SBDC is offering the following classes for free.  Register now and take advantage of these valuable sessions at no cost to you.

Tod Wilson, Mr. Tod's Pie Factory“The SBDC at RVCC has been a blessing to my business. My recent SBA loan approval was a direct result of my involvement with the SBDC. I can’t say enough about the assistance I received. I would urge any entrepreneur who is serious about taking their business to the next level to explore the mentorship and counseling opportunities available at the SBDC.”

Tod Wilson, Mr. Tod’s Pie Factory
2009 ABC Shark Tank Winner

How to Purchase a Business or Franchise    SB435
Learn how to identify and then research a credible franchise or existing business. (3 hours)
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60062    Thu    Feb 9     6 – 9 pm
CRN 60064    Thu    Apr 20    6 – 9 pm

Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business    SB427
Learn how to proactively handle and even benefit from the inevitable challenges and setbacks you’ll face along the way building your business. Finish up with solid ways 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. (3 hours) Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60034    Wed    Feb 22    6 – 9 pm
CRN 60035    Wed    Apr 26    6 – 9 pm

Maximize Your Trade Show Investment    SB730
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. (3 hours) Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60058    Wed    Mar 1    6 – 9 pm

Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital    SB731
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. (3 hours)
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60066    Thu    Mar 2     6 – 9 pm
CRN 60068    Wed    May 31    6 – 9 pm

NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop    SB209
The Small Business Tax Workshop is provided by the Division of Taxation at no cost to the participants. Division 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. Discussions will also highlight different types of business ownership and the tax consequences of each one. (5 hours)
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60072    Wed    Mar 8    10 am – 2 pm

Meet the Lenders    SB202
Are you an entrepreneur who needs to learn about financing your small business? Meet the people who can assist you. The first part of this seminar explains the process of how a business owner can obtain financing via different methods and various lenders, and what resources are available to small businesses. In the second part of the seminar attendees can meet lenders and discuss issues one-on-one. (3 hours)
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60071    Fri    Mar 10    12 noon – 3 pm

Doing Business with the Federal Government    SB279
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. (3 hours)
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60073    Thu    Mar 23    9 am – 12 noon

Federal Small Business Certifications    SB280
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. (3 hours)
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60074    Thu    Mar 23    1 – 4 pm

NEW – Sustainable Business Registration Workshop    SB465
This is a hands on workshop that will help your business join the NJ Sustainable Business Registry. Sustainability counselors will guide you through the process of registering your business online and assist you with crafting your promotional profile. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn about no cost sustainability consulting services for your business available through SBDC and ask questions about implementing environmental business practices. (2 hours)
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60098    Thu    Apr 13    6 – 8 pm

Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing    SB450
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). (3 hours) Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60059    Wed    Feb 15    6 – 9 pm
CRN 60061    Wed    May 3     6 – 9 pm

Basics of Small Business Insurance    SB448
Are you a small business owner who is operating without insurance, and needs to learn the basics of both insurance and risk management techniques? Learn how to protect your company from catastrophic loss. This seminar with explain the types of insurance needed to build a basic insurance program…and teach you different ways to buy insurance or self-insure. (3 hours).
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60069    Wed    Mar 15    6 – 9 pm
CRN 60070    Thu    May 4     6 – 9 pm

¡NUEVO! – Desarrollo de paquete de préstamos en Español    SB462
Esta clase ofrecerá a los asistentes una visión general de los procesos de desarrollo del paquete de préstamo. Usted aprenderá la importancia de un plan de negocios, revisar su informe de crédito y qué documentación es necesaria normalmente por los bancos para garantizar un préstamo de pequeña empresa. (3 horas)
Es obligatorio el registro.
Precio del curso: gratis
CRN 60075 Tue Feb 7 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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