The New Jersey Small Business Development Center @ Rutgers-Newark is the premier provider of strategic, growth focused business training and technical assistance services to established small businesses and start-up entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs and business owners start and grow sustainable, successful small business through the delivery of appropriate training and technical assistance services and programs.
Meet the Regional Director at Rutgers University-Newark
Tendai Ndoro, PHD
Dr. Tendai Ndoro has a PhD in Public Administration and is currently contracted as Regional Director for the NJSBDC at Rutgers-Newark/Rutgers Business School & NJSBDC statewide network. Dr. Ndoro has received numerous awards for her work as an economic development expert and business woman which include the 2014 ASBDC National State Start Award, 2013 Top Women in Power Impacting Diversity; 2012 NJ Garden State Woman of the Year – Global Impact Award, & the Minority Enterprise Advocate’s 50 Women of Power in Business. In 2011 she received the WEN Business Award for promoting women. In 2010 she received the US Commercial Services International Trade Award for promoting international trade in the City of Newark, NJ. Dr. Ndoro is a trained Baldrige Examiner.
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Minuteman Press of Newark Holly Kaplansky 20 Clinton Street Newark, NJ 07102 Tel: 973-624-6907 Website: www.mmpnewark.com
Holly Kaplansky is the owner and chief executive officer of Minuteman Press, a 100 percent woman-owned printing and marketing company based in Newark. Holly started Minuteman Press in April 2005 after leaving the corporate world, where she had extensive experience in advertising and marketing. She realized that the skills she had acquired in managing and running corporate businesses, such as marketing, finance, operations and management, would be a perfect foundation to start her own business.
Of prime importance to Holly and Minuteman Press is their reputation for exceptional quality, quick turnaround, on-time and on-budget delivery, and most important, personalized customer service, the latter of which has helped Minuteman Press stay competitive in an industry where people can do their own printing on-line, at home or in their office. In addition, the company’s personalized consultation services allow clients to understand all the design and printing options available to them whether they work with Holly and her staff in the store, by phone, or at their business site.
Since Minuteman Press started as a client, supporter and collaborative partner of the SBDC at Rutgers-Newark, annual revenue has grown to nearly a million dollars, and staff has increased to one part-time and three full-time employees. Holly is an active participant in the training and technical assistance services the Center offers, such as the Women Entrepreneurs’ Networking (WEN) Business Breakfast, the Rutgers Business School/SBDC Student Experiential Learning Programs, After Lunch Webinar Series, the Business Bazaar Pitching for Contract and Capital Event, and many more. “Every time I attend one of these events I learn something new, no matter how small, that has helped me grow my business!” She completely understands that business development is just as important as business management.
In addition to looking for ways to grow her own business, Holly is heavily involved with helping other business grow. She is a very active advisory board member and ambassador of the NJSBDC at Rutgers-Newark, having contributed hundreds of pro-bono hours to the Center in that capacity. She is also Immediate Past President of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce, President Elect of the State Board of NJAWBO (New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners), Advisory Board Member of the EPI Alumni Association of the Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Founding Board Member of New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Former President of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Women in Communications, Member of the Newark Regional Business Partnership, and a Leadership Newark Fellow, Class of 2010.
She is a tireless advocate of the small business community in so many ways. We are proud to have Minuteman Press of Newark as our 2017 Success Award Winner.
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