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…

Sep
24
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business – WEBINAR
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business - WEBINAR @ Internet

Mastering the Mental Side of Business – WEBINAR
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

Course fee: FREE
Registration is required.

CRN 50120   Thu, Sep 24, 6-9pm

CRN 50307   Thu, Oct 15, 6-9pm
CRN 50308   Thu, Nov 12, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Sep
28
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Entrepreneur Assessment  – WEBINAR
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
Registration is required.
CRN 50085   Mon, Sep 28, 6-9pm
CRN 50086   Mon, Oct 12, 6-9pm
CRN 50087   Mon, Nov 9, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Sep
29
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Blocks to Starting a Business - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
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, MBA, Kiva Intl. Business Group
Course fee: FREE
Registration is required.
CRN 50088   Tue, Sep 29, 6-9pm
CRN 50089   Tue, Oct 13, 6-9pm
CRN 50090   Tue, Nov 10, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Sep
30
Wed
Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business by the Numbers - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR

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 from the start, as you plan for your new business.

Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: FREE Registration is required.

CRN 50091 Wed, Sep 30, 6-8pm

CRN 50092 Wed, Oct 14, 6-8pm

CRN 50093 Wed, Nov 11, 6-8pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Oct
12
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Entrepreneur Assessment  – WEBINAR
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
Registration is required.
CRN 50085   Mon, Sep 28, 6-9pm
CRN 50086   Mon, Oct 12, 6-9pm
CRN 50087   Mon, Nov 9, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Oct
13
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Blocks to Starting a Business - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
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, MBA, Kiva Intl. Business Group
Course fee: FREE
Registration is required.
CRN 50088   Tue, Sep 29, 6-9pm
CRN 50089   Tue, Oct 13, 6-9pm
CRN 50090   Tue, Nov 10, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Oct
14
Wed
Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business by the Numbers - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR

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 from the start, as you plan for your new business.

Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: FREE Registration is required.

CRN 50091 Wed, Sep 30, 6-8pm

CRN 50092 Wed, Oct 14, 6-8pm

CRN 50093 Wed, Nov 11, 6-8pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Oct
15
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business – WEBINAR
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business - WEBINAR @ Internet

Mastering the Mental Side of Business – WEBINAR
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

Course fee: FREE
Registration is required.

CRN 50120   Thu, Sep 24, 6-9pm

CRN 50307   Thu, Oct 15, 6-9pm
CRN 50308   Thu, Nov 12, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Nov
9
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment – WEBINAR
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Entrepreneur Assessment  – WEBINAR
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
Registration is required.
CRN 50085   Mon, Sep 28, 6-9pm
CRN 50086   Mon, Oct 12, 6-9pm
CRN 50087   Mon, Nov 9, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Nov
10
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Blocks to Starting a Business - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Building Blocks to Starting a Business – WEBINAR
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, MBA, Kiva Intl. Business Group
Course fee: FREE
Registration is required.
CRN 50088   Tue, Sep 29, 6-9pm
CRN 50089   Tue, Oct 13, 6-9pm
CRN 50090   Tue, Nov 10, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Nov
11
Wed
Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business by the Numbers - WEBINAR @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Business by the Numbers – WEBINAR

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 from the start, as you plan for your new business.

Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates

Course fee: FREE Registration is required.

CRN 50091 Wed, Sep 30, 6-8pm

CRN 50092 Wed, Oct 14, 6-8pm

CRN 50093 Wed, Nov 11, 6-8pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Nov
12
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business – WEBINAR
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business - WEBINAR @ Internet

Mastering the Mental Side of Business – WEBINAR
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

Course fee: FREE
Registration is required.

CRN 50120   Thu, Sep 24, 6-9pm

CRN 50307   Thu, Oct 15, 6-9pm
CRN 50308   Thu, Nov 12, 6-9pm

For information and to register, please view our SBDC Webinars page.

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

Secure online registration is done through the RVCC website.

We’re here to help!

Fill out our Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Request for Counseling Form to schedule a free appointment with one of our business counselors.

Use our Business Course Registration Form to register for any of our small business classes.

If you have any questions, review our FAQs or contact our office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.