Small Business

Some small businesses still wait for Sandy grants, Jeff Robinson quoted

Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2013
Location: 
New York, NY

A year after Superstorm Sandy sent more than six feet of ocean water into their ice cream store and destroyed everything inside, Brian and Michelle McMullin are still waiting to hear if they'll get grant money from New Jersey to help pay rebuilding costs.

But 60 miles away, in New York City, a $250,000 grant from a utility helped Madelaine Chocolate start its recovery after more than four feet of water flooded the factory and left mud, rust and mold covering walls, floors and more than 100 pieces of equipment.

Small business owners who applied for grants after the Oct. 29, 2012, storm are more likely to have gotten money by now from private sources like corporations, charities and chambers of commerce rather than the government. The problem: States must, by law, follow certain steps to give grants. But a lack of planning and negative attitudes about businesses also stand in the way of getting money quickly to companies that need it, according to people who study disaster recovery.

There's also resistance to giving small company grants because of the belief that business owners are well off, says Jeffrey Robinson, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

"They think, 'they're making money, why should we give it to them?'" Robinson says. "But you don't know how much you rely on the local supermarket or the corner Dunkin' Donuts until it's gone."

Full Article

TAGS: Jeffrey Robinson Sandy Small Business

Kid entrepreneurs set up stands across New Jersey on Lemonade Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

TAGS: Corporate Partners Entrepreneurship Small Business Social Entrepreneurship The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Small Business Development Center opens in Middlesex County to assist businesses and enrich student learning

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

TAGS: New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers Newark Small Business

Entrepreneur Roadshow Concentrates on Business Pitching to Investors, the Media and Retailers

Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Location: 
Newark, NJ

Own It Ventures, a woman-owned, NJ based organization has collaborated with Rutgers University-Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development and investors from TechLaunch and Delaware Crossing for a "Get Your Business Pitch Ready for Prime Time" Entrepreneur Roadshow on October 26, 2012 at Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ. The day is set to educate women entrepreneurs on the important elements of successful business pitches to Angel Investors, the Media and Retailers.      

"We have found that most entrepreneurs do not fully understand the process and mechanics of pitching their companies and/or products to investors, the media and retailers. The issue for women is compounded with the fact that if we do not feel confident or knowledgeable, we typically will not attempt to pitch," states Melissa Cloeter, President of Own It Ventures.

The agenda for the Entrepreneur Roadshow is to alleviate the angst and improve the areas where women lag; specifically access to capital, revenue growth, and access to influential business networks. According to the Survey of Business Owners Census in 2007, women own approximately one third of small businesses and employ 7.6 million people, yet only 4% of women owned firms secure bank loans to finance growth and less than 2% receive funds from VCs, family and friends.

Continue reading

TAGS: Entrepreneurship Small Business The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Rutgers Newark Small Business Development Center Appreciation Awards Dinner Dance & Networking Event

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rutgers-Newark Small Business Development Center is proud to be hosting an elegant gala in honor of businesses, individuals and organizations that have supported the Center and its programs from 2010-2011. This event will be held on October 20th, 2011 from 6:00PM – 10:00PM at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, Livingston, NJ 07039. The Appreciation Awards event is an opportunity to thank Rutgers-Newark SBDC financial Sponsors, Advisory Board Members, Open House Hosts and WEN Speakers involved with the Center.

TAGS: Awards New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers Newark Small Business

The New Jersey Business Growth Summit Offers Quality Training to NJ's Small Businesses

Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Location: 
New Jersey

The New Jersey Business Growth Summit has been designed for business professionals focused on sales, marketing, negotiation, and business growth.  This day-long event, which will take place on November 17, 2011 at the Pines Manor in Edison, will give small to medium sized business owners, sales and marketing professionals, and anyone else interested access to an exceptional learning and networking event.

It will include a two hour session on negotiation with a BusinessWeek rated top 25 professor, Dr. Ben Sopranzetti of Rutgers Business School.

Read the full article

TAGS: Ben Sopranzetti Marketing New Jersey Sales Small Business

Grant to New Jersey Small Business Development Centers supports job creation

Thursday, February 10, 2011

NEWARK, N.J. – Small businesses in New Jersey will soon have greater access to critical resources to help them start or grow their businesses and create jobs, thanks to a $1.3 million grant to SBA’s New Jersey Small Business Development Center.

TAGS: Entrepreneurship New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers Newark Small Business

Entrepreneurship GPS Series

Upcoming: Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room 4095

Last event of the school year for entrepreneurs!

The Entrepreneurship Minor will hosting the FINAL Entrepreneurship GPS Series of the semester on April 17th! You will benefit immensely from attending.

TAGS: Entrepreneurship Small Business Undergraduate New Brunswick Undergraduate Newark

Access to the Capital with SBA & Lenders (Livingston)

Upcoming: Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room TBD

The small business owner will learn about the SBA’s business loan programs, no-cost business management counseling programs, what goes in to a good loan proposal, how to prepare one to increase the chances of getting a loan. In addition participants will go over strategies for credit management & credit score improvement. Attendee can schedule an appointment for credit counseling on the spot. SBA Presenters and local lenders will be on hand to discuss various loan programs, credit profiles and financial readiness. - NO COST.

