Business

Explore, Grow, Thrive!

Do you want to advance or change your career? Middlesex College offers apprenticeship programs, professional certifications and courses in business, trade, healthcare, and technology.  Are you a lifelong learner? Learn a new language or follow your passion by taking a non-credit course in cooking, music, art, and more!  Sign up for courses here.

Shop Small on Saturday!

Saturday, November 26, 2022 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.  Founded by American Express in 2010 and officially cosponsored by SBA since 2011, Small Business Saturday has become an important part of small businesses’ busiest shopping season. This year, small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Middlesex County Business Summit

On October 13, Middlesex County will host a live business summit for business owners, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and executives of high-growth companies located in the County and the surrounding area.  The free annual event will be held at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center from 8 am to 4 pmNetworking and breakfast begin at 8 am; programs begin at 9 am.

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)  

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