Jan
21
Tue
Recordkeeping for Small Business
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The course is 6 hours (2 sessions – 3 hours each)
Tues., January 21st AND Thurs., January 23rd, 6 pm – 9 pm

Gain an understanding of primary financial statements, including their development, their use, and effective methods of analysis. With hands-on instruction in business and accounting software programs, participants will learn the general accounting cycle and how it reflects business transactions.

Instructor: Julius Lodato

Fee: $99

Course Code: XBUSD 043

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Jan
25
Sat
Writing a Business Plan
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Writing a Business Plan

Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn how your finished plan should look, what’s to be included, which language to use and what information to present and in what format your plans are clearly convincing.

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $65

CODE: XBUSD 008

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Financing a Small Business
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Interested in starting a business or expanding an existing business? Need financial assistance? This workshop will address these issues by providing information on determining money needs, SBA loans, venture capital, working with local banks, use of a business plan to secure financing, services provided by the Small Business Development Center.

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $60

CODE: XBUSD 009

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Jan
28
Tue
Content Marketing and Blogging (Held at Ocean County College)
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Content is King and that is because content helps your website place higher in the search engine rankings, helps your business attract potential customers with valuable information and allows you to establish thought-leadership and industry expertise in your area. In this workshop participants will learn how to create content that drives sales, build an editorial calendar that will help you know when and what to write on your social media platforms and the basics of effective blogging.

An overview of best practices and ample time for Q&A and how to demonstrations will be provided.

NOTE: If you are interested in our Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop can count towards the Digital Blueprint Certificate Program requirements.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: CECI 724

Register: Call (732) 255-0404 or Register Online for Ocean County College.

Feb
8
Sat
Business Start-up Workshop (Held at Ocean County College)
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Business Start-up Workshop

If you are a New Jersey entrepreneur who is planning to start or has recently started a small business, this course is for you! Become more knowledgeable about the different types of business entities available along with their legal/tax implications. Learn how to register a business, examine setting up bookkeeping records, taxation, and understanding financial statements, money needs, payroll, insurance, and licensing. Do you have pressing start-up questions? Get answers at this workshop, register today!

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $97

CODE: CEBM 231-01

Register: Call (732) 255-0404 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Feb
22
Sat
Writing a Business Plan (Held at Ocean County College)
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Writing a Business Plan

Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn how your finished plan should look, what’s to be included, which language to use and what information to present and in what format your plans are clearly convincing.

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $65

CODE: CEBM 233-01

Register: Call (732) 255-0404 or Register Online for Ocean County College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Mar
28
Sat
Writing a Business Plan
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 am

Writing a Business Plan

Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn how your finished plan should look, what’s to be included, which language to use and what information to present and in what format your plans are clearly convincing.

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $65

CODE: XBUSD 008

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

May
20
Wed
Email Marketing for Small Business
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’ve built your website. Now it’s time to develop an email marketing program. Learn how to build customer loyalty, increase website traffic, and sales. Start by selecting a vendor. Develop strategies for growing your email lists. Learn how to develop compelling content. Review how to create your emails, style guidelines, and frequency of emails. Finally, assess the results of your email marketing

Instructor: Riina Van Rixoort

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 089

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

May
26
Tue
Search Engine Optimization for Beginners (SEO)
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Search Engine Optimization helps you get found in the Google search results. This back-to-basics class will focus on very specific, actionable steps you can take to make immediate improvements to your website.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart

Fee: No cost

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

May
27
Wed
Marketing Planning Tools for an Uncertain New Reality
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This interactive webinar is designed to provide small business owners with the tools they need to plan for reopening and succeeding in our new reality, including:

-The importance of Marketing Planning to business success,

-A new SWOT Analysis,

-An updated Competitive Analysis,

-Branding and Marketing Communications with revised marketing messages and an organized editorial calendar,

-Building a Marketing Dashboard to track results to measure effectiveness.

