America’s SBDC New Jersey Celebrates National Small Business Week with SBDCs across the Nation
America’s SBDC New Jersey Celebrates National Small Business Week with
SBDCs across the Nation
April 28, 2017 (NEWARK, NJ) Every year National Small Business Week commemorates the cause of small business ownership and entrepreneurship, client success stories and small business impact on economic growth. America’s SBDC, a national program of Small Business Development Centers, provides comprehensive assistance for small businesses and entrepreneurs, resulting in new business start-ups, small business expansion and growth, and generating jobs. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a major funding partner of SBDCs. New Jersey’s regional SBDCs assisting small business owners and entrepreneurs in all 21 counties are sponsoring events during Small Business Week. Some highlights include:
—NJSBDC at Brookdale Community College (Monmouth & Ocean counties) is sponsoring “Social Media Using Twitter & Instagram,” May 4, 6-9 pm at Brookdale; “FoodiePreneur: The Business of Food” to assist those starting or growing a food business, May 1, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ. Contact SBDC at (732) 842-8685.
—NJSBDC at Kean University (Union County) is sponsoring “Social Media-Join Us for a Tweet Along,” May 3, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Contact at SBDC at (908) 737-4220.
–NJSBDC at New Jersey City University (Hudson County) is sponsoring two training seminars, “So You Want to Start a Business,” and “Meet Your SBDC,” a walking tour aimed at outreach to small businesses from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on Newark Avenue in Jersey City, Broadway in Bayonne and Bergenline Avenue in Union City. The center will also participate in “The Latino Symposium.” Contact SBDC at (201) 200-2156.
—NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey (Morris, Sussex & Warren counties) is sponsoring several webinar events including “Angel Investment: Golden Seeds,” May 1, 2017, 4:00 pm; “Boosting Your Market Visibility,” May 2, 9:00 am; “Buying & Selling a Business,” May 2, 4:00 pm; “Market Research-Reference USA,” May 3, 10:00 am; “How to Set Up and Maintain Online Directory Listings,” May 3, 2017, 4:00 pm; “NJ Business Action Center,” May 4, 2017, 9:00 am; “Small Businesses Need Protection for Their BIG Ideas,” May 4, 4:00 pm; “Best Practices for Recruiting/Interviewing/Hiring,” May 5, 9:00 am. Contact SBDC at (908) 269-8475.
—NJSBDC at Ramapo College of New Jersey (Bergen County) is sponsoring pro bono events, -“LinkedIn: Build Your Brand,” on April 28th and May 1st through May 5th, 6 pm to 8 pm, at the Microsoft Store at Garden State Plaza, Suite 2303. Learn how to create eye-catching and engaging profiles of your accomplishments, and grow your brand, your network, to fuel your path in business or career. Contact SBDC at (201) 684-7135.
—NJSBDC at Raritan Valley Community College (Hunterdon and Somerset counties) has scheduled “The Business Plan” workshop on May 3 at 6–9:00 pm; “Create Your Business Listing on Google and Bing,” May 3, 6-9 pm and “QuickBooks for Small Businesses-Desktop Only” on May 1 and May 3, 6–9 pm. Contact SBDC at (908) 526-1200 ex. 8516.
—NJSBDC at Rutgers-Newark (Essex County) is sponsoring “Start-up Assistance” workshop in Spanish on May 3, 4 – 6:00 pm. Contact SBDC at (973) 353-5950.
—NJSBDC at Stockton University (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties) has scheduled “Goal Setting for Entrepreneurs” on May 1, at 9:00 am in Atlantic City and “Five Cs of Credit” at 4:00 pm; and SBDC clients have a networking event at 4:00 pm, May 4. Contact SBDC at (609) 626-3889.
—NJSBDC at William Paterson University (Passaic County) is sponsoring workshops during the week of May 1; “Franchising at 50,” “Business Start-up,” “Writing a Business Plan,” and “Developing a Marketing Plan.” The Center Director will also participate at “Meet the Agencies that Impact Your Businesses,” sponsored by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. Contact SBDC at (973) 321-1378.
In addition to a week of events aimed at assisting small business owners and entrepreneurs, America’s SBDC New Jersey also recognizes some of its most recent success award winners, who are clients of its SBDC specialty programs and the 12 SBDCs around the state, including:
— Kitchen Connections, founded by Earlene Cruz, a social enterprise which engages chefs around the world to share their cooking recipes and instructions via the Internet through interactive cooking classes. (Union City, NJ)
—Tabatchnick Fine Foods, Inc., headed by Rita Tabatchnick, is a nationally recognized soup company manufacturing a variety of soups and broths as well as a variety of food products for schools and retail as well as therapeutic foods at their factory. (Somerset, NJ)
—Copper River Salon and Spa was started and expanded by owner Barbara Weigand. The business implemented sustainability practices, bringing down business operational costs while providing sensitivity to environmental friendliness in running its business. (Princeton, NJ)
—Small Factory Innovations (SFI), founded and led by Chris Dudick, is developing an interactive, game-based learning product, SiLAS, providing critical social skills training to children with Autism disorders and other disabilities. (Fair Haven, NJ)
–Rinn ABA Consulting, owned and operated by Ira and Jennifer Rinn, is a professional consulting practice providing children and families with individualized autism-intervention services in their homes, community settings and schools. (Emerson, NJ)
—Relish Chef Services, founded and operated by Marcy Ragan, focuses on personal chef, catering, and cooking instruction services. (Long Branch, NJ)
—Sancoche Soups, LLC/ Business Boosters, LLC/and ThinkScreen, LLC, founded and operated by Nicole and Tom Mauriello, are family-run businesses. One business makes and sells homemade specialty ethnic soups. Another business sells uniquely branded promotional items to corporate clients. A third business is a digital web development and branding agency with very recognizable corporate clients. (Berkeley Heights, NJ)
–Dusty’s Dog House, founded and run by Frank Valentine, is a multi-service dog facility. The services for pets include daycare, boarding, grooming, and training. (Bayonne, NJ)
—Czig Meister Brewing LLC, started by Matt and Frank Czigler, is a craft micro-brewery enterprise. (Hackettstown, NJ)
—CertaPro Painters of Central Somerset County, owned and operated by Rebeca Jiminez, is a franchise business does commercial and home painting. (Hillsborough, NJ)
—Ed Ebert’s Automotive is owned and operated by Mike and Suzanne Dunn. The enterprise now has seven (7) full-time employees, all certified automotive professionals, with state of the art equipment and tools. (Moorestown, NJ)
—Truck Tech Parts and Service, owned and operated by Andy Vieira, provides mechanics, fleets, and truckers with quality new and used heavy-duty truck parts and high quality maintenance services for trucks and heavy equipment. (Newark, NJ)
—Health and Natural Beauty USA, Inc. was established by Dr. Syed Ibrahim. Motivated to create a premium toothpaste product without chemicals or abrasives and incorporating natural ingredients, he launched SprinJene toothpaste, being distributed in major food & drug chains as well as health food stores. (Piscataway, NJ)
—SC Consultant LLC, led by Shirley Corsey, provides consulting services in medical billing, coding to private medical practices and hospitals and training programs for those seeking to work in the medical billing, coding and emergency services fields. (Linwood, NJ)
–Saint Joseph Contractor Corp, started by Luis Barboza Bacci, is a construction company. Bacci had lots of experience in the field as a contractor. (Hamilton, NJ)
—RIGO Dental Lab, headed by Rigoberto Lopez, is a 20 year-plus family-owned business which produces innovative products and processes for dental patients and dental laboratories. (Passaic, NJ)