Aug
10
Sat
Writing a Business Plan
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Writing a Business Plan @ Brookdale Community College

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

Sep
7
Sat
Marketing Strategies for Small Business (Held at Ocean County College)
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Sat., September 7th, 9 am – 3:30 pm
Sat., September 14th, 9 am – 3:30 pm
Sat., September 21th, 9 am – 12:00pm
***Must Take all (3) Sessions***

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.

Instructor: Riina Van Rixoort

Fee: $269

Course Code: CEBM 277-01

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

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

Sep
10
Tue
Creating a Social Media Strategy for your Business (Held at Ocean County College)
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 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.

NOTE: If you are interested in our new Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop is the first required workshop for the Digital Blueprint Certificate Program.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: CECI 718

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

Sep
18
Wed
Creating a Social Media Strategy for your Business
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 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.

NOTE: If you are interested in our new Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop is the first required workshop for the Digital Blueprint Certificate Program.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 079  

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

Sep
21
Sat
Writing a Business Plan
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Writing a Business Plan @ Brookdale Community College

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
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Financing a Small Business @ Brookdale Community College

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

Sep
24
Tue
Content Marketing and Blogging (Held at Ocean County College)
Sep 24 @ 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.

Planning Your Website
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Planning Your Website @ Brookdale Community College

Planning Your Website

Learn the biggest mistakes to avoid when building a website and 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

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 075  

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

Sep
28
Sat
Business Start-up Workshop (Held at Ocean County College)
Sep 28 @ 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

Email Marketing for Small Business (Held at Ocean County College)
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 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: CECI 796

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

Oct
1
Tue
Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) @ Brookdale Community College

Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

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

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 078

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

Marketing Strategies for Small Business
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tues., October 1st-29th, 6 pm – 9 pm
***Must Take all (5) Sessions***

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.

Instructor: Riina Van Rixoort

Fee: $269

Course Code: XBUSD 044

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

Oct
3
Thu
Content Marketing and Blogging
Oct 3 @ 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
8
Tue
Introduction to WordPress
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to WordPress @ Brookdale Community College

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.

Social Media B2B – Using LinkedIn (Held at Ocean County College)
Oct 8 @ 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.

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: CECI 721

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

Oct
12
Sat
Financing a Small Business
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Financing a Small Business @ Brookdale Community College

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

Oct
17
Thu
Social Media B2B – Using LinkedIn
Oct 17 @ 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.

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 081  

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

Oct
19
Sat
Planning Your Website (Held at Ocean County College)
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Planning Your Website (Held at Ocean County College) @ Ocean County College

Planning Your Website

Learn the biggest mistakes to avoid when building a website and 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

Fee: $69

Course Code: CECI 719 

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

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (Held at Ocean County College)
Oct 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (Held at Ocean County College) @ Ocean County College

Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

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

Fee: $69

Course Code: CECI 720

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

Oct
22
Tue
Social Media – Using Facebook and Pinterest (Held at Ocean County College)
Oct 22 @ 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: CECI 722

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

Oct
26
Sat
Writing a Business Plan (Held at Ocean County College)
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Writing a Business Plan (Held at Ocean County College) @ Ocean County College

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

Financing a Small Business (Held at Ocean County College)
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Financing a Small Business (Held at Ocean County College) @ Ocean County College

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

Course Code: CEBM 232-01 

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

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

Oct
29
Tue
Introduction to Search Engine Advertising
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Search Engine Advertising @ Brookdale Community College

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.

Nov
4
Mon
Email Marketing for Small Business
Nov 4 @ 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.

Nov
5
Tue
Introduction to Google Analytics
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Google Analytics @ Brookdale Community College

Intro to Google Analytics

Does your website and marketing work? Learn how to use the powerful free reporting tool (Google Analytics) to measure the effectiveness of your website and marketing efforts.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 086

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

Writing a Business Plan
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Writing a Business Plan @ Brookdale Community College

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

Nov
12
Tue
Creating Video for the Web
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Creating Video for the Web @ Brookdale Community College

Creating Video for the Web

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.

Social Media – Using Twitter and Instagram (Held at Ocean County College)
Nov 12 @ 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: CECI 725

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

Nov
16
Sat
Introduction to Search Engine Advertising (Held at Ocean County College)
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Search Engine Advertising (Held at Ocean County College) @ Ocean County College

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: CECI-726

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

Introduction to Google Analytics (Held at Ocean County College)
Nov 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Introduction to Google Analytics (Held at Ocean County College) @ Ocean County College

Intro to Google Analytics

Does your website and marketing work? Learn how to use the powerful free reporting tool (Google Analytics) to measure the effectiveness of your website and marketing efforts.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart

Fee: $69

Course Code: CECI-723

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

Nov
21
Thu
Social Media – Using Twitter and Instagram
Nov 21 @ 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
Tue
Recordkeeping for Small Business
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The course is 6 hours (2 sessions – 3 hours each)
Tues., December 3th AND Thurs., December 5th, 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 / Arisay Otero-Sanchez

Fee: $99

Course Code: XBUSD 043 

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

Dec
7
Sat
Writing a Business Plan
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Writing a Business Plan @ Brookdale Community College

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
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Financing a Small Business @ Brookdale Community College

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