SBDC Free Courses

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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

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).
Course fee: FREE Registration is required.
CRN 50029      Fri Oct 5       12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

How to Purchase a Business or Franchise SB435
Learn how to identify and then research a credible franchise or existing business. (3 hours)
Instructor: Charles Mizejewski, Sun Belt Business Brokers/FranNet NJ
Course fee: FREE Registration is required.
CRN 50026      Mon Oct 8       6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CRN 50027      Mon Nov 12      6:00 pm – 9:00 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)
Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources
Course fee: FREE Registration is required.
CRN 50019      Mon Oct 22      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NEW this Fall! Virtual seats are also available for this class. Please refer to the SBDC Webinars page.

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)
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing
Course fee: FREE Registration is required.
CRN 50020      Thu Sep 20       6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CRN 50021      Wed Nov 28      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NEW this Fall! Virtual seats are also available for this class. Please refer to the SBDC Webinars page.

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)
Instructor: Alexis Reid, NJ Division of Taxation
Course fee: FREE Registration is required.
CRN 50028      Fri Oct 12       10:00 am – 2:00 pm

(NEW) Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax SB282
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. (2hours)
Instructor: Alexis Reid, NJ Division of Taxation
Course fee: FREE Registration is required.
CRN 50041      Fri Oct 19      10:00 am – 12:00 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)
Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach
Course fee: FREE Registration is required.
CRN 50030      Wed Oct 31      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CRN 50031      Wed Nov 28     6:00 pm – 9:00 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)
Instructor: Small Business Administration
Course fee: FREE Registration is required.
CRN 50032      Mon Nov 19      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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)
Instructor: Small Business Administration
Course fee: FREE Registration is required.
CRN 50033      Mon Nov 26      9:00 am – 12:00 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) Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group
Course fee: FREE Registration is required.
CRN 50034      Wed Dec 5      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration Required for All Free Courses

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