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
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
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch this class description video:

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

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

Business Plan 101 – Webinar only
SB747 – 3 hours

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

Course fee: $59
CRN 60047 Wed, April 22

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

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

Marketing Analysis 101 WEBINAR only
SB748 –

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is required.

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

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

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

Building Your Marketing Plan  WEBINAR
SB749 – 3 hours

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

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

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

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

Selling 101  WEBINAR
SB750 – 3 hours

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

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

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

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

Jun
9
Tue
Google Ads for Beginners – WEBINAR
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Google Ads for Beginners - WEBINAR

Google Ads for Beginners   (WEBINAR)

1 hour:  12Noon – 1PM

Having a hard time getting found in the Google search results? Learn how to get ahead of your competitors with some quick, actionable tips to set up a simple search advertising campaign and begin generating leads for your business using Google Ads. Take back some control by working on your digital marketing.
This is for beginners only with NO prior experience with Google Ads/Adwords. We’ll go through basic steps to create a simple text ad campaign.
NOTE: We will NOT discuss Remarketing, YouTube ads, Display ads, Shopping ads, audiences, or other advanced tactics so we don’t overwhelm the participants.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing, LLC
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60267    Tue June 9, 2020  12Noon – 1PM

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

Jun
15
Mon
COVID-19 Safety Measures – WEBINAR
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

COVID-19 Safety Measures (WEBINAR)

1 hour:  12Noon – 1PM

The CDC, OSHA, and state government all have released safety guidelines in reaction to COVID-19.  Where should an entrepreneur start? Join Karen Auld as she breaks down the requirements, shares references and helps you build a COVID-19 Safety Plan for your business. (Please note: This course is intended for in-business entrepreneurs.)

Instructor: Karen Auld, KCA
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60270   Mon June 15, 2020  12Noon – 1PM

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

Jun
16
Tue
Maximize PPP Loan Forgiveness – WEBINAR
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Maximize PPP Loan Forgiveness (WEBINAR)

1 hour:  12Noon – 1PM

This webinar will review the requirements for loan forgiveness, insights and planning opportunities utilizing the guidance available from the SBA to date. (Please note: This course is intended for in-business entrepreneurs.)

Instructor: Gail Rosen, CPA
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60271   Tue June 16, 2020  12Noon – 1PM

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

Jun
22
Mon
Life by Design – Not by Default – WEBINAR
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Life by Design – Not by Default  (WEBINAR)

1 hour:  12Noon – 1PM

Did you scrap your 2020 Business Plan because of Coronavirus?  Well, it’s time to get back on track.  Certified Success Coach, Karen Auld, will lead you through an exercise to design a plan for the rest of 2020. (Please note: This course is intended for in-business entrepreneurs.)

Instructor: Karen Auld, KCA
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60272  Mon June 22, 2020  12Noon – 1PM

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

Jun
23
Tue
Email Marketing for Beginners – WEBINAR
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Email Marketing for Beginners - WEBINAR

Email Marketing for Beginners  (WEBINAR)

1 hour:  12Noon – 1PM

Frustrated with social media? Not sure you want to spend money on online advertising? What if I told you that you could build long lasting relationships that convert into customers, become evangelists on your behalf, or refer others to you?
Now is the time for you to begin email marketing for your business. It’s challenging to catch a prospect’s attention in social media. But if you can deliver a quality, relevant message to their email inbox, you have a good chance of building a long-lasting relationship.
Attend this webinar to learn step-by-step how to create your first email campaign using the free version of MailChimp.
NOTE: This is for beginners only with NO prior experience with email marketing or MailChimp. We will NOT discuss other email marketing platforms, list buying, audience segmentation, or other advanced tactics so we don’t overwhelm the participants.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing, LLC
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60268   Tue June 23, 2020  12Noon – 1PM

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