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New Jersey Business Action Center

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

NJ Business Action Center Update

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Resources for Recovery and Growth Virtual Series

Resources for Recovery and Growth Virtual Series

This free, six-part webinar series presented by the New Jersey Business Action Center will feature tips, processes and resources from state departments and partners to help your business.


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Let’s Talk COVID Safety in the Workplace

5/11, 12-1pm

Employers have responsibilities to keep their employees safe during COVID-19. The Department of Labor will share how you can stay compliant with health and safety requirements, along with information on COVID-19 employee benefits and protections. You’ll also hear from Business Services and Industry Partnerships on how to help grow and sustain your business during the pandemic. NJDOL experts will be available at the end for Q+A.

Register for COVID Safety in the Workplace

Mark Wadiak, Assistant Director, OSHA-PEOSH Consultation and Training
Holly Low, Manager of Strategic Outreach -Worker Benefits and Protections
Howard Miller, Chief, Business Services
Kerri Gatling, Chief, NJ Industry Partnerships

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Let’s Talk Lesser-Known Resources Provided by the Government

5/13, 12-1pm

As a business owner you need to be familiar with every opportunity for support and services available to you. Hear about some of the lesser-known resources from the State and your local Library, the NJ Urban Enterprise Zone Program, the Department of Community Affairs’ Main Street Program, and the NJ Office of Homeland Security. Stay ahead of your competition; if you don’t use all the support available, your competitors certainly will.

Register for Lesser-Known Resources


Past Webinars


Let’s Talk Technical Assistance Opportunities

4/27, 12-1pm

Whether you are writing a business plan, planning for post-COVID recovery, applying for a financing program, or ready to expand into e-commerce, taxpayer-supported technical assistance programs are here to help you. Hear from the Small Business Development Center, SCORE, Taxation University, and the Latin American Economic Development Association, on how they can help you with the technical side of operating a business.

Lilian Mauro, Regional Director, America's Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey
Mike Glicksman, Vice Chair/Mentor
Abra Watson, New Jersey Division of Taxation, Taxation University
Jamila Powell, MBA, LAEDA Women’s Business Center, Program Manager

Let’s Talk Financial Resources

4/29, 12-1pm

Lending programs and institutions are dedicated to supporting the business community, whether you need to raise $5,000 or $5 million. Hear from the US Small Business Administration, NJ Economic Development Authority and the UCEDC (a Community Development Financial Institution)

Anthony Martinez, Senior Small Business Liaison, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Claudia Yarborough, Lender Relations Specialist, US Small Business Administration
Ellen McHenry, Senior Director of Financial Programs, UCEDC


Let’s Talk Resources for Nonprofits

4/20, 12-1pm

Learn about services available for nonprofit organizations from the State Library, NJ Center for Nonprofits and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Linda M. Czipo, President & CEO, Center for Non-Profits
Leigh Clark, Business & Funding Information Librarian, New Jersey State Library
Mary Eileen Fouratt, Program Officer, New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Let’s Talk Government Procurement: Making Government Your Customer

4/22, 12-1pm

Become a vendor for the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world with information presented by the NJIT Procurement Technical Assistance Center (NJIT PTAC), the Small Business Development Center, the Department of Transportation and the Treasury Certification office.

Sherry Rose, Procurement Specialist, NJIT Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Dr. Jackeline D. Mejias-Fuertes, Regional Director, America’s SBDC New Jersey
Nadir A. Jones, NJ Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights & Affirmative Action, Manager, Contract Compliance & DBE/ESBE Programs
John Cronin, Certification Auditor, New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services
Ana Villagran, Certification Auditor, NJ Department of the Treasury, Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services




Information About...

Countdown to 2022 Ban on Single-Use Plastics Begins

New Jersey's ban on single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products in stores and food service businesses will take effect on May 4, 2022. The law also bans single-use paper carryout bags in grocery stores over 2,500 square feet, and limits single-use plastic straws to only by request effective November 4, 2021. The New Jersey Business Action Center and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection have launched online resources to help businesses prepare for the move to reusable and recyclable products. A vendor clearinghouse of manufacturers and suppliers will soon be added. Learn more here: Business.NJ.gov/recent/disposable-bag-ban


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