Business

Earn While You Learn!

Middlesex College is creating apprenticeship opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing through a partnership in Career Advance USA, a U.S. Department of Labor funded grant. Apprenticeships, developed and implemented in collaboration with employers, are earn-and-learn programs that combine formal classroom learning with on-the-job training.

National Small Business Week returns in May!

National Small Business Week recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.  This year's National Small Business Week celebrates the resiliency and tenacity of America’s entrepreneurs who are doing their part to power our nation’s historic economic comeback. 

Attend a free virtual summit May 2-5. The theme of this year's summit is Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship.

Learn more and see the agenda

Plastic Bag Ban

Retail stores, grocery stores and food service businesses may not provide or sell single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products.  Single-use paper carryout bags are allowed to be provided or sold, except by grocery stores equal to or larger than 2,500 square feet, which may only provide or sell reusable carryout bags. (P.L. 2020, c.117)  

Information for consumers:

SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

Black small business owners and their communities have faced extraordinary challenges over the years. SCORE is working to remove those obstacles and provide Black entrepreneurs with access to personalized support. That’s why we created SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs: to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go.

Click here to access mentoring, workshops and resources provided by SCORE.

Check out other organizations:

Future of Work

Join us for a three-part documentary series in March.

Future of Work is a three-part broadcast series exploring monumental changes in the workplace and the long-term impact on workers, employers, educators and communities. East Brunswick Public Library is teaming up with PBS to provide free screenings of this documentary this winter.
The first screenings were held in January. The series will be shown again in March during Maker Week. 

Business Navigator

Starting a new business in New Jersey? Use the new Business Navigator to guide you step-by-step through the process from business plans to licenses, taxes, etc.  To use it, create an account and keep track of your steps.

#GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that will take place on November 30, 2021. It was created in 2012 as a day to encourage thanking, giving, sharing, and collaborating.  Individuals, nonprofits and businesses can all participate in #GvingTuesday and celebrate its values all year long. Do some good on Tuesday and start planning ahead for 2022!

Here are some ways small businesses can be a part of this global day of generosity:

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 27, 2021 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please join SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping at a small business.