State Library and Treasury Department’s Division of Taxation Join Forces to Support NJ Small Business Owners – October 5, 2016

Training Workshops Scheduled at Libraries to Educate Local Business Owners and Entrepreneurs About Starting and Registering Businesses in the State


Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey State Library is working with the New Jersey Department of Treasury’s Division of Taxation to connect local business owners and entrepreneurs with vital information through their local libraries. Eighteen libraries throughout the state are hosting half-day Small Business Workshops taught by staff from the Taxation University, an outreach and training unit within the Division of Taxation.


The free workshops will cover basic information about starting a business, including:


  • Types of Business Ownership
  • Registering a Business
  • Reporting Business Income
  • Meeting Employer Responsibilities
  • Understanding Sales and Use Tax

“Acquiring the knowledge to start and run a business is a primary criterion for success,” said Andrea Simzak Levandowski, Project Manager of Small Business Development & Technology at the New Jersey State Library. “These workshops will help prepare new and aspiring business owners with vital information on how to get their business started, how to apply for needed licenses, and how to manage income and taxes, from employee withholding to sales tax.”
“The New Jersey State Library is pleased to partner in this effort with the New Jersey Department of Treasury’s Division of Taxation and we view this investment in the capacity of local businesses as another positive step towards the economic recovery of the state,” said State Librarian Mary Chute. “The Taxation University training not only furthers the local library’s reach into the communities we serve, but in addition, the training, resources and support offered will continue to benefit communities beyond the duration of this program. This partnership demonstrates the Administration’s recognition of the strong role that libraries can play as community centers.”
The size of the workshops is being kept small to enable attendees to ask questions about their specific situations and get the answers they need. For a list of participating libraries and workshop dates, visit:



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About Tiffany McClary

Tiffany McClary is the Director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach for the New Jersey State Library. She coordinates marketing and public relations initiatives in order to enhance the reputation of the State Library, and promote the value of NJ libraries and the services and programs that they provide to residents.