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

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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

 

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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

 

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Oct
28
Wed
Return to Work: Mental Health & Resiliency
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Topic: Managing Employees.
This Part 2 of the series focuses on Business Resiliency Training.

This webinar will provide information about continuing to incorporate safety and health concerns for workers and customers in their core business operations. The focus will be on developing disaster response plans and business continuity plans during disasters, including infectious disease outbreaks.

The content will review the current COVID-19 situation in New Jersey, guidance/requirements from NJ State and public health officials, worker protection issues, and contextualize the current situation with small business needs.

Fee: No Cost

Credit Management: Techniques to Establish Business Credit
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Topic: Business Basics

This webinar shall provide participants with the tools & skills to appropriately obtain & properly interpret their personal & business credit reports.

It shall address why creditworthiness will be a major factor based on postCovid-19 issues. It shall define how credit scores are calculated, factors that can improve them or build back its profile and how it will impact their quality of life.

It shall also provide budget and cash flow analysis strategies to enhance one’s capacity & credit profiles. Inasmuch, it shall cover how to track pre & post Covid-19 credit issues, relative to how F/S & tax returns are used to assess financial assessments.

Fee: No Cost

Oct
29
Thu
Cyber Security Overview for B2C Businesses
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Topic: Technology

This webinar will deal with the risks and mitigation of cyber threats in online commerce, remote customer service or telework practices.

This Cybersecurity Program 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. The webinar 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. The webinar also provides a number of best practices and helpful tips to educate end-users who access business’ information systems.

Fee: No Cost

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Nov
5
Thu
Business Continuity Planning, Session 1
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

Understanding and preparing for the potential effects of sudden natural or manmade disasters on small business supply chains, operations, finances, payrolls, distribution, and sale of products is an essential part of business management. This will be the first of three webinars on Continuity that will include: Recovery, Resiliency and Reinvention.

Recovery includes:

-The fundamentals of business continuity, as related to crisis communication, the activation of recovery strategies to help with recovery, i.e., the ability for the organization to quickly and effectively restore core operations.

-Differentiating between core, essential and non-essential functions.

-Identifying and establishing recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) for each business function.

-How to conduct a business impact analysis (BIA).

-Validating and continuous monitoring of business continuity and risk management by suppliers and upstream partners in the supply chain.

Fee: No Cost

 

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Dec
15
Tue
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

This webinar will focus on how to protect small business intellectual property. Existing businesses would benefit from a review of intellectual property protections as they update their original or new business plans (which may not already address trademarks for example) and new businesses would certainly need guidance on intellectual property so that they are properly protected (with patents for example).

Webinar topics will include:

  • An overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
  • The protection and monetization aspects of each
  • The major differences between them
  • The subcategories of each
  • Consideration in the development of a trademark
  • Research on existing trademarks
  • Considerations in preparing a patent application
  • Research on existing patents
  • Examples, cases, and opinions

Presenter: Michael Malyar, Esq.

Speaker(s): Michael Malyar, Esq.

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

Fee: No Cost

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

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
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

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
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

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

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 obligations that clients may impose, and what business owners should expect and seek from vendors.

Fee: No Cost

Responding to Cyber Security Threats
Feb 16 @ 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

Feb
17
Wed
Avoiding COVID Infections…
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

Avoiding COVID Infections” is a webinar to help businesses learn how to implement effective measures to prevent infections.

It’s tempting to relax your resolve as restrictions lift as infections lessen. But the threat of infections remains. Learn how to proceed in this ever-changing landscape to keep your location, team, clients, and customers protected and safe. (The instruction will be approx. 1 hr, with additional time for Q&A.)

Fee: No Cost

Feb
18
Thu
Avoiding Credit Ruin
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

“Avoiding Credit Ruin” is designed to help businesses learn how to manage their credit throughout COVID-19.

Don’t let COVID-19 permanently affect your business’ operations because you’re no longer creditworthy! Learn the tools and skills needed to address issues on your personal and business credit reports before it’s too late. (The instruction will be approx. 1 hr, with additional time for Q&A.)

Fee: No Cost

Feb
25
Thu
From Brick and Mortar to Google & Social Media
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

“From Brick & Mortar to Google & Social Media” focuses on helping businesses turn their online marketing assets into sales. About this Event Digital marketing plays a huge role in operating in today’s climate. Learn how to turn your online marketing efforts into sales.

“From Brick & Mortar to Google & Social Media” (of the “Digitize & Socialize Series”) is designed to help businesses turn their online marketing assets into sales. NOTE: This webinar’s instruction is approx 1hr, with additional time for Q&A.

 

Fee: No Cost