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Contact: Tom McLaughlin
E-mail: tmclaugh@kean.edu

Small Business Development Center Presents The 70-Minute Hour

The Small Business Development Center at Kean University will host a workshop, entitled The 70-Minute Hour, on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Liberty Hall Museum, located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m.

Paul Abramson, president of Casdale Associates LLC, in Scotch Plains, N.J., will teach guests how to start the New Year with the tools, strategies and techniques needed to manage their time productively. Topics will include twelve productivity time locks, The Paradox of Time and the three-step delegation process.

The workshop will feature a video presentation by Dr. Jim Hennig, a renowned author and expert on productivity and time management. He has also served as the president of four corporations in diverse fields. Hennig's video will be combined with situational exercises that will be facilitated by speaker Paul Abramson.

There is a fee of $10 per person, which includes coffee and printed materials. 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, please visit sbdc@kean.edu or contact the Small Business Development Center at Kean at (908) 737-4220.

Small Business Development Center Presents Legal Aspects of Starting and Running a Small Business

The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will present a seminar, entitled Legal Aspects of Starting and Running a Small Business, on Friday, January 15, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Department of Labor Building, Business Resource Center, 2nd floor, 921 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth, N.J.

This workshop, conducted by Richard Lampert, Esq., of Dunn and Lampert, LLC, in Paramus, N.J., will cover the numerous laws that affect the formation and operation of a small business. Included in his discussion, Lampert will address the legal liabilities that might otherwise damage a small business.

Topics to be covered include selecting the legal business structure, choosing a name for the business, licenses and permits, employment law matters, and real estate and environmental law concerns. Other topics include financing the business, ongoing corporate record keeping, developing contracts and forms for use with customers, suppliers and consultants.

This seminar is one of six offered as part of the Winter 2010 Small Business Series. Held from January 8 to February 26 at the center, the series features weekly seminars for aspiring business owners on a wide range of business topics. Those participants who attend at least four of the workshops will receive a certificate recognizing their achievements.

Co-sponsors of the series include the Union County Business Resource Center, SCORE®, Elizabeth Development Company (EDC), UCEDC, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Union County Workforce Investment Board.

There is a fee of $10 per person. In the event of snow, the workshop will be held on Friday, January 29. Registrants are asked to call ahead.

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.

Small Business Development Center Presents Proven Marketing and Sales Strategies for Small Business

The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will present a workshop, titled Proven Marketing and Sales Strategies, on Friday, January 22, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Department of Labor Building, Business Resource Center, 2nd floor, 921 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth, N.J.

Jack Gottleib, president of Total Solutions Group in Jackson, N.J., will teach guests the key elements of building a marketing strategy that will provide the foundation needed to build a business. Guests will then develop a more strategic approach to maximizing sales opportunities and relationships with key customers. Gottleib will discuss the Marketing Strategy, including learning and applying what pushes customers' buttons, branding a business and gaining consistent leads; as well as the Sales Strategy, including the 6-Step Strategic Sales Process, building a rapport while building credibility from day 1 and gaining commitment.

This workshop is one of six seminars included in the Winter 2010 Small Business Certificate Series. Held from January 8 to February 26 at the Business Resource Center, the series features weekly workshops for aspiring business owners on a wide range of business topics, such as developing entrepreneurial skills, financing a small business, buying an existing business or franchise, and public speaking. Participants who attend at least four of the workshops received certificates recognizing their achievements.

Co-sponsors of the series include the Union County Business Resource Center, SCORE®, Elizabeth Development Company (EDC), UCEDC, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Union County Workforce Investment Board.

There is a fee of $10 per person. In the event of snow, the workshop will be held on Friday, January 29. Registrants are asked to call ahead.

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.

Small Business Development Center Presents Successfully Starting a Small Business

The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will present a seminar, entitled Successfully Starting a Small Business, on Friday, January 8, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Department of Labor Building, Business Resource Center, 2nd floor, 921 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth, N.J.

Roger Cohen, president of Cohen International in Nyack, N.Y., will discuss the ins and out of starting a small-service business, such as testing the feasibility of the idea, market research, services pricing, selecting the best location and home-based business. Topics will also include advertising and public relations, sales presentations, selecting the legal form of business, insurance and equipment, and the pros and cons of subcontractors.

This workshop is one of six seminars included in the Winter 2010 Small Business Certificate Series. Held from January 8 to February 26 at the Business Resource Center, the series features weekly workshops for aspiring business owners on a wide range of business topics, such as developing entrepreneurial skills, financing a small business, buying an existing business or franchise, and public speaking. Participants who attend at least four of the workshops received certificates recognizing their achievements.

Co-sponsors of the series include the Union County Business Resource Center, SCORE®, Elizabeth Development Company (EDC), UCEDC, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Union County Workforce Investment Board.

There is a fee of $10 per person. In the event of snow, the workshop will be held on Friday, January 29. Registrants are asked to call ahead.

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.

Small Business Development Center Presents Developing a Winning Business Plan for Small Businesses

The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will present a workshop, entitled Developing a Winning Business Plan, on Friday, February 26, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Department of Labor Building, Business Resource Center, 2nd floor, 921 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth, N.J.

Herb Caesar, president of CED Solutions in Englewood, N.J., will discuss how to develop an effective business plan for planning purposes or for financing. Topics covered will include what investors and lenders look for; the contents of a business plan, including the executive summary, management and personnel, marketing strategy and location; the financial data and supporting documentation.

This seminar is one of six offered as part of the Winter 2010 Small Business Series. Held from January 8 through February 26 at the center, the series features weekly seminars for aspiring business owners on a wide range of business topics. Those participants who attend at least four of the workshops will receive a certificate recognizing their achievements.

Co-sponsors of the series include the Union County Business Resource Center, SCORE®, Elizabeth Development Company (EDC), UCEDC, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Union County Workforce Investment Board.

There is a fee of $10 per person. 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.

Small Business Development Center Presents Financing a Small Business

The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will present a free seminar, entitled Financing Your Small Business, on Friday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Department of Labor Building, Business Resource Center, 2nd floor, 921 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth, N.J.

Conducted by Nathaniel Sims, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center at Kean University, this workshop will explain how to obtain financing for a small business, whether it is established or a start-up. They will discuss the various loan programs available to small-business owners and their general requirements, as well as how to properly approach a lender for maximum success.

This seminar is one of six offered as part of the Winter 2010 Small Business Series. Held from January 8 through February 26 at the center, the series features weekly seminars for aspiring business owners on a wide range of business topics. Those participants who attend at least four of the workshops will receive a certificate recognizing their achievements.

Co-sponsors of the series include the Union County Business Resource Center, SCORE®, Elizabeth Development Company (EDC), UCEDC, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Union County Workforce Investment Board.

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, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (908) 737-4220.

Small Business Development Center Presents Small Business Tax Workshop

The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will present a free seminar, titled Small Business Tax Workshop, on Friday, February 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Department of Labor Building, Business Resource Center, 2nd floor, 921 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth, N.J.

Conducted by representatives of the New Jersey Division of Taxation, this seminar will explore a variety of tax-related topics, including reporting business income, filing sales and use tax returns, and the N.J. tax consequences of various types of business ownership. They will also discuss meeting employer responsibilities, as well as registering a business with the N.J. Division of Taxation.

This seminar is one of six offered as part of the Winter 2010 Small Business Series. Held from January 8 through February 26 at the center, the series features weekly seminars for aspiring business owners on a wide range of business topics. Those participants who attend at least four of the workshops will receive a certificate recognizing their achievements.

Co-sponsors of the series include the Union County Business Resource Center, SCORE®, Elizabeth Development Company (EDC), UCEDC, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Union County Workforce Investment Board.

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, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (908) 737-4220.

Small Business Development Center Presents Is Business Ownership Right for You?

The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will present a free workshop, titled Is Business Ownership Right for You?, on Tuesday, January 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Union Township Public Library, located at 1980 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J.

Conducted by Nick Cohron, owner of The Entrepreneur's Source in Summit, N.J., this workshop will assist prospective business owners exploring career options outside the traditional employer/employee relationship. Cohron will discuss the "New Career Economy," how to determine if business ownership holds potential, the goals of considering a different career and an overview of career alternatives beyond the job market. He will explain how to create a yardstick with which to measure potential options.

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, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (908) 737-4220.

Small Business Development Center Presents Credit Health Day

The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will host Credit Health Day, offering free financial consultations, on Wednesday, January 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Kean University Small Business Development Center, located in The Incubator, at 320 Park Avenue in Plainfield, N.J.

Guests are invited to rejuvenate their financial picture for 2010 by scheduling a one-on-one hour-long appointment with one of our credit experts. Guests will learn how to finance or refinance business and/or personal loans. Counselors will explain how good credit enables individuals to progress in their lives while "bad" and inaccurate credit reports can hold them back. They will also address how to understand one's credit situation and credit reports, including how to read reports to determine a credit score, search for errors and outdated information, and make necessary adjustments.

Guests are asked to bring one or more recent (less than four months old) credit reports. To make an appointment or for further information on how to access credit reports, please call the Small Business Development Center of Kean University at (908) 737-4220.