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.   

Middlesex County Business Series Continues LIVE on September 9

"Leading Locally in the Fourth Industrial Revolution" is the second in a series of business events offered by the Middlesex County Office of Business Engagement. It takes place on Thursday, September 9 from 8:00 am - 10:00 am at Middlesex County College.  The LIVE event will focus on the advances in autonomous technology that will continue to disrupt traditional business models and what this means for our professional and personal lives. :

The 5th Annual Business Summit will take place on October 21.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Earn While You Learn! Apprenticeship Opportunities in Middlesex County

Have you thought about changing careers, but shelved the idea because you worried about taking time off work to re-train? Did you know that, for several in-demand occupations, you have the option to earn a living while you train? How about the fact that you only need a high school diploma or equivalency to begin training as a Machinist, Industrial Machinery Mechanic, or Survey Technician, or a Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, or Phlebotomist, among over a dozen other options?

Apply by June 30 for a new round of NJEDA Small Business Grants

Phase 4 of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program provides grants up to $20,000 to small- and medium- sized businesses and non-profits that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-registration for Phase 4 reopened at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 and will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Businesses must pre-register to be eligible for grants.

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National Veterans Small Business Week begins November 1.

The New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce and its partners will be conducting several online programs for veterans and military spouses from November 1 - 8.  Events include webinars and virtual meetups with procurement professionals.  Read more and register here.  Check out the Chamber here.

Other resources available to help Veterans start and manage their businesses and find jobs: