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

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

Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneur Assessment  – WEBINAR
SB043 – 3 hours
Are you considering becoming a business owner? Do you have the characteristics and fundamental skills to run a business? And, what are the types of qualities that may offer a better chance for business success? Find out if entrepreneurship is right for you. During the session, complete a self-assessment questionnaire to determine if you have the personal characteristics, the financial fitness and the business readiness skills to own a business.  We’ll score, interpret and discuss results to provide a better understanding of your entrepreneurial profile.

Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
SB737 – 3 hours
Questions! So many questions. This course is designed to help you ask the right questions, and find the right answers, to starting your own business. We identify the basic planning you’ll need to tackle as you start to shape your business idea into reality and help you understand how to prioritize the steps you’ll be taking, including naming your business, determining the type of legal entity you’ll select, developing a business plan, marketing, insurance, financial considerations and more. This course also provides information about valuable resources available to budding entrepreneurs.

Instructor: Ed Dolan, MBA, Kiva Intl. Business Group

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR

SB738 – 2 hours

This course offers foundational information about important financial practices and planning, including key accounting and tax considerations, for the new business owner. Don’t be caught by surprise. This practical overview provides an understanding of how to strategically manage the financial aspect of your operation from the start, as you plan for your new business.

Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)  – WEBINAR

SB404 – 3 hours

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

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

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

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

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

 

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Oct
1
Thu
Overcoming Procrastination – WEBINAR
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Overcoming Procrastination - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Overcoming Procrastination – WEBINAR
SB475 – 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     

Registration is required.

CRN 50130    Thu, Oct 1, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

Oct
6
Tue
Business Reboot – WEBINAR
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Business Reboot – WEBINAR

SB751 – 3 hours
Have you and your business fully recovered from COVID-19?  Get back on track with a systematic review of your business.  Is it the time to implement new business and life strategies? Come ready to work with your instructor, Success Coach,  Karen C. Auld.  You’ll leave with a plan to move you and your business forward.

Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

CRN  60277  Wed, Aug 5, 6-9pm

CRN  60278   Mon, Aug 17,  6-9pm

CRN 50312 Tue, Sep 8, 6-9pm

CRN 50313 Tue, Oct 6, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

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

Introduction to WordPress – WEBINAR
SB463 – 3 hours

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

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59

CRN 50126 Wed, Oct 7, 6-9pm

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

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

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

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

SB474 – 3 hours
Are you building a business while working fulltime? Don’t quit your day job until you until you learn the key elements you need to have in place to transition to self-employment and make your business a success.

Instructor: Karen Auld, KCA Coaching Services

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
SB043 – 3 hours
Are you considering becoming a business owner? Do you have the characteristics and fundamental skills to run a business? And, what are the types of qualities that may offer a better chance for business success? Find out if entrepreneurship is right for you. During the session, complete a self-assessment questionnaire to determine if you have the personal characteristics, the financial fitness and the business readiness skills to own a business.  We’ll score, interpret and discuss results to provide a better understanding of your entrepreneurial profile.

Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

Part II and III: QuickBooks Set up and A/R and A/P – Online Option – WEBINAR
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 9:00 pm
Part II and III: QuickBooks Set up and A/R and A/P - Online Option - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Part II and III: QuickBooks Set up and A/R and A/P – Online Option – WEBINAR

SB281 – 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. Prerequisite: Accounting Fundamentals

Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Course fee: $169

CRN 50358 Mon/Tue/Wed, Oct 12, 13 & 14, 6-9 pm

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

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

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

Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
SB737 – 3 hours
Questions! So many questions. This course is designed to help you ask the right questions, and find the right answers, to starting your own business. We identify the basic planning you’ll need to tackle as you start to shape your business idea into reality and help you understand how to prioritize the steps you’ll be taking, including naming your business, determining the type of legal entity you’ll select, developing a business plan, marketing, insurance, financial considerations and more. This course also provides information about valuable resources available to budding entrepreneurs.

