Small Business Workshops at Your Library!
Eighteen libraries are hosting Small Business Workshops taught by staff from the Taxation University, an outreach and training unit within the NJ Division of Taxation. The free workshops will cover basic information about starting a business, and will 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:
Small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups have a lot of questions. How do I write a business plan? What is the potential market for my product? What government resources are available? Where can I go for financing?
New Jersey’s public libraries can help.
- Access a listing of Small Business Workshops taking place at select public libraries across the state.
- Our Business Research Tools help you to conduct market research and create prospecting lists.
- Access our list of Small Business Services to find events & workshops, get business advice & counseling, and find government resources & tax information.
- Got a question? Ask a Business Librarian!
In addition, New Jersey’s public libraries provide research assistance, space for meetings, and much more. To find a library in your area, visit our Directory of NJ Libraries.
Are you a NJ librarian looking for business resources to help serve your community? Look no further!
The following organizations can help your new business get off the ground and keep it running. They provide access to counseling, networking opportunities, loans and funding, legal information, and more.
New Jersey Business Information
New Jersey Business and Industry Association
17,000 member industry association which lobbies on behalf of New Jersey businesses and publishes the popular New Jersey Business magazine. This site includes a news center, issues impacting business, political action, events and programs and money saving benefits.
Business Action Center
Divided into sections such as starting your business, growing your business, financing and incentives, and licensing information, this site contains information, forms and contacts to do business in New Jersey.
New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners
NJAWBO has over 1,000 members and 13 chapters within New Jersey. Its aim is to support and encourage business ownership by women which it does by providing an avenue for networking, training and assistance, a legislative voice at all levels of government, and increasing the visibility of women owned businesses.
New Jersey Small Business Development Centers
NJSBDC offers information, training and free counseling for start-ups or for those with an established small business who need advice about expansion, finance, or any other aspect of managing a small business. They have eleven regional centers throughout the state.
The Service Corp of Retired Executives is a volunteer association sponsored by the SBA. They provide expert advice on any business management topic.
Federal Government Sites
The Small Business Administration provides one-stop access to federal government information. The site links to information about starting and managing a business, financing a business, taxes, and legal information.
Tax Information for Business
The IRS has a small business corner designed to help businesses find everything they need and answer most tax questions. They also offer the Small Business Resource Guide which offers tax information to small businesses, including forms, instructions, and publications.
Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse
SBDCNET offers information on all aspects of small business ownership, including industry research, human resources, international trade and demographics. The site also publishes a twice monthly newsletter on different start-up businesses or industries which is available for e-mail subscription.
U.S. Export Assistance Centers
There are no USEACs located in New Jersey; the closest are in Philadelphia and New York. These centers provide advice to first-time exporters and also run the Export Working Capital Program which helps small businesses export. The program provides repayment guarantees of 90 percent to commercial lenders and offers exporters preliminary commitments that encourage lenders to provide credit. In order to be considered the small business must have been in operation for at least twelve months (though not necessarily exporting).
This is the U.S. Government portal for all export assistance and market information offered by the federal government. The site contains basic export information, trade leads, trade shows and events, and finance tips.