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 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 manager your business.


Obtain An Edge To Succeed in Business

Wednesday, June 5, 2019: 9:00 am-11:00 am

Bayonne City Council Chambers

630 Avenue C

Bayonne, New Jersey  07002

Free Event!

Light Refreshments Served

Are you a business or non-profit organization, operating for more than one year? If you are, we invite you to attend an information session to hear about free training for you and your employees.

Training provides employees with an opportunity to learn and grow. Businesses that provide training are able to retain their valuable workers, increase revenue and profit.

Attend this session to hear about free and customized business skill training for your employees. This is an opportunity to strengthen your team by improving their skills in the areas of: team building, problem solving, conflict resolution and time management.

In addition, this seminar will discuss free training in: Microsoft Office, Customer Service, Business Writing, English as a Second Language (ESL), Math and others.

Come and tell us what type of training that you are interested in obtaining and we will design a program for you.

Classes are led by expert instructors and can be scheduled at your locations at times that are acceptable for your business.

For more information about this workshop and to register, visit: Obtain An Edge To Succeed in Business

Resources to Grow Your Business

Thursday, June 13, 2019: 5:30-6:30 pm

Dry Dock Bistro

78 John Miller Way, Ground Floor

Kearny, New Jersey  07032

Hear from a panel of experts on free services available to businesses.  Learn about: the HCEDC Million Dollar Challenge Program and business loan options; certification programs for government and private sector contracting; skill training for employees; incentive programs available to hire employees and more. In our Business Spotlight, meet Djenaba Johnson-Jones, Founder & CEO of Hudson Kitchen.  This is also an opportunity for business-to-business networking.

For more details & to register, visit: Resources to Grow Your Business

Hudson County Opportunity Zone Briefing

Tuesday, June 18, 2019: 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Culinary Conference Center

161 Newkirk Street

Jersey City, New Jersey  07306

In conjunction with the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation and Hudson County Improvement Authority, McManimon, Scotland & Baumann offers a presentation on the new Federal Opportunity Zone program, a program which seeks to combine private equity investment structures with social impact investing.

MS&B and a distinguished group of panelists will:

  • explain the Opportunity Zone’s tax incentives and restrictions;
  • profile New Jersey and Hudson County’s Opportunity Zones;
  • share the perspectives of government leaders and Opportunity Zone investors;
  • describe key players on the ground in the Opportunity Zone markets;
  • discuss the role of governments, nonprofits, and businesses in matching investors with opportunities;
  • network with attendees

To register, go to Hudson County Opportunity Zone Briefing

Pricing for Small Business Profitability

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Kearny Point

78 John Miller Way

Kearny, New Jersey  07032

Free Event!

Refreshments including a Continental Breakfast will be served

One of the most difficult decisions that business owners face is how much to charge for their product of service. Understanding which price-point motivate or dissuade consumers from purchasing is key to setting the right price.

This workshop will focus on:

  • Types of price strategies
  • Finding your break-even price
  • Determining cost structure
  • Effect of pricing on your marketing efforts

This workshop includes an interactive activity that will help participants determine their business’ cost structure and how it relates to their current pricing.

For more information go to: Pricing for Small Business Profitability