Entrepreneurship 101 - Hamilton
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 6:00pm - Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 9:00pm
Location: Mercer County Connection, 957 Route 33, Hamilton, NJ
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“Entrepreneurship 101” – the training you need BEFORE you start your business
UCEDC help entrepreneurs test their business readiness with two summer sessions
Cranford, NJ - It’s the American dream – having your own business, being your own boss, setting your own hours….But before you take the plunge (or before you get in too deep in a business that you just started), you need to do some serious self-reflection and homework.
That’s why UCEDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation, is offering a free intensive six-week workshop for start-up businesses (those in the idea/planning phase or in operation less than a year). “The small business failure rate is staggering,” warns Erich Peter, UCEDC’s director of training. “But you’ll be more likely to succeed if you consider every challenge ahead of you and make sure you have what it takes to meet them.”
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.
“Being a business owner is hard work and this workshop is equally demanding,” says Peter. “But we’re going to work with you both in and outside of the classroom to make sure that the class material is relevant to your specific needs. And, we stick with our graduates for 12 months, providing free mentoring and counseling services.”
UCEDC is offering two sessions of Entrepreneurship 101 this summer: July 23 – August 27 in Hamilton and August 7 – September 12 in Asbury Park. Registration is now open for both sessions. Complete information can be found at www.ucedc.com/events or 908-527-1166.
Entrepreneurship 101 is a component of UCEDC’s Entrepreneurial Training Initiative, an ongoing small business training effort, offered in partnership with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Sessions for start-ups and established businesses are held throughout the state.