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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

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
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60012    Wed   Feb 27    6 – 9pm
CRN 60027    Wed   Apr 24    6 – 9pm
Virtual seats are also available for this class. Please refer to the SBDC Webinars section.

NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop    SB209
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. (4 hours)
Instructor: NJ Division of Taxation
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60016    Fri    Mar 8    10am – 2pm
Virtual seats are also available for this class. Please refer to the SBDC Webinars section.

(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: NJ Division of Taxation
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60018    Fri    Mar 15    10am – 12noon
Virtual seats are also available for this class. Please refer to the SBDC Webinars section.

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 (SBA)
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60022    Mon   Apr 1    9am – 12noon
Virtual seats are also available for this class. Please refer to the SBDC Webinars section.

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 (SBA)
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60024    Mon   Apr 8    9am – 12noon
Virtual seats are also available for this class. Please refer to the SBDC Webinars section.

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.
Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60025    Mon   Apr 8    6 – 9pm
Virtual seats are also available for this class. Please refer to the SBDC Webinars section.

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.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60026    Tue   Apr 9    6 – 9pm
Virtual seats are also available for this class. Please refer to the SBDC Webinars section.

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 60068    Fri   May 17    12noon – 3pm

Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business    SB427
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. (3 hours)
Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60020    Wed   Feb 27    6 – 9pm    (No virtual seats are available for the February section.)
CRN 60021    Wed    Mar 27    6 – 9pm
Virtual seats are also available for ONLY the March section of this class. Please refer to the SBDC Webinars section.

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.
Instructor: Charles Mizejewski, Sun Belt Business Brokers/FranNet NJ
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60069    Thu    Jan 31    6 – 9pm
CRN 60070    Thu    Mar 14    6 – 9pm

Registration Required for All Free Courses

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