MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J. - County Executive Brian M. Hughes is pleased to announce an expanded list of small business workshops sponsored by Mercer County.

The workshops, held in partnership with the Union County Economic Development Commission, feature an exciting lineup of new courses that will be held over the next several months. As always, the courses are free of charge and are held at various library locations in the County.

“These workshops are a great way to help propel your business to the next level, or to get it back on track,” said Hughes. “Let Mercer County help your business, free of charge.”

The added courses will include the following:
  1. “Credit & You” Seminar – Wed., July 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Ewing Branch Library
  2. Marketing – Wed., August 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Robbinsville Branch Library;
  3. Pricing Your Products and Services – Thurs., September 8 from 6-8:30 p.m. at West Windsor Branch Library; and
  4. Understanding Your Financial Statements – Wed., September 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Lawrence Branch Library.

In addition, the County will host a Heating Systems workshop at the County McDade Building on Tuesday, July 12. This seminar, which is for heating contractors only, will feature a presentation on the County weatherization program and will detail the bid process by which heating contractors can bid on County contract work for all residential heating repairs.

As always, the County and the Small Business Development Center will continue to hold their free business seminar program during the second half of 2011. These workshops, which are held from 6 to 8 p.m., will include:

  1. How To Start Your Business A-Z - July 26 at Hopewell Branch Library and September 21 at Hamilton Branch Library;
  2. How To Do Secure Contracts with the County - September 12 at Ewing Branch Library;
  3. Financing Your Business in Mercer County - July 21 at the Bank of Princeton and October 12 at Hopewell Valley Community Bank; and
  4. free counseling to help you grow your business held at various library locations throughout the year.

For more specific details and to register for any of these workshops, please contact the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability at (609) 989-6059.