Jan
6
Wed
Business Continuity Planning 101
Jan 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

This webinar will focus on the ability of a firm to quickly adapt to situations after a disruption while simultaneously maintaining other important aspects of their business, particularly the safety of their employees. The topics to be covered include:

  • Developing a continuity strategy for the short and long term
  • Identifying risks and developing a business impact analysis for resiliency enhancement
  • Auditing, maintaining, and exercising the business continuity and resiliency plans.
  • Testing your business continuity and crisis management plans

Presenter: Arash Azadegan, PhD, Associate Professor at Rutgers Business School and the Director of Supply Chain Disruption Research Laboratory

Dr Azadegan’s research focuses on supply chain disruptions, and the effect of inter-organizational response and recovery effort to mitigate them. Specific to disasters and humanitarian supply chains, Dr. Azadegan has several ongoing projects on response and recovery from disasters in the United States (e.g., hurricanes) and how collaboration among NGOs and governmental entities can be strengthened.

Speaker(s): Presenter: Arash Azadegan, PhD, Associate Professor at Rutgers Business School and the Director of Supply Chain Disruption Research Laboratory

Co-Sponsor(s): U.S. Small Business Administration – Cares Act Grant

Fee: No Cost

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Jan
12
Tue
Credit Restoration & How to Sustain It
Jan 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

This webinar will provide participants with the tools and skills to properly interpret their personal and business credit reports. It will address why creditworthiness will be a major factor based on post-Covid-19 issues. The material cover how business credit scores are calculated, factors that can improve them or build back its profile and how it will quality of life.

Attendees will also learn budget and cash flow analysis strategies to enhance one’s capacity and credit profiles.

Presenter: Herb Caesar, President of CED Solutions, LLC; Retained as a Senior Business Consultant by the NJ Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) Network, recently for the Bank of America program.

Speaker(s): Presenter: Herb Caesar, President of CED Solutions, LLC

Co-Sponsor(s): U.S. Small Business Administration – Cares Act Grant

Fee: No Cost

Jan
13
Wed
Creating a Culture of Health and Safety Webinar
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

This webinar will focus on how small businesses can protect their workplaces, employees and customers against potential health and safety threats, including the prevention of the transmission of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. The main part of the training will address key issues that small businesses must address before opening their business. Small businesses should develop a COVID-19 Return to Work plan that addresses a range of issues. These include:

  • COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan
  • Measures to Maintain Social Distancing
  • Engineering Controls
  • Work Practices
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protection
  • Sick Leave, Symptom Screening, and Employee Health
  • Exposures and Case Reporting
  • Measures to Protect Employee Mental Health and Physical Well-Being

Presenter: Mitchel Rosen, Ph.D., Rutgers School of Public Health, Center for Public Health Workforce Development (CPHWD). The CPHWD has over forty years of experience administering occupational safety and health research, education, and training programs. It has significant experience developing training programs for disaster response and emergency preparedness activities. Dr. Rosen, director of the CPHWD, has over 30 years of experience in developing occupation safety and health and disaster preparedness programs.

Speaker(s): Mitchel Rosen, Ph.D., Rutgers School of Public Health, Center for Public Health Workforce Development (CPHWD)

Co-Sponsor(s): U.S. Small Business Administration – Cares Act Grant

Fee: No Cost

NEW 2021 RELIEF BILL WEBINAR
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

NEW PPP is here! Join this webinar for everything you need to know.

The latest pandemic relief bill includes another massive influx of funding for small businesses. This new $325 billion Payroll Protection Program has significant changes and improvements.

Webinar topics will include:

· PPP 3.0 Eligibility · PPP 3.0 First Draw Loans & Second Draw Loans · Calculation of Revenue Reduction Standards · PPP 3.0 Loan Forgiveness Changes · New EIDL Emergency Loan Provisions · Definition of FTE equivalency · Eligibility for Start-Ups · Venue Operator Grants

Access instructions will be sent after registration.

Fee: No Cost

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Jan
14
Thu
Responding to Cyber Security Threats
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

This Cybersecurity webinar will go beyond intrusion detection and reactive remediation. It will provide insight on how to implement cost-effective measures designed to prevent cyber criminals from compromising the integrity of business-critical assets and information on a daily basis. It also covers written policies and procedures to develop, maintain and enforce both internally and publicly on the business’ website. Topics will also include federal and state laws that impact business operations and the business data typically collected and stored. Finally, this webinar will cover contractual obligations that clients may impose, and what business owners should expect and seek from vendors.

