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Small Business Development Center


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.

America’s SBDC at Brookdale Community College network is committed to guiding established small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to create and expand their business enterprises which will, in turn, result in sustainable growth, job creation and statewide economic development and prosperity.
The network, in carrying out its mission and purpose, exists to:

  • Provide unmatched customer service and personal commitment to the small business client with honest evaluations of client probability of success;
  • Bring high-value to the small business community;
  • Produce positive outcomes for entrepreneurs and established small businesses;\
  • Serve communities and small businesses, facilitating economic development;
  • Lead in providing education and training to small businesses.

To register for SBDC workshops call 732-842-8685

MOSBDC Business Development Core Workshops


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.

Remote live instruction
Summer Sec 5: Sat, Aug 1, 9 am-3:30 pm
Sec 1: Sat, Sep 12, 9 am- 3:30 pm
Sec 2: Sat, Sep 26, 9 am- 3:30 pm
Sec 3: Sat, Oct 10, 9 am- 3:30 pm
Sec 4: Sat, Nov 7, 9 am- 3:30 pm
Sec 5: Sat, Dec 5, 9 am- 3:30 pm

Fee and Code: $97, XBUSD 001

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

Thurs, Oct 1-29, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $269, XBUSD 044

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.

Summer Sec 5: Sat, Aug 22, 1-4 pm
Sec 1: Sat, Sep 26, 1- 4 pm
Sec 2: Sat, Oct 24, 1- 4 pm
Sec 3: Sat, Dec 19, 1- 4 pm

Fee and Code $60, XBUSD 099

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.

Summer Sec 5: Sat, Aug 22, 9 am-12:30 pm
Sec 1: Sat, Sep 26, 9 am- 12:30 pm
Sec 2: Sat, Oct 24, 9 am- 12:30 pm
Sec 3: Sat, Nov 21, 9 am- 12:30 pm
Sec 4: Sat, Dec 19, 9 am- 12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $65, XBUSD 008

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, Sep 22 & 24, 6-9 pm
Sec 2: Tues & Thurs, Dec 8 & 10, 6 -9 pm
Fee and Code: $99, XBUSD 043

Digital Blueprint Certificate

This 24 hour certificate program equips entrepreneurs and small business owners with the skill set necessary to plan, implement, manage, and monitor successful, digital and social media strategies.

Develop digital strategies to make your business soar.

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 Using Twitter & Instagram
Wed, Dec 2, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD 082

Social Media Strategy
Wed, Sep 9, 6 -9 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD 079

Social Media B2B Using Linkedin
Wed, Nov 11, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD 081

Content Marketing & Blogging
Wed, Sep 30, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD 094

Social Media B2C – Using Facebook & Pinterest
Wed, Oct 28, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD 077

Email Marketing
Tues, Oct 20, 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
Tues, Sep 22
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD 075

Intro To Search Engine Optimization
Tues, Sep 29
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD 078

Intro To Search Engine Advertising
Tues, Oct 13
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD 087

Intro To Google Analytics
Tues, Oct 20
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD 086

Creating Video For Your Website
Tues, Oct 27
Fee and Code: $69, XBUSD 083

Intro To WordPress
Tues, Oct 6
Fee and Code: $69 XBUSD 107

For a comprehensive schedule of workshops and services, call 732-842-8685 or visit

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