The Cape May County bizHub is here to answer questions, offer guidance, and help entrepreneurs navigate an often-dizzying array of existing resources, from start-up planning and funding programs to education and training options. For those interested in exploring on their own, here is a selection of resource links:

Business and Entrepreneurial Training and Education

  • Business and Entrepreneurial Training at Atlantic Cape
    Part of Atlantic Cape Community College’s Professional Series Program, students receive a certificate of completion and credits can be applied to degree programs. Sign-up through Atlantic Cape’s standard registration process. Four classes (13 credits):
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Introduction to Business
    • Financial Accounting
    • Principles of Marketing

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  • Entrepreneurial Training Workforce Development Programs
    Offered as single-day, 3-hour courses at Cape May County Campus.
    Previous programs have included:

    • Marketing to Millennials and Gen Z
    • Brand Ambassadors – Your Route to Social Success

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  • Online Small Business /Professional Training through Atlantic Cape
    Six-week courses, each including 12 lessons, interactive quizzes, assignments, and tutorials, can be self-paced or instructor-led. Students receive a certificate of completion, and 12 classes are offered that specifically target start-up business, as well as:

    • Entrepreneurship Suite bundling three courses: Creating a Successful Business Plan, Start your own Small Business, and Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring.
    • Entrepreneurship: Start-Up and Business Owner Management
      200-hour Comprehensive Program

Small Business Resources & Partners

  • New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC)
    Offers webinars and online & in-person workshops on topics including:

    • Business Accounting and Budgeting
    • Business Basics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Government Contracting
    • Managing a Business
    • Managing Employees
    • Marketing & Sales
    • Start-up Assistance
    • Tax Planning
    • Technology
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Comprehensive small business information, including:

    • SBA Partners
      Provide business counseling

      • New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC
      • SCORE Business Mentoring
      • Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC)
      • Women’s Business Centers (local in Newark, NJ, Philadelphia)
    • SBA Resources
    • SBA Funding Programs
      • Loans
      • Investment Capital
      • Disaster Assistance
      • Surety Bonds
      • Grants
  • SCORE
    SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, and offers many free online workshops and interactive courses. Resources include:
  • The Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business – free online course
  • Google Digital Readiness Series – free four module program:
    • Get found online
    • Reach More Customers
    • Sell Online
    • Work Remotely
  • SCORE Business Learning Center – online learning paths for critical business topics, including:
    • Startup Basics
    • Marketing Basics
    • Online Marketing
    • Finance Basics
    • Management Basics
  • SCORE Business Resource Library – Searchable library with hundreds of free templates, guides, checklists, infographics and videos

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