Past Events

Jun 23
Free

How to Become Qualified to Bid on Government Contracts (Live Webinar)

Date: June 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: , Live Webinar, Sponsored by UCEDC,
In this webinar, we'll walk you through the registration process to become qualified to bid on procurement opportunities with federal and state government agencies, show you exactly where to go to get a clear picture of who's buying what, and share the secrets to becoming a sub-contractor, among other essential practices. Already registered with the government but need a refresher in making the most of procurement opportunities? Attend this workshop and you'll come away better prepared to find relevant postings and close the sale! Find out more »
Jun 22
Free

BUSINESS SURVIVAL SERIES part 3 of 4: Basic Financial Statements & Profitability (In-Person)

Date: June 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mercer County Connection, 957 Highway 33, Hamilton Square Shopping Center, Hamilton, NJ 08690 United States
Understanding your financial statements is fundamental for maintaining your business profitability. This workshop focuses on the Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Statement and Cash Flow Statement to determine what changes may be required to maintain profitability.  This workshop will include information about Mercer County’s business incentives and loan programs. Find out more »
Jun 21
Free

Projecting Financial Results (Live Webinar)

Date: June 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: , Live Webinar, In Partnership with the County of Union, New Jersey,
Financial projections are an important part of managing your business. Projecting financial results are critical in preparing your business plan and in determining if the business will be financially sustainable. Similar to creating a budget, financial projections are a way to forecast future revenue and expenses for your business. Attend this free webinar and learn how to project the financial performance for your small business. Find out more »
Jun 15
Free

BUSINESS SURVIVAL SERIES part 2 of 4: Marketing Strategy (In-Person)

Date: June 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mercer County Connection, 957 Highway 33, Hamilton Square Shopping Center, Hamilton, NJ 08690 United States
This workshop will review the basic principles of marketing strategy, and the application of the "4Ps of marketing", SWOT analysis, target marketing, as well as assist in making effective local advertising choices, including social media, as part of a complete digital marketing plan.  This workshop will include information about Mercer County’s business incentives and loan programs. Find out more »
Jun 8
Free

BUSINESS SURVIVAL SERIES part 1 of 4: Business Reassessment (In-Person)

Date: June 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mercer County Connection, 957 Highway 33, Hamilton Square Shopping Center, Hamilton, NJ 08690 United States
Small businesses should have a plan to enhance their customer experience, as well as their customer-focused strategies coming out of a crisis. This workshop reemphasizes the fundamentals of business ownership, with a focus on refreshing the business plan for sustainability. This workshop includes information about Mercer County's business incentives and loan programs. Find out more »
Jun 7
Free

QuickBooks Basics (Live Webinar)

Date: June 7, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: , Live Webinar, In Partnership with the County of Union, New Jersey,
In this introductory webinar, we'll show you how to manage your inventory, track the costs of your business, generate professional invoices and purchase orders as well as stay on top of accounts payables and receivables and more. Find out more »
May 19
Free

Unlocking the Secrets of Government Contracting (Live Webinar)

Date: May 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: , Live Webinar, Sponsored by UCEDC,
We'll lead you through the registration processes for the federal and state procurement systems, show you exactly where to go to get a clear picture of who's buying what, and share the secrets to becoming a sub-contractor, among other essential practices. This is your opportunity to get the clear directions you need to get started in government contracting.  No matter what you are selling, somebody in the federal or state government is probably interested in buying it!  You'll start small, but some of our most successful clients started out with contracts worth just a few hundred dollars! Find out more »
May 17
Free

Writing a Business Plan (Live Webinar)

Date: May 17, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: , Live Webinar, In Partnership with the County of Union, New Jersey,
This workshop was developed to guide you through that process and give you a hands-on systematic way to develop an outline, investigate and evaluate the resources and create a draft of your own business plan.  Find out more »
May 3
Free

Entrepreneurship Essentials (Live Webinar)

Date: May 3, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: , Live Webinar, In Partnership with the County of Union, New Jersey,
Starting a small business is a rewarding but risky proposition. Before you hang the “Open for Business” sign or get in too deep in your new venture, you should take an honest look at your preparedness to succeed. In this live webinar, we’ll learn why it is important to set up the right foundation for your startup in order to put it on the path for success. Find out more »
Apr 21
Free

Navigating the Registration Process for SAM (Live Webinar)

Date: April 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: , Live Webinar, Sponsored by UCEDC,
In order to sell your products or services to the federal government, the first step is to register your business in SAM (System for Award Management) to become a registered contactor. SAM is a government-wide portal that consolidates multiple systems and information sources used by the federal government in conducting the acquisition and financial assistance. There is never any cost to register in SAM and free help is available. In this live webinar, we’ll walk you through the registration process and show you how to do business with the federal government. Find out more »
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