SBDC to Offer Free Online Training for Current, Future Business Owners

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is offering a series of free, online training workshops for current and future business owners this winter and spring.

Topics for the workshops, which begin February 3, include QuickBooks, planning and managing websites, creating business videos, starting a business, purchasing a business or franchise, using Zoom for a business, overcoming procrastination, crowdfunding, branding minority businesses, marketing—and much more.

“The free webinars are part of the Small Business Development Center’s mission to provide budding entrepreneurs and small business owners the training and information they need to succeed in their business endeavors,” said Bill Harnden, Regional Director, SBDC at RVCC. “These recent months have proven unusually challenging, with many businesses grappling with financial difficulties and economic hurdles as a result of the pandemic. In response, this spring semester we have removed fees from all of our webinar classes to make them more accessible to all future and current business owners,” continued Harnden.

For additional information and to register for workshops, visit and click on the “Training” tab.

The Small Business Development Center at Raritan Valley Community College offers aspiring and established entrepreneurs the assistance they need to plan and develop successful and profitable ventures. Services include free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for start-ups and established small business owners. Experienced counselors can address any small business questions and concerns on a variety of topics, including starting a small business, strategic business planning, marketing, recordkeeping, financial needs, online and web-based technology and more.
The Center, located in the Workforce Training Center at RVCC’s Branchburg campus, is currently open Monday-Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Fridays, the staff works remotely. To contact SBDC staff or to schedule a free, remote appointment with a Small Business counselor, contact the Center at or 908-526-1200, ext. 8516.

Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute, and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



January 26, 2021

PR #56