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NJ Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey Urges Mercer County Independent Businesses and Residents to Participate in Small Business Saturday – November 26, 2016

NJ Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey Urges Mercer County Independent Businesses and Residents to Participate in Small Business Saturday – November 26, 2016

Free Webinar to Be Held on Nov. 10th to Help Small Business Owners Prepare for Customers to “Shop Small” on the Most Important Shopping Day of the Year. The SBDC at TCNJ wants local residents and businesses to participate in Small Business Saturday (November 26), a day in which every shopper can support their local economy and the small business owners who provide the majority of economic growth. Join our FREE interactive marketing advice webinar on November 10, 2016 at 7pm to learn how to position your business for consumers to “Shop Small” with you as well as ask your questions LIVE! Continue Reading

SBA 2015 OED Report Highlights SBDC Success

SBA 2015 OED Report Highlights SBDC Success

The SBA Office of Entrepreneurial Development (OED) has published their 2015 Year in Review, highlighting the important progress made across the nation.

In partnership with America’s SBDCs nationwide as well as counselors from the Women’s Business Centers (WBC) and SCORE programs, the OED has worked to ensure that every small business owner in America has access to effective counseling, mentoring, technical assistance and training services.

The statistics for SBDCs and long-term business success have us BURSTING with pride. Check them out! Continue Reading

SBDC at TCNJ Announces Customers Bank as a 2016-2017 Corporate Partner

SBDC at TCNJ Announces Customers Bank as a 2016-2017 Corporate Partner

Customers Bank Commits $5,000 for SBDC at TCNJ’s networking & outreach Keep It Local Networking program geared toward established businesses across Mercer County. The bank will also support the SBDC at TCNJ’s efforts to help connect businesses with information, advisement, and resources to help their companies grow. Continue Reading

August 9th: Lilian Mauro, America’s SBDC at TCNJ Assistant Regional Director, County/Spanish Projects to Speak at “Growing in Trenton: The Rise of Latino-Owned Businesses”

August 9th: Lilian Mauro, America’s SBDC at TCNJ Assistant Regional Director, County/Spanish Projects to Speak at “Growing in Trenton: The Rise of Latino-Owned Businesses”

On Tuesday, August 9th at Trenton Country Club, the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce presents “Growing in Trenton: The Rise of Latino-Owned Businesses.” Attendees will be treated to an all-star list of speakers, including our center’s very own Assistant Director of County and Spanish Projects, Lilian Mauro! Attendees will learn about the rise of Latino-owned businesses and the promotion of economic development and revitalization projects in the Capital City. Read on for details and register online today! Continue Reading

Keep It Local Networking Events Now Available in English AND Spanish

Keep It Local Networking Events Now Available in English AND Spanish

Since 2015, our center has been hosting regular “Keep It Local” networking events at locations all over Mercer County. These incredibly successful morning events invite local business owners to come and enjoy great networking along with breakfast. We are thrilled to announce that we have another Keep It Local networking event on Thursday, May 26th at TCNJ’s Barnes and Noble Cafe, and our Spanish Business Center is holding its first “Keep It Local Latino” event for Spanish-speaking business owners on Tuesday, May 31st at Restaurante El Mariachi . Read on for details and to register FREE! Continue Reading

Seeking Exceptional Women Entrepreneurs

Seeking Exceptional Women Entrepreneurs

Are you heading a start-up with the potential to grow significantly? Now’s the time to apply for the 2016 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. This international business plan competition identifies and encourages projects by women entrepreneurs. Laureates receive a comprehensive support package, including $20,000 in funding, one year of coaching, networking opportunities, and media exposure. Read on to learn how you can apply! Continue Reading

Deadline Nears for State Tax Credit

Deadline Nears for State Tax Credit

JULY 11, 2016. That’s your last chance to apply for tax credits through the Business Employment Incentive Program (BEIP). The 20-year-old program once offered grants to companies that created jobs in New Jersey, but it was closed in 2013. Earlier this year, Governor Christie signed a law offering businesses which qualified for BEIP to convert their outstanding grants into credits they can use to lower their tax liabilities and insurance premiums. Read on for details regarding the conversion and its upcoming deadline. Continue Reading

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