 

TAGS: Access to Capital New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick Small Business

Intro to Entrepreneurship Q&A (Livingston)

Upcoming: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room 4038

The Intro to Entrepreneurship Q & A sessions provide opportunities for those interested in starting a business to address start-up issues or questions: Starting with The Finish Line In Sight. Pre-registration required.

TAGS: Entrepreneurship New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick Small Business

Social Media, Digital Branding, & SEO (Livingston)

Upcoming: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room 4038

Participants will learn social media time management tips, strategies and tools. How to sessions will establish importance of starting and using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linked In and other social and business platforms. A Google profile and other tactics to consolidate online presences will be demonstrated. Participants will also learn a process for building an influential personal and business brand, manage their online image and how to identify and leverage language to influence the purchasing behavior of ideal clients.

TAGS: Digital Branding New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick Search Engine Optimization Small Business Social Media

Bank of America Monthly Credit Clinic (Livingston)

Upcoming: Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room 4012

This program addresses how critical credit issues impact the achievement of important and complex personal & business financial aspects and will cover: 1) How to understand one’s credit situation/status based on what your credit report reveals 2) How credit scores are calculated; determined; impacted; manipulated and navigated.

TAGS: Bank of America Credit New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick Small Business

Acquiring an Existing Business or a Franchise (Livingston)

Upcoming: Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room 4012

Acquiring an existing Business or Franchise - Between franchises, existing businesses, start-ups one must evaluate which option is most appropriate. Starting a business can be risky. Buying into a proven business or franchise affords a glimpse of the company’s operations, competition, and future profit potential. Explore the alternatives to starting a new business. Seminar will cover the pros and cons of acquiring an existing business.

Presenters: Elayne P. McClaine, Associate Broker, Executive Business Brokers. - Fee $25.00.

 

TAGS: Mergers and Acquisitions New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick Small Business

Intro to Entrepreneurship Q&A (Livingston)

Upcoming: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room 4038

The Intro to Entrepreneurship Q & A sessions provide opportunities for those interested in starting a business to address start-up issues or questions: Starting with The Finish Line In Sight. Pre-registration required.

TAGS: Entrepreneurship New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick Small Business

Business Plan Workshop (Livingston)

Upcoming: Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:00am - 2:00pm
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room 4038

Throughout the year the Center offers a 20-hour Business Plan Writing Workshop. Workshop cycles are offered on Fridays or on Saturdays. Workshop will cover Part I-Strategy and Organization, Part II- Marketing and Market Research, Part III – Forecasting and Financial Projections Part IV- Financial Statements and Budget Projections. Access to a Computer is necessary either through state of the art classrooms or personal laptops.

TAGS: Business Plan New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick Small Business

Constant Contact Workshop (Livingston)

Upcoming: Friday, April 18, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room 1071

This workshop will help you explore the landscape of using Social and Email Marketing to help you generate new business. Learn how setting marketing goals and objectives will help you determine the best targeted channel for you to push out your social and email campaigns. Interactive exercises throughout the workshop will leave you with actionable steps you can take to help you achieve your goals. Engage through email and social media marketing for long lasting results.

 

Registration

TAGS: Marketing New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick Small Business

SBA & Yelp Present: Success with Online Reviews (Livingston)

Last Occurrence: Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room 4005C

The U.S. Small Business Administration, Yelp and the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University New Brunswick are partnering to provide New Jersey's small businesses with the information they need to successfully engage with online reviewers and tips for monitoring their online reputation.

TAGS: New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick Online Reputation Management Small Business

Affinity Credit Union Forum @ NJSBDC - PM Session

Upcoming: Monday, April 21, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room 2071

Credit Unions are a vehicle to help your finances grow as you grow your business. Buddy up to your Banker so that you can obtain real time strategies for growth. They will start you off at whatever level you feel comfortable with. Affinity Federal Credit Union, in particular, offers business advise as well as a full suite of business products. You can start small and build your business to its fullest credit capacity.

Contact Information: 

Pre-registration Required
To register: Email: njsbdcnb@business.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-445-8790 or 848-445-8796
Like us on Facebook

TAGS: Credit Union New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick Small Business

Affinity Credit Union Forum @ NJSBDC - AM Session

Upcoming: Monday, April 21, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Livingston Campus: 100 Rock, Room 1071

Credit Unions are a vehicle to help your finances grow as you grow your business. Buddy up to your Banker so that you can obtain real time strategies for growth. They will start you off at whatever level you feel comfortable with. Affinity Federal Credit Union, in particular, offers business advise as well as a full suite of business products.You can start small and build your business to its fullest credit capacity.

Contact Information: 

Pre-registration Required
To register: Email: njsbdcnb@business.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-445-8790 or 848-445-8796
Like us on Facebook

TAGS: Credit Union New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick Small Business

Syndicate content