MEDIA CONTACT:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

- Through its partnerships with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the UCEDC, the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability will continue to offer business seminars to start-ups and small to mid-size businesses.

At “How to Start a Business A-Z,” attendees will learn how to organize and properly run their new or existing businesses. Topics will include legal formation, business ownership options, financial management, insurance issues, marketing and business planning. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road.

Mercer County and the SBDC have also teamed up for a “QuickBooks Intro Seminar” on Tuesday, May 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton Township Free Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way. Attendees will learn how to bill clients; track vendor bills; manage inventory and create professional invoices and estimates. The seminar will offer QuickBooks solutions for all of these ideas.

In addition, the County has partnered once again with the UCEDC, a statewide small business lender and training provider, to offer an intensive six-week workshop for start-up businesses. Titled “Entrepreneurship 101,” the next session is scheduled to start on Monday, May 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the County’s Dempster Fire Training Academy, 350 Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence. Participants will be guided through a real-world assessment of their business idea and market feasibility as well as their own ability to handle the demands of business ownership. The steps to opening a business in New Jersey, choosing a legal structure, developing a business plan and establishing cost, revenue and cash flow projections will be addressed in a variety of interactive exercises.

For more information or to register, please contact the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability at (609) 989-6059.