Our Training Services

UCEDC offers a wide variety of educational programs designed to help small businesses to start, grow and thrive. Whether you’re a business beginner, need a refresher in the basics, or are looking for a more intensive experience, we have the training sessions to fit your needs.

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Business Basics

These free two-hour workshops address a variety of business concerns for both start-up entrepreneurs and established business owners. They are offered throughout New Jersey, often in cooperation with partner organizations and agencies that share our commitment to small business growth. Learn more.

Entrepreneurial Training

This intensive six-week course is offered in partnership with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). With sessions targeted specifically to start-ups and established businesses, you’ll get the help you need, both in the classroom and out, to survive and thrive in any economy. For more information and registration, visit our Entrepreneurship 101 and Next Level Business Planning pages.

Business Mentoring

UCEDC loan clients and Entrepreneurial Training graduates receive free individualized business counseling. Your UCEDC business mentor is your board of directors, CFO, and marketing manager, all rolled into one. Your mentor meets with you at your convenience, acts as your sounding board, and offers feedback, advice and suggestions to keep your business on track.