College Offers Free Business Workshops

ELIZABETH – The Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at Kean University has partnered with the City of Elizabeth to host a series of free, bi-weekly workshops for Elizabeth residents and small business owners on the topics of starting or establishing a small business.

Representatives from the NJSBDC at Kean will host these seminars – all held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon – in the New Jersey Department of Labor Building, Business Resource Center, 2nd floor, 921 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth.


Elizabeth residents who have considered starting their own business or have a hobby or skill they’d like to use to generate income, or current Elizabeth business owners who need ideas on how to grow their business in a stalled economy, are encouraged to attend.

Workshop Schedule
March 16: Understanding Government Loans
March 30:  ABC’s of Starting a Business
April 6:  Making Money from a Hobby
April 20:  Investing in Real Estate in Today’s Market
May 4:  Becoming a Consultant
May 18:  Creating a Business Plan
June 1:  Investing in Real Estate in Today’s Market
June 15:  Are You Ready for Financing?
June 29:  ABC’s of Starting a Business

In addition to these workshops, free one-on-one counseling sessions are available at the Business Resource Center.

Special arrangements for people with disabilities can be made upon request. Be sure to bring business cards and brochures for networking purposes.

Advance registration is required.

For further information or to register for these workshops or counseling sessions, contact Mira Kostak at 1-908-737-4220.

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