New Jersey Business Action Center
New Jersey’s Business Action Center is an essential resource for any business in New Jersey. Business advocates can save your company valuable time and money by working as an extension of your team for site selection services, financial solutions or resolution of regulatory issues, and complicated technical and compliance issues. The Center’s business advocates work to encourage entrepreneurship by supporting businesses of all sizes, advancing the global competitiveness of New Jersey companies, and promoting the State’s attractiveness as a vacation destination and business investment location nationally and internationally.
NJBAC’s Small Business Advocates supports small business throughout the state. From startups to main street businesses, our Advocates can help you access a variety of resources tailored to meet your needs including:
- Mentoring Assistance
Whether you are already in business or just starting, having a mentor provides a valuable resource. From creating a business plan to preparing financial statements or developing valuable social media strategies having a business mentor can help your business succeed. The Small Business Advocacy unit will help connect you with programs around the state that offer one on one mentoring opportunities.
- Financial Resources
Our Advocates can refer you to a variety of financing options available to your business through the NJ Economic Development Authority and community based micro-lending organizations. We can identify the specific programs for which your business may be eligible and help locate the resources that best meet your needs. Furthermore, we can assist you with credit repair services to help position a favorable application process.
- Licensing and Professional Certifications
We offer services that can help you trouble shoot issues you may encounter with licensing or professional certifications.
- Navigating Regulatory Processes
Advocating on your behalf, we can coordinate with other state departments to quickly identify any challenges and formulate a sound and effective solution. We can also provide redevelopment guidance and coordination for municipalities and developers.
- Labor and Workforce Issues
Hiring and retaining the right people is crucial to the success of your business. We can guide companies through the variety of state training grants and resources to help you recruit the best staff or train new and current employees. Advocates can help provide information on issues regarding employer responsibilities.
- Procurement Assistance
When it comes to government contracts, New Jersey offers a variety of resources to help small companies take advantage of these important opportunities. From training and technical assistance, to email notification of requests for proposal (RFPs), our Advocates can provide businesses with essential information and be better positioned to compete for government contracts.
- Export Assistance
If you are a small business owner and considering exporting, our Advocates can equip you with valuable information to help you grow your business globally. From exporting basics about regulatory compliance, custom procedures, reporting or other topics we can put you in touch with our team of International Advocates from NJBAC’s Office of Export Promotion who can help you lay the ground work for global success.
Business Helpline 1-800-Jersey-7
Staffed by our Advocates, business support is just one call away. We offer guidance in both English and Spanish on starting a business, incorporating, and accessing government resources. Our Call Center also serves as an important resource in the event of emergencies, storms, and other disasters, providing crucial information and guidance to help businesses recover quickly after a crisis.