Attend Intro to Blogging ClassThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help you improve your chances for success whether you are looking to start your own small business or are an established small business owner. We offer training on a range of small business topics including marketing and sales, record keeping and QuickBooks training, start-up issues, legal and insurance guidelines, business plan development, website, online advertising, social media, video, and more.

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Sep
19
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
Sep 19 @ 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 September 19 session
Attend In-Person = CRN 50094 — Thu, Sep 19, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50120 — Thu, Sep 19, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50095 — Wed, Oct 16, 6-9pm

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

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Sep
23
Mon
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Maximize Your Trade Show Investment
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 50113 Mon, Sep 23, 6-9pm
CRN 50114 Mon, Oct 28, 6-9pm

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

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Part I: Accounting Fundamentals
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Part I: Accounting Fundamentals @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Part I: Accounting Fundamentals
SB211 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

Learn fundamental accounting procedures that complement QuickBooks for Small Businesses. Master concepts needed for bookkeeping and learn accounting terminology used to operate financial software.
Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Course fee: $129

CRN 50074 – Mon/Wed, Sep 23 & 25, 6-9pm
CRN 50075 – Mon/Wed, Oct 28 & 30, 6-9pm

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

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Sep
24
Tue
How to Network for Success
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Network for Success @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

How to Network for Success
SB715 – 3 hours

Explore why, where, and how to network offline and online. Learn to write and deliver an attention-getting “elevator speech” that really works. Start networking immediately: bring your business cards and brochures to class.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59
Tue, Sep 24, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50102
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50121

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.

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Results-Oriented Operations Management
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Results-Oriented Operations Management @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Results-Oriented Operations Management
SB743 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

Keeping the “oars in the water” is a major concern of all small business owners regardless of type of business. Learn how to better understand your business mission and what it takes to execute it. Growth strategies, task assignments and evaluations, critical scheduling, process design, staffing and employee growth will be discussed in this class.
Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: $119
CRN 50111 Tue, Sep 24 & Oct 1, 6-9pm
CRN 50112 Tue, Oct 22 & 29, 6-9pm

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

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Sep
25
Wed
Planning Your New Website
Sep 25 @ 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, Sep 25, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50066
Attend Online = CRN 50122

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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.

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Sep
30
Mon
Part II: QuickBooks Set Up for Small Businesses – Desktop Option
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Part II: QuickBooks Set Up for Small Businesses – Desktop Option @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Part II: QuickBooks Set Up for Small Businesses – Desktop Option
SB204 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

Learn how QuickBooks can simplify the accounting process for a small business. Set up a business, record transactions, understand the reports generated from QuickBooks and the components of financial statements.
Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Prerequisite: Accounting Fundamentals.

Course fee: $129
CRN 50076 – Mon/Wed, Sep 30 & Oct 2, 6-9pm
CRN 50077 – Mon/Wed, Nov 4 & 6, 6-9pm

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

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Oct
1
Tue
How to Develop an Effective Holistic Business
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Develop an Effective Holistic Business @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

How to Develop an Effective Holistic Business
SB467- 3 hours

Launching any small business is difficult but a holistic business faces additional unique challenges. Learn how to educate and attract clients for your unique services and build a practice that sustains. Develop an effective strategic plan, market on a small budget, and learn time management techniques. This class addresses issues for the pre-venture or in-business practitioner.
Instructor: Camille Miller, MBA, The Natural Life Business Partnership

Course fee: $59
Tue, Oct 1, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50103
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50123

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.

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Integrated Marketing – Part I
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Integrated Marketing - Part I @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Integrated Marketing – Part I
SB740 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

We are in a new era that requires small business owners to develop an integrative multichannel marketing foundation. Learn why you need to use multichannel marketing systems and how to keep your brand message and target audience consistent whether you are networking, developing a word-of-mouth campaign, or using the latest social media platforms. This class is Part I of a two-part series.

Part II of this series is Social Media to Promote Your Business which is listed in the Digital Blueprint section.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $119
CRN 50104 Tue, Oct 1 & 8, 6-9pm

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

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Oct
2
Wed
Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Oct 2 @ 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

Understand how to improve website visibility in the major search engines. Participants learn SEO best practices to follow and have the opportunity to have websites critiqued during the session.
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
Wed, Oct 2, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person: CRN 50067
Attend Online: CRN 50124

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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.

