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
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.
Register now at: QuickBooks Basics Webinar
Courses Held Every Wednesday for 7-weeks
June 9th through July 21st, 2021; 10:30 am.
This 7-week course will cover a range of topics, including a business assessment and step-by-step guidance in developing and completing a business plan. This course aims to give every participant the ability to manage their business by providing insight into industry research, finance, and marketing. Those who should attend include; individuals contemplating starting a business, those looking for more information on assessing their ideas and early-stage business owners looking to add more structure and understanding.
Register now at: Entrepreneurship 101
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
Business Smarts 2020 Webinar Series
QuickBooks Basics is an introductory workshop focused on the needs of businesses that manage their financial records. This informative workshop walks participants through the ground level stages of “bookkeeping”: set up your company in QuickBooks, adding customers, vendors and employee records, and producing reports.
View Now at: QuickBooks Basics 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
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.