Prepare… Grow… Succeed!
Are you ready to start a new business? Do you want to expand your current business?
The Monmouth/Ocean Small Business Development Center provides small and new businesses with educational business development programs and consulting services in a variety of areas such as management, finance, and business start-up.
Entrepreneur Certificate Program
The Entrepreneur Certificate Program offers training to help those looking to start or grow their own business. Topics include: business planning, goal setting, financing, and marketing. The Monmouth/Ocean Small Business Development Center (MOSBDC) located at both Brookdale Community College and Ocean County College sponsors this 33-hour program. Take one course to improve your knowledge or take all courses and receive an Entrepreneur Certificate. To acquire a certificate, you must attend 100% of the Business Development Core Workshops and forward a certificate request to MOSBDC.
MOSBDC Business Development Core Workshops
Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
In this 15-hour overview, identify how to position your business by developing a marketing plan that focuses on goals and strategies. Discover how to effectively analyze the current marketplace in creating valid pricing. Investigate creating a customer database and explore how to develop a marketing mix through advertising, promotions, and sales. 5 SESSIONS.
Tue, Mar 7-Apr 4, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $269, XBUSD 044
Record Keeping For Small Businesses
Gain an understanding of primary financial statements, and effective methods of analysis. With hands-on instruction in business and accounting software programs, participants will learn the general accounting cycle.
Sec 1: Tues & Thurs, Jan 17 & 19, 6-9 pm
Sec 2: Tues & Thurs, Apr 18 & 20, 6-9 pm
Sec 3: Tues & Thurs, May 9 & 11, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $99, XBUSD 043
Business Start-Up Workshop
If you are an entrepreneur who is planning to start, or have recently started a small business, this course is for you! Examine the legal forms, how to register your business, setting up financial records, taxation information, insurance needs, and licensing.
Sec 1: Sat, Jan 7, 9 am-3:30 pm
Sec 2: Sat, Mar 11, 9 am-3:30 pm
Sec 3: Mon & Tues, Apr 10 & 11, 6-9 pm
Sec 4: Sat, May 6, 9 am-3:30 pm
Fee and Code: $97, XBUSD 001
A Business Plan
Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn what to include, which language to use, and in what format.
Sec 1: Thurs, Jan 12, 6-9:30 pm
Sec 2: Tues, Mar 14, 6-9:30 pm
Sec 3: Thurs, Apr 6, 6-9:30 pm
Sec 4: Thurs, May 18, 6-9:30 pm
Fee and Code: $65, XBUSD 008
Financing a Small Business
Interested in starting a business or expanding an existing business? Need financial assistance? Gain information on determining money needs, SBA loans, venture capital, working with local banks, and use of a business plan to secure financing.
Sec 1: Thurs, Jan 26, 6-9 pm
Sec 2: Thurs, Apr 27, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $55, XBUSD 009
Digital Blueprint Certificate
Social Media Workshops
In today’s market, it is essential to approach social media with a sound strategy that’s the right match for your small business. From Facebook Business Fan Pages, to Twitter, to LinkedIn and Google+, you will discover the most efficient and effective tools to help sustain business growth.
Social Media Strategy
Sec 1: Tues, Jan 24, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD-079
Social Media B2B Using Linkedin & Google
Sec 1: Tues, Feb 14, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD-081
Intro to Blogging
Sec 1: Tues, Mar 7, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD-094
Social Media Using Twitter & Instagram
Sec 1: Thurs, May 4, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69 XBUSD-082
Social Media B2C – Using Facebook & Pinterest
Sec 1: Tues, Apr 4, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69 XBUSD-077
Sec 1: Wed, Apr 12, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69 XBUSD-089
Website Management Workshops
Whether you’re promoting services or selling products online, an effective website is essential to all businesses, small or large. Learn about the online components that can be utilized to represent your offerings and put you in-front of new customers/clients, from Website Development Strategy to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Video Creation, Analytics and more.
Planning your Website
Sec 1: Wed, Mar 15, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD-075
Intro to Search Engine Optimization
Sec 1: Thurs, March 30. 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD-009
Intro to Google Analytics
Sec 1: Thurs, Apr 13, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69 XBUSD-086
Creating Video for Your Website
Sec 1: Tues, Apr 25, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69 XBUSD-083
Intro to Google AdWords
Sec 1: Thurs, May 16, 6 pm-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69 XBUSD-087
For a comprehensive schedule of workshops and services, call 732-842-8685 or visit www.mosbdc.com