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…

Dec
13
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Entrepreneur Assessment- Webinar
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

Mon, Oct 11, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Mon, Nov 15, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Mon, Dec 13, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Dec
14
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Blocks to Starting a Business - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Building Blocks to Starting a Business – Webinar
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, MBA, Kiva Intl. Business Group
Course fee: FREE

Tue, Oct 12, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Tue, Nov 16, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Tue, Dec 14, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Dec
15
Wed
Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business by the Numbers - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Business by the Numbers – Webinar
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 from the start, as you plan for your new business.

Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates
Course fee: FREE

Wed, Oct 13, 6-8pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Wed, Nov 17, 6-8pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE
Wed, Dec 15, 6-8pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Dec
16
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business – WEBINAR
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business - WEBINAR @ INTERNET

Mastering the Mental Side of Business – Webinar
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

Course fee: FREE

Thu, Oct 14, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Thu, Nov 18, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Thu, Dec 16, 6-9pm  — REGISTER FOR THIS DATE

Questions? Contact the SBDC office: Phone:  (908) 526-1200 x8516  Email: sbdc@raritanval.edu

Please note: Those who register for an SBDC at RVCC webinar will be provided with secure Zoom sign-in information that will allow you to join the class remotely. Attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. To participate in a webinar session, you will need either a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, mobile phone, or another appropriate device with webcam and microphone set-up and internet connectivity. You can pretest your equipment and connection by accessing the test facility on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us/test ). Detailed participation instructions and the Zoom webinar invitation will be provided to those who register, in a class confirmation email sent at least two business days prior to the start of the webinar.

Secure online registration is done through the RVCC website (https://RaritanVal.edu).

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