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Oct
3
Thu
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Doing Business with the Federal Government
SB279 – 3 hours

The US Federal Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Learn the types of products and services it procures and how to tell if the government is buying what your business is selling.
Instructor: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
Thu, Oct 3, 10am-1pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50098
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50125

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.

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Oct
7
Mon
Business Plan – Your Game Design to Small Business Success
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business Plan - Your Game Design to Small Business Success @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business Plan – Your Game Design to Small Business Success
SB707- 9 hours (3 sessions)

A business plan is a ‘game plan’ of your business’s future that tells what you want to accomplish and how to set things up. A business plan is not just for startups. Every business owner needs to develop or revisit a plan on an annual basis. If you don’t have one, this class is for you. This class will help you create a sound business plan that will help you grow and manage your business more effectively. Chart your course and improve your chances for business success.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $159
CRN 50105 Mon, Oct 7, 14, & 21, 6-9pm

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

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Part II and III: QuickBooks Set up and A/R and A/P – Online Option
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Part II and III: QuickBooks Set up and A/R and A/P - Online Option @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Part II and III: QuickBooks Set up and A/R and A/P – Online Option
SB281 – 9 hours (3 sessions)

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 50080 Mon/Tue/Wed, Oct 7, 8 & 9, 6-9pm

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Oct
8
Tue
Part III: QuickBooks Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable – Desktop Option
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Part III: QuickBooks Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable – Desktop Option @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Part III: QuickBooks Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable – Desktop Option
SB205 – 9 hours (3 sessions)

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: QuickBooks for Small Businesses and Accounting Fundamentals.
Instructor: Michele Walten, Walten Small Business Solutions, LLC

Course fee: $169
CRN 50078 Tue/Thu/Tue, Oct 8, 10 & 15, 6-9pm
CRN 50079 Tue/Thu/Tue, Nov 12, 14 & 19, 6-9pm

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

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Oct
9
Wed
Intro to WordPress
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to WordPress @ Raritan Valley Community College

Introduction to WordPress
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, plugins to provide functionality, 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, Oct 9, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50068
Attend Online = CRN 50126

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* SOURCE: WordPress.org

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

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

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Oct
10
Thu
Introduction to Content Marketing and Email
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Introduction to Content Marketing and Email
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
Thu, Oct 10, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50069
Attend Online = CRN 50127

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.

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Oct
16
Wed
Basics of Small Business Insurance
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Basics of Small Business Insurance @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Basics of Small Business Insurance
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 50133 Wed, Oct 16, 6-9pm
CRN 50136 Wed, Nov 6, 6-9pm

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

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How to Purchase a Business or Franchise
Oct 16 @ 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 50176, Tue, Sep 10, 6-9pm
CRN 50110, Wed, Oct 16, 6-9pm

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

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Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
Oct 16 @ 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 September 19 session
Attend In-Person = CRN 50094 — Thu, Sep 19, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50120 — Thu, Sep 19, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50095 — Wed, Oct 16, 6-9pm

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

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Oct
17
Thu
Federal Small Business Certifications
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Federal Small Business Certifications @ Raritan Valley Community College

Federal Small Business Certifications
SB280 – 3 hours

This seminar will discuss the federal procurement 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) set-aside programs.
Instructor: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
Thu, Oct 17, 10am-1pm
Virtual seats are also available for this class.
Attend In-Person = CRN 50099
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50128

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

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Oct
18
Fri
NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop
Oct 18 @ 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, Oct 18, 10am-2pm
Virtual seats are also available for this class.
Attend In-Person = CRN 50100
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50129

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

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Oct
21
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment
Oct 21 @ 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 50085 Mon, Sep 16, 6-9pm
CRN 50086 Mon, Oct 21, 6-9pm
CRN 50087 Mon, Nov 11, 6-9pm

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

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Oct
22
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Oct 22 @ 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 50088 Tue, Sep 17, 6-9pm
CRN 50089 Tue, Oct 22, 6-9pm
CRN 50090 Tue, Nov 12, 6-9pm

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

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QuickBooks Model Office – Desktop Option Only
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
QuickBooks Model Office - Desktop Option Only @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

QuickBooks Model Office – Desktop Option Only
SB278 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

Attendees will create a model office company, post a large number of accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions and reconcile their entries to the company’s profit and loss report.

