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

Aug
4
Tue
Preparing Ahead for the Next Disaster – WEBINAR 
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Preparing Ahead for the Next Disaster – WEBINAR 

This class focuses on how to prepare for the potential effects of sudden natural or manmade disasters on small business supply chains, operations, finances, payrolls, distribution and sale of products.

Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60279 Wed, Aug 4, Noon – 1pm

Registration is required.

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

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

Aug
18
Tue
After the Disaster is Over – What Next? –  WEBINAR
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

After the Disaster is Over – What Next? –  WEBINAR

Almost all small business struggle to get back on track after a disaster.  This class will assist owners on how to re-evaluate the post-disaster industry mix and help them pivot to new opportunities.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60280  Tue, Aug 18, Noon – 1pm

Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Registration is required.

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

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

Sep
16
Wed
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing – WEBINAR
Sep 16 @ 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.

CRN 50097   Wed, Sep 16, 6-9pm — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

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

Promote Your Business with Social Media – WEBINAR
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Promote Your Business with Social Media  – WEBINAR
SB405 – 3 hours
Improve your social media skills.  Get better results.  Understand the impact of a clear social media strategy and learn how to attract new customers.  Determine which platforms are right for your business, learn what to post and when, and discover the tips, tricks and tools that will help you save time and effort.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox, e-Dynamic Marketing

Course fee: $59
CRN 50132   Wed, Sep 16, 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

Sep
17
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime – WEBINAR
Sep 17 @ 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

Sep
23
Wed
Planning Your New Website – WEBINAR
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Planning Your New Website - WEBINAR @ 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
CRN 50122 Wed, Sep 23, 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

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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* SOURCE: WordPress.org
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
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
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

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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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

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
4
Wed
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

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
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
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
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

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

 

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

Dec
9
Wed
Business Valuation – WEBINAR
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business Valuation  - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business Valuation 101 – WEBINAR

SB469 – 3 hours

Are you selling or refinancing your business? Or just want to know what your business is worth? Valuating a business can be a complicated process. Learn about the myths and methods of the business valuation process and how to objectively identify the market value of your investment.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59

CRN 50106 Wed, Dec 9, 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