Thinking of starting a business? America’s Small Business Development Center New Jersey at Brookdale Community College can help. The first step is to watch our brief video that outlines the process for getting started with the ASBDC New Jersey at Brookdale Community College. In this video, we will familiarize you with our services so that you can get the right help at the right time.

Step 1: Attend a Business Start-Up Workshop

The next step is to attend an ASBDC Business Start-Up workshop. For entrepreneurs who are planning to start or have recently started a small business, this course is for you. Examine the legal forms of ownership, how to register your business, setting up bookkeeping records, taxation, and understanding financial statements, money needs, payroll, insurance, and licensing. The essentials are covered here. Our start-up workshop typically covers 90% of most first time start-up questions.

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Step 2: Develop your concept

After you’ve attended the ASBDC Business Start-Up Workshop, it’s time to provide us with your concept plan, which gives us a short summary of your business idea. Your concept plan should describe the idea, the market, as well as key actions and activities of the business. The concept plan will help our consultants understand the basics of your business to better assist you.

Submit your Concept Plan online

Step 3: Complete the online Request For Counseling

Once you have completed Steps 1-3, it’s time to complete an electronic Request for Consulting (eRFC). This form will start your relationship with the ASBDC New Jersey at Brookdale Community College for free, confidential, one-on-one consulting where you will find the most up-to-date resources for your business information needs. Once the form is submitted, you will be contacted by the ASBDC New Jersey at Brookdale Community College within 48 business hours for an initial needs assessment and to set up a consulting session. These consulting sessions can now be delivered face-to-face, over the phone, via email or through Skype.

Complete the eRFC