SBDC Programs


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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: 973-321-1378                     Fax:        973-321-1379



 International Trade Management Series         

 This intermediate course is designed to put the student in 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.

 Demystifying International Trade           Fee: Free          

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.

Instructor:  Roger S. Cohen

Date:   Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time:  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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                                 Fee: Free    

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.

Instructor:  Roger S. Cohen

Date:   Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time:  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location:   Passaic County Economic Development,
Totowa Business Center, 930 Riverview Drive,
Suite 250, Totowa, NJ 07512

 International Payments and Risk – 

INCOTERMS                              Fee: Free

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.

Instructor:  Roger S. Cohen

Date:   Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time:  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location:   Passaic County Economic Development,
Totowa Business Center, 930 Riverview Drive,
Suite 250, Totowa, NJ 07512



A collaboration between SBDC & Star of Hope, This retail training is designed for the student interested in learning about a career in Retail Sales or Management.  This course offers a unique blend of classroom and “hands on” instruction in all areas of retail sales including merchandizing, inventory control, safety, customer, service, and more.  Students completing this course will have been given exposure to all of the main components of retail sales and will be prepared for an entry level job.  Many of the soft skills learned will be transferable into other industries.  The instructor has 20 years of experience in retail sales management and offers one on one instruction with each student to prepare them for the interview and the retail job.

For information or to register via email contact Stephanie Colletti, • 973-742-1222 x26• 973-742-1222 •

Instructor: Stephanie Collette
Dates: February & April
Time:  TBA
Location: Star Tec Institute, 34 Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07505


Doing Business with the Federal Government Conference      

Fee: Free

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.

Date: March 10, 2016

Time: 8:00 -1:00 P.M

Instructor: U.S. Small Business Administration – New Jersey District Office

Location: Cotsakos College of Business,
1600 Valley Road, Wayne, 1st Floor Auditorium


Federal Small Business Certification Conference        Fee: Free

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.

Date: April 7, 2016

Time: 8:00 -1:00 P.M

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