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

Upcoming Classes…

Jan
23
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 60064 Thu, Jan 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60065 Thu, Feb 13, 6-9pm
CRN 60066 Sat, Mar 7, 6-9pm
CRN 60067 Thu, Mar 19, 6-9pm
CRN 60068 Thu, Apr 16, 6-9pm

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

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Jan
27
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment
Jan 27 @ 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 60022 Mon, Jan 27, 6-9pm
CRN 60023 Mon, Feb 17, 6-9pm
CRN 60024 Mon, Mar 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60025 Mon, Apr 20, 6-9pm

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

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Jan
28
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Jan 28 @ 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 60026 Tue, Jan 28, 6-9pm
CRN 60027 Tue, Feb 18, 6-9pm
CRN 60028 Tue, Mar 24, 6-9pm
CRN 60029 Tue, Apr 21, 6-9pm

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

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Jan
29
Wed
Business by the Numbers
Jan 29 @ 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 60030 Wed, Jan 29, 6-8pm
CRN 60031 Wed, Feb 19, 6-8pm
CRN 60032 Wed, Mar 25, 6-8pm
CRN 60033 Wed, Apr 22, 6-8pm

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

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Jan
30
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
Jan 30 @ 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 sessions
Attend In-Person = CRN 60053 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60057 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60054 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60058 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60055 — Thu, Mar 26, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60059 — Thu, Mar 26, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60056 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60060 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm

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

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Feb
12
Wed
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Purchase a Business or Franchise @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

How to Purchase a Business or Franchise
SB435 – 3 hours

Learn how to identify and then research a credible franchise or existing business.
Instructor: Charles Mizejewski, Sun Belt Business Brokers/FranNet NJ

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60036, Wed, Feb 12, 6-9pm
CRN 60037, Mon, Apr 6, 6-9pm

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

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Feb
13
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 60064 Thu, Jan 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60065 Thu, Feb 13, 6-9pm
CRN 60066 Sat, Mar 7, 6-9pm
CRN 60067 Thu, Mar 19, 6-9pm
CRN 60068 Thu, Apr 16, 6-9pm

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

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Feb
17
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment
Feb 17 @ 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 60022 Mon, Jan 27, 6-9pm
CRN 60023 Mon, Feb 17, 6-9pm
CRN 60024 Mon, Mar 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60025 Mon, Apr 20, 6-9pm

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

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Feb
18
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Feb 18 @ 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 60026 Tue, Jan 28, 6-9pm
CRN 60027 Tue, Feb 18, 6-9pm
CRN 60028 Tue, Mar 24, 6-9pm
CRN 60029 Tue, Apr 21, 6-9pm

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

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Feb
19
Wed
Business by the Numbers
Feb 19 @ 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 60030 Wed, Jan 29, 6-8pm
CRN 60031 Wed, Feb 19, 6-8pm
CRN 60032 Wed, Mar 25, 6-8pm
CRN 60033 Wed, Apr 22, 6-8pm

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

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Feb
20
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
Feb 20 @ 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 sessions
Attend In-Person = CRN 60053 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60057 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60054 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60058 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60055 — Thu, Mar 26, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60059 — Thu, Mar 26, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60056 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60060 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm

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

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Feb
26
Wed
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
SB450 – 3 hours

Getting found in the search engines is critical for your business. Learn how to create your free Local Business Listing on Google and Bing, and discuss other opportunities. This class is intended for small business owners with an office or retail address (not work from home).
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60038 Wed, Feb 26, 6-9pm

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

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Mar
6
Fri
NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop @ Raritan Valley Community College

NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop
SB209 – 4 hours

NJ Division of Taxation personnel will explain proper procedures for collecting and remitting various New Jersey taxes. A focal point of each workshop is the sales tax responsibilities of small businesses including the description of taxable and exempt sales and services.
Instructor: NJ Division of Taxation

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
Fri, Mar 6, 10am-2pm
Virtual seats are also available for this class.
Attend In-Person = CRN 60080
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60081

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

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Mar
7
Sat
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 60064 Thu, Jan 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60065 Thu, Feb 13, 6-9pm
CRN 60066 Sat, Mar 7, 6-9pm
CRN 60067 Thu, Mar 19, 6-9pm
CRN 60068 Thu, Apr 16, 6-9pm

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

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Mar
13
Fri
Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax @ Raritan Valley Community College

Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax
SB282 – 2 hours

Do you have an Online Business that sells taxable products? The Division of Taxation personnel will explain the tax laws applicable to your business. They will define what products and services are taxable, collecting NJ Sales Tax on sales inside and outside NJ, shipping products, and how to file Sales and Use Tax returns.
Instructor: NJ Division of Taxation

Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
Fri, Mar 13, 10am-12pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60082
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60083

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

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

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Mar
19
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 60064 Thu, Jan 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60065 Thu, Feb 13, 6-9pm
CRN 60066 Sat, Mar 7, 6-9pm
CRN 60067 Thu, Mar 19, 6-9pm
CRN 60068 Thu, Apr 16, 6-9pm

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

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Mar
23
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment
Mar 23 @ 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 60022 Mon, Jan 27, 6-9pm
CRN 60023 Mon, Feb 17, 6-9pm
CRN 60024 Mon, Mar 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60025 Mon, Apr 20, 6-9pm

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

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Mar
24
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Mar 24 @ 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 60026 Tue, Jan 28, 6-9pm
CRN 60027 Tue, Feb 18, 6-9pm
CRN 60028 Tue, Mar 24, 6-9pm
CRN 60029 Tue, Apr 21, 6-9pm

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

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Mar
25
Wed
Business by the Numbers
Mar 25 @ 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 60030 Wed, Jan 29, 6-8pm
CRN 60031 Wed, Feb 19, 6-8pm
CRN 60032 Wed, Mar 25, 6-8pm
CRN 60033 Wed, Apr 22, 6-8pm

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

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Mar
26
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
Mar 26 @ 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 sessions
Attend In-Person = CRN 60053 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60057 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60054 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60058 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60055 — Thu, Mar 26, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60059 — Thu, Mar 26, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60056 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60060 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm

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

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Mar
28
Sat
(New) Overcoming Procrastination
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(New) Overcoming Procrastination @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Overcoming Procrastination
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, KCA Coaching Services
Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
CRN 60069 Sat, Mar 28, 9am – 12pm

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

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Mar
31
Tue
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital
Mar 31 @ 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 60041 Tue, Mar 31, 6-9pm

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

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Apr
16
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Fulltime
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 60064 Thu, Jan 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60065 Thu, Feb 13, 6-9pm
CRN 60066 Sat, Mar 7, 6-9pm
CRN 60067 Thu, Mar 19, 6-9pm
CRN 60068 Thu, Apr 16, 6-9pm

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

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Apr
20
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment
Apr 20 @ 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 60022 Mon, Jan 27, 6-9pm
CRN 60023 Mon, Feb 17, 6-9pm
CRN 60024 Mon, Mar 23, 6-9pm
CRN 60025 Mon, Apr 20, 6-9pm

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

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Apr
21
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Apr 21 @ 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 60026 Tue, Jan 28, 6-9pm
CRN 60027 Tue, Feb 18, 6-9pm
CRN 60028 Tue, Mar 24, 6-9pm
CRN 60029 Tue, Apr 21, 6-9pm

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

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Apr
22
Wed
Basics of Small Business Insurance
Apr 22 @ 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 60071 Wed, Apr 22, 6-9pm

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

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Business by the Numbers
Apr 22 @ 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 60030 Wed, Jan 29, 6-8pm
CRN 60031 Wed, Feb 19, 6-8pm
CRN 60032 Wed, Mar 25, 6-8pm
CRN 60033 Wed, Apr 22, 6-8pm

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

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Apr
23
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
Apr 23 @ 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 sessions
Attend In-Person = CRN 60053 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60057 — Thu, Jan 30, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60054 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60058 — Thu, Feb 20, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60055 — Thu, Mar 26, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60059 — Thu, Mar 26, 6-9pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 60056 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60060 — Thu, Apr 23, 6-9pm

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

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May
11
Mon
Doing Business with the Federal Government
May 11 @ 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 60039
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60062

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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May
14
Thu
Federal Small Business Certifications
May 14 @ 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, May 14, 10am-1pm
Virtual seats are also available for this class.
Attend In-Person = CRN 60040
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 60063

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

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May
15
Fri
Meet the Lenders
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Lenders @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Meet the Lenders
SB202 – 3 hours
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 60072 Fri, May 15, 12pm – 3pm

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

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May
20
Wed
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment
May 20 @ 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 60070 Wed, May 20, 6-9pm

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

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