Instructor: Ed Dolan, MBA, Kiva Intl. Business Group

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR

SB738 – 2 hours

This course offers foundational information about important financial practices and planning, including key accounting and tax considerations, for the new business owner. Don’t be caught by surprise. This practical overview provides an understanding of how to strategically manage the financial aspect of your operation from the start, as you plan for your new business.

Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

Intro to Search Engine Advertising – WEBINAR

SB473 – 3 hours

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

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59

CRN 50303   Wed, Oct 14, 6-9pm

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

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

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Oct
15
Thu
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital – WEBINAR
Oct 15 @ 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.

CRN 50115 Thu, Oct 15, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

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

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

Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

Oct
20
Tue
Networking 101 – WEBINAR
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Networking 101 - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

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: $59

CRN 50294 Tue, Oct 20, 6-9pm

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

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

Oct
21
Wed
Intro to Google Analytics – WEBINAR
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Google Analytics - WEBINAR @ Internet

Intro to Google Analytics – WEBINAR

SB418 – 3 hours

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

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59

CRN 50131 Wed, Oct 21, 6-9pm

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

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

 

Oct
27
Tue
Market Analysis 101 – WEBINAR
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Market Analysis 101 - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Market Analysis 101 – WEBINAR

SB748 – 3 hours

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

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59

CRN 50295 Tue, Oct 27, 6-9pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

 

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

Oct
28
Wed
Creating Video for the Web – WEBINAR
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Creating Video for the Web - WEBINAR @ Internet

Create Video for Your Business – WEBINAR
SB406 – 3 hours

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

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59

CRN 50311 Wed, Oct 28, 6-9pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

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

Nov
3
Tue
Business Plan 101 – WEBINAR
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business Plan 101 - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business Plan 101 – WEBINAR

SB747 – 3 hours Entrepreneurs need customized business plans − a fundamental tool for determining the viability and potential for business ideas. In an aggressive marketplace, business plans serve as game plans that help established businesses sustain momentum and profitability. Attendees explore the benefits of business plan templates.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59

CRN 50297 Tue, Nov 3, 6-9pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Nov
4
Wed
How to Develop an Effective Holistic Business – WEBINAR
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Develop an Effective Holistic Business - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

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 unique 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: $59

CRN 50103 Wed, Nov 4, 6-9pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Introduction to Content Marketing and Email – WEBINAR
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Intro to Content Marketing & Email – WEBINAR

SB472 – 3 hours

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

Instructor: Susan Wilcox, eDynamic Marketing

Course fee: $59

CRN 50127 Wed, Nov 4, 6-9pm     REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

Nov
5
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime – WEBINAR
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

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

SB474 – 3 hours
Are you building a business while working fulltime? Don’t quit your day job until you until you learn the key elements you need to have in place to transition to self-employment and make your business a success.

Instructor: Karen Auld, KCA Coaching Services

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
SB043 – 3 hours
Are you considering becoming a business owner? Do you have the characteristics and fundamental skills to run a business? And, what are the types of qualities that may offer a better chance for business success? Find out if entrepreneurship is right for you. During the session, complete a self-assessment questionnaire to determine if you have the personal characteristics, the financial fitness and the business readiness skills to own a business.  We’ll score, interpret and discuss results to provide a better understanding of your entrepreneurial profile.

Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar
8
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
Mar 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

Mar
9
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
Mar 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

Mar
10
Wed
Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR
Mar 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

Introduction to WordPress – WEBINAR
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to WordPress - WEBINAR

Intro to WordPress – Webinar

SB463 – 3 hours

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

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: FREE
Registration is required.