Instructor: Riina Van Rixoort

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Jun
3
Wed
Pivoting Your Brand Message to Meet the Changing Landscape
Jun 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The goal of social media, adwords and email marketing is to get the reader to your website. If your website does not effectively communicate to the reader, they will leave your page in less than 15 seconds. Learn how to make sure your customer knows how you can solve their problem in those 15 seconds.
Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: No Cost

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Jun
4
Thu
NJEDA Webinar: Expanded Grant Program
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Topic: Disaster Mitigation

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.

FEE: No cost

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Jun
9
Tue
Google Ads for Beginners
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Topic: Technology

Learn how to get ahead of your competitors with some quick, actionable tips to set up a simple search advertising campaign and begin generating leads for your business using Google Ads. For beginners only…

Fee: No cost

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Jun
15
Mon
COVID-19 Safety Measures
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Topic: Disaster Mitigation

The CDC, OSHA, and state government all have released safety guidelines in reaction to COVID-19. Where should an entrepreneur start? Join Karen Auld as she breaks down the requirements, shares references and helps you build a COVID-19 Safety Plan for your business.

(Please note: This course is intended for in-business entrepreneurs.)
.

FEE: No cost

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Jun
16
Tue
Maximize PPP Loan Forgiveness
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Topic: Disaster Mitigation

This webinar will review the requirements for loan forgiveness, insights and planning opportunities utilizing the guidance available from the SBA to date.

(Please note: this course is intended for in-business entrepreneurs.)

Fee: No cost

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Jun
17
Wed
Staying Visible in Times of Uncertainty
Jun 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Topic: Marketing and Sales

In light of recent developments with the Coronavirus, social distancing and self-quarantine, the majority of us have needed to drastically change how our business operates on a daily basis. With this change, we also need to adjust how we market ourselves online.

This presentation will focus on your communication and content strategies and tactics that will keep you visible appropriately to your customers and clients.

FEE: No cost

Register Now

Jun
23
Tue
Email Marketing for Beginners
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Email Marketing for Beginners @ Online

Topic: Social Media

Now is the time to begin email marketing for your business. It’s challenging to catch a prospect’s attention in social media. But if you can deliver a quality, relevant message to their email inbox, you have a good chance of building a long-lasting relationship.

Attend this webinar to learn step-by-step how to create your first email campaign using the free version of MailChimp.

NOTE: This is for beginners only with NO prior experience with email marketing or MailChimp. We will NOT discuss other email marketing platforms, list buying, audience segmentation, or other advanced tactics so we don’t overwhelm the participants.

FEE: No cost

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Jun
24
Wed
Get Visible on Linkedin
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Topic: Social Media

How can you expand your network when we’ve moved to online meetings? Zoom meetings are not the only place to connect and nurture relationships. If you are not consistently using LinkedIn, especially if you have let your account go dormant, now is the time to get visible using a proven process that takes only 40 minutes a week.

In this interactive workshop, you will learn specific activities and then implement them on your LinkedIn account. You must have a LinkedIn profile already created to participate in the workshop.

FEE: No cost

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Jun
25
Thu
Business Ownership Exploration
Jun 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Topic: Franchising

Online

If you would you like to run a business that will provide greater autonomy, financial independence, freedom from being downsized or simply an exit strategy from corporate America, then this franchise workshop is for you!

After this session, you will have:

a comprehensive knowledge base of franchise ownership options you may not have considered,
assessment strategies to determine if franchising will help achieve your personal, professional and financial goals, and
links to resources available before, during and after your selection process.

FEE: No cost

Register Now

Hacer Negocios con Exito en un Entorno Virtual/Successfully Doing Business in a Virtual Environment
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Topic: Technology

El propósito de este importante evento es brindar a la población empresarial hispanohablante (latina) una capacitación en vivo de las herramientas disponibles para ayudar a las empresas a mantener o alcanzar un nivel de éxito durante y después de la pandemia.

Fee: No Cost

Register Now

Aug
17
Mon
Business Reboot Webinar
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topic: Disaster Mitigation

Have you and your business fully recovered from COVID-19? Get back on track with a systematic review of your business. Is it the time to implement new business and life strategies?

Come ready to work with your instructor, Success Coach, Karen C. Auld. You’ll leave with a plan to move you and your business forward.

