SBDC Programs

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. 

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

1) Accounting Fundamentals (3 hours)

2) QuickBooks for Small Businesses (6 hours)

3) QuickBooks A/R & A/P  (6 hours)

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

Please click here to view the entire program

Entrepreneur Certificate Program Spring 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.

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

Please click here for entire Entrepreneur Certificate Program 2014

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