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IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SAYS NJSBDC LEADERS IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR/LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP ON STATE BUDGET

IT’S ALL ABOUT JOBS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SAYS NJSBDC LEADERS IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR/LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP ON STATE BUDGET

 

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IT’S ALL ABOUT JOBS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SAYS NJSBDC LEADERS IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR/LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP ON STATE BUDGET

 

February 26, 2014 (Newark) — In response to state legislative leaders who say they want to concentrate on the economy and jobs to make the Governor’s proposed budget work, New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) network executives said that business health, survival, growth depends on how well resources and assistance flow to small businesses.

The role of small business is often touted as a priority but New Jersey’s current 49th ranking in terms of small business/entrepreneur friendly status must be improved especially considering they make up 98.4% of all employers in the state and employ a little more than 50% of the private sector workforce in New Jersey, stress NJSBDC executives.

“Our SBDC network is all about business retention, business survival and maintenance, and growth even in these tough economic times,” says Brenda Hopper, chief executive officer-state director of the NJSBDC network. “What SBDC does impacts on jobs.”

“We need to invest more in small business assistance through NJSBDC. Resources are essential,” said Deborah Smarth, NJSBDC’s chief operating officer-associate state director.

Both executives said that the resources made available to small business owners and entrepreneurs have a direct link to improving the economy and the direction of business development and stability including creating and saving jobs.

“It’s all about jobs and our Network has a track record of helping small businesses save and create jobs for the state’s economy,” continued Smarth.

 

 

About NJSBDC

This non-profit network is a federal-state-educational partnership. Its expert staff and business practitioners help small business owners and entrepreneurs with every stage of business development and growth. The network headquarters is located at the Rutgers Business School in Newark. Its major funding partner is the U.S. Small Business Administration. The New Jersey Business Action Center is an additional funding partner of the NJSBDC program as well as other public and private grants/sponsorships. The NJSBDC network is an accredited member of the national association of SBDCs, with more than 1,100 centers and satellite offices throughout the country serving and assisting small businesses and saving and creating jobs across the nation. For more information, visit www.njsbdc.com.

 

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