SBDC Events

  • Are you an Entrepreneur?
    Sep 26, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - Sep 26, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

    Are you ready to start a business? Learn what steps you need to take and what to look out for.

    The business startup seminar helps you to know how to discover your personal strengths and weaknesses and to understand your business needs. This seminar provides the entrepreneur with tools, reference materials, and additional sources for information on starting a business.

    Fee: Free


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

  • Creating a Winning Business Plan
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - Sep 27, 2016 @ 12:00 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.

    Fee: Free


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

  • Financial Planning
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - Sep 28, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

    This workshop will provide the entrepreneur with tools, reference materials, and additional sources for information on financial management.  This financial planning workshop introduces tools and processes focused on answers to the following questions facing the entrepreneur.

    • Will I be profitable?
    •  When will I be profitable?
    •   How much funding is needed and the possible sources?

    Fee: Free


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

  • NEW! NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - Sep 29, 2016 @ 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
     

  • ¿Es usted un (a) Emprendedor(a)?
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - Sep 29, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

    Este seminario patrocinado por William Paterson University SBDC, es para ayudar a todas aquellas personas que están pensando en empezar un pequeño negocio. Este seminario será dado completamente en español para ayudar a los futuros empresarios a definir sus fortalezas y para conocer cuáles son los pasos a seguir para dar comienzo.

    Costo: Gratis


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

  • Como Hacer un Plan de Negocios
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 3:00 PM - Sep 29, 2016 @ 4:00 PM

    Este seminario te ayudara a desarrollar un plan de trabajo para presentarlo a posibles inversionistas o prestadores. Los topicos de esta clase incluyen: mercadeo, finanzas, diseño de organizacion; resumen ejecutivo, programas de prestamos de la SBA, y como solicitar para prestamos de negocios. Este entrenamiento en bien informativo y se impartira en español. Proveerá a los asistentes conocimientos de como hacer estudios de investigacion en todas las areas de los negocios.

    Costo: Gratis


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

  • Are you an Entrepreneur?
    Oct 03, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - Oct 03, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

    Are you ready to start a business? Learn what steps you need to take and what to look out for.

    The business startup seminar helps you to know how to discover your personal strengths and weaknesses and to understand your business needs. This seminar provides the entrepreneur with tools, reference materials, and additional sources for information on starting a business.

    Fee: Free


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

  • Doing Business with the Federal Government Conference
    Oct 04, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - Oct 04, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

    The U.S. Federal Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world.  Learn the types of products and services it procures and how to tell if the government is buying what your business is selling.

    There are number of databases and systems to register in before you can do business with the federal government.  Learn the acronyms and databases you’ll need so you can start selling.

    You’re registered and ready to sell, now what?  Find out how to identify upcoming opportunities and get ahead of the competition.

    Fee: Free


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, conference Room G015
     

  • Creating a Winning Business Plan
    Oct 04, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - Oct 04, 2016 @ 12:00 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.

    Fee: Free


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

  • Are you an Entrepreneur?
    Oct 10, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - Oct 10, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

    Are you ready to start a business? Learn what steps you need to take and what to look out for.

    The business startup seminar helps you to know how to discover your personal strengths and weaknesses and to understand your business needs. This seminar provides the entrepreneur with tools, reference materials, and additional sources for information on starting a business.

    Fee: Free


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

  • Creating a Winning Business Plan
    Oct 11, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - Oct 11, 2016 @ 12:00 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.

    Fee: Free


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

  • NEW!FranFit Seminar
    Oct 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - Oct 27, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

    This seminar will explicate pros and cons of buying either an existing business or a franchise: this seminar also will explore on common myths and truths about franchising. Government regulations for franchises. The importance knowing your personal goals and objectives before taking the plunge.  How to safely research and select the right franchise for you and how to finance your business.  Two sessions are available.   

    Fee: Free


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

  • Are you an Entrepreneur?
    Oct 17, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - Oct 17, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

    Are you ready to start a business? Learn what steps you need to take and what to look out for.

    The business startup seminar helps you to know how to discover your personal strengths and weaknesses and to understand your business needs. This seminar provides the entrepreneur with tools, reference materials, and additional sources for information on starting a business.

    Fee: Free


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

  • Social Media for the Entrepreneur
    Oct 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - Oct 19, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

    Social media is a powerful tool that gives businesses the ability to interact with their customers, retain customers, market at a low cost, as well as entertain their audience. This medium is expanding exponentially and will continue to do so.  Regardless of your role in the world of business, Social Media Marketing will influence and change what you do and how you do it.  Kim Casamento will explain how social media can be used to strengthen your small or large business.


