SBDC Programs

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Accounting and QuickBooks Certificate ( New)

This certificate program offers an overview of the key concepts, tools, and techniques required to succeed in today’s challenging business environment from a hands-on perspective.  Offered in partnership with the New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) this program will cover the basics of accounting fundamentals and then apply those fundamentals to QuickBooks to enable business owners to take better control of their business finances. All classes meet Thursday(s) from 6:00 - 9:00 P.M at the Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy, 300 Oldham Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

To earn a certificate in this program, the following three courses are required.

Accounting Fundamentals (1 session)

This course is designed to establish students with fundamental knowledge of accounting procedures and is a  compliment to QuickBooks for Small Businesses. 

Cost:   $55.00

Course #: NBS 200 S1

Dates:  Thu, Oct 2

Time:   6:00 – 9:00 pm

Place:  Wayne, Public Safety Academy, Room125

QuickBooks for Small Businesses (2 sessions)

This introductory course explains how QuickBooks can simplify the accounting process for a small business.  (Participants should have knowledge of basic keyboarding.) 

 Cost:  $95.00

Course #: NBS 201 S1

Dates:  Thu, Oct 9 & 16   

Time:  6:00 – 9:00 pm

Place:  Wayne, Public Safety Academy, Room 125

QuickBooks A/R & A/P (2 sessions)

This intermediate course is designed to put the student in a simulated real business environment managing both the Customers/Sales and Vendors/Expenses capabilities in QuickBooks. Accounts Receivable transactions include creating customer and job lists, setting up item (product) lists, creating quotes, and tracking employee time. 

Cost:  $95.00

Course #: NBS 202 S1

Dates:  Thu, Oct 23 & 30

Time:  6:00 – 9:00 pm

Place:  Wayne, Public Safety Academy, Room 125

Or take any one of the topics listed below to improve your knowledge by enhancing your skills in one area.

(For more information on the Accounting & QuickBooks Certificate program please call Deniese Hicks at 973-684-6126 or email

Entrepreneur Certificate Program Fall 2014

This program is a partnership between Passaic County Community College and the William Paterson University Small Business Development Center.

All classes meet Monday or Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm at the PCCC PSA (Public Safety Academy) 300 Oldham Road, Wayne

All seven courses must be taken to obtain the Entrepreneur Certificate, but anyone is welcome to take a course individually if desired. The courses need not be taken in sequence and credit for them may be carried over from semester to semester.

All courses are Monday or Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the PCCC Public Safety Academy, 300 Oldham Road, Wayne, NJ.  Call 973-684-6126 for additional information.  




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Marketing Strategies for Business Success (6 hrs)

W, Sep 10, 17





Understanding Financial Statements (6 hrs)

W, Oct 1, 8





Small Business Record Keeping (3 hrs)

W, Oct 15





Legal 1 – Startup Specifics (3 hrs)

M, Oct 20





Legal 2 – Contracts (3 hrs)

M, Oct 27 





Small Business Taxes (3 hrs)

W, Nov 5





The Business Plan (9 hrs)

W, Nov 19; Dec 3, 10





For information or registration please call Denise Hicks at 973-684-6126or email


Disaster Preparedness 

The WPU-SBDC is offering comprehensive Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning assistance which will help you protect and grow your business.

Our offer includes individual consulting and group presentations.

Please complete the survey which will be used for our initial assessments and to assist us in understanding the challenges of businesses in our county.

Additional documents are also available to assist you with creating your disaster plans.

  1. Disaster Preparedness Survey
  2. Disaster Preparedness Survey - spanish
  3. Could you survive a disaster?                                                    
  4. 20 Questions for your insurance company/agent.            
  5. Web link to FIMA risk assessment table.
  6. Examples of typical hazards

Please contact us at:

Phone: 973-754-8695                     Fax:        973-754-9153


International Trade Management Series:

The NJSBDC International Trade Program offers practical workshops in all aspects of international business.

To register call 973-353-1927 or online at:  You must be registered to attend.  All classes are held at the following below address.

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


Demystifying International Trade

How to Get Started                                                                                          Fee:$50

Seminar covers the fundamentals of foreign trade. It will review topics for both beginning and accomplished exporters and importers.

Date: Monday, September l5, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM -1:00 PM


Getting the Most from International Reps., Agents and Distributors

How to Expand Your Reach Abroad Fee:$50

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

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


International Letters of Credit and INCOTERMS (International Terminology)

Understanding the Language of International Commerce Fee: $50

This workshop provides an overview of international letters of credit and international commercial terms – the international language (INCOTERMS) of how to buy, sell, deliver and get paid and transfer of risk. These are the fundamental building blocks of how to transact international business.

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


International Branding

Telling Your Story in Different Markets                    Fee: $Free

How do well-known companies promote their product brands differently in international markets? What is international branding? How does it compare with advertising? When do companies use brand confusion? Using images and photos, we will examine examples of the branding of identical products in different markets. How does an overnight delivery service promote themselves in the United States and Japan? How about Haagen-Dazs ice cream or Bridgestone Tires? What about "Death To Vampires!" movies?

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time:  10:00AM to 1:00PM