Whether you are a business-savvy expert or looking to start a new venture, we can help you sharpen your skills to take your business to the next level. We have partnered with chambers, local colleges, universities and training experts in the fields of finance, sales and business to provide a variety of lectures, courses and workshops throughout Hudson County. Our training ranges from two-hour lectures to six-week courses; in-depth, advanced training up to 15 weeks is also provided to established businesses.

We focus on helping businesses evaluate the realities of starting a business and help those in the early years of operating a new business to achieve stability and sustainable business practices. Financial education is a priority and we offer education topics ranging from: knowing and improving your credit score, financing and accounting tools to manage your business.

The HCEDC Proudly Presents the
Business Smarts 2021 Webinar Series


Starting a Business in New Jersey Live Webinar
Wednesday, July 21, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

The decision to start a business is an exciting time for any entrepreneur.  However, there are many steps you’ll need to take to protect yourself from potential liability, legal and tax issues.

This webinar is designed to guide you through the mechanics of starting your business and make sure you get off on the right foot. In this workshop, we’ll cover:

  • The pros and cons of different legal business structures
  • How to name and register your business
  • What taxes apply to your business and how to make sure you are set up to file them
  • What’s required of your business if you have employees
  • The insurance you’re required to have to operate in New Jersey

Give your business the best chance to succeed by getting started the right way.

Register now at: Starting A Business in New Jersey Live Webinar

Writing a Business Plan Live Webinar
Wednesday, September 29, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Developing a business plan is one of the most important challenges you will face as an entrepreneur.  The process of developing a good business plan requires an understanding and appreciation for the tools required to do it right.

This workshop was developed to guide you through that process and give you a hands-on systematic way to develop an outline, investigate and evaluate the resources and create a draft of your own business plan.  In this workshop, we’ll show you how to:

  • Research and analyze the individual components needed for a business plan
  • Apply skills to create a business plan for different audiences, including investors and banks
  • Explain the purpose and future of your business in easy to understand terms
  • Describe your marketing, sales, and planning strategies and more

Learn how your finished plan should look in this workshop!

Register now at: Writing a Business Plan Live Webinar

Digital Marketing & Social Media Live Webinar
Wednesday, October 13, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

This introductory workshop addresses the basics of harnessing the power of digital within the context of your organization’s marketing strategy. Digital marketing and social media should be an important part of your business’ promotional mix.

Register now at: Digital Marketing & Social Media Live Webinar

In Case You Missed It: The HCEDC Presents
Business Smarts 2021 Webinar Series

QuickBooks Basics Live Webinar
Wednesday, May 26, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

One of the most important, yet frequently overlooked components for most business owners is recordkeeping. QuickBooks Basics is an introductory workshop focused on the needs of business owners who manage their own financial records. This informative webinar will walk participants through the ground level stages of bookeeping.

View now at: QuickBooks Basics Webinar

In Case You Missed It: The HCEDC
Business Smarts 2020 Webinar Series 

Negotiating Sales Contracts Webinar

View this free workshop and learn the tools, techniques and savvy sales negotiation tactics that enable you to influence your buyer’s perception of cost, value, and benefits. In this workshop, we’ll show you some key clauses to put into your agreements, teach you how to suggest compromises so your business is not at a disadvantage, and enhance your results at the bargaining table.

View Now at: Negotiating Sales Contracts Webinar

Intellectual Property Basics Webinar

This free workshop will review intellectual property assets such as trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrights and how they can be protected at a state and federal level. We’ll walk you through the simple steps every business owner can take to register copyrights and trademarks.

View Now at: Intellectual Property Basics Webinar

Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey

The HCEDC works closely with the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey and supports the Hispanic Entrepreneurship Program (HETP) to assist businesses in Hudson County.  The mission of the SHCCNJ is to promote the continued growth and development of New Jersey business while upholding the highest standards of conduct and excellence.

Learn more about the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey