This semester the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is introducing SBDC@RVCC Webinar classes, offering participants the option of attending select training sessions online.

Those who register for an SBDC Webinar are provided with a secure sign-in, allowing them to join the class remotely, from a desktop, laptop or mobile device.

SBDC Webinar attendees can observe and listen as the instructor teaches the class, view and download presentation materials and interact during discussion or Q&A periods. These “virtual seats” are available in the classes listed below.

Please refer to the applicable in-person class listing for a complete description of the class.

Please note: To participate fully in a Small Business Development Center webinar session, you may join the meeting via desktop or laptop, tablet, mobile phone, or other appropriate device with internet connectivity.  A webcam and microphone set-up will be required in order to participate interactively during the SBDC Webinar classes. You may pretest your connection and equipment by joining a test meeting at the Zoom website:  https://zoom.us/test.

Detailed participation instructions will be provided to attendees in the class confirmation email notice that will be sent prior to each Webinar session.  For information about how to join a webinar, visit the Zoom support site article: How Do I Join A Meeting.

Upcoming Classes…

Sep
18
Wed
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
SB450 – 3 hours

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).
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
Attend in-person: CRN 50096 Wed, Sep 18, 6-9pm
Attend online: CRN 50118 Wed, Sep 18, 6-9pm
Attend in-person: CRN 50097 Wed, Oct 23, 6-9pm
Attend online: CRN 50119 Wed, Oct 23, 6-9pm

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Sep
19
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
Sep 19 @ 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 September 19 session
Attend In-Person = CRN 50094 — Thu, Sep 19, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50120 — Thu, Sep 19, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50095 — Wed, Oct 16, 6-9pm

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Sep
24
Tue
How to Network for Success
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Network for Success @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

How to Network for Success
SB715 – 3 hours

Explore why, where, and how to network offline and online. Learn to write and deliver an attention-getting “elevator speech” that really works. Start networking immediately: bring your business cards and brochures to class.
Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59
Tue, Sep 24, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50102
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50121

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Sep
25
Wed
Planning Your New Website
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Planning Your New Website @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Planning Your New Website
SB421 – 3 hours

Learn the biggest mistakes to avoid when building a website and discover what the search engines want. Find out how to register your domain name, choose web hosting, accept payments online, and evaluate whether to do it yourself or hire a professional.
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
Wed, Sep 25, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50066
Attend Online = CRN 50122

Watch this class description video:

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Oct
1
Tue
How to Develop an Effective Holistic Business
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Develop an Effective Holistic Business @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

How to Develop an Effective Holistic Business
SB467- 3 hours

Launching any small business is difficult but a holistic business faces additional unique challenges. Learn how to educate and attract clients for your unique services and build a practice that sustains. Develop an effective strategic plan, market on a small budget, and learn time management techniques. This class addresses issues for the pre-venture or in-business practitioner.
Instructor: Camille Miller, MBA, The Natural Life Business Partnership

Course fee: $59
Tue, Oct 1, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50103
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50123

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Oct
2
Wed
Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
SB404 – 3 hours

Understand how to improve website visibility in the major search engines. Participants learn SEO best practices to follow and have the opportunity to have websites critiqued during the session.
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
Wed, Oct 2, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person: CRN 50067
Attend Online: CRN 50124

Watch this class description video:

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Oct
3
Thu
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Doing Business with the Federal Government
SB279 – 3 hours

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.
Instructor: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
Thu, Oct 3, 10am-1pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50098
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50125

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Oct
9
Wed
Intro to WordPress
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to WordPress @ Raritan Valley Community College

Introduction to WordPress
SB463 – 3 hours

33% of websites use WordPress,* one of the most popular website Content Management Systems available. You’ll learn how to set up your own website using self-hosted WordPress. We’ll explain: web hosting, installation, theme selection, plugins to provide functionality, and we’ll make sure you know how to keep all your hard work backed up and secure. (3 hours)
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
Wed, Oct 9, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50068
Attend Online = CRN 50126

Watch this class description video:

* SOURCE: WordPress.org

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Oct
10
Thu
Introduction to Content Marketing and Email
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Introduction to Content Marketing and Email
SB472 – 3 hours

Content is KING! It helps you get the right message to the right person at the right time. Good content will help customers find you and improve your Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Email marketing will help you keep your current customers coming back and help you convert your prospective customers into buyers. Used together, Content Marketing and email create a strong combination of marketing tools that will help you grow your business.
Instructor: Susan Wilcox, eDynamic Marketing

Course fee: $59
Thu, Oct 10, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50069
Attend Online = CRN 50127

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Oct
16
Wed
Mastering the Mental Side of Building a Business
Oct 16 @ 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 September 19 session
Attend In-Person = CRN 50094 — Thu, Sep 19, 6-9pm
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50120 — Thu, Sep 19, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50095 — Wed, Oct 16, 6-9pm

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Oct
17
Thu
Federal Small Business Certifications
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Federal Small Business Certifications @ Raritan Valley Community College

Federal Small Business Certifications
SB280 – 3 hours

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.
Instructor: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
Thu, Oct 17, 10am-1pm
Virtual seats are also available for this class.
Attend In-Person = CRN 50099
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50128

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Oct
18
Fri
NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop @ Raritan Valley Community College

NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop
SB209 – 4 hours

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.
Instructor: NJ Division of Taxation

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
Fri, Oct 18, 10am-2pm
Virtual seats are also available for this class.
Attend In-Person = CRN 50100
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50129

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Oct
23
Wed
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing @ Raritan Valley Community College, Workforce Training Center

Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
SB450 – 3 hours

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).
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Registration is required.

Course fee: FREE
Attend in-person: CRN 50096 Wed, Sep 18, 6-9pm
Attend online: CRN 50118 Wed, Sep 18, 6-9pm
Attend in-person: CRN 50097 Wed, Oct 23, 6-9pm
Attend online: CRN 50119 Wed, Oct 23, 6-9pm

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Oct
25
Fri
Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax @ Raritan Valley Community College

Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax
SB282 – 2 hours

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.
Instructor: NJ Division of Taxation

Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
Fri, Oct 25, 10am-12pm

Attend In-Person = CRN 50101
Attend Via Webinar = CRN 50130

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Nov
6
Wed
Intro to Google Analytics
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Google Analytics @ Raritan Valley Community College

Introduction to Google Analytics
SB418 – 3 hours

Does your website and marketing work? Learn how to use the powerful, free reporting tool, Google Analytics, to measure the effectiveness of your marketing efforts.
Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Course fee: $59
Wed, Nov 6, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person: CRN 50070
Attend Online: CRN 50131

Watch this class description video:

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Nov
14
Thu
Social Media to Promote Your Business
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Social Media to Promote Your Business @ Raritan Valley Community College

Social Media to Promote Your Business
SB405 – 3 hours

Connect with consumers through Social Media to increase your brand awareness and sales. Learn the essential steps and tactics necessary for the small business owner using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Instructor: Susan Wilcox, e-Dynamic Marketing

Course fee: $59
Thu, Nov 14, 6-9pm
Attend In-Person = CRN 50073
Attend Online = CRN 50132

Virtual seats are also available for this class and others. Please view our SBDC Webinars.

Register securely online via the RVCC website.
Questions? Call the SBDC office at (908) 526-1200 x8516.

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Secure online registration is done through the RVCC website.

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