SBDC Events

  • NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop
    Oct 03, 2017, 10:00 AM to Oct 03, 2017, 1:00 PM

    Division Personnel will explain proper procedures for collecting and remitting various New Jersey taxes. A focal point of each workshop is the sales tax responsibilities of small businesses including the description of taxable and exempt sales and services.  Discussions will also highlight different types of business ownership and the tax consequences of each one.  Registration is required. Two sessions are available.

    Fee: Free


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business, 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 Room 4032
     

  • Legal Basics for Small Businesses
    Oct 04, 2017, 10:00 AM to Oct 04, 2017, 1:00 PM

    The purpose of this one on one counseling service is to provide a basic knowledge of critical legal issues for small business owners including; start-up (including choosing the proper legal structure, rights among partners and the registration process); nonprofit; lease agreement; and Contract law.

    Fee: Free

    Registration is required.


    Location: WPU SBDC, 131 Ellison Street, Paterson, NJ 07013
     

  • NEW! Interested in Starting a Business in the Food Industry?
    Oct 24, 2017, 10:00 AM to Oct 24, 2017, 1:00 PM

    The Business of Food will give current and potential food entrepreneurs candid insight from an expert into one of the largest industries in our area. The goal is to facilitate a real dialog about topics that are important to entrepreneurs in the food industry. This workshop is geared towards people looking to grow or launch a food business in New Jersey such as a restaurant, food truck, commercial food product development and/or artisan goods. Listen to our instructor, Jerry Frungillo as he talks about his many experiences in the food business and many business lessons he and his family have learned along the way.

    Fee: $35

    Registration is required. 


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business,1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 room 4032
     

  • Social Media "Boot Camp" for the Entrepreneur
    Oct 26, 2017, 1:00 PM to Oct 26, 2017, 4:00 PM

    You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Where do you start? How do you engage? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following?

    What’s next? This boot camp will answer all of those questions and more! This 3-hour Bootcamp will guide you through the process of developing and implementing a successful social media marketing strategy. 

    •  Beginners: (first hour)

     Guide to a simple social marketing campaign

    Learn the anatomy of an email marketing campaign.

    Set up your social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram (hands-on)

    1. Intermediate (Second hour)

    • Audit your existing profiles, learn to update and manage your brand presence 
    • Creation of an email campaign using Constant Contact (hands-on)
    • Demo of automation tools that save you time and money (hands-on)
    1. Advanced: (last hour)
    • Create a social media themed calendar that connects with customers (hands-on)
    • Learn how to showcase your products on Facebook (hands-on)
    • Learn the basic set up of paid or sponsored ad campaigns

    To make the most of the Hands-on segments you will have the opportunity to work on your own accounts, so come prepared with a laptop, graphics, logo, photos, video or other materials you want to share online. 

    Fee: $25

    You must register to attend


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business, 1600 Valley Road, Room 4032, Wayne, NJ 07470
     

  • NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop
    Nov 14, 2017, 10:00 AM to Nov 14, 2017, 1:00 PM

    Division Personnel will explain proper procedures for collecting and remitting various New Jersey taxes. A focal point of each workshop is the sales tax responsibilities of small businesses including the description of taxable and exempt sales and services.  Discussions will also highlight different types of business ownership and the tax consequences of each one.  Registration is required. Two sessions are available.

    Fee: Free


    Location: Paterson Task Force, 109 Washington Street, Paterson, New Jersey 07505
     

  • New!!!Build your Business as a Home Improvement Contractor
    Dec 07, 2017, 5:30 PM to Dec 07, 2017, 7:30 PM

    Do you know what it takes to legally operate a Home Improvement Company in New Jersey? Can’t get any contracts because you are not properly registered? Are you worried that a building inspector could shut down your project? This session, answers most frequently asked questions and clarifies the process for tradesmen and handymen to start operating their businesses in areas such as home repairs, renovations, improvements, landscaping, building maintenance services, etc. 

     This session will give you an overview of the following:

    1. Steps to starting your company in New Jersey
    2. Steps to registering with the Department of Consumer Affairs  as a Home Improvement Contractor
    3. Basic information regarding insurance coverages
    4. Basic information regarding tax requirements

    Fee: $25

    Registration is required.


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business, 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 Conference Room 4032