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Entrepreneurship 101 – Hudson County

Date:March 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - April 24, 2018 @ 8:45 pm
Location: 1379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, 07094 United States
Price: $225

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Presented in partnership with the
Hudson County Economic Development Corporation

Special Offer for Hudson County Residents Only!

Get 100% of Your Registration Fee Back When You Complete the Workshop

$225      FREE!

At one time or another, almost everyone has had the idea of starting their own business. What separates the successful businesses from the ones that crash and burn is the work done to realistically determine if the business will succeed. The excitement that comes with entrepreneurship needs to be tempered by due diligence before you move forward in your venture.

This six-week course will help guide you through the early stages of the entrepreneurial process and give you the best chance to turn your business idea into a success. (Watch our video to hear what some recent grads had to say about their experiences)


  • Learn whether you have the traits to be a business owner and make your idea work
  • Assess the feasibility of your particular business idea and ensure that it will provide the benefits you want from business ownership
  • Master the steps to opening a business in New Jersey
  • Determine the correct structure for your business
  • Work closely with instructors during class and in off hours to draft your business plan
  • Present your idea to a panel of independent experts for feedback and advice
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring for 12 months on successful completion of the class

What you will cover


  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses and how they fit with business ownership
  • Determine if your idea is feasible for the market you’re after
  • Determine if your idea provides you with the benefits you want from business ownership
  • Understand your credit and ability to access capital

Starting your business

  • Learn the guidelines to start your business
  • Discuss the pros and cons of different legal structures for your business

Business Planning

  • Learn the process of developing a business plan
  • Learn how to do effective business research
  • Develop cost, revenue and cash flow projections

Who should attend

Individuals contemplating starting a business, those looking for more information on assessing their ideas, early stage business owners looking to add more structure and understanding


Tuesdays, March 13 – April 24, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Registration Fees

The registration fee of $225 entitles you to 18 hours of workshop instruction, additional instructor contact between classes, all class materials, light refreshments at all classes, introductions to business experts and lenders, and a full year of individualized mentoring.

For Hudson County residents only, the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation is offering a post-completion scholarship in the amount of $225 for successful completion of the course. Successful completion is defined as attendance at all classes (you can miss one class provided you make an appointment with the instructors to meet and make up the material that was covered). If for some reason you decide this class is not for you or other commitments come up, you have until March 19 to drop the class to receive a full refund.  After that date, the payments will not be returned.

Registration and payment are due for all participants (including Hudson County residents) no later than Friday, March 9 – please note that your place in the workshop will not be confirmed until payment is received. Pay via secure PayPal or by check, made payable to UCEDC.

Class size will be limited to ensure that all participants can have enough individual attention. Participation at all classes, as well as weekly follow up with instructors, is mandatory. Participants may be asked by UCEDC to allow their stories and testimonials to be used for promotional purposes. UCEDC will also use our partnerships and relationships to connect graduates to appropriate resources to enhance their businesses.


Learn from an expert

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Erich Peter
Director of Training and Technical Assistance

Erich brings a unique blend of corporate and small business experience to his position at UCEDC.  He began his career in the public accounting industry, working with a wide variety of businesses and then went  on to hold various management and financial roles in the energy industry.

Having built a solid foundation of business acumen, Erich then took the entrepreneurial plunge as the owner/operator of a printing company.  After a successful six-year tenure, Erich sold the business and joined the UCEDC team in his current role.

With his real-world appreciation of the challenges that small business entrepreneurs face, Erich brings the right combination of theory and practice to his training events.

For more information, contact Erich Peter at epeter@ucedc.com or 908-527-1166.

March 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
April 24, 2018 @ 8:45 pm
Secaucus Public Library
1379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, 07094 United States
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