Steve Sullivan

“Community services like the NJSBDC to assist businesses to grow and be profitable are vital. The mission of Small Business Development Centers is more crucial today than it has ever been: to try and help businesses grow out of this slow economy.”

Denise Sikora

“The SBDC has been an outstanding resource to my business; right from the beginning in deciding the type of business entity to be, to hiring my first employee, to marketing. Their resources are far reaching and the fact that you can get this valuable advice at no or little cost is so important for a small business. I have very little money to spend on marketing costs and the advice and contacts I received from the SBDC has made all the difference in the world to the success of my business.”

Patricia A. Ott, P.E.

“As MBO grows and the business environment gets more complicated, it is important that organizations such as the NJSBDC continue to offer diverse services and assistance to small businesses such as MBO. Small businesses are vital for a strong and healthy economy, and with limited resources to fund business training, the SBDC provides much needed services to help us sustain and grow our businesses.”

Susan Corneilson

“I am a brand new entrepreneur and Dolores of the SBDC-Northwest NJ has taken me through all the steps as a start-up enterprise. Her years of expertise enabled me to gain a better perspective of what I needed to do and how to do it. I feel much more confident being able to have a source to go to when I’m confused by red tape.”

Emmanuella Grossman

“I have taken courses and have had individual counseling given by the SBDC that has helped start up my business. I learned that my business was best as an LLC; I drew up a small business plan, I began to understand small business taxes, I learned how to file my business name, get my business tax id number, I learned how to get website visibility on the internet, and so on. I have learned so much and their services have made a great difference in my startup. I am grateful that they offer these services. They are very caring and knowledgeable and have made a difference with me. I will definitely go back when something arises in my business that I need help with.”

Jason Tabatchnick

“I’d like to thank the SBDC for sending him our way. Mr. Bennett offered guidance and advice that helped us. He made himself available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and called us intermittently to follow up on our progress. With his assistance, Tabatchnick Fine Foods was able to secure winning the BPA award from USAID. We want to express how grateful we are for his involvement on behalf of the SBDC. And we hope to continue to work with him for future contracts.”

David Zelov

“The NJBSDC team has proven to be invaluable to us. It’s true that ‘we don’t know what we don’t know; but having the SBDC there to fill that gap alleviates the stress that comes with that uncertainty. They helped us understand what to do and what not to do in various areas that helped both in managing effort and expenses. Additionally, they taught us some best-practice concepts that helped us refine our work flow and product.”

Trish Glazer

“My experience with the NJSBDC has been extremely positive and directly responsible for the current and predicted growth of my business. The financial guidance, setting up of cost and income analysis, analyzing business decisions and possible outcomes has all taught me how to plan for our current needs and the future I hope to create. We would definitely benefit from the continued advice and guidance of our advisor.”

Deidre McCarthy

“NJSBDC was very helpful in taking my two year cash flow analysis and really fine tuning it. After the initial figures were piped in we then did a ‘what if’ analysis to see what changes were the most beneficial and what should be eliminated. My SBDC advisor has been a God send and a genius.”

Jonathan Wilner

“I wanted to make my business explode and I met with the NJSBDC at Rutgers-New Brunswick to direct me and show me the way. It humbles me that after 26 years of doing it the wrong way, now I can do it the right way.”

Mario Tommolillo

“I’m an Italian immigrant with a high school diploma. Thanks to the NJSBDC, I’m living the American Dream.”

Thom Guida

“Having my own two successful businesses in 40 years during these tough economic times can make you jaded and feel isolated. I have had two meetings with the NJSBDC and would recommend small business owners, experienced or entering their first entrepreneurial challenge to sit down and speak with SBDC experts for their open ear, understanding, empathizing, analysis of your individual circumstances, and feedback of current best practice approach to helping you.”

Alice Marin

“The NJSBDC professionals are great. I sat with a social media rep a few months ago and discovered many mistakes I made. Last week, I sat with another consultant about Facebook and she was very helpful. I learned some new things I didn’t know before.”

Anthony Galati

“It’s been nice to have a free service like the SBDC to help with my small business, since there isn’t any extra money to pay for expensive counseling somewhere else. I always tell friends with small business to look them up.”

Dale Carmody

“SBDC-Northwest NJ has always provided very, very valuable information and consulting. Since we are in the process of starting our business, having the SBDC as a consultant has been valuable beyond words. They’ve helped us put things into perspective and look at issues in different ways. We look forward to working with them!”

Laura Rokosz

The SBDC is a valuable tool for those with little to no business experience. This is a fabulous resource to ensure that entrepreneurs are making the right business decisions. My company would not be where it is today without assistance from the SBDC at Kean University.

Gemma Keremedjiev, NJSBDC at RVCC

“As an independent business person who is still in the formative stages of bringing my very first business dream to life, having this kind of support is a true Godsend. I can speak in person or via email at regular intervals with a seasoned business coach, get advice on legal and tax matters, and learn what I need to know in a way that is thorough and unhurried…Thank you for providing this fabulously supportive service!”

NJSBDC at Bergen

“The services at NJSBDC have been phenomenal with the incredible support my business partner and I have received. Our SBDC consultant is of the highest caliber when it comes to business acumen in multiple industry segments and has provided countless guidance. I’d like to thank NJSBDC for their continued support and guidance.”