SBDC Events

  • Social Media for the Entrepreneur (Cancelled)
    01/29/15 05:30 PM - 01/29/15 08:30 PM

    In the digital age, developing a marketing strategy and valuable content are the keys to success in promoting your business online. These workshops will show methods you use to interact with your customers and generate interest in your brand, products and services. 

    I.   An overview of the most popular platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Google.

    II. Hands-on workshop to help you create and learn to manage your Facebook and Twitter accounts for business development purposes.

    III. An overview of developing a Social Media Marketing plan to engage customers and increase your audience. 

    Instructor:  Reina I. Valenzuela
    Time:  5:30PM - 8:30PM
    Fee: $10

     


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business, 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ, Room: G16
  • Get Your Business Online
    01/30/15 05:30 PM - 01/30/15 08:30 PM

    This is a hands-on workshop that will help you build your free website. You will learn how to create and publish a website for your business; get a free, easy-to-build, professional website for one year; and get a free customized domain name and hosting for one year.

    Instructor:  Reina I Valenzuela
    Time:  5:30 – 8:30 PM

    Fee: $10


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business,1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ Room G16
  • Grow Your Business Online
    02/13/15 05:30 PM - 02/13/15 08:30 PM

    In this workshop you will find out how to take advantage of online tools to run and promote your business. You will also learn more about Google’s top tools for small businesses, including Google+, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and Google Apps. You will discover how to get found and attract customers.

    Instructor:  Reina I. Valenzuela
    Time:  5:30 – 8:30 PM
    Fee: $10


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business, 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ Room G16
  • Government Contract Workshop for Small Business
    03/06/15 09:00 AM - 03/06/15 12:00 PM

    This hands-on workshop is the next step for business owners who want to expand their marketing efforts beyond their current customer base.

    The Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center will help your firm market to government agencies, such as DoD, EPA, DOE, FAA, State of New Jersey, schools, post offices, local municipalities, as well as large businesses such as IBM, Lockheed and the casinos.  How to get in the door! This course will teach you about tools such as Small Disadvantaged Business/8a, Hubzone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Minority/Women certifications that will give your business a marketing edge. You will be given step by step instructions as to how to complete the Central Contractor Registration, the only place to register to get contracts with the Government and to showcase your services to large corporations. You have to be in it to win it! Additionally, we will review the government payment system “Wide Area Work Flow”, so you can get paid within a week of delivery.

    You will receive a listing of small business specialists at various agencies and large businesses so you can avoid the “cold call”, since these individuals are tasked to assist you.  The Center will bid match you with buyers free of charge so that you will discover who is buying your goods or services, and we will assist in the review of bidding opportunities. If you know what you sell and how much, we can fill in the blanks for you with free follow-up counseling sessions, CCR and certification pod casts so that you can have instruction at home at your convenience.

    Instructor:  Dolcey E. Chaplin, Esq.
    Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm

    For information and registration, call 973-720-2354.


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business,1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ, Lab G016
  • Get Your Business Online
    03/27/15 05:30 PM - 03/27/15 08:30 PM

    This is a hands-on workshop that will help you build your free website. You will learn how to create and publish a website for your business; get a free, easy-to-build, professional website for one year; and get a free customized domain name and hosting for one year.

    Instructor:  Reina I Valenzuela
    Time:  5:30 – 8:30 PM

    Fee: $10


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ Room G16,
  • Introduction to QuickBooks
    04/02/15 06:00 PM - 04/02/15 09:00 PM

    This short introductory course will show one how to prepare, interpret important financial reports, and create the company’s books from “scratch”. One is shown how to set up accounts, customers, vendors, items and jobs.

    Covered Tasks:
    •   “Clean up” your important customer lists
    •   Enter and process checks, bills and payments
    •   Prepare and process estimates, invoices, sales receipts,
         credit memos, deposits and customer statements
    •   Purchase and manage inventory

    Instructor: Errol Bowen
    Time:  6:00–9:00 p.m.

    Fee: $39

    Text:$25 Optional


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business1600 Valley Road, Wayne, Room G016,
  • Grow Your Business Online
    04/10/15 05:30 PM - 04/10/15 08:30 PM

    In this workshop you will find out how to take advantage of online tools to run and promote your business. You will also learn more about Google’s top tools for small businesses, including Google+, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and Google Apps. You will discover how to get found and attract customers.

    Instructor:  Reina I. Valenzuela
    Time:  5:30 – 8:30 PM
    Fee: $10

     


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business,1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ Room G16
  • Introduction to QuickBooks
    05/07/15 06:00 PM - 05/07/15 09:00 PM

    This short introductory course will show one how to prepare, interpret important financial reports, and create the company’s books from “scratch”. One is shown how to set up accounts, customers, vendors, items and jobs.

    Covered Tasks:
    •   “Clean up” your important customer lists
    •   Enter and process checks, bills and payments
    •   Prepare and process estimates, invoices, sales receipts,
         credit memos, deposits and customer statements
    •   Purchase and manage inventory

    Instructor: Errol Bowen
    Time:  6:00–9:00 p.m.
    Fee: $39 Text: 25 (Optional)


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business,1600 Valley Road, Wayne, Room G016
  • Government Contract Workshop for Small Business
    06/18/15 09:00 AM - 06/18/15 12:00 PM

    This hands-on workshop is the next step for business owners who want to expand their marketing efforts beyond their current customer base.

    The Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center will help your firm market to government agencies, such as DoD, EPA, DOE, FAA, State of New Jersey, schools, post offices, local municipalities, as well as large businesses such as IBM, Lockheed and the casinos.  How to get in the door! This course will teach you about tools such as Small Disadvantaged Business/8a, Hubzone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Minority/Women certifications that will give your business a marketing edge. You will be given step by step instructions as to how to complete the Central Contractor Registration, the only place to register to get contracts with the Government and to showcase your services to large corporations. You have to be in it to win it! Additionally, we will review the government payment system “Wide Area Work Flow”, so you can get paid within a week of delivery.

    You will receive a listing of small business specialists at various agencies and large businesses so you can avoid the “cold call”, since these individuals are tasked to assist you.  The Center will bid match you with buyers free of charge so that you will discover who is buying your goods or services, and we will assist in the review of bidding opportunities. If you know what you sell and how much, we can fill in the blanks for you with free follow-up counseling sessions, CCR and certification pod casts so that you can have instruction at home at your convenience.

    Instructor:  Dolcey E. Chaplin, Esq.
    Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm
    Fee: Free

    For information and registration, call 973-720-2354.


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business,1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ, Lab G016
  • Creating a Winning Business Plan
    01/19/16 03:00 PM - 01/19/16 03:00 PM

    A business plan is the key tool for all phases of a business from startup to expansion. The components of a business plan are executive summary, cover letter, organization plan, financial and supporting documents which are all necessary for obtaining SBA loans or loans from venture capitalists and angel investors.  This seminar entails the preparation of a sound and detailed business plan which is necessary for managing a business more effectively.

    Dates:  Friday(s)


    Location: WPU SBDC, 131 Ellison Street, Paterson, NJ 07505