At the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation, our goal is to open doors to Hudson County for current and future business owners. The best way that we know how to do that is to share our knowledge and resources with the community through events across the County. Take a look at some of our previous workshop events. Stay tuned for some exciting events throughout the year!
The HCEDC in partnership with the Union County Economic Development Corporation hosted a six week course to help business owners and potential business owners navigate the early stages of the entrepreneurial process. This course was held March 13 through April 24, 6:00 pm-8:45 pm at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center, 1379 Paterson Plank Road in Secaucus.
Thursday, April 26, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Kearny Point- 78 John Miller Way, Kearny
This free seminar, presented in partnership with the Union County Economic Development assisted small business owners in increasing their knowledge and understanding of credit. Issues covered included credit scores, credit myths, how credit scores are calculated, how to improve a credit score as well as types of financing available to small/start-up businesses and what lenders look for.
Starting on June 21, 2017, the HCEDC, in partnership with the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and Union County Economic Development Corporation (UCEDC) offered an intensive six-week workshop entitled Next Level Business Planning in which participants were guided in identifying the barriers keeping them from success and crafting a practical, real-world plan to overcome them.
Product pricing can be difficult. Price it too high, no one will make a purchase; Price it too low and profit margins will be lackluster. Pricing Your Products and Services for Small Businesses was a workshop designed for participants to discover how pricing strategies really work and how they relate to their specific cost structure. This event was held on June 7, 2017 in Jersey City.
In conjunction with the UCEDC, the Hudson EDC sponsored an Introduction to Franchising workshop in Jersey City on May 22, 2017. The event featured one of North America’s top franchise consultants who shared his insights on everything there is to know about franchises.
Finances can make or break any business. In order to help Hudson entrepreneurs get a solid handle on their business finances, the Hudson EDC partnered with the UCEDC to present QuickBooks 101 on May 10, 2017 at the North Bergen Free Public Library. QuickBooks 101 was an interactive workshop for businesses that manage their own financial records.
The Hudson EDC partnered with the UCEDC on April 19, 2017 for a workshop covering all things intellectual property. Intellectual property can be confusing, but odds are if you own your own business you have some sort of intellectual property that is uniquely yours. The Intellectual Property Basics for Small Businesses & Start-ups workshop explored the legal channels business owners can use to protect themselves.