Prerequisite: Must have received the Accounting and QuickBooks Certificate. Seating is limited. To register, send an email to sbdc@raritanval.edu and provide us with your name, address, telephone number and desired class or call the SBDC at 908-526-1200 x8516.

Instructor: Michele Walten, Walten Small Business Solutions, LLC

Registration is required.

Course fee: Free
Tue/Thu, Oct 22 & 24, 6-9pm
Tue/Thu, Nov 26 & 28, 6-9pm

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

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Results-Oriented Operations Management
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Results-Oriented Operations Management @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Results-Oriented Operations Management
SB743 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

Keeping the “oars in the water” is a major concern of all small business owners regardless of type of business. Learn how to better understand your business mission and what it takes to execute it. Growth strategies, task assignments and evaluations, critical scheduling, process design, staffing and employee growth will be discussed in this class.
Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: $119
CRN 50111 Tue, Sep 24 & Oct 1, 6-9pm
CRN 50112 Tue, Oct 22 & 29, 6-9pm

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

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Oct
23
Wed
Business by the Numbers
Oct 23 @ 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 50091 Wed, Sep 18, 6-8pm
CRN 50092 Wed, Oct 23, 6-8pm
CRN 50093 Wed, Nov 13, 6-8pm

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

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Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
Oct 23 @ 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. 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

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
Attend in-person: CRN 50096 Wed, Sep 18, 6-9pm
Attend online: CRN 50118 Wed, Sep 18, 6-9pm
Attend in-person: CRN 50097 Wed, Oct 23, 6-9pm
Attend online: CRN 50119 Wed, Oct 23, 6-9pm

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.

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Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital
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 50115 Wed, Oct 23, 6-9pm

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Oct
25
Fri
Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax
Oct 25 @ 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, Oct 25, 10am-12pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 50101
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50130

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.

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Oct
28
Mon
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Maximize Your Trade Show Investment
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 50113 Mon, Sep 23, 6-9pm
CRN 50114 Mon, Oct 28, 6-9pm

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

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Part I: Accounting Fundamentals
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Part I: Accounting Fundamentals @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Part I: Accounting Fundamentals
SB211 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

Learn fundamental accounting procedures that complement QuickBooks for Small Businesses. Master concepts needed for bookkeeping and learn accounting terminology used to operate financial software.
Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Course fee: $129

CRN 50074 – Mon/Wed, Sep 23 & 25, 6-9pm
CRN 50075 – Mon/Wed, Oct 28 & 30, 6-9pm

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

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Oct
29
Tue
Q-Storming
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

(NEW) Q-Storming
SB744 – 3 hours

In this fast-paced world, we don’t have all the answers we need for decision making, problem solving, strategic planning, and innovation. This program offers participants an exciting, collaborative opportunity for creative and strategic thinking that goes beyond brainstorming. It’s about asking great questions that motivate the participants toward new pathways for launching and sustaining success and profitability.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59
CRN 50134 Tue, Oct 29, 6-9pm

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Oct
30
Wed
(NEW) The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
(NEW) 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 50116 Thu, Sep 12, 6-9pm
CRN 50117 Wed, Oct 30, 6-9pm

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Intro to Search Engine Advertising
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Search Engine Advertising @ Raritan Valley Community College

Introduction to Search Engine Advertising
SB473 – 3 hours

Learn the basics of Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) to: identify unique keywords and phrases that consumers are currently using to find your business (and competitors), write text ads, design landing pages and set up your first campaign.
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
Wed, Oct 30, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person: CRN 50071

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Nov
4
Mon
Part II: QuickBooks Set Up for Small Businesses – Desktop Option
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Part II: QuickBooks Set Up for Small Businesses – Desktop Option @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Part II: QuickBooks Set Up for Small Businesses – Desktop Option
SB204 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

Learn how QuickBooks can simplify the accounting process for a small business. Set up a business, record transactions, understand the reports generated from QuickBooks and the components of financial statements.
Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Prerequisite: Accounting Fundamentals.

