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Sponsored By
William Paterson University
and the
William Paterson University Small Business Development Center

Elevator Pitch Seminar

Learn exactly what is an elevator pitch, and how you can pitch your idea,
by getting all the necessary components to make your elevator pitch a success.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (12:30-1:30)
Location: Valley Road Rm 1023
Presenter: Dr. Perry

Industry and Market Analysis for Start-up Ventures

The focus of the session would be on Company and Industry research as the foundation for the start-up or growth of a new or young business (0-2 years). The session is hands-on and the students are being asked to bring their laptops with them.

Monday, February 10, 2014, 6:00PM-8:40PM
Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 2002
Presenter: Nancy Weiner

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Researching Companies and Industries

From corporate documents and SEC filings to journal articles and online media, this workshop covers basic strategies for locating information on companies and their industries. LexisNexis Academic, RefUSA, IBISWorld are among the databases featured in this session. Professional Enrichment Credits are Available

Tuesday, March 11, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 1020
Presenter: Nancy Weiner, Cheng Librarian

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Get Your Business Online

This is a hands-on workshop that will help you build your free website. You will learn how to create and publish a website for your business; get a free, easy-to-build, professional website for one year; and get a free customized domain name and hosting for one year.

Friday, January, 31, 2014, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sponsor: WPU Small Business Development Center
Location: Cotsakos College of Business, 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Contact: Sonia Musa,
Fee: $10.00

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Business Start-up Basics

The business start-up 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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Sponsor: WPU Small Business Development Center
Location: Paterson Public Library, 250 Broadway, Paterson, NJ
Contact: Sonia Musa,
Fee: $10.00

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Understanding Your Business’ Financial Statements
(What do these numbers mean?)

 This course helps you understand the various types of financial statements that allow you to review and analyze your business operation and enable you to design a profit improvement planning strategy to grow and expand your business. Topics include understanding spreadsheets, revenue and expenses, financial structure and relationships, meaningful forecasts and projections, breakeven analysis, balance sheets and learning how to manage trends affecting your business and more.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sponsor: WPU Small Business Development Center
Location: PCCC Community Technology Center, 218 Memorial Drive, Paterson, NJ, Room 102A
Contact: Sonia Musa,
Fee: $10.00

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