Training

Sharpening Your Skills

Whether you are a business-savvy expert or a novice looking to start a new venture, the Hudson EDC can help you sharpen your skills and take your business toolbox to the next level. We host a variety of lectures, courses, workshops and training sessions to provide budding entrepreneurs and business leaders with the knowledge they need to turn their dreams into reality. Some of our most recent training sessions have covered topics such as product pricing, crafting business plans and overcoming obstacles. To learn more about upcoming events and training sessions, be sure to follow us on social media @HudsonEDC for regular updates.

Hudson County Consortium for Business Growth & Development

The HCEDC is proud to be a part of the Hudson County Consortium for Business Growth and Development, which will support the business success of entrepreneurs, start-ups, early stage and mature businesses by providing access to educational programs throughout Hudson County.

The Hudson County Consortium is comprised of the following founding organizations, dedicated to promoting business success through education:

  • Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Hudson County Community College, Center for Business & Industry
  • Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity
  • NJ Small Business Development Center at New Jersey City University

Basic Financial Management Courses

The Bottom Line – Understanding Your Financial Statements (HCEDC)

 When:  March 29, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Kearny Point, 78 John Miller Way- Kearny, NJ 07032

How:     In-Person Class

Fee:       Free

Register:  https://ucedc.com/events/

Contact:  Tammy Watterman, HCEDC, (201) 369-4370

Description: Understanding your small business’s financial performance is fundamental to knowing if the business is meeting your financial goals or if changes are needed in the way you do business. We use realistic sample financial statements to illustrate the concepts we are discussing. Participants are encouraged to bring their existing financial information to discuss or evaluate in class.  During the workshop, we focus on the following:

  • Accounting systems – identify the benefits of timely and accurate financial information and how a system can be put in place.
  • Basic financial statements – we’ll identify the basic financial statements that are common to all businesses and what they mean.
  • Interpreting financial information – guidance through the process, including setting benchmarks for business performance.
  • Making key business decisions – you’ll learn how to use financial information to make key business decisions such as when to hire additional employees, when to adjust pricing, or how to reduce excess costs.

Basics of Financial Management (NJ SBDC at NJCU)

When:  April 25, 2018, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Secaucus Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus, NJ 07094

How: In-Person Class

Fee:  Free

Register: www.sbdchudsoncounty.com/training/

Contact: sbdc@njcu.edu

Description: This training is for new and aspiring business owners.  It will introduce you to the day-to-day operations, organization and planning of a business from a financial standpoint.  The program is for entrepreneurs who have no prior formal business training and offers practical information that can easily be applied.

  • Bookkeeping
  • Selling and Succession
  • Financial Management
  • Organizational Types
  • Time Management
  • Tax Preparation
  • Banking
  • Record Keeping
  • Risk Management
  • Credit Reporting

Your Credit and You (HCEDC)

When:  April 26, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Kearny Point, 78 John Miller Way, Kearny, NJ 07032

How: In-Person Class

Fee: Free

Register: https://ucedc.com/events/

Contact: Tammy Watterman, HCEDC, (201) 369-4370

Description: Personal credit plays an important role in your business. Small or start-up businesses have not had the chance to establish business credit, so their access to capital is tied directly to the credit of the owners. We distribute a sample credit report to the participants and go through the details to give them a hands-on experience of interpreting a credit report. In this workshop, we’ll cover:

  • What are credit scores?
  • Credit myths
  • How are credit scores calculated?
  • Changing your credit score
  • What types of financing are available?
  • What lenders look for

Introduction to Bookkeeping & Accounting (NJ SBDC at NJCU)

When:  May 9, 2018, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: North Bergen Library, 8411 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen, NJ 07047

How: In-Person Class

Fee: Free

Register: www.sbdchudsoncounty.com/training/

Contact: sbdc@njcu.edu

Description: This course will introduce the basic principles of accounting and bookkeeping and how to use financial information to make informed business decisions.  This class will help you understand the most common terms that accountants and bankers use to talk about your business health.  The instructor will show how to easily create an income (profit and loss) statement, balance sheet and cash flow forecast.  Learn what the most common financial records mean.

