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NJSBDC Celebrates Small Business Week with Programs to Help Businesses Thrive

The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers network (NJSBDC) is celebrating small businesses with comprehensive and engaging programs to enhance small businesses and entrepreneurs for National Small Business Week, between May 2 – 7.

National Small Business Week was created over 50 years ago by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

“At the NJSBDC, we literally devote every moment to helping small businesses, but we love this week so much because the national focus is on small businesses. So, it’s a great time to do something special for them”. says NJSBDC CEO and State Director, Kelly Brozyna.

For the past two years, National Small Business Week was celebrated on an augmented schedule in September due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, this year marks the return of the week in early May. This year will also return back to being celebrated for a full week in early May.

The NJSBDC network will be presenting various programs to continue helping businesses thrive. Below is a list of programs that the NJSBDC will be presenting during National Small Business Week:

Wednesday, May 4:

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Food & Beverage Manufacturing Basics
  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – New Business Questions and Answers
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Make Your Website Work for You
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Dale Utilidad a tu Sitio Web

Thursday, May 5:

  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Meet the Lenders Virtual Conference
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Exploring Business Ownership Through Franchising
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Website, Social Media & Analytics

Friday, May 6:

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Social Entrepreneurship for Small Businesses

Saturday, May 7:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Smart Business Plan Writing Workshop (Spring Cycle – 4 weeks)

As with the past two years, this year’s National Small Business Week programs offered by the NJSBDC will largely be held virtually to provide easier accessibility for as many small business owners and entrepreneurs as possible.

For more information or questions about the NJSBDC’s National Small Business Week programs, please go to or contact: Shy Hopkins at

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