Getting to know your Small Business Development Centers: NW-NJSBDC
The Northwest New Jersey Small Business Development Center has a couple of programs available statewide. First, their webinars are free and open to the public. You can find them in their Event and Training Calendar. (just double check whether they are in-person or webinars before sharing). Some topics of note:
- Tuesday, November 27: Independent Contractor or Employee? Understanding the Risk of Misclassification and How to Avoid It
- Tuesday, December 11: 2018 Roundup of Labor Law Poster Changes: What the Latest Trends Mean for Your Business
Second, B-GAP is a service available to established businesses that meet certain criteria, including revenue of $1 million or more and/or 10 or more employees. Participants complete an assessment tool which is then reviewed by trained staff (the only ones in New Jersey certified are in the Northwest SBDC) who make recommendations. It is free consulting that can help businesses reach the next level, solve internal problems, and create a strategic plan (or other critical policies).
To find other SBDCs including one in your county, visit the NJ SBDC website.
New Jersey Business Action Center
When businesses in New Jersey don’t know where to turn, there is a hotline that will direct them to the appropriate contact: 866-534-7789.
Business Advocates are available Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm to answer questions about financial and incentive programs, permitting and regulatory assistance, site selection services, and more.
Taxation University Classes
Libraries across New Jersey are hosting Taxation University workshops for small business owners. Please share the locations and dates with business owners in your library, even if you are not offering a session at your own location.
New Start Career Network
On October 11, the New Start Career Network celebrated its 3rd anniversary with an event that featured New Jersey First Lady, Tammy Murphy.
The New Start Career Network is an organization that offers counseling, mentoring, and training for jobseekers who are over 45 years old and have been out of work for six months or longer. This personalized service and support has helped over 4,000 individuals since its inception, leading to career opportunities for those struggling to find employment.
Libraries can easily refer jobseekers who meet the New Start Career Network’s criteria to their website. From there, they can become members and take advantage of webinars, virtual coaching and more.
The New Jersey State Library is a proud partner of the New Start Career Network!