Small business owners have pressing business needs but limited time available for addressing them. Courses, workshops and conferences are designed to give managers, owners and potential owners the tools to analyze and resolve business problems and to keep abreast of educational, financial, research and international trade developments.

All programs are presented by highly-qualified specialists, including government representatives, faculty, business owners, and private consultants.

Courses

Upcoming Classes…

Sep
15
Wed
Herramientas de Éxito para su Negocio y Sobrevivir una Pandemia!
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm

El 15 de Septiembre inicia el mes de la Herencia Hispana y para celebrar este acontecimiento, los Centros de Desarrollo de Pequeños Negocios de Connecticut, NJ & NY realizaràn una serie de seminarios sin costo alguno dirigidos a proporcionar ayuda y asistencia a los Dueños de Negocios Hispanos.

Únase a nuestros Seminario en Línea donde nuestra expertos y Asesores del SBDC, hablarán sobre las diferentes herramientas existentes para poder llevar su negocio al siguiente nivel.

Los Temas de Discusión Incluyen:

  • Iniciando Su Propio Negocio en Tiempos de Pandemia
  • Canvas: Su Nuevo Modelo de Negocio
  • Seguros Comerciales para su Negocio
  • Préstamos para Negocios Afectados por el COVID19
  • Herramientas de Social Media & Marketing para impulsar su Negocio

Presentadora:

  • Glamis Haro, Asesor Senior,SBDC de la Universidad de Columbia.

Moderadores:

  • Nelson Merchan, Consejero de Negocios, Connecticut SBDC
  • Lilian Mauro, Director Regional, NJSBDC en el Colegio de Nueva Jersey
  • Miriam Colon, Director en Funciones/Coordinador Olé, Brooklyn SBDC

Evento: GRATIS

REGISTRESE AQUI

Sep
22
Wed
The American Community Survey: A Comprehensive Look
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Topic: Technology

Discover the detailed social, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year and learn the differences between the ACS and the Decennial Census. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website, and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools. Includes a demo.

Instructor: Mary Adelman

Fee: No Cost

Supply Chain Management Series: Purpose and Function of Inventory
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Topic: Managing a Business

This is the second of a 4-part series of webinars on Supply Chain Management designed for the small business owner. Note: To receive the full benefit of the material, one should attend all sessions, but that is not required.

Workshop 2: : Purpose and Function of Inventory

In this session, we will:

• Explain why companies carry inventory

• Define the five functions of inventory and describe their use

• Describe the purpose of decoupling inventories

• Detail the components of inventory decision making

• Advanced Topics

• Use a simple formula to estimate inventory throughput

• Define the elements of inventory cost

• Understand and calculate inventory carrying costs

• Define the elements of manufacturing and purchasing costs

INSTRUCTOR: St. Claire Gerald (APICS Master Instructor, CSCP) is Principal Consultant for Harambee Logistics Solutions, specializing in Global Supply Chain certification and Supply Chain Management

 

Fee: No Cost

Sep
25
Sat
A Business Plan
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
A Business Plan @ Online
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
Sep 25 @ 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.

Sep
27
Mon
Quickbooks Set Up AND A/R & A/P
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

In a simulated business environment, we will demonstrate how to manage both the Customers/Sales and Vendors/Expenses capabilities and Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable transactions and reporting.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting.

Instructor: Carla Fallone, MBA, Fallone Business ResourcesNOTE: “Fundamentals of Small Business Accounting” is a prerequisite for this course.

This is a two session course, Monday & Tuesday continuously.

 

Fee: No Cost

Sep
28
Tue
Planning Your New Website
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Planning Your New Website @ Online

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.

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 075

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

Sep
29
Wed
Supply Chain Management Series: Inventory Replenishment Management
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Topic: Managing a Business

This is the third of a 4-part series of webinars on Supply Chain Management designed for the small business owner. Note: To receive the full benefit of the material, one should attend all sessions, but that is not required.

Workshop 3: Inventory Replenishment Management

In this session, we will:

• Explain the basic functions of statistical inventory management

• Understand the difference between independent and dependent demand

• Define the theory of inventory replenishment management

• Describe the difference between continuous and periodic inventory review

• Define the seven inventory replenishment methods

INSTRUCTOR: St. Claire Gerald (APICS Master Instructor, CSCP) is Principal Consultant for Harambee Logistics Solutions, specializing in Global Supply Chain certification and Supply Chain Management

 

Fee: No Cost

Sep
30
Thu
Business Plan 101
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

Entrepreneurs need customized business plans − a fundamental tool for determining the viability and potential for business ideas. In an aggressive marketplace, business plans serve as game plans that help established businesses sustain momentum and profitability. Attendees explore the benefits of business plan templates.

Instructor: Vicki Lynne Morgan, Russmor Mentoring Group

 

Fee: No Cost

Oct
5
Tue
INTERNATIONAL SALES FOR SMALL BUSINESS -Workshop 1: How the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery are Shaping
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
INTERNATIONAL SALES FOR SMALL BUSINESS -Workshop 1: How the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery are Shaping @ Online
Topic: International Trade

Is Going Global the right decision for your company?

This 6-part course presents an analysis of the sales function across national borders. The impact of strategic, economic, political, legal, and cultural factors on sales activities, factors that influence the globalization of selling, and the impact of cultural differences on global selling and buying will be discussed. The material presented in this course is geared to business owners or managers with authority to decide the strategy and direction of the company. This is NOT a HOW to sell basics; it is designed to help participants decide if Going Global is the right decision and if it is, how do they start.

Workshop 1: How the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery are Shaping the Global Economy

• Is going global right for my business?

• The international expansion paradox

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Taylor is an Adjunct Professor in the Russ Berrie Institute for ProfessionalSales (Department of Management, Marketing, and Professional Sales) in the Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University.

Note: To receive the full benefit of the material, one should attend all sessions, but that is not required.

Fee: No Cost

Crowdfunding: A New Alternative to Raising Working Capital
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Financing

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

 

Fee: No Cost

Marketing Strategies for Small Business
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 8:30 pm
Marketing Strategies for Small Business @ Online

Topic: Marketing

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.

10 sessions (Tuesday and Thursday, 7-8:30PM)

Fee: 269.00

Code: XBUSD-044

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

 

Oct
6
Wed
Supply Chain Management Series: : Inventory Management Case Study
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Topic: Managing a Business

This is the final session of a 4-part series of webinars on Supply Chain Management designed for the small business owner. Note: To receive the full benefit of the material, one should attend all sessions, but that is not required.

Workshop 4: Inventory Management Case Study

In this session, we will:

• Review of a case study to allow students to apply what they have learned in our lectures and readings to solve a supply chain problem in a highly realistic simulation.

INSTRUCTOR: St. Claire Gerald (APICS Master Instructor, CSCP) is Principal Consultant for Harambee Logistics Solutions, specializing in Global Supply Chain certification and Supply Chain Management

 

Fee: No Cost

Oct
7
Thu
The Side Hustle – How to Start a Business While Working Full Time
Oct 7 @ 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

Oct
9
Sat
Business Start-up
Oct 9 @ 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!

Fee: $97

Code: XBUSD 001

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

 

Oct
11
Mon
Entrepreneur Assessment
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneur Assessment @ Online
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

Oct
12
Tue
INTERNATIONAL SALES FOR SMALL BUSINESS: Workshop 2: “Where do We Mart?
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Topic: International Trade

Is Going Global the right decision for your company?

This 6-part course presents an analysis of the sales function across national borders. The impact of strategic, economic, po