Jan
23
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
SB474 – 3 hours

Are you building a business while working fulltime? Don’t quit your day job 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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60064 Thu, Jan 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60065 Thu, Feb 13, 6-9pm
CRN 60066 Sat, Mar 7, 6-9pm
CANCELLED   CRN 60067 Thu, Mar 19, 6-9pm
CRN 60068 Thu, Apr 16, 6-9pm

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

Jan
27
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Entrepreneur Assessment
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
CRN 60022 Mon, Jan 27, 6-9pm
CRN 60023 Mon, Feb 17, 6-9pm
CANCELLED   CRN 60024 Mon, Mar 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60025 Mon, Apr 20, 6-9pm  WEBINAR only

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

Jan
28
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Blocks to Starting a Business @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Building Blocks to Starting a Business
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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60026 Tue, Jan 28, 6-9pm
CRN 60027 Tue, Feb 18, 6-9pm
CANCELLED  CRN 60028 Tue, Mar 24, 6-9pm
CRN 60029 Tue, Apr 21, 6-9pm WEBINAR ONLY

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

Jan
29
Wed
Business by the Numbers
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business by the Numbers @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business by the Numbers
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 form the start, as you plan for your new business.
Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60030 Wed, Jan 29, 6-8pm
CRN 60031 Wed, Feb 19, 6-8pm
CANCELLED  CRN 60032 Wed, Mar 25, 6-8pm
CRN 60033 Wed, Apr 22, 6-8pm

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

Jan
30
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
Virtual seats are available for the sessions
Attend In-Person = CRN 60053 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60057 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60054 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60058 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm

Attend Only Via Webinar = CRN 60059 — Thu, April 2, 6-9pm

Attend Only Via Webinar = CRN 60060 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm

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

Feb
12
Wed
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

How to Purchase a Business or Franchise
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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60036, Wed, Feb 12, 6-9pm
CANCELLED   CRN 60037, Mon, Apr 6, 6-9pm

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

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

Social Media to Promote Your Business
SB405 – 3 hours

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

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

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

Feb
13
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
SB474 – 3 hours

Are you building a business while working fulltime? Don’t quit your day job 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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60064 Thu, Jan 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60065 Thu, Feb 13, 6-9pm
CRN 60066 Sat, Mar 7, 6-9pm
CANCELLED   CRN 60067 Thu, Mar 19, 6-9pm
CRN 60068 Thu, Apr 16, 6-9pm

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

Feb
17
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Entrepreneur Assessment
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
CRN 60022 Mon, Jan 27, 6-9pm
CRN 60023 Mon, Feb 17, 6-9pm
CANCELLED   CRN 60024 Mon, Mar 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60025 Mon, Apr 20, 6-9pm  WEBINAR only

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

Feb
18
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Blocks to Starting a Business @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Building Blocks to Starting a Business
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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60026 Tue, Jan 28, 6-9pm
CRN 60027 Tue, Feb 18, 6-9pm
CANCELLED  CRN 60028 Tue, Mar 24, 6-9pm
CRN 60029 Tue, Apr 21, 6-9pm WEBINAR ONLY

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

Feb
19
Wed
Business by the Numbers
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business by the Numbers @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business by the Numbers
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 form the start, as you plan for your new business.
Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60030 Wed, Jan 29, 6-8pm
CRN 60031 Wed, Feb 19, 6-8pm
CANCELLED  CRN 60032 Wed, Mar 25, 6-8pm
CRN 60033 Wed, Apr 22, 6-8pm

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

Feb
20
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
Virtual seats are available for the sessions
Attend In-Person = CRN 60053 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60057 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60054 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60058 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm

Attend Only Via Webinar = CRN 60059 — Thu, April 2, 6-9pm

Attend Only Via Webinar = CRN 60060 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm

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

Feb
26
Wed
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
SB450 – 3 hours

Getting found in the search engines is critical for your business. Learn how to create your free Local Business Listing on Google and Bing, and discuss other opportunities. This class is intended for small business owners with an office or retail address (not work from home).
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60038 Wed, Feb 26, 6-9pm

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

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

Networking 101
SB746 – 3 hours

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

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

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

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

Planning Your New Website
SB421 – 3 hours

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

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

Watch this class description video:

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

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

Mar
6
Fri
NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop @ Raritan Valley Community College

NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop
SB209 – 4 hours

NJ Division of Taxation personnel will explain proper procedures for collecting and remitting various New Jersey taxes. A focal point of each workshop is the sales tax responsibilities of small businesses including the description of taxable and exempt sales and services.
Instructor: NJ Division of Taxation

