Small Business

Rutgers Business School experiential learning program helps small businesses and students highlighted video from Rutgers Today

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rutgers Business School students are helping New Jersey businesses while gaining valuable on-the-job experience. The Student Experiential Learning Program pairs students with small companies where they act as consultants, managing real projects to help their clients thrive. Watch their work in action. (YouTube)

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Kevin Lyons led a panel discussion on Supply Chain Management at New Jersey Manufacturing Awards all-day event reported in NJBIZ

Monday, October 6, 2014

NJMEP and NJBIZ held its inaugural New Jersey Manufacturing Awards event in celebration of Manufacturing Day on Friday. The all-day event kicked off with a welcome address by Harold J. Wirths, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor, and the event’s keynote speaker, U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker, both of whom addressed the need for the state to continue to help finance employee training and...

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2014's Best and Worst Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs: Professor Arturo Osorio weighs in on issues related to minority business ownership

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month beginning Sept. 15, WalletHub assessed the minority business climate within the 150 largest U.S. cities. It did so by examining 19 key metrics such as Hispanic entrepreneurship rates, corporate tax systems and the share of businesses owned by Hispanics. WalletHub, a social network launched by Evolution Finance and built around personal...

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Why Small Businesses Can't Think Small!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Small businesses today no longer have the option of “thinking small”. Why? According to McKinsey, businesses expect that new digital technologies will transform their businesses. Deloitte states technology enabled businesses are “rethinking how business gets done” and building a competitive advantage. Think, Netflix, iTunes… the list goes on validating this.

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Bloomberg Businessweek announced New Jersey Small Business Development Center offering free advice and technical assistance

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Through a federal grant, small to midsize New Jersey businesses looking to institute or expand environmentally friendly practices can now get pro bono advice and technical assistance from experts in the green arena. The New Jersey Small Business Development Center's new initiative, supporting sustainability and pollution prevention with free counseling, is being funded by the U.S. Environmental...

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Jeffrey Robinson explains minority small business accelerators in The Gainesville Sun article

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Minority business accelerators have launched in a handful of metropolitan areas in recent years as local businesses, chambers of commerce and economic development groups work to create more jobs and improve the quality of life in their regions. A key goal of the accelerators is to help minority owned-companies win contracts with large companies. Despite the rapid growth in the number of minority-...

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Small business owners pack U.S. Senator Cory Booker's summit on non-traditional lending sources

Friday, June 13, 2014

In the fourth of a series of small business forums he has held across New Jersey, Sen. Cory Booker assembled a panel of top executives from some of the most prominent alternative lenders, including David Nayor, president of BoeFly, Justin Renfro, Kiva Zip’s associate manager of business development and Paul Quintero, chief executive officer of Accion East. "Where the traditional banks are falling behind,’’ Booker said, "these folks are filling the void in creative ways.”

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Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Minority business accelerators have launched in a handful of metropolitan areas in recent years as local businesses, chambers of commerce and economic development groups work to create more jobs and improve the quality of life in their regions. The Cincinnati accelerator, created by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber in 2003, has inspired officials and business people in the Greenville, S.C.;...

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

Friday, October 25, 2013

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...

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Kid entrepreneurs set up stands across New Jersey on Lemonade Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers Business School sponsored Lemonade Day this June in Newark, Irvington and New Brunswick to expose youth to starting, owning and operating their own businesses.

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rutgers Business School used money from its long-time corporate supporter Ernst & Young to help open a Small Business Development Center in some of its offices on the Livingston Campus. In exchange, the school hopes to provide its students with unique opportunities to apply their studies to real businesses.

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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...

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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.

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

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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...

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Grant to New Jersey Small Business Development Centers supports job creation

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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.

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