So, you want to be an entrepreneur? Maybe it’s an idea for a service you’d like to provide, a skill or competence you could offer to customers, a hobby you want to turn into a business, the desire to work for yourself … the motivations are many. If you are someone who’s been “noodling around” with the notion of starting your own small business, these courses are designed to guide you as you begin your entrepreneurial journey. Take them in sequence, or as needed. Each provides key information about starting your own small business.

Upcoming Classes…

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
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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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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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.

Search / Register for a Course
Apr
22
Wed
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.

Search / Register for a Course
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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