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UCMB - Lunch and Learn

featured speaker CHIEH HUANG
date WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4TH; NOON
location STAGE HOUSE TAVERN, 1099 ROUTE 22 EAST,MOUNTAINSIDE
 

 

Getting Started with Government Contracting

September 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm EST – September 19, 2017 | 8:00 pm EST

UCEDC, 75 Chestnut Street, Cranford, NJ 07016
 
Organization:               UCEDC
Contact Name:             Rogers Ramsey
Contact Email:             rramsey@ucedc.com
Program Website:        https://ucedc.com/event/getting-started-with-government-contracting-sept/
Contact Phone:            (908) 527-1166
Event Fee:                    FREE

Event Description:  This program is being presented by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community.  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!

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!

Subcontracting Opportunities with Prime Contractors: Great Lake Dredge & Dock Company
September 28, 2017 | 8:30 am EST – September 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm EST
Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
 
Organization:               UCEDC
Contact Name:             Rogers Ramsey
Contact Email:             rramsey@ucedc.com
Program Website:        https://ucedc.com/event/subcontracting-opportunities-prime-contractors/
Contact Phone:            (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.  Subcontracting – taking a portion of a contract from the Prime Contractor or another subcontractor – can open a world of opportunities for small businesses.  It allows them to participate in contract opportunities that would otherwise be unattainable. It can also be the gateway to larger contracts, as small businesses build a track record of contract success.

This free program will provide you with a unique opportunity to meet with prime contractors – Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company – to learn about their current and potential subcontracting opportunities.

The seminar is a great networking and learning opportunity that could lead directly to subcontracting opportunities for your small business.

Business Insurance & Bonding for Small Businesses
October 19, 2017 | 8:30 am EST – October 19, 2017 | 1:00 pm EST
Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
 
Organization:               UCEDC
Contact Name:             Rogers Ramsey
Contact Email:             rramsey@ucedc.com
Program Website:        https://ucedc.com/event/business-insurance-bonding-small-businesses/
Contact Phone:            (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.  When it comes to protecting your business, do you know what types of business insurance coverage options are available to you?  Also, you’ve probably seen advertisements about bonded and insured.  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 insurance coverage they need as well as bonds to operate legally and protect their business.

This workshop is designed to provide insight and practical guidance for getting your business insured and bonded.

Introduction to Franchising

October 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm EST – October 26, 2017 | 8:00 pm EST

UCEDC, 75 Chestnut Street, Cranford, NJ 07016
Organization:               UCEDC
Contact Name:             Rogers Ramsey
Contact Email:             rramsey@ucedc.com
Program Website:        https://ucedc.com/event/intro-to-franchising-cranford/
Contact Phone:            (908) 527-1166
Event Fee:                    FREE

Event Description:  This program is being presented by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community and sponsored by TD Bank.  Are you considering entrepreneurship as a career option, but want a proven business model to get your goals more quickly and safer?  If you have answered ‘Yes’ to either of these questions, then the franchise workshop is for you! Presented by one of North America’s Top Franchise Consultants.

This session will include:

  • Common myths and truths about franchising – it’s not just food and retail
  • Remarkable ownership options like professional advisory services, facilitation, light manufacturing, social entrepreneurship, education, home services, passive owner models and regional master license options for the true builder
  • Government regulations for franchises
  • The importance of knowing your personal goals and objectives before taking the plunge
  • How to finance your business
  • Available resources and consultant services from an industry leader at no cost.
SBA: What You Need to Know about Certifications, Marketing & Subcontracting
 
November 16, 2017 | 8:30 am EST – November 16, 2017 | 1:00 pm EST
Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
 
Organization:               UCEDC
Contact Name:             Rogers Ramsey
Contact Email:             rramsey@ucedc.com
Program Website:        https://ucedc.com/event/sba-certifications-marketing-subcontracting-for-small-businesses/
Contact Phone:            (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.  Many government agencies require that some percentage of the procurements be awarded to small businesses. Certifying your business can definitely help you successfully compete for government contracts.  Small business certifications document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the marketplace.

Come and learn about certifications, how to market your business to government agencies as well as tips for subcontracting with prime contractors.

Marketing Made Real: The Essential Steps for Small Business Success
 
October 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm EST – November 30, 2017  | 8:00 pm EST
 
UCEDC, 75 Chestnut Street, Cranford, NJ 07016
Organization:               UCEDC
Contact Name:             Rogers Ramsey
Contact Email:             rramsey@ucedc.com
Program Website:        https://ucedc.com/event/marketing-made-real-cranford/
Contact Phone:            (908) 527-1166
Event Fee:                    FREE

Event Description:  This program is being presented by UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation that is dedicated to helping New Jersey’s small business community and sponsored by TD Bank.  Marketing is an integral key to the success of small businesses, yet many small businesses don’t understand how to effectively market their business, or even what marketing really means. You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify your target customers and what drives them to buy
  • Understand your competition
  • Create your marketing message
  • Choose the best vehicles to reach your customers
  • Focus your time and energy on your ‘most likely to purchase’ customers

We’ll take a case study from inception to the sale, answering real-life questions about how to find your customers, outsmart your competition, and get the most bang out of your marketing budget, no matter the size.

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