Nov
10
Tue
NJ Division of Taxation Small Business Formation and Reporting Workshop – WEBINAR
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

NJ Division of Taxation Small Business Formation and Reporting Workshop   – WEBINAR

SB477     2 hours

Instructed by NJ Division of Taxation/Taxation University educators, the 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.

CRN 50401   Tues    Nov 10, 2020    10am to 12noon   REGISTER FOR THIS DATE 

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

Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
Nov 10 @ 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

Nov
11
Wed
Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR
Nov 11 @ 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

Nov
12
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business – WEBINAR
Nov 12 @ 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

Nov
17
Tue
Marketing 101 – WEBINAR
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing 101 - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

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: $59

CRN 50298 Tue, Nov 17, 6-9pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Nov
18
Wed
Website Copywriting – WEBINAR
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website Copywriting - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Website Copywriting – WEBINAR

SB476 – 3 hours

The average website visit lasts less than 15 seconds – that is all you have to win over a potential customer. Your website is the showcase of your online presence and if it is not done right, you are turning customers away. Learn what you need to say to keep customers on your page and what information belongs on the home page, landing pages and support pages.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox, eDynamic Marketing

Course fee: $59

CRN 50309 Wed, Nov 18, 6-9pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Nov
24
Tue
Selling 101 – WEBINAR
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Selling 101  - WEBINAR @ 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 50299 Tue, Nov 24, 6-9pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Dec
2
Wed
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment – WEBINAR
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment - WEBINAR @ Internet

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.

CRN 50114 Wed, Dec 2, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Dec
3
Thu
Basics of Small Business Insurance – WEBINAR
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Basics of Small Business Insurance - WEBINAR @ Internet

Basics of Small Business Insurance – WEBINAR

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

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

CRN 50136 Thu, Dec 3, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Jan
19
Tue
Selling in the “New Normal” – WEBINAR
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Selling in the “New Normal” – Webinar
4 hours

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. 

Mon Jan 19 & 26   10am-12pm  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Jan
26
Tue
Selling in the “New Normal” – WEBINAR
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Selling in the “New Normal” – Webinar
4 hours

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. 

Mon Jan 19 & 26   10am-12pm  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Feb
2
Tue
Sales Skills of the Best of the Best – WEBINAR
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sales Skills of the Best of the Best – Webinar

4 hours

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. 

Mon Feb 2 & 9, 10am-12pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Feb
3
Wed
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing – WEBINAR
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing - WEBINAR

Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing – Webinar
SB450 – 3 hours
Getting found in the search engines is critical for your business. We will show you how to create your free Local Business Listing on Google and Bing, and discuss other opportunities. This workshop is intended for small business owners with an office or retail address (not work from home).

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing
Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

Feb
4
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime – WEBINAR
Feb 4 @ 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.

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

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

Thu, Apr 1, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Feb
8
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
Feb 8 @ 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.

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

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

Mon, Apr 5, 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

Feb
9
Tue
Sales Skills of the Best of the Best – WEBINAR
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sales Skills of the Best of the Best – Webinar

4 hours

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. 

Mon Feb 2 & 9, 10am-12pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
Feb 9 @ 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.

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

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

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

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

Feb
10
Wed
Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR
Feb 10 @ 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.

Wed, Feb 10, 6-8pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Wed, Mar 10, 6-8pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Wed, Apr 7, 6-8pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Using Zoom Video for Your Business – WEBINAR
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Using Zoom Video for Your Business - WEBINAR

Using Zoom Video for Your Business – Webinar
SB762– 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
Registration is required.

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

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

Feb
11
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business -WEBINAR
Feb 11 @ 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.

Thu, Feb 11, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Thu, Mar 11, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Thu, Apr 8, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Feb
16
Tue
Removing the Road Blocks – WEBINAR
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Removing the Road Blocks – Webinar

4 hours

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. 

Mon Feb 16 & 23, 10am-12pm  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Feb
17
Wed
Introduction to Digital Marketing – WEBINAR
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Digital Marketing - WEBINAR

Intro to Digital Marketing – Webinar
SB763 – 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

Registration is required.

Wed, Feb 17, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Feb
18
Thu
Basics of Small Business Insurance – WEBINAR
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Basics of Small Business Insurance  - WEBINAR @ Internet

Basics of Small Business Insurance – Webinar
SB448 – 3 hours
Are you a small business owner who is operating without insurance, or may be 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

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.   

Thu, Feb 18, 6-9pm 6-9pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Email the SBDC office at  sbdc@raritanval.edu  or by phone: 908 526 1200, ext. 8516

 

Feb
22
Mon
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise – WEBINAR
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise - WEBINAR

How to Purchase a Business or Franchise – Webinar                                        

SB435 – 3 hours

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

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

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

Mon, Feb 22, 6-9pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Feb
23
Tue
Removing the Road Blocks – WEBINAR
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Removing the Road Blocks – Webinar

4 hours

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. 

Mon Feb 16 & 23, 10am-12pm  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Business Pivot – WEBINAR
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business Pivot - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Business Pivot – Webinar

SB479 – 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

Registration is required.

Tue, Feb 23, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Feb
24
Wed
Planning Your New Website – WEBINAR
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Planning Your New Website - WEBINAR @ Internet

Planning Your New Website – Webinar

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: FREE

Registration is required.
Wed, Feb 24, 6-9pm  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Mar
2
Tue
How to Develop an Effective Holistic Business – WEBINAR
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

How to Develop an Effective Holistic Business – Webinar

SB467 – 3 hours

Launching any small business is difficult but a holistic business faces additional unique challenges. Learn how to educate and attract clients for your holistic services and build a practice that sustains. Develop an effective strategic plan, market on a small budget, and learn time-management techniques. This class addresses issues for the pre-venture or in-business practitioner.

Instructor: Camille Miller, MBA, The Natural Life Business Partnership

Course fee: FREE

Tue, Mar 2, 6-9pm

Registration is required.
Tue, Mar 2, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Mar
3
Wed
Intro to SEO – WEBINAR
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Intro to SEO – Webinar

SB404 – 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

Registration is required.   

Wed, Mar 3, 6-9pm    REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Mar
4
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime – WEBINAR
Mar 4 @ 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.

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

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

Thu, Apr 1, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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