Wed, Mar 10, 6-9pm  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Watch this class description video:

* SOURCE: WordPress.org

 

Mar
11
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business -WEBINAR
Mar 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

Mar
16
Tue
NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Registration & Reporting Business Income Workshop – WEBINAR      
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

SB209 – 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

Registration is required

Tue, Mar 16, 10am-12pm    REGISTER FOR THIS DATE        

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

Mar
17
Wed
Intro to Google Analytics – WEBINAR
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Google Analytics - WEBINAR @ Internet

Intro to Google Analytics– Webinar

SB418 – 3 hours

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

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required 

Wed, Mar 17, 6-9pm   REGISTER FOR THIS DATE 

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

 

Mar
23
Tue
NJ Division of Taxation Sales Tax and NJ Online Sales Tax Workshop – WEBINAR      
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

SB282 – 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

Registration is required. 

Tue, Mar 23, 10am-12pm   REGISTER FOR THIS DATE        

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

Mar
24
Wed
Intro to Google Ads- WEBINAR
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Google Ads- WEBINAR @ Internet

Intro to Google Ads – Webinar

SB473 – 3 hours

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

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing
Course fee: FREE
Wed, Mar 24, 6-9pm

Registration is required 

Wed, Mar 24, 6-9pm    REGISTER FOR THIS DATE 

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

 

Mar
31
Wed
Advanced Website Management – WEBINAR
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Advanced Website Management - WEBINAR @ Internet

Advanced Website Management– Webinar

SB761– 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 Tag Manager, Google Search Console, Bing Webmaster Tools, Google Data Studio and Microsoft Clarity Analytics.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required 

Wed, Mar 31, 6-9pm   REGISTER FOR THIS DATE 

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

 

Apr
1
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime – WEBINAR
Apr 1 @ 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

Apr
5
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
Apr 5 @ 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

Apr
6
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
Apr 6 @ 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

Apr
7
Wed
Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR
Apr 7 @ 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

Create Video for Your Business – WEBINAR
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Create Video for Your Business  - WEBINAR @ Internet

Create Video for Your Business– Webinar

SB406 – 3 hours

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

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required 

Wed, Apr 7, 6-9pm    REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Apr
8
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business -WEBINAR
Apr 8 @ 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

Apr
12
Mon
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital – WEBINAR
Apr 12 @ 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

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

Apr
22
Thu
Overcoming Procrastination – WEBINAR
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Overcoming Procrastination - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Overcoming Procrastination – Webinar

SB475 – 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

Registration is required.

Thu, Apr 22, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Apr
26
Mon
Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting – WEBINAR
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm
Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting – Webinar                   

SB290- 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

Registration is required.

Mon/Wed, Apr 26 & 28 6 – 9: pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

May
3
Mon
Doing Business with the Federal Government – WEBINAR      
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Doing Business with the Federal Government – Webinar                                     

SB279 – 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

Registration is required. 

Mon, May 3, 10am-1pm  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE        

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

QuickBooks Online Set up and A/R and A/P – Webinar – WEBINAR
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – May 5 @ 9:00 pm
QuickBooks Online Set up and A/R and A/P - Webinar - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

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

SB281 – 9 hours

In a simulated 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. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting.

Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

Mon/Tue/Wed, May 3, 4 & 5, 6-9 pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

May
10
Mon
Federal Small Business Certifications – Webinar – WEBINAR      
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Federal Small Business Certifications – Webinar                                                

SB208– 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

Registration is required. 

Mon, May 10, 10am-1pm  REGISTER FOR THIS DATE        

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

Business Plan 101 – WEBINAR
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business Plan 101 - WEBINAR @ Internet

Business Plan 101 – Webinar
SB747– 3 hours
Entrepreneurs need customized business plans − a fundamental tool for determining the viability and potential for business ideas. In an aggressive marketplace, business plans serve as game plans that help established businesses sustain momentum and profitability. Attendees explore the benefits of business plan templates.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: FREE
Mon, May 10, 6-9pm    REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

 

May
12
Wed
Networking 101 – WEBINAR
May 12 @ 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

Registration is required. 

 Wed, May 12, 6-9pm        REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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