Entrepreneurship 101 workshop offered for small business start-ups

CRANFORD – A six-week intensive workshop for start-up businesses — those in the idea/planning phase or in operation less than a year — is being offered by UCEDC, a statewide non-profit economic development corporation.

Entrepreneurship 101 begins Thursday evening, Dec. 5, at UCEDC’s headquarters in Cranford. Participants will be guided through a real-world assessment of their business idea and market feasibility. The steps to opening a business in New Jersey, developing a business plan and establishing cost, revenue, and cash flow projections will be addressed in a variety of interactive exercises.

“Being a business owner is hard work and this workshop is equally demanding,” says Erich Peter, UCEDC’s Director of Training. “But we’re going to work with you both in and outside of the classroom to make sure the class material is relevant to your specific needs. And, we stick with our graduates for 12 months, providing free mentoring and counseling services.”

Entrepreneurship 101 is offered in partnership with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and is made possible in part by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.

Information and online registration is available at www.ucedc.com/events or 908-527-1166.