    3 Things You Will Learn

    • How to use social media successfully 
    • The various platforms on social media and how to use each of them 
    • How to measure the? success of your social media initiatives

    3 Takeaways

    • The importance of social media
    • If it is appropriate for your business
    • Confidence in using social media

    Who Should Attend

    • Business owners
    • Marketing professionals
    • Anyone who enjoys social media

    Fee: $25 


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business 1600 Valley Road, Wayne 07470 room G015
     

  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCES
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 8:30 AM - Oct 20, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

     "How to Secure Financing for Your Company: From Fixed Assets to Lines of Credit"

    Fee: Free 


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

  • Are you an Entrepreneur?
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - Oct 24, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

    Are you ready to start a business? Learn what steps you need to take and what to look out for.

    The business startup seminar helps you to know how to discover your personal strengths and weaknesses and to understand your business needs. This seminar provides the entrepreneur with tools, reference materials, and additional sources for information on starting a business.

    Fee: Free


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

  • Demystifying International Trade
    Oct 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - Oct 25, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

    How to Get Started, and How to Expand:
    This seminar covers the fundamentals of international trade. We will cover topics for both beginning and accomplished exporters – including marketing, sales, pricing and distribution.

    Fee: $15

     


    Location: Passaic County Economic Development, Totowa Business Center, 930 Riverview Drive, Suite 250, Totowa, NJ 07512
     

  • Getting the Most from International Reps., Agents and Distributors
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - Oct 26, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

    How to Expand Your Reach Abroad:

    This seminar covers the practical aspects of how to work with representatives, agents, distributors, and other resources. Learn how to increase your reach by working with sales professionals.

    Fee: $15


    Location: Passaic County Economic Development, Totowa Business Center, 930 Riverview Drive, Suite 250, Totowa, NJ 07512
     

  • Basics of International Payments and Risk – INCOTERMS
    Oct 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - Oct 27, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

    Understanding the Language of International Commerce:

    This seminar provides a layman’s overview of international payments and international commercialterms – INCOTERMS – the international languages of how to buy, sell, deliver and get paid, and how to transfer risk. These are the fundamental building blocks of how to transact international business.

    Fee: $15 


    Location: Passaic County Economic Development, Totowa Business Center, 930 Riverview Drive, Suite 250, Totowa, NJ 07512
     

  • NEW!FranFit Seminar
    Oct 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - Oct 27, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

    This seminar will explicate pros and cons of buying either an existing business or a franchise: this seminar also will explore on common myths and truths about franchising. Government regulations for franchises. The importance knowing your personal goals and objectives before taking the plunge.  How to safely research and select the right franchise for you and how to finance your business.  Two sessions are available.   

    Fee: Free 


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, Conference Room G015
     

  • Are you an Entrepreneur?
    Oct 31, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - Oct 31, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

    Are you ready to start a business? Learn what steps you need to take and what to look out for.

    The business startup seminar helps you to know how to discover your personal strengths and weaknesses and to understand your business needs. This seminar provides the entrepreneur with tools, reference materials, and additional sources for information on starting a business.

    Fee: Free


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

  • Federal Small Business Certification Conference
    Nov 03, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - Nov 03, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

     

    The 8(a) Business Development Program an essential instrument for helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society and participate in the federal marketplace.  Established businesses that have at least two years of sales can gain access to set-aside requirements and unique sole-source authority.  The program helps thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to gain a foothold in government contracting.

    The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program seeks to encourage economic development in historically underutilized business zones, “HUBZones” through the establishment of set-aside requirements, limited sole source authority, and a unique competitive price preference.

    The WOSB/EDWOSB set-aside contracting program began in February 2011 and was recently updated effective October 15, 2015 to include limited sole source authority.  To be eligible, a firm must be at least 51% owned, controlled, and managed by one or more women who are U.S. citizens.  In order for a WOSB to be deemed “economically disadvantaged,” its owners must demonstrate economic disadvantage in accordance with the requirements set forth in the final rule. These procurement mechanisms are meant to increase federal contracting opportunities and to assist entrepreneurs in linking up with federal contracts offering set asides.

    Fee: Free


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, Conference room G015
     

  • NEW! NJ Division of Revenue & Taxation Small Business Tax Workshop
    Nov 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - Nov 15, 2016 @ 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, Conference Room G015
     

  • Introduction to QuickBooks
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - Nov 30, 2016 @ 9:00 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

    Fee: $39 

    Text: $25


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, Room G016
     

  • Introduction to QuickBooks
    Dec 07, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - Dec 07, 2016 @ 9:00 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

    Fee: $39 

    Text: $25


    Location: Cotsakos College of Business 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, Room G016