Fee: No Cost

Register Now

Aug
25
Tue
I Can Deduct That, Right? Business Deductions
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Topic: Tax Planning

There have been many unexpected expenses in 2020 and many more to come. Join us to learn what constitutes a Business Tax Deduction.

Fee: No Cost

 

Register Now

Sep
8
Tue
Business Reboot-Webinar
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Have you and your business fully recovered from COVID-19? Get back on track with a systematic review of your business. Is it the time to implement new business and life strategies? Come ready to work with your instructor, Success Coach, Karen C. Auld. You’ll leave with a plan to move you and your business forward.

Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

Register Now

Sep
16
Wed
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing – Webinar
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

 

Register Now

Sep
17
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Full Time
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you building a business while working fulltime? Don’t quit your day job until you until you learn the key elements you need to have in place to transition to self-employment and make your business a success.

Instructor: Karen Auld, KCA Coaching Services

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

Register Now

 

Sep
23
Wed
The Keys to Developing Absolute Clarity in your Business Strategy & Tactics to Reduce Resistance to Change
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Stop “trying” and start “doing” the things you need to do to accomplish your goals. This webinar will show you how to develop a one-page business plan that will drive your actions on a daily basis. You will also learn a proven formula to overcome resistance to change and how to implement it with yourself and your team.

Instructor : Nick Mariniello

Fee: No Cost

 

Register Now

 

Sep
24
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Business
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

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

There is no cost for this webinar, but registration is required.

 

Register Now

Sep
29
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business – Webinar
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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

Registration is required.

Fee: No Cost

 

Register Now

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Your website isn’t effective if it can’t be found by the major search engines. Understand how to improve website visibility. Learn SEO best practices to follow and ask to have your website critiqued during the session.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart

Fees $69

Course Code: XBUSD 078

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College

Marketing Strategies for Small Business
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 8:30 pm

This 15-hour comprehensive overview covers the complete marketing functions of a business. Learn about the marketing process, essentials of effective marketing, and the marketing mix as well as the essential elements of target marketing, marketing segmentation, types of competition, databases, and internal analysis. Identify how to position the business in the market in order to develop a marketing plan that focuses on goals and strategies. Discover how to use numbers to effectively analyze the current marketplace in creating valid pricing. Investigate how to create a customer database to help manage your business and explore how to create a viable marketing mix for your small business through advertising, promotions, and sales. This seminar ties together the entire marketing mix into a usable format for growing companies.

***Must Take all sessions (10 sessions – 1.5 hours each)***

Instructor: Riina Van Rixoort

Fee: $269

Course Code: XBUSD 044

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College

Sep
30
Wed
Content Marketing and Blogging
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Content is King and that is because content helps your website place higher in the search engine rankings, helps your business attract potential customers with valuable information and allows you to establish thought-leadership and industry expertise in your area. In this workshop participants will learn how to create content that drives sales, build an editorial calendar that will help you know when and what to write on your social media platforms and the basics of effective blogging.

An overview of best practices and ample time for Q&A and how to demonstrations will be provided.

NOTE: If you are interested in our Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop can count towards the Digital Blueprint Certificate Program requirements.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 094

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Oct
1
Thu
Overcoming Procrastination
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Do you put the “pro” in procrastination? Join Certified Success Coach, Karen Auld, to learn her 4-step process to get into action and say goodbye to your procrastinating habits. Don’t procrastinate in signing up for this great class.

Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

Register Now

 

Oct
6
Tue
Business Reboot-Webinar
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Have you and your business fully recovered from COVID-19? Get back on track with a systematic review of your business. Is it the time to implement new business and life strategies? Come ready to work with your instructor, Success Coach, Karen C. Auld. You’ll leave with a plan to move you and your business forward.

Instructor: Karen Auld, Certified Success Coach

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

 

Register Now

Introduction to WordPress
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to WordPress @ Online

Intro to WordPress

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.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 107

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Oct
8
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Full Time
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you building a business while working fulltime? Don’t quit your day job until you until you learn the key elements you need to have in place to transition to self-employment and make your business a success.

