SBDC Free Courses

SBDC Free Courses 2017-12-14T13:03:38+00:00

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

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

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.
CRN 60058        Tue, Feb 6    6 – 9pm
CRN 60059        Mon, Apr 30    6 – 9pm

How to Purchase a Business or Franchise          SB435              3 hours
Learn how to identify and then research a credible franchise or existing business.
CRN 60042        Wed, Feb 7    6 – 9pm
CRN 60043        Tue, May 22    6 – 9pm

3 Myths Even Savvy Professional Women Believe That Keeps Them Feeling Stressed and Overwhelmed  NEW  SB470            2 hours
Understand the most common pitfalls that can derail professional business women by creating feelings of stress, overwhelmed and dissatisfied with their work life. Learn how to break out of the false thinking that underlies these myths. Gain useful tips and practices to help you become more empowered and productive.
CRN 60064        Mon, Feb 12    7 – 9pm
CRN 60065        Thu, Mar 29    7 – 9pm

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).
CRN 60044         Wed, Feb 28    6 – 9pm
CRN 60045        Wed, May 2    6 – 9pm

Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business           SB427              3 hours
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.
CRN 60046        Wed, Mar 7    6 – 9pm
CRN 60047        Wed, Apr 18    6 – 9pm

NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop          SB209              4 hours
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.
CRN 60063        Fri, Mar 9    10am – 2pm

¡NUEVO! – Desarrollo de paquete de préstamos en Español       SB462              3 horas
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.
Es obligatorio el registro.
Precio del curso: gratis
CRN 60049        Mon, Mar 19    6 – 9pm

How to Prepare a Loan Package            SB468              2 hours
Borrowing money to start or expand your business can be complicated.  This course will provide you with a basic overview on how to prepare a loan package and how a lender evaluates your loan request.
CRN 60050        Wed, Mar 21    7 – 9pm

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.
CRN 60051        Wed, Apr 4    9am – 12pm

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.
CRN 60052        Wed, May 2    9am – 12pm

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.
CRN 60048        Wed, Jun 6    6 – 9pm

Registration Required for All Free Courses

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If you have any questions, review our FAQs or contact our office at sbdc@raritanval.edu or (908) 526-1200 x8516.