Course fee: $129
CRN 50076 – Mon/Wed, Sep 30 & Oct 2, 6-9pm
CRN 50077 – Mon/Wed, Nov 4 & 6, 6-9pm

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Selling Skills Made Easy
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Selling Skills Made Easy @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Selling Skills Made Easy
SB732 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

No one is a ‘born’ salesperson, yet we all live by selling something. Overcome anxiety and fear of selling to achieve your sales goals. Program includes: customer wants and relationship strategies, the ‘anatomy of a sale,’ how to avoid 11 selling mistakes, what it takes to get to ‘earn’ the sale and how to get to ‘yes’ faster.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $119
CRN 50107 Mon, Nov 4 & 11, 6-9pm

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Nov
6
Wed
Basics of Small Business Insurance
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Basics of Small Business Insurance @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Basics of Small Business Insurance
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 50133 Wed, Oct 16, 6-9pm
CRN 50136 Wed, Nov 6, 6-9pm

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Intro to Google Analytics
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Google Analytics @ Raritan Valley Community College

Introduction to Google Analytics
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, Nov 6, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person: CRN 50070
Attend Online: CRN 50131

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Nov
11
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment
Nov 11 @ 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 50085 Mon, Sep 16, 6-9pm
CRN 50086 Mon, Oct 21, 6-9pm
CRN 50087 Mon, Nov 11, 6-9pm

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Nov
12
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Nov 12 @ 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 50088 Tue, Sep 17, 6-9pm
CRN 50089 Tue, Oct 22, 6-9pm
CRN 50090 Tue, Nov 12, 6-9pm

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Building Your Marketing Plan
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Building Your Marketing Plan
SB703 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

Learn about market research, strategic marketing decisions, advertising and sales, public relations, promotions, and networking. Find out about all phases of a marketing plan, how to define markets and how to implement creative, low-cost guerrilla marketing.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $119
CRN 50108 Tue, Nov 12 & 19, 6-9pm

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Part III: QuickBooks Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable – Desktop Option
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Part III: QuickBooks Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable – Desktop Option @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Part III: QuickBooks Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable – Desktop Option
SB205 – 9 hours (3 sessions)

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: QuickBooks for Small Businesses and Accounting Fundamentals.
Instructor: Michele Walten, Walten Small Business Solutions, LLC

Course fee: $169
CRN 50078 Tue/Thu/Tue, Oct 8, 10 & 15, 6-9pm
CRN 50079 Tue/Thu/Tue, Nov 12, 14 & 19, 6-9pm

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Nov
13
Wed
Business by the Numbers
Nov 13 @ 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 50091 Wed, Sep 18, 6-8pm
CRN 50092 Wed, Oct 23, 6-8pm
CRN 50093 Wed, Nov 13, 6-8pm

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Creating Video for the Web
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Creating Video for the Web @ Raritan Valley Community College

Creating Video for the Web
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
Wed, Nov 13, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50072

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Nov
14
Thu
Social Media to Promote Your Business
Nov 14 @ 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
Thu, Nov 14, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50073
Attend Online = CRN 50132

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

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Nov
20
Wed
Business Valuation
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business Valuation @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business Valuation
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, Nov 20, 6-9pm

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Nov
26
Tue
QuickBooks Model Office – Desktop Option Only
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
QuickBooks Model Office - Desktop Option Only @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

QuickBooks Model Office – Desktop Option Only
SB278 – 6 hours (2 sessions)

Attendees will create a model office company, post a large number of accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions and reconcile their entries to the company’s profit and loss report.

Prerequisite: Must have received the Accounting and QuickBooks Certificate. Seating is limited. To register, send an email to sbdc@raritanval.edu and provide us with your name, address, telephone number and desired class or call the SBDC at 908-526-1200 x8516.

Instructor: Michele Walten, Walten Small Business Solutions, LLC

Registration is required.

Course fee: Free
Tue/Thu, Oct 22 & 24, 6-9pm
Tue/Thu, Nov 26 & 28, 6-9pm

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Dec
3
Tue
How to Attract and Keep Good Employees
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Attract and Keep Good Employees @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

(NEW) How to Attract and Keep Good Employees
SB745 – 3 hours

Employees are the #1 asset of a business. Attracting and keeping good employees impact the ultimate success of your business. Managing a staff of Boomers, GenXers, Millenials, and Zgens can be overwhelming. You’ll learn how to design policies and procedures that address the needs of the generational differences to build a culture that produces customer loyalty and long-term profitability.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59
CRN 50135 Tue, Dec 3, 6-9pm

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