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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

We’re #1! (But You Knew That…)

We’re #1! (But You Knew That…)

Not that you needed ANOTHER reason for working and living right here in Mercer County, but it’s reassuring to know other professionals think so too. WalletHub, a one-stop financial site for small business owners and consumers, recently ranked America’s Best & Worst Cities, and placed Princeton at the top — in the good column, that is. Who knew? We did, of course. Take a look! Continue Reading

TIGERLABS: Bringing Unity to Our Business Community

TIGERLABS: Bringing Unity to Our Business Community

Also making news: Tigerlabs in downtown Princeton: Part mentoring center, part business accelerator, “Tigerlabs provides office space and services to aspiring entrepreneurs,” says Trish Ryan, Director of Business Development. “But what we really offer is an open community where like-minded people collaborate and get help.” And, get access to funding through its Accelerator Program investing in early stage software companies across a broad range of sectors including digital health, financial services, education and the internet of things. Read on to find out how Tigerlabs might be able to help your business grow. Continue Reading

New Episode of Executive Call Podcast Featuring Boynton Weekes of FranNet

New Episode of Executive Call Podcast Featuring Boynton Weekes of FranNet

We’re back with a new episode of our “Executive Call” podcast, where ASBDC at TCNJ Regional Director Lorraine Allen is talking with local entrepreneurs — reviewing success stories and new ideas for fast-growing companies in the Mercer County area. This week’s featured interview: “Get on the Franchise Fast Track” with Boynton Weekes, Franchise Specialist at FranNet – the most respected leader in franchise consulting services, helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership. Continue Reading

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