Resources Launches to Offer Latino-Owned Businesses Access to Crucial Start-Up Business Advice Via On-Demand Online Platform

The SBDC at TCNJ has just launched a new online training tool exclusively for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs. is designed to help start-up Latino/Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs broaden their knowledge of business issues. The program, which includes five video and presentation-based modules, is entirely in Spanish and led by NJSBDC at TCNJ Assistant Director Lilian Mauro. is being offered FREE for a limited time to anyone who registers to watch the programs. Esta versión también se puede encontrar en español - hacer clic para leer más!

SBA Emerging Leaders 2017 Program Open for Applications

Attention Business Owners! Looking for a solution on how to grow your small business in 2017? The SBA may have the answer. Recruitment for the SBA’s Emerging Leaders 2017 training cycle is now underway. Since 2008, Emerging Leaders has trained more than 4,000 promising small business owners in underserved communities, and continues its impact in helping small business owners grow and create jobs. Find out what Emerging Leaders can do for you!

2017-02-14T21:51:32+00:00 February 14th, 2017|2017, News, Resources, SBA, Training|

August 9th: Lilian Mauro, America’s SBDC at TCNJ Assistant Regional Director, County/Spanish Projects to Speak at “Growing in Trenton: The Rise of Latino-Owned Businesses”

On Tuesday, August 9th at Trenton Country Club, the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce presents "Growing in Trenton: The Rise of Latino-Owned Businesses." Attendees will be treated to an all-star list of speakers, including our center's very own Assistant Director of County and Spanish Projects, Lilian Mauro! Attendees will learn about the rise of Latino-owned businesses and the promotion of economic development and revitalization projects in the Capital City. Read on for details and register online today!

TIGERLABS: Bringing Unity to Our Business Community

Also making news: Tigerlabs in downtown Princeton: Part mentoring center, part business accelerator, “Tigerlabs provides office space and services to aspiring entrepreneurs,” says Trish Ryan, Director of Business Development. “But what we really offer is an open community where like-minded people collaborate and get help.” And, get access to funding through its Accelerator Program investing in early stage software companies across a broad range of sectors including digital health, financial services, education and the internet of things. Read on to find out how Tigerlabs might be able to help your business grow.

2016-05-16T20:54:24+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Business Spotlight, Editorial, Focus on Local, Resources|

New Episode of Executive Call Podcast Featuring Boynton Weekes of FranNet

We're back with a new episode of our "Executive Call" podcast, where ASBDC at TCNJ Regional Director Lorraine Allen is talking with local entrepreneurs — reviewing success stories and new ideas for fast-growing companies in the Mercer County area. This week's featured interview: "Get on the Franchise Fast Track" with Boynton Weekes, Franchise Specialist at FranNet - the most respected leader in franchise consulting services, helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership.

2016-05-03T18:18:08+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Online Training, Podcast, Resources|

Introducing “Executive Call” – Insightful Podcast Interviews with Small Business Leaders

In our brand new "Executive Call" podcast, Director Lorraine Allen is talking with local entrepreneurs — reviewing success stories and new ideas for fast-growing companies in the Mercer County area. This week's podcast: "Is Your Small Business in Need of a Corporate Turnaround?" features an insightful interview with Charles Evans, Senior VP of Corporate Turnaround, discussing restructuring, fine-tuning your finances and the pitfalls to avoid.

2016-04-19T12:17:50+00:00 April 19th, 2016|News, Podcast, Resources|

LATE-BREAKING NEWS: Local Papers Still a Smart Choice for Small Businesses

Print news is very much alive and well, especially for Mercer County businesses trying to reach local customers. Recent research found that consumers retain 90% of what they read in print versus much lower numbers online — a significant difference for companies who want their advertising to be memorable.

2016-04-06T00:45:57+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Editorial, Focus on Local, Helpful Tips, Marketing, Resources|

Discover Business Online – Incredible Free Resource for Entrepreneurs

Check out this Resource for Curated Entrepreneur and Business Educational Tools. Discover Business has helped thousands of startups find their feet, grow their businesses, and make a name for themselves in markets dominated by big players. Their curated and tested business tools and guides - available online at no cost - have helped made these successes possible. Read on to find out more about this great free resource.

2015-12-17T07:30:42+00:00 December 17th, 2015|2015, Helpful Tips, Resources, Training|