Presenter: Michelle Schaap, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Speaker(s): Michelle Schaap, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Co-Sponsor(s): U.S. Small Business Administration – Cares Act Grant

Fee: No Cost

Jan
19
Tue
Selling in the “New Normal” (Virtual Selling)
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales (2 Sessions)

Note: This is the first of a three-part series on Sales & Customer Service running for 6 weeks in total on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 – 12:00 noon. You may opt to attend the entire series or just one of the two session topics.

This workshop (on Jan. 19 & 26) will focus on the concerns which many small businesses identify as challenges to achieving their goals in an environment when selling virtually has become a mandatory part of their daily activities. Many companies are looking for assistance in the sales enablement, sales execution and sales operation components of their business.

The success of small businesses will be their ability to hone skills, train their team and make the sales experience memorable for their customers.

Fee: No Cost

Creating a Culture of Health and Safety
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

This webinar will focus on how small businesses can protect their workplaces, employees and customers against potential health and safety threats, including the prevention of the transmission of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. The main part of the training will address key issues that small businesses must address before opening their business. Small businesses should develop a COVID-19 Return to Work plan that addresses a range of issues. These include:

  • COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan
  • Measures to Maintain Social Distancing
  • Engineering Controls
  • Work Practices
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protection
  • Sick Leave, Symptom Screening, and Employee Health
  • Exposures and Case Reporting
  • Measures to Protect Employee Mental Health and Physical Well-Being

Presenter: Mitchel Rosen, Ph.D., Rutgers School of Public Health, Center for Public Health Workforce Development (CPHWD). The CPHWD has over forty years of experience administering occupational safety and health research, education, and training programs. It has significant experience developing training programs for disaster response and emergency preparedness activities. Dr. Rosen, director of the CPHWD, has over 30 years of experience in developing occupation safety and health and disaster preparedness programs.

Speaker(s): Mitchel Rosen, Ph.D., Rutgers School of Public Health, Center for Public Health Workforce Development (CPHWD)

Co-Sponsor(s): U.S. Small Business Administration – Cares Act Grant

Fee: No Cost

Jan
23
Sat
A Business Plan
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Topic: Business Basics

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.

Fee: $ 65.00

Code: XBUSD 008

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

 

Financing A Small Business
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Financing

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.

Fee: $60

Code: XBUSD 009

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

Jan
27
Wed
Social Media Strategy
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Technology

Get your goals in gear with this new workshop! Your business social media strategy should be integrated within your overall marketing strategy. In this workshop, participants will learn how to implement a successful social media program by focusing on goals, appropriate social media channels for target markets, creating social media calendar, implementation and return on investment. Participants to walk out the door with a strategic social media plan of action.

Fee: $69

Code: XBUSD 079

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

Jan
28
Thu
Recovering Business Operations
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

This webinar will focus on the ability of a firm to quickly recover operations during periods of interrupted business service.

When a business is disrupted, this can result in significant financial hardships that may be detrimental to an organization. In order to restore operations, firms must develop and implement a recovery strategy that enables them to operate at a minimum level. The content of this webinar will include: • Remote working solutions • Identifying and prioritizing essential business functions • Emergency relocation • Emergency communications and notification • Supplier relations

Presenter: Mark Rodgers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Rutgers Business School in the Department of Supply Chain Management

Dr. Rodgers currently teaches Demand Planning at Rutgers Business School. His research interests include simulation-based optimization, quantitative methods to assess the impact of supply chain disruptions and risk on operational performance.

Speaker(s): Presenter: Mark Rodgers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Rutgers Business School in the Department of Supply Chain Management

Co-Sponsor(s): U.S. Small Business Administration – Cares Act Grant

Fee: No Cost

Jan
30
Sat
Business Start-up
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Business Start-up

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.

 

Feb
2
Tue
Sales Skills of the “Best of the Best”
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales (2 Sessions)

Note: This is the second of a three-part series on Sales & Customer Service running for 6 weeks in total on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 – 12:00 noon. You may opt to attend the entire series or any one of the two session topics.

This workshop will focus on the sales skills that the Best of the Best utilize on a consistent basis to result in sustainable sales success.

Prior to the completion of this workshop, participants will be provided with the understanding of the importance of the proposition of Value Selling versus Product Selling. Value Selling is the fundamental methodology utilized by the Best of the Best and should become a primary element of each sales associate on your sales team.

