Originally presented 4/27/21
Whether you are writing a business plan, planning for post-COVID recovery, applying for a financing program, or ready to expand into e-commerce, taxpayer-supported technical assistance programs are here to help you. Hear from the Small Business Development Center, SCORE, Taxation University, and the Latin American Economic Development Association, on how they can help you with the technical side of operating a business.
For additional assistance, please contact the New Jersey Business Action Center at business.nj.gov for our "live chat" with our NJBAC business experts from 8:00am - 5:00pm ET, Monday-Friday.
America's Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey
Lilian Mauro is the Regional Director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey (NJ SBDC at TCNJ). Previously, Lilian had served as the center’s Assistant Regional Director since 2015. Lilian was also the County and Spanish Program Coordinator, where she connected with the regional Spanish business community, providing specialized assistance, referrals, training and resources in Spanish. The center continues to provide bilingual counseling and training services today.
Vice Chair/Mentor, Viziflex Seels
Owner and founder of Viziflex Seels, Inc 1983-2014
Viziflex Seels is a manufacturer of protective covers for telephones, computers, POS devices, and control panels. The company has a complete line of over 30 computer accessories.
Mike ran all aspects of business including marketing, sales, product development, production, manufacturing, quality, finance, and human resources.
He purchased Dynamic Display Solutions acrylic fabricator of POP displays, as a separate entity in 2002, later absorbing it into Viziflex Seels®
Score mentor since Oct 2018. Outreach chair 2020 and currently vice chair.
Member of the Board of Directors Eagles Business Network International.
Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board 2014-2016. Board Member since 2009.
Mike is a mentor for Eva's Village Workforce Development program since 2015. He has assisted in the preparing of resumes and helping clients with interviewing skills. He has also served as a volunteer with Access Supports for Living and Family Promise.
New Jersey Division of Taxation
Abra has been with the Division since January 1999 and has been an instructor since 2008. She is a team leader and mentors new trainers to the unit. She values providing accurate tax information to the public and Division employees by conducting tax workshops all over New Jersey and beyond and conducting in-person and virtual classes for Division employees.
Abra's background in customer service, her extensive tax knowledge, and her lively speaking style make her an irreplaceable member of our team.
Her favorite hobbies are singing, acting, and writing poetry. When she's not working, she enjoys sharing her love of the arts as a singer and actress in a local community theater group.
Jamila Powell, MBA
LAEDA Women’s Business Center
Jamila Powell is the Program Manager for LAEDA’s Women’s Business Center. LAEDA and the Women’s Business Center strive to be a multilingual, multicultural organization that open doors of opportunity for individuals who face barriers to starting and operating small businesses by providing necessary resources including quality financial and business education. As Program Manager, Ms. Powell has assisted emerging and existing entrepreneurs in business startup and/ or expansion by providing business counseling and technical assistance.