Our Entrepreneurial Training Clients

Graduates of our Entrepreneurial Training program have six weeks of intensive business training under their belts. They’ve assessed their business readiness, honed their offerings to meet the marketplace, and crafted a sound business plan.

See how these budding entrepreneurs made good. And consider joining the next Entrepreneurial Training class.

Name: Genuardi Master Tailor
Location: Hoboken, NJ
Joseph Genuardi studied with a master to learn the fine art of bespoke tailoring. He studied with the experts at UCEDC to learn how to run a business.
Name: Pre-School Readers
Location: Sea Girt, NJ
Lisa Vidola took the entrepreneurial plunge when she started her business, Preschool Readers. She looked to UCEDC for help in taking it to the next level.
Name: Jonathan Senior Care
Location: Cedar Knolls, NJ
Gwen is dedicated to making her dream of a patient-centered dementia care facility a reality. The judges of our 2017 Quick Pitch competition are believers as they awarded her the top spot.
Name: Lonchando Farms
Location: Jersey City
When Raquel Gonzalez decided to start a commercial farm in the middle of Jersey City, she knew she needed expert business advice. She found that advice and more in UCEDC's Entrepreneurship 101 workshop.
Name: The Carpet Girl
Location: Springfield
Dianne Grossman experienced her “life-changing aha moment” while flipping through a trade magazine called Floor Covering Weekly. There it was…a most startling statistic: “80% of flooring is purchased by women, yet 80% of flooring is sold by men.” She was…well…floored…
Name: Mingletoe
Location: LLC Ocean Grove
In 2012, Maureen Shaffer jumped off a cliff. That’s how she describes going into business for herself after 25 years in the corporate world. The Ocean Grove resident, who has a degree in biomedical engineering, had been employed in the medical...
Name: Younique Probiotics
Location: Union
When Dulce Tanelli embarked on a diet and wellness regime in 2007, her intention was simply to lose weight and feel healthier; at 4’ 11” and 150 pounds, the then 40-year-old Union resident was declared obese by her doctor, and...
Name: Rainbow Ice Company
Location: Ocean Grove
Maureen Fry spent her career in the United States Army where life is defined by standard operating procedures. “We like procedures,” she said of herself and her partners. So when her first effort at finding a post-military career fell short…