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Kean University to Host State and Federal Certification and Registration

The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will present a free seminar, entitled State and Federal Certification and Registration Workshop, on Wednesday, December 10, from 9:15 a.m. to noon at the Business Resource Center, located in the Department of Labor Building, at 200 West Second Street in Plainfield, N.J.

Stephanie Burroughs, director of procurement for the New Jersey Small Business Development Center, will discuss the various certification programs available for minority, women and 8A certification small business enterprises.

Guests will learn which programs will benefit them, as well as how to use certification and registration programs as part of their marketing strategies. They will receive line-by-line instructions on how to complete the state M/WBE certification and SBE applications, as well as assistance in finding commodity, construction and NAICS codes.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Department of Labor Business Resource Center. Pre-registration is required. Special arrangements for people with disabilities can be made upon request. Be sure to bring business cards and brochures for networking purposes. For further information or to register for the workshop, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (908) 737-4220.