Upcoming Events

Education

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.

Your Credit & You

Wednesday, May 15, 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

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 owners.

In this workshop the following topics will be covered:

  • 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

Sample credit reports will be distributed and reviewed to provide a hands-on experience of interpreting a credit report.

For more information visit: Your Credit & You

Entrepreneurship 101

6-Week Program

Wednesday, June 5th-Wednesday July 17th

9:30 am-12:30 pm

North Bergen Public Library

8411 Bergenline Avenue

North Bergen, New Jersey  07047

Price: $225 per registrant (*)

Refreshments including a Continental Breakfast will be served

This six-week course will help guide participants through the early stages of the entrepreneurial process and give them the best chance to turn a business idea into a success.

Individuals that should attend this seminar are those 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.

Topics covered in this class include:

  • Learn the guidelines to start your business
  • Discuss the pros and cons of difference legal structures for your business
  • Learn the process of developing a business plan
  • Learn how to conduct effective business research
  • Develop cost, revenue and cash flow projections

(*) Special offer for Hudson County residents only- Receive 100% of your registration fee back when you complete the workshop!

For more information go to: Entrepreneurship 101

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