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.

Single-use plastic straws to be provided upon request only effective November 4.

The first provision of New Jersey’s commitment to reduce plastics pollution statewide will take effect on Thursday, November 4 when food-service businesses may provide single-use plastic straws to a customer only upon request. Food-service businesses includes all restaurants, convenience stores and fast-food businesses.  Consumers will still be able to purchase packages of straws and beverages prepackaged with a straw, such as juice boxes, after November  4. 

SCORE for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

SCORE is committed to helping all entrepreneurs succeed.

Hispanic-owned small businesses have grown 34% and contributed $500B to the U.S. economy over the last 10 years -- and show no signs of slowing down. Despite growth and accelerating impact, Hispanic business owners face very real challenges. SCORE can help you meet those challenges with free mentoring, workshops and resources.

Read more here

Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey


Hurricane Ida

Relief is available from FEMA, NJEDA and SBA for businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida.

FEMA representatives will meet with residents and business owners seeking information and assistance from damages associated with the remnants of Hurricane IDA. On Friday, September 24, 2021, FEMA will see residents between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick NJ.                                                                                                       

National Small Business Week Returns with a Virtual Summit

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced its 2021 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit for September 13-15, 2021. This year’s events will spotlight the resilience of America’s entrepreneurs and the renewal of the small business economy as they build back better from the economic crisis brought on by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. The virtual summit will honor the nation’s 30 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity.