The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will host a series of three virtual small business resource workshops to present information on available resources to support the growth of the state’s small businesses.
The workshops will be held during National Small Business Week (NSBW), which runs from September 13 to 17 and will connect business owners with the people and information they need to start or grow their businesses with building their long-term resilience in mind as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The hour-long workshops will offer small businesses, startups, and nonprofits an opportunity to connect with government representatives, small business advocates, and financial lenders and advisors who will offer their expertise on areas of interest that include: financial resources; how to properly register a business in New Jersey; how to certify a business as women-, minority-, or veteran-owned; and ways to access free available technical assistance, federal resources, and mentorship opportunities, among other relevant topics.
“We encourage small business owners to take advantage of the opportunity these free virtual workshops offer to network with other small business entrepreneurs and learn about available resources from small business partners and various government entities,” said NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan. “In line with Governor Murphy’s commitment to building a stronger, fairer New Jersey economy, these workshops will help small business owners take another step forward on their path to start, grow or maintain their businesses, with the ultimate goal of creating thriving enterprises that will make their communities stronger and more resilient.”
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In addition to NJEDA staff, panelists will include representatives from the US Small Business Administration (SBA), the New Jersey Small Business Development Center (SBDC), SCORE, the New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC), the New Jersey Department of Treasury, the New Jersey Division of Taxation, and local Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).
Workshop participants will give a two-minute introduction and then enter a breakout session to further discuss their organization and what they offer. There will be three breakout sessions: one for the SBA, SBDCs, SCORE; one for the BAC, Treasury and Taxation; and one for the CDFIs. Local service providers and lender representatives will also attend each workshop to present information about their technical assistance services and resources.