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
Fri, Mar 6, 10am-2pm
Virtual seats are also available for this class.
Attend In-Person = CRN 60080
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60081

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

Mar
7
Sat
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
SB474 – 3 hours

Are you building a business while working fulltime? Don’t quit your day job 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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60067 Thu, Mar 19, 6-9pm
CRN 60068 Thu, Apr 16, 6-9pm WEBINAR only

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

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

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

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

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

Watch this class description video:

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

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

Mar
13
Fri
Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax @ Raritan Valley Community College

Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax
SB282 – 2 hours

Do you have an Online Business that sells taxable products? The Division of Taxation personnel will explain the tax laws applicable to your business. They will define what products and services are taxable, collecting NJ Sales Tax on sales inside and outside NJ, shipping products, and how to file Sales and Use Tax returns.
Instructor: NJ Division of Taxation

Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
Fri, Mar 13, 10am-12pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60082
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60083

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

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

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

Introduction to WordPress (Webinar only)
SB463 – 3 hours

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

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

Watch this class description video:

* SOURCE: WordPress.org

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar
25
Wed
Intro to Search Engine Advertising (Webinar only)
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Search Engine Advertising (Webinar only) @ Internet

Introduction to Search Engine Advertising (Webinar only)
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). It explains how to identify unique 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
Wed, Mar 25, 6-9pm
Attend online: CRN 60034

Watch this class description video:

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

Mar
28
Sat
(New) Overcoming Procrastination (Webinar only)
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(New) Overcoming Procrastination (Webinar only) @ Internet

Overcoming Procrastination (Webinar only)
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, KCA Coaching Services
Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60069 Sat, Mar 28, 9am – 12pm

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

Mar
31
Tue
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital (Webinar only)
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital (Webinar only) @ internet

Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital (Webinar only)
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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60041 Tue, Mar 31, 6-9pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
2
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business -WEBINAR only
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business -WEBINAR only @ Internet

Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business  (Webinar only)
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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE

Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60059 — Thu, April 2, 6-9pm

Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60060 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm

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

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

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

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

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

Watch this class description video:

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

Apr
20
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR only
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment - WEBINAR only @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

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
CRN 60025 Mon, Apr 20, 6-9pm  WEBINAR only

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

Apr
21
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR only
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Blocks to Starting a Business - WEBINAR only @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Building Blocks to Starting a Business (WEBINAR only)
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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60029 Tue, Apr 21, 6-9pm WEBINAR ONLY

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

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

Business Plan 101 – Webinar only
SB747 – 3 hours

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

Course fee: $59
CRN 60047 Wed, April 22

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

Apr
23
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business -WEBINAR only
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business -WEBINAR only @ Internet

Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business  (Webinar only)
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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE

Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60059 — Thu, April 2, 6-9pm

Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60060 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm

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

Apr
28
Tue
Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR only
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business by the Numbers - WEBINAR only @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business by the Numbers WEBINAR only
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 form the start, as you plan for your new business.
Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60033 Wed, Apr 28, 6-8pm

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

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

Marketing Analysis 101 WEBINAR only
SB748 –

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is required.

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

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

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

Building Your Marketing Plan  WEBINAR
SB749 – 3 hours

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

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

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Questions? Email the SBDC office at sbdc@raritanval.edu

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

Selling 101  WEBINAR
SB750 – 3 hours

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

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

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Questions? Email the SBDC office at sbdc@raritanval.edu

May
20
Wed
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment – WEBINAR only
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment  - WEBINAR only @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

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

Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60070 Wed, May 20, 6-9pm

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Questions? Email the SBDC office at sbdc@raritanval.edu

May
26
Tue
SEO for Beginners – WEBINAR
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SEO for Beginners  - WEBINAR

SEO for Beginners    (WEBINAR)   

1 hour:  12Noon – 1PM  
Take advantage of your downtime and take back some control by working on your digital marketing. Search Engine Optimization helps you get found in the Google search results, but it can be very complex and intimidating to do well.
To keep things simple for the average small business owner, this back-to-basics class will focus on very specific, actionable steps you can take to make immediate improvements to your website. It’s about simple keyword research, website structure, on-page optimization.
NOTE: We will NOT discuss any advanced tactics, inbound link building, “black hat” tips, or local listings. It’s just to help absolute beginners get started on their SEO journey. If you know nothing about SEO, you should attend.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60266     Tues, May 26, 12 – 1 pm

For more information on virtual classes and to register securely online visit our SBDCWebinars page

Questions or trouble registering? Email the SBDC office at sbdc@raritanval.edu