The areas of focus will include but not be limited to the following: • Critical “Soft Skills” • Value Selling

Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Fee: No Cost

Feb
3
Wed
Create Your Local Business Listing on Google & Bing
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Technology

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

Fee: No Cost

 

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Feb
4
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Full Time
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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

Fee: No Cost

 

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Feb
8
Mon
Responding to Cyber Security Threats
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

This Cybersecurity webinar will go beyond intrusion detection and reactive remediation. It will provide insight on how to implement cost-effective measures designed to prevent cyber criminals from compromising the integrity of business-critical assets and information on a daily basis. It also covers written policies and procedures to develop, maintain and enforce both internally and publicly on the business’ website. Topics will also include federal and state laws that impact business operations and the business data typically collected and stored. Finally, this webinar will cover contractual obligations that clients may impose, and what business owners should expect and seek from vendors.

Presenter: Michelle Schaap, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Speaker(s): Michelle Schaap, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Co-Sponsor(s): U.S. Small Business Administration – Cares Act Grant

Fee: No Cost

Entrepreneur Assessment
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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

Fee: No Cost

 

 

Feb
9
Tue
Health and Safety Workplace Challenges for Employers
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

Many small businesses that have been scrambling for months to remain financially viable and implement health and safety measures. Now that distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is underway in New Jersey, these employers are wondering if they can and should require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine and what else they must continue to do to keep their workplaces safe.

In this seminar led by Employment Law Attorney Lisa Fried-Grodin we will address the following key issues:

Can an employer require an employee to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

How should an employer respond if employees object to getting the vaccine?

What other health and safety procedures do New Jersey businesses have to follow and what are the consequences if they are not implemented?

Ms. Fried-Grodin is a co-founder and partner of Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP, a New Jersey law firm focused exclusively on employment law.

Fee: No Cost

Building Blocks to Starting a Business
Feb 9 @ 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

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Feb
10
Wed
“Segunda Fase” del Programa de Préstamos de Asistencias a Pequeñas Empresas
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Autoridad de Desarrollo Económico de Nueva Jersey (NJEDA), NJSBDC at Brookdale Community College y NJSBDC at TCNJ estamos colaborando conjuntamente para proveer el Programa de Préstamos de Asistencia de Emergencia a Pequeñas Empresas (Fase II).
Este programa de $ 10 millones apoyará a las pequeñas empresas y organizaciones sin fines de lucro de Nueva Jersey afectadas por la pandemia de COVID-19.
Cualquier empresa o entidad que pretenda solicitar un préstamo debe pre-registrarse.
Las pre-registraciones inician el 10 de febrero de 2021 a 9:00am y se extenderá hasta el 22 de Febrero de 2021 a 5:00 p.m.
Este seminario podrá obtener mayor información y saber si su pequeña empresa de Nueva Jersey y su negocio sin fines de lucro es elegible para el financiamiento de bajo costo de hasta $100,000 disponibles para ayudar con los esfuerzos de recuperación y reapertura como resultado de COVID-19.

Speaker(s): Maribel Fermin – NJEDA
Lilian Mauro – SBDC at TCNJ

No cost

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Business by the Numbers
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

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

Fee: No Cost

Using Zoom Video for Your Business
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Technology

Zoom has emerged as a major tool in the small business owner’s toolkit. It enables you to meet with prospects, customers, employees, and vendors remotely via video. While it has been easy for some of us to grasp and take advantage of, not all of us have had an easy time.

This is your opportunity to learn the basics and take advantage of what this amazing free tool has to offer. Topics covered include: Basic settings, appearance, lighting, improving audio quality, scheduling, screen sharing, recording, chat, and more.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart, Reinhart Marketing

Fee: No Cost

 

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Feb
11
Thu
Mastering the Mental Side of Business
Feb 11 @ 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

Course Code: CRN 50120

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

Fee: No Cost

 

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Feb
16
Tue
Removing the Road Blocks: Winning Negotiations
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales (2 Sessions)

Note: This is the second of a three-part series on Sales & Customer Service running for 6 weeks in total on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 – 12:00 noon. You may opt to attend the entire series or any one of the two session topics.

During this workshop tactics which support achieving Winning Negotiations and Getting to Yes more consistently will be shared with the participants.

The course content will include but not be limited to the following: • Challenges to consider when conducting virtual negotiations • Practical methods for success in a virtual negotiation • Tactics to Remove Road Blocks associated with online negotiations and turn them into advantages

Access instructions will be provided after registration.

 

Fee: No Cost

Protecting Your Business from Cyber Fraud
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Topic: Disaster Mitigation This Cybersecurity webinar will go beyond intrusion detection and reactive remediation. It will provide insight on how to implement cost-effective measures designed to prevent cyber criminals from compromising the integrity of business-critical assets and information on a daily basis. It also covers written policies and procedures to develop, maintain and enforce both internally and publicly on the business’ website. Topics will also include federal and state laws that impact business operations and the business data typically collected and stored. Finally, this webinar will cover contractual obligation