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Our Mission

The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers’ network is committed to guiding established small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to create and expand their business enterprises which will, in turn, result in sustainable growth, job creation and statewide economic development and prosperity.

The network, in carrying out its mission and purpose, exists to:

  • Provide unmatched customer service and personal commitment to the small business clientele with honest evaluations of client probability success
  • Produce high-value and positive outcomes for entrepreneurs or established small businesses
  • Serve communities through facilitating economic development
  • Lead in providing education and training to small businesses.

njsbdc vision

The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) are the recognized leaders in delivering management consulting and training programs to nascent entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing small businesses as well as specialized and more advanced services to high-impact, growth-oriented businesses. NJSBDC activities will be a major force in leading the way for the future community and economic development.

HISTORY OF NJSBDC

The New Jersey Small Business Development Center was established by Congress in 1978 as one of the first national SBDC pilot projects resulting from the passage of Public Law 96-302. Today, the NJSBDC network is composed of the headquarters located at Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick, and 12 full-service regional centers, and an additional 28 affiliate (or satellite) offices located throughout the state. Regional centers are hosted by and affiliated with a two and four-year college and university business programs with a major footprint for comprehensive small business assistance and outreach.

NJSBDC Directors and consultants are paid, proven professionals with graduate-level degrees in business and many years practical experience with bottom line responsibility. Working for the NJSBDC is their career of choice that continually challenges them with formulating strategic solutions to client issues.

starting Your Business

If you are planning on starting a small business, with the help of the small business association, we are here to make you small business dreams a reality.

Expanding Your Business

If you are an existing business with an annual revenue of $250, 000 to $1,000,000 and 5 -10 employees, we can help you expand your boundaries as a company, helping you grow your vision into a successful company.

NEWS AND EDUCATION

  • NJSBDC 40th Anniversary – 2018 Calendar

  • Mexican Ambassador Diego Gomez Pickering Visits NJSBDC network Headquarters Office

  • America’s SBDC New Jersey Announces Formal Partnership with Seton Hall University

NETWORK PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Annual Key Sponsors

Financial Supporter

Major funding partners

The New Jersey Sustainable Business program is funded by the USEPA, and is part of an EPA Region 2 Toxic Reductions initiative that also includes projects being conducted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All services extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.