Instructor: Karen Auld, KCA Coaching Services

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

Register Now

 

Oct
10
Sat
Business Start-up Workshop
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Business Start-up Workshop

If you are a New Jersey entrepreneur who is planning to start or has recently started a small business, this course is for you! Become more knowledgeable about the different types of business entities available along with their legal/tax implications. Learn how to register a business, examine setting up bookkeeping records, taxation, and understanding financial statements, money needs, payroll, insurance, and licensing. Do you have pressing start-up questions? Get answers at this workshop, register today!

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $97

CODE: XBUSD 001

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

 

Oct
13
Tue
Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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

Registration is required.

Introduction to Search Engine Advertising
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Intro to Search Engine Advertising

Learn the basics of running text ads on search engine result pages to help your business be found by consumers. Intended for beginners, this class will explain how to start using Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords). It explains how to identify keyword phrases that consumers may use to find your business, write text ads, prepare website landing pages, and set up your first paid search engine advertising campaign.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 087

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Oct
14
Wed
Email Marketing for Small Business
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 8:30 pm

You’ve built your website. Now it’s time to develop an email marketing program. Learn how to build customer loyalty, increase website traffic, and sales. Start by selecting a vendor. Develop strategies for growing your email lists. Learn how to develop compelling content. Review how to create your emails, style guidelines, and frequency of emails. Finally, assess the results of your email marketing

Instructor: Riina Van Rixoort

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 089

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Oct
15
Thu
Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Crowdfunding has become a great alternative for small business owners to raise working capital for their business ventures. Our workshop will help participants understand the principles associated with building successful Crowdfunding campaigns and will show you how to use Crowdfunding to finance your goals.

Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business Resources

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

Register Now

 

Oct
20
Tue
Intro to Google Analytics
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Google Analytics @ Online

Topic: Technology

Learn how to get ahead of your competitors with some quick, actionable tips to set up a simple search advertising campaign and begin generating leads for your business using Google Ads. For beginners only…

Fee: $69.00

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Networking 101
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s not what you know or who you know . . . it’s who knows you. Online and off-line networking will increase your sphere of influence, establish your brand identity, build trust, generate word-of-mouth, and attract business opportunities. Learn to write and deliver an attention-getting “elevator speech.” Start networking immediately: bring your business cards and brochures to class.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

 

Fee: $59

Register Now

Oct
24
Sat
Writing a Business Plan
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn how your finished plan should look, what’s to be included, which language to use and what information to present and in what format your plans are clearly convincing.

Instructor: Paul Rinaldi

FEE: $65

CODE: XBUSD 008

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

 

 

Financing a Small Business
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Interested in starting a business or expanding an existing business? Need financial assistance? This workshop will address these issues by providing information on determining money needs, SBA loans, venture capital, working with local banks, use of a business plan to secure financing, services provided by the Small Business Development Center.

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $60

CODE: XBUSD 009

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Oct
27
Tue
Creating Video for the Website
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn how to create impactful video content for your website and social media marketing. Engage your prospects dramatically to turn leads into sales. From planning to production to publishing, this class pieces together the skills and tools you’ll need to create desirable content to promote your brand or organization. Especially designed for small businesses and entrepreneurs on a limited budget.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 083

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College

Oct
28
Wed
Social Media B2C– Using Facebook and Pinterest
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Does your business provide products and services to consumers? Facebook and Pinterest are social networks that focus on reaching the consumer and retail markets.

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics and benefits to creating a presence on these two platforms. An overview of best practices and ample time for Q&A and how to demonstrations will be provided.

NOTE: If you are interested in our Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop is counted towards the Digital Blueprint Certificate Program requirements.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 077

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Nov
4
Wed
How to Develop an Effective Holistic Business
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

 

Register Now

Nov
5
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Full Time
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you building a business while working fulltime? Don’t quit your day job until you until you learn the key elements you need to have in place to transition to self-employment and make your business a success.

Instructor: Karen Auld, KCA Coaching Service

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

Register Now

 

Nov
7
Sat
Business Start-Up Workshop
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

If you are a New Jersey entrepreneur who is planning to start or has recently started a small business, this course is for you! Become more knowledgeable about the different types of business entities available along with their legal/tax implications.  Learn how to register a business, examine setting up bookkeeping records, taxation, and understanding financial statements, money needs, payroll, insurance, and licensing. Do you have pressing start-up questions?  Get answers at this workshop, register today!

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $97

CODE: XBUSD 001

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

 

 

 

Nov
11
Wed
Social Media B2B Using Linkedin
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Does your business provide products and services to other businesses? LinkedIn is the social network that focuses on business and professional connections.
In this workshop, participants will learn the basics and benefits to creating a presence on the platform.
An overview of best practices and ample time for Q&A and how-to demonstrations will be provided.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 081

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Nov
21
Sat
Writing a Business Plan
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn how your finished plan should look, what’s to be included, which language to use and what information to present and in what format your plans are clearly convincing.

Instructor: Paul Rinaldi

FEE: $65

CODE: XBUSD 008

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Nov
24
Tue
Selling 101
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

No one is a born salesperson, yet we all live by selling something. Those who are motivated and committed can achieve success by learning the basics of customer relationship management and steps in the ‘Anatomy of a Sale.’ Through instruction, visual guidelines and role play, the anxiety and fear of selling disappears. You’ll discover a selling system that is easy to follow to achieve your goals and to earn sales.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59

Register Now

 

Dec
2
Wed
Maximize Your Trade Show Investment
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

 

Register Now

 

 

Social Media – Using Twitter and Instagram
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Is your business ready to expand its social media reach to include the use of hashtags, microblogging and images?

Twitter and Instagram are social networks that focus on short messages and images that optimize the use of hashtags for search. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics and benefits of creating a presence on these two platforms. An overview of best practices and ample time for Q&A and how-to demonstrations will be provided.

NOTE: If you are interested in our Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop is counted towards the Digital Blueprint Certificate Program requirements.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 082

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Dec
3
Thu
Basics of Small Business Insurance
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you a small business owner who is operating without insurance, or under-insured, and needs to learn the basics of both insurance and risk management techniques to protect your company from catastrophic loss? Learn about the types of insurance coverage needed to build a basic insurance program and different ways to buy insurance or to self-insure.

Instructor: Sal Ricciardone, CPCU

Course fee: FREE

Registration is required.

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Dec
5
Sat
Business Start-Up Workshop
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

If you are a New Jersey entrepreneur who is planning to start or has recently started a small business, this course is for you! Become more knowledgeable about the different types of business entities available along with their legal/tax implications. Learn how to register a business, examine setting up bookkeeping records, taxation, and understanding financial statements, money needs, payroll, insurance, and licensing. Do you have pressing start-up questions? Get answers at this workshop, register today!

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $97

CODE: XBUSD 001

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Dec
8
Tue
Recordkeeping for Small Business
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm

Gain an understanding of primary financial statements, including their development, their use, and effective methods of analysis. With hands-on instruction in business and accounting software programs, participants will learn the general accounting cycle and how it reflects business transactions.

The course is 6 hours (2 sessions – 3 hours each) unless otherwise noted.

Fee: $99

Course Code: XBUSD 043

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Dec
9
Wed
Business Valuation 101
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you selling or refinancing your business? Or just want to know what your business is worth? Valuating a business can be a complicated process. Learn about the myths and methods of the business valuation process and how to objectively identify the market value of your investment.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

Course fee: $59

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Dec
19
Sat
Writing a Business Plan
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn how your finished plan should look, what’s to be included, which language to use and what information to present and in what format your plans are clearly convincing.

Instructor: Paul Rinaldi

FEE: $65

CODE: XBUSD 008

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Financing a Small Business
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Interested in starting a business or expanding an existing business? Need financial assistance? This workshop will address these issues by providing information on determining money needs, SBA loans, venture capital, working with local banks, use of a business plan to secure financing, services provided by the Small Business Development Center.

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $60

CODE: XBUSD 009

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.