What happens once you are there?
                                                                                                                                                                    Instructor:
Michael Taylor is an Adjunct Professor in the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales (Department of Management, Marketing, and Professional Sales) in the Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University.
FEE:  NO COST
Co-Sponsor(s)
SBDC at William Paterson University
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital – WEBINAR
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital - WEBINAR @ Internet

Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital – Webinar
3 hours
Crowdfunding has become a great alternative for small business owners to raise working capital for their business ventures. Our workshop will help participants understand the principles associated with building successful Crowdfunding campaigns and will show you how to use Crowdfunding to finance your goals.

Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Course fee: FREE

Tue, Oct 5, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Oct
6
Wed
Intro to WordPress – WEBINAR
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to WordPress - WEBINAR @ Internet

Intro to WordPress – Webinar

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: FREE

Wed, Oct 6, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Watch this class description video:

* SOURCE: WordPress.org

 

Oct
7
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime – WEBINAR
Oct 7 @ 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

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

Thu, Oct 7, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Thu, Nov 11, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Thu, Dec 9, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Oct
11
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Entrepreneur Assessment- Webinar
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

Mon, Oct 11, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Mon, Nov 15, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Mon, Dec 13, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Oct
12
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Blocks to Starting a Business - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Building Blocks to Starting a Business – Webinar
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

Tue, Oct 12, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Tue, Nov 16, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Tue, Dec 14, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Oct
13
Wed
Doing Business with the Federal Government – WEBINAR
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Doing Business with the Federal Government – Webinar                                   

3 hours

The US Federal Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world.  Learn the types of products and services it procures and how to tell if the government is buying what your business is selling.

Instructor: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Course fee: FREE

Wed, Oct 13, 10am-1pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business by the Numbers - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Business by the Numbers – Webinar
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

Wed, Oct 13, 6-8pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Wed, Nov 17, 6-8pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Wed, Dec 15, 6-8pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Oct
14
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business – WEBINAR
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Mastering the Mental Side of Business – Webinar
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

Thu, Oct 14, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Thu, Nov 18, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Thu, Dec 16, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Oct
18
Mon
‘CX’ Customer Experience Management – WEBINAR
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
‘CX’ Customer Experience Management - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

(NEW) ‘CX’ Customer Experience Management – Webinar

2 hours

Customers ‘rule.’  They buy for their reasons, not yours!  Customers have expectations.  They don’t want to be ‘sold,’ but rather they want to enjoy an engaging buying experience.   The key element to entice customers is the exceptional customer service they expect.  It’s all about building a customer-centric relationship with a ROI measured in terms of repeat and referral business.  This program explores 5 full-circle™ strategies to create your own customer experience program, including: relationship and customer tactics, product knowledge, presentation skills, and after-the-sale systems.  Each strategy works in concert to earn customer loyalty ‘for a lifetime’ and new business referrals.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: FREE

Mon, Oct 18, 10am to noon  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Oct
20
Wed
NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Registration & Reporting Business Income Workshop – WEBINAR      
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Registration & Reporting Business Income Workshop – Webinar              

2 hours

Instructed by NJ Division of Taxation/Taxation University educators, this workshop covers in-depth descriptions of different types of business structures and the formation and registration process for each one. It also covers reporting and paying tax on business income, determining if a tax return is required at the business level, and paying tax on the income at the business and/or at the personal tax level.

Instructor: NJ Division of Taxation

Course fee: FREE

Wed, Oct 20, 10am-12pm  —  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE        

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Intro to Google Analytics – WEBINAR
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Google Analytics - WEBINAR @ Internet

Intro to Google Analytics– Webinar

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: FREE
Wed, Oct 20, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Oct
21
Thu
Business Pivot – WEBINAR
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business Pivot - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Business Pivot – Webinar

3 hours

Business Pivot:  Pivoting, changing direction, adapting.  These are all skills that 2020 brought to the forefront for all entrepreneurs.  Join Certified Success Coach Karen Auld as she shares stories of businesses that pivoted during 2020.  Hear their stories, lessons learned and learn how you can implement change in your own business.

Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach

Course fee: FREE

Thu, Oct 21, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Oct
25
Mon
Retailing 101 – WEBINAR
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Retailing 101 - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Business Pivot – Webinar

Retailing 101 – Webinar
3 hours

Every time someone enters your store, you have a captive audience seeking a rewarding shopping experience, a solution for a problem, and the ‘perfect purchase.’  Whether competing against ‘category busters’, discount dollar stores, online retailers, or the competitor across the street, your pace for innovation, differentiation, and reinvention will affect your future. This program helps retailers customize strategies related to their store environment and employees.  Your first best customers, your employees, impact every single transaction.  Deliver an amazing customer experience and you’ll be rewarded with the repeat and referral business you need to achieve your goals.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: FREE

Mon Oct 25, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Oct
26
Tue
Networking 101 – WEBINAR
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Networking 101 – Webinar
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: FREE

Tue, Oct 26, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Oct
27
Wed
NJ Division of Taxation Sales Tax and NJ Online Sales Tax Workshop – WEBINAR      
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

NJ Division of Taxation Sales Tax and NJ Online Sales Tax Workshop- Webinar                               

2 hours

Instructed by NJ Division of Taxation/Taxation University educators, this workshop covers New Jersey’s Sales and Use Tax, out-of-state sales, and how to file a Sales and Use Tax return. It also covers Sales Tax for online businesses, law changes affecting online sellers, and the Sales Tax implications for common charges/fees (e.g. digital property, shipping and handling, etc.).

Instructor: NJ Division of Taxation

Course fee: FREE

Wed, Oct 27, 10am-12pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE        

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Intro to Google Ads – WEBINAR
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Google Ads - WEBINAR @ Internet

Intro to Google Ads – Webinar

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: FREE

Wed, Oct 27, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Oct
28
Thu
Overcoming Procrastination – WEBINAR
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Overcoming Procrastination - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Overcoming Procrastination – Webinar

3 hours
Do you put the “pro” in procrastination? Join Certified Success Coach, Karen Auld, to learn her 4-step process to get into action and say goodbye to your procrastinating habits. Don’t procrastinate in signing up for this great class.

Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach

Course fee: FREE

Thu, Oct 28, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Nov
1
Mon
Market Research 101 – WEBINAR
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Market Research 101 - WEBINAR

Market Research 101 – Webinar
3 hours

Market analysis is critical for making the best business decisions, planning strategically to launch 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: FREE

Mon, Nov 1, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Nov
2
Tue
Selling 101 – WEBINAR
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Selling 101 - WEBINAR

Selling 101 – Webinar

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: FREE

Tue, Nov 2, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Nov
3
Wed
Federal Small Business Certifications – WEBINAR      
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Federal Small Business Certifications – Webinar                                             

3 hours

This seminar will discuss the federal procurement 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) set-aside programs.

Instructor: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Course fee: FREE

Wed, Nov 3, 10am-1pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE        

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Advanced Website Management – WEBINAR
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Advanced Website Management - WEBINAR @ Internet

Advanced Website Management– Webinar

3 hours

Building a website can be complicated.  But your job doesn’t end once the website is launched.  There’s plenty more to do to make sure it technically performs well, remains secure, and improves the odds of being found in Google and Bing. Topics to be discussed are Google Tap Manager, Google Search Console, Bing Webmaster Tools, Google Data Studio and Microsoft Clarity Analytics.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: FREE

Wed, Nov 3, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Nov
4
Thu
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise – WEBINAR
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise - WEBINAR

How to Purchase a Business or Franchise – Webinar                                        

Learn how to identify and then research a credible franchise or existing business.

Instructor: Charles Mizejewski, Sun Belt Business Brokers/FranNet NJ

Course fee: FREE

Thu, Nov 4, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Nov
8
Mon
Marketing 101 – WEBINAR
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing 101 - WEBINAR

Marketing 101 – Webinar

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: FREE

Mon, Nov 8, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

 

Nov
9
Tue
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital – WEBINAR
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital - WEBINAR @ Internet

Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital – Webinar
3 hours
Crowdfunding has become a great alternative for small business owners to raise working capital for their business ventures. Our workshop will help participants understand the principles associated with building successful Crowdfunding campaigns and will show you how to use Crowdfunding to finance your goals.

Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Course fee: FREE

Tue, Oct 5, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Nov
10
Wed
Create Video for Your Business – WEBINAR
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Create Video for Your Business  - WEBINAR @ Internet

Create Video for Your Business– Webinar

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: FREE

Wed, Nov 10, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions an