Please read the full description below Information and resources are constantly changing. We will do our best to answer your questions and provide you with the most up to date information. We know this is stressful and hard to keep up with. We are here to help when we can. Please Note: A link to join will be emailed to you the day before or on the day of your scheduled session. Zoom links are not automatically generated with registration confirmation emails. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder. Registration will close approximately 30 minutes before the session starts. It is important that you register early. Register Here
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.
Please read the full class description below. Coming together as a community and brainstorming ideas with like-minded people is one of the best ways to come up with creative solutions to help your business thrive during this time. We are inviting all business owners to join us in these weekly brainstorming sessions as a way to share challenges, ideas, support each other and interact with others to feel less isolated. The WCEC will facilitate this conversation. Please note: A link to join will be emailed to you the day before or on the day of your session. Zoom links are not automatically generated with registration confirmation emails. Registration is limited in order to provide time for all callers to speak. Register Here
This is a hands-on workshop held in a computer lab. Our Business Counselor will guide you through the process of registering your business online with state of New Jersey and obtaining a Federal Employer Identification Number with the IRS.
Interested in enhancing your personal & business financials? Need to know how bankable you are for a loan? Learn more about your Credit Profile. How to understand one's credit situation/status based on what your credit report reveals How credit scores are calculated; determined; impacted; manipulated and navigated. What factors impact the scores and how you can navigate/manipulate options to make them better work for you How personal & business financial statements and tax returns impact/effect strategies developed to enhance a credit rating 4) How to disable the myth about personal and business financial issues not being interwoven and /or integrated has been disabled and 5) How investors, lenders and creditors use credit bureau reports to assess Fee: No Cost Register Online
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. Registration is required. Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group Fee: No Cost Register Online
Join us as a representative from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority reviews the $50 million expansion of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. During Phase 2 of the Grant Program, $5 million will be used to fund businesses that were waitlisted during Phase 1, and $45 million in CARES Act funding will be used to provide grants up to $10,000 to a significantly broader range of businesses than were previously eligible. The expanded program relaxes eligibility criteria to include a broader variety of businesses as well as home-based businesses and sole proprietorships.
For a FREE LIVE WEBINAR to learn about available funding through New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), which recently received $50 Million in new funding for small businesses in the Garden State. Invited Community Leaders Include: Anthony Carabelli,Jr., Director, Mercer County Office of Economic Development Lilian Mauro, Regional Director, NJ Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) Christina Fuentes, NJEDA Director of Small Business Services New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)recently announced $50 million in new funding and broader eligibility criteria for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. Under the newly-expanded program, which will provide grants up to $10,000 for COVID-impacted businesses, a wider variety of businesses will now be eligible, including home-based businesses and sole proprietorships. The program will also feature a special focus on businesses in Opportunity Zone-eligible census tracts. Christina Fuentes, NJEDA Director of Small Business Services will provide a detailed explanation of the changes, as well as an example of what the application will look like. This will ensure that applicants are aware of the eligibility requirements and information needed to complete the application prior to it going live. Sponsored by the Mercer County Office of Economic Development, the United States Small Business Administration, and the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey. Co-Sponsor(s): Sponsored by the Mercer County Office of Economic Development, the United States Small Business Administration, and the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey
In this workshop, you’ll gain a practical understanding of marketing research techniques and tools. You’ll learn how to develop a marketing strategy by utilizing free resources to access customer demographics, spending habits, and possible trends in your industry. There will be particular emphasis on how to target your best potential customers and minimize wasted exposure, helping you deliver your products and services cost effectively. Discover how to put ReferenceUSA and DemographicsNOW to work for you Learn how business librarians can help you with your specific research needs Leave with tangible market research skills you can put into practice immediately Free webinar but pre-registration is required* *Access link will be sent two days before the event* More information at (609) 771-2947 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented in partnership with the UCEDC and sponsored by the Mercer County Economic Development Office, the United States Small Business Administration, and the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey.
Now that we’ve learned about staying true to our purpose but revisiting our “what” and “how”, and what business might look like in a post-coronavirus world, let’s work on learning to create an achievable action plan. If everything is a priority nothing is! What will you learn? Aligning the 3Ps of successful businesses: Purpose, People, Process Principles of Process and Project Management Time Management Matrix Speaker(s): Akanksha Patheja - Founder & CEO Co-Sponsor(s): E2G Hospitality
Avanzar and Trenton Free Public Library are providing a Digital Community Conversation focusing on mental health and self care skills to practice while coping with the traumatic experience of racial injustice. We will cover practices to maintain mental and physical wellbeing, after which participants can engage in conversation with facilitators through comments. This program will be hosted on the Avanzar Facebook page and Trenton Free Public Library Facebook page. All are welcome to participate.