  • Bookkeeping tools and resources
  • Recording practices
  • Basic financial statements development
  • Vocabulary and basic literacy discussion
  • Intro to QuickBooks

Financing Your Business (HCEDC)

When: May 24, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Kearny Point, 78 John Miller Way, Kearny, NJ 07032

How: In-Person Class

Fee: Free

Register: https://ucedc.com/events/

Contact: Tammy Watterman, HCEDC, (201) 369-4370

Description: Access to capital is critical to many small businesses, yet most owners don’t understand how to determine what they qualify for, what money is available to them and the roadblocks they may face obtaining financing.  This workshop was created to address these issues as well as to inform business owners of what’s expected of them in obtaining capital.  During the workshop, we’ll focus on the following areas:

  • Financing options available to small businesses
  • What lenders look for
  • Matching the right financing program to your needs
  • How to prepare for a meeting with a lender
  • Identify issues that will “kill” your deal

 

QuickBooks Offerings & Certification Programs

Introduction to QuickBooks (NJ SBDC at NJCU)

When: May 23, 2018, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: North Bergen Library, 8411 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen, NJ 07047

How: In-person

Fee: $25 per person

Register: www.sbdchudsoncounty.com/training/

Contact: sbdc@njcu.edu

Description: This course will introduce concepts and vocabulary related to QuickBooks. It will provide an overview of the software, addressing common expectations and how it best fits the needs of your business. The seminar leads to the longer 3-hour comprehensive training workshop which provides registrant with the skills to set up a business profile, entering receipts, tracking expenses, invoicing, payment tracking, tax tracking, purchase orders, and prepare reports and statements regarding your finances.

QuickBooks Certified User Preparation Program (HCCC)

Become a QuickBooks Certified User with Hudson County Community College! This two-part national certification program benefits bookkeepers, accountants, and financial professionals by giving those with no prior QuickBooks experience a deeper understanding of this industry standard software. Prior knowledge of accounting principles required.

QuickBooks Certification – Beginners (Part 1)

When: May 12 to July 7, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Nine 4-hour sessions)
b Hudson County Community College, Journal Square Campus, Jersey City, NJ
How: In-person
Fee: $439 per person
Register: http://www.hccc.edu/communityeducation/
Contact: Clara Angel, (201) 360-4647, cangel@hccc.edu
Description: In Part I, students explore the basics of QuickBooks including creating companies, working with vendors and customers, banking, and customization.

QuickBooks Training Workshop (NJ SBDC at NJCU)

When:  June 6, 2018, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: North Bergen Library, 8411 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen, NJ 07047

How: In-person Workshop

Fee: $175 per person

Register: www.sbdchudsoncounty.com/training/

Contact: sbdc@njcu.edu

Description: This course will instruct business owners, business finance staff, bookkeepers and anyone managing payroll, finances and inventory on how to grow your business.  A certified QuickBooks instructor will guide you on the use of the most updated QuickBooks software, designed to increase accuracy in reporting to accountants and bankers.

  • QuickBooks overview – selecting the version right for your business
  • Setting up a new company file
  • Connecting bank accounts to download bank transactions
  • Creating new accounts, customers and vendors
  • Writing and printing checks from QuickBooks
  • Recording expenses and deposits
  • Reconciling bank activity
  • Cash basis balance sheet and profit and loss
  • Review of customer and vendor center in QuickBooks
  • Recording bills and bill payments
  • Creating products/services to be included on invoices
  • Creating invoices and customizing
  • Receiving customer payments and recording deposits
  • Accounts receivable and accounts payable aging reports
  • Accrual based balance sheet and profit and loss

Excel for Business/Finance Professionals

Excel for Business/Finance Professionals (HCCC)

These courses are designed to introduce you to and increase your knowledge of Excel software.  Excel is an important and often used tool in businesses and enables you to track revenue and finances, balance budgets, and create reports and graphs.  Busy owners and bookkeeping staff need flexibility; Hudson County Community College Excel courses are therefore provided in-person and also online, at different levels:

Intermediate Excel

When:  April 4 to April 8, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Four 3-hour sessions)

Where: Hudson County Community College, Journal Square Campus, Jersey City, NJ

How: In-person

Fee: $99 per person

Register: http://www.hccc.edu/communityeducation/

Contact: Clara Angel, (201) 360-4647, cangel@hccc.edu

 

Advanced Excel

When:  May 16 to June 6, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Hudson County Community College, Journal Square Campus, Jersey City, NJ

How: In-person

Fee: $99 per person

Register: http://www.hccc.edu/communityeducation/

Contact:  Clara Angel, (201) 360-4647, cangel@hccc.edu

Microsoft Excel 2016 Series

When:  Rolling Admission, 72 hours of course time

Where: Online

How:     Online with Facilitator

Fee: $324 per person

Register:  http://www.hccc.edu/communityeducation/

Contact: Clara Angel, (201) 360-4647, cangel@hccc.edu

An Overview of Census Bureau Tools to Help you Start and Grow your Business

Next Level Business Planning

Pricing Your Products

Access to Capital

QuickBooks 101