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Selling Your Products & Services to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
September 29, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Organization: UCEDC
Contact: Rogers Ramsey rramsey@ucedc.com (908) 527-1166
Event Fee: Free

Event Description:  This is a free program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  The Department of Agriculture’s mission has evolved and touches the lives of the American people each and every day. The department work is felt in every sector of society from food and nutrition; assisting rural communities; conservation; marketing and trade; and education and research.

The department buys a variety of goods and services on a decentralized basis. There are eleven different buying agencies which purchase goods and services for the 29 agencies and staff offices that make up the USDA. To register and for more information, visit https://ucedc.com/event/selling-your-products-and-services-to-the-usda/

How to Get Your Business on the GSA Contract Schedule
October 6, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Organization: UCEDC
Contact: Rogers Ramsey rramsey@ucedc.com (908) 527-1166
Event Fee: Free

Event Description:  This is a free program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  Learn how to get your company listed as a prequalified General Services Administration (GSA) vendor to the hundreds of federal, state and local government agencies that purchase goods and services.  This workshop will give you the practical information you need to get on a schedule and start winning contracts.  You’ll learn:

  • How to begin the process of getting a Federal Supply Schedule. 
  • Which schedule is right for you? 
  • How to decipher the terms and conditions of a Federal Supply Schedule.

To register and for more information, visit https://ucedc.com/event/get-business-on-gsa-contract-schedule/

How to Do Business with the US Department of Transportation
October 27, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Organization: UCEDC
Contact: Rogers Ramsey rramsey@ucedc.com (908) 527-1166
Event Fee: Free

Event Description:  This is a free program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  The DOT’s mission is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

The DOT spends over $1 billion annually on products and services provided by small businesses.  Learn how you can get started at this free briefing. To register and for more information, visit https://ucedc.com/event/business-us-department-transportation/

Intellectual Property Basics for Small Businesses and Start-ups
November 3, 2016 | 6:00 pm EST –  November 3, 2016 | 8:00 pm EST

UCEDC, 75 Chestnut Street, Cranford, NJ 07016

Organization: UCEDC
Contact: Rogers Ramsey rramsey@ucedc.com (908) 527-1166
Event Fee: Free

Event Description:  This is a free program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  Do you have a business name or brand?  How about trade secrets such as price lists, customer lists, supplier lists, recipes, etc.?  Too often, business owners do nothing to protect these assets and then suffer the consequences when they are lost or stolen.   Equally damaging can be your ignorance of someone else’s intellectual property rights, resulting in the dreaded cease and desist letter (or worse!).

This free workshop will review intellectual property assets such as trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrights and how they can be protected at a state and federal level.  We’ll walk you through the simple steps every business owner can take to register copyrights and trademarks. Learn more at https://ucedc.com/event/intellectual-property-basics-small-businesses-start-ups-2/

And we’ll identify the different ways that a business may unknowingly infringe upon the property rights of other businesses.

Getting Your Business Bonded:  The Steps You Need to Take
November 17, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Organization: UCEDC
Contact: Rogers Ramsey rramsey@ucedc.com (908) 527-1166
Event Fee: Free

Event Description:  This is a free program being offered by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  Bonded and insured.  You’ve probably seen this phrase printed on business cards and in online and newspaper advertisements for all kind of businesses.  But what exactly is bonding? And is getting bonded something that’s critical for your business?  There are many things to consider in managing a business, and it’s crucial that all business owners know what bonds are needed to operate legally and protect their business. 

This free workshop is designed to provide insight and practical guidance for getting your business bonded, helping to make you are in compliance with all legal requirements.  To register and for more information, visit https://ucedc.com/event/getting-your-business-bonded/

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