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Success Stories

Jersey Girl Cafe Featured on Food Network Special with Guy Fieri

Maria Gonzalez Celebrates the Grand Opening of Mary’s Beauty Salon in December 2015

Congratulations to our client Alvaro Lopez, owner of AJ Cleanness Corporation – Honored as a 2014 NJSBDC Small Business Growth Success Award Winner

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“The NJSBDC is an indispensable ally for businesses in New Jersey. I implore all business owners to reach out to them and see how they can help. Whether you are having trouble with shipping, raw materials, or are looking to start a business and do not know what the first step is, the NJSBDC has the experts and services to guide you.”

– Senator Anthony R. Bucco, (R-Morris)

“One thing I know is that the Small Business Development Centers help bring the best in advocacy and counseling services to start-ups and existing business throughout New Jersey year after year. […]

The professional staff of the TCNJ SBDC bring their years of experience as a model for the business community. Trenton Business Week, for example, has for fifteen years established the leadership and staff of TCNJ SBDC as team players and indeed leaders in the greater Mercer County Region.”

– Carl Muehleisen, True North Dynamics, LLC

“You go above and beyond the call of duty for your clients and the overall health of the small business community. I am proud to say that we partner with you on programs and services.”

– Wayne Staub, Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability

“The NJSBDC has been a great resource for information, advice, and especially an integral part of our learning how to do business in the NJ public sector. We have also gained valuable exposure to new potential clients via the NJSBDC. […] Your introductions have resulted in an amazing series of opportunities for us. We have learned a lot about doing business with the government, have completed several certifications, and have met and developed relationships with several key players/agencies in the local public sector. Keep up the good work, it truly makes a difference in the lives of small businesses.”

– Steve Jones, Websignia

“The services offered by the NJSBDC have been invaluable. Not only have I met and traded ideas with other small business owners, but the quality of the individuals working with or for the NJSBDC is top notch.

I have been provided with many helpful tools/ resources to start my business and hopefully to continue a successful consulting company. The group meeting was very insightful and I have also taken advantage of the one-on-one counseling. Both were highly beneficial to my company.”

– Mary Makarski, Princeton Claim Services

“I wanted to let you know that our company was certified Women’s Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprise (WBE/SBE) today with the help and guidance of Patrick Guidotti. He is a true professional who made the process of applying for certification a less daunting task. I am thankful for the NJSBDC and people like Patrick who share their time and talent with small business owners. Again, thank you to all of you at the NJSBDC who help small businesses in their endeavors. “

-Michele Schindewolf, MRS Airfield Lights & Supplies

“Thanks to the mentoring help and support of the NJSBDC we are now registered to do business in the State of NJ. We have acquired our Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certifications and are a self-declared Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) with our certification paperwork underway. In addition, we now have contracts that will generate over $250,000 annually and have just been awarded our first ever U.S. government contract with Princeton University and the U.S. D.O.E. With the continued help and support from the NJSBDC, we will acquire more certifications and through their mentoring/counseling programs we are constantly meeting new business contacts and government contacting agencies. My business is growing and evolving thanks to the NJSBDC.”

– Elizabeth Borsuk-Bellonio, WCI Grounds Maintenance Services, LLC

“The NJSBDC office at The College of New Jersey was very helpful in providing the information I needed. They set up a meeting with an experienced professional and I was able to apply for and get the approval of small business vendor status with the state. The whole process saved a lot of time. I didn’t have to call different state offices to get information. Instead I had one point of contact which provided all the answers.”

– Juhi Puthur, Interlink Network Systems, Inc.

“I work as a independent consultant and also have been working a part time job for about 2 years. Last Friday my organization’s director asked me about a QuickBooks class and I referred the ASBDC at TCNJ’s course to her. For me, your course was wonderful because I learned various aspects of QuickBooks that I previously ignored. Well, my director congratulated me and told me that because of the QuickBooks training I had received, she was going to increase my salary by about $2 or $3 more. You can imagine the joy not only for the economic aspect but also because she recognized my effort. I hope this serves as an example to others; they can do the same regardless of age, gender and other aspects. We can do it!!! we can achieve our dreams.”

– Favio R., Independent Consultant

“I wanted to thank you for the very valuable marketing consultation you provided to me during the last months of 2014. The “Value Proposition” that I developed for Empower Fitness, with your assistance and direction, has proven to be very valuable in many ways: as a teaching tool for me with the staff; as a component of our sales approach; as communication with our members; and as the basis of our marketing efforts. On a personal level, it keeps me focused and energized. Thanks very much for your very helpful consultation.”

– Joan H. Brame, Ph.D., Owner-Manager, Empower Fitness

See the 2013 NJSBDC Small Business Growth Success Award Winner – Jersey Girl Cafe

Watch Kathleen Rana of Jersey Girl Cafe speak about how the NJSBDC helped her to grow and rapidly expand her business.