About New Jersey Small Business Development Center @ Rutgers-Newark

Our service delivery is guided by the principles that our Clients: (a) receive the right service in a timely and professional  manner; (b) acquire the necessary business skills to enable them to become self-sufficient entrepreneurs and  competent business managers; and (c) establish successful, long term  businesses that will enhance their economic quality of life as well as their communities. New Jersey Small Business Development Center @ Rutgers-Newark is located at 25 James Street, in Newark, NJ 07102. The Center is an affiliate of the Rutgers Business School-Newark & New Brunswick as well as the NJSBDC network, a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization. 

The mission of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center @ Rutgers-Newark is to help entrepreneurs and business owners start and grow sustainable, successful small business through the delivery of appropriate training and technical assistance services and programs.


Steps to accessing NJSBDC @ R-N Services

Start-up and Established businesses can access NJSBDC @ R-N services in 3 ways:

  1. By completing the Request for Counseling (RFC) form
  2. By sending email to: rnsbdc@business.rutgers.edu
  3. By telephone to our main number: 973-353-5950

All clients are required to have a signed RFC on file before services can be offered. This is nationwide SBA-SBDC policy. Client who complete the electronic RFC endorse the form by clicking “submit” and this is considered a valid signature of acceptance of conditions of service,  therefore client are encouraged to use this as the best and most expedient form of accessing services. Once a signed or e-RFC is received client will be directed to the next appropriate stage of business services based on their level of business establishment or maturity. All prospective entrepreneurs and start-ups are required to attend the Entrepreneurs’ Q&A session offered on Wednesdays 10am-12noon or 4-6pm (check our website for schedule). Please call for exact time for the week. There is a $10.00 per person fee to attend, however preregistration is required since a maximum of 10 businesses can be facilitated for each session.


Contact Us

Main Office
25 James Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-353-5950
Fax: 973-353-5978
Email: rnsbdc@business.rutgers.edu
Facebook: http://facebook.com/njsbdc.rutgersnewark
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rnsbdc
SKYPE: rnsbdc

Nakima Caldwell
Project Assistant-NJSBDC at Rutgers-Newark
Phone: 973-353-1922
Email: ncaldwell@business.rutgers.edu


The New Jersey Small Business Development Center @ Rutgers-Newark is an affiliate of the Rutgers Business School & NJSBDC network and jointly funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Rutgers University. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.