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PRESS RELEASE: America’s SBDC New Jersey Offers an Abundance of Training Seminars for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs to Develop and Grow

America’s SBDC New Jersey Offers an Abundance of Training Seminars for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs to Develop and Grow




NJSBDC April Business Training Seminars


March 24, 2016 (Newark, NJ) – The 12 centers of the statewide network, America’s Small Business Development Centers – New Jersey, are offering key training seminars for entrepreneurs and small businesses across the state.


The NJSBDC network provides one-on-one management consulting, training, and other forms of technical assistance for both existing and established small businesses as well as individuals who want to start a new business. Fifty-seven percent of all clients in 2015 were established small businesses in different stages of growth.


“In 2015 more than 6,500 individuals and small business owners attended the network’s 508 training sessions at centers throughout New Jersey,” said Brenda Hopper, chief executive officer and state director of the NJSBDC network. “We helped facilitate almost $74 million in financing for our clients and 554 clients started a new business.”


“More than 4,100 clients received one-on-one management consulting from our experts last year,” said Deborah Smarth, NJSBDC network chief operating officer and associate state director. “The network helped its clients create and save 16,606 jobs.” A seasoned training program on a variety of subjects is provided each year. Some highlights for the month of April’s training offerings include topics like:


-Developing small business plans to guide the company’s operations;

-Marketing plans and strategies to build visibility;

-Employee team building to maximize productivity;

-Online and Internet marketing as well as using social media tools, Google analytics and keywords in drawing customers to your business online;

-Time management and prioritization of business projects to help grow your business;

-The how-to in exporting and finding international trade opportunities to grow sales beyond the domestic market;

-Sales and communications to bolster company revenues;

-Risk assessment and disaster recovery as well as cyber security tips;

-Accounting fundamentals, QuickBooks, financial statements and analysis to make better business decisions;

-Building a consulting business;

-Small business insurance and taxes;

-Small business recordkeeping; and more.


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starting Your Business

If you are planning on starting a small business, NJSBDC, with the help of the Small Business Administration (SBA), is here to make your small business dreams a reality. Become a client and see how.

Expanding Your Business

If you are an existing business with annual revenue of up to $1 million or have more than $1 million in revenue and/or 10 or more employees, NJSBDC can help you expand your market share as a company and grow your vision into a successful company. Become a client and see how.


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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).

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.