BRANCHBURG – The Small Enterprise Growth Middle at Raritan Valley Neighborhood School will shut on the finish of the month.
Kean College, nonetheless, introduced that the Small Enterprise Growth Middle on its campus has expanded its service territory and can now present companies to companies in Somerset County.
The closure of the Raritan Valley Neighborhood School workplace coincides with the retirement of Invoice Harnden, who served as the middle’s regional director.
“It has been our pleasure having Invoice Harnden because the New Jersey Small Enterprise Growth Middle (NJSBDC) at Raritan Valley Neighborhood School regional director for a few years,” Kelly Brozyna, CEO and state director of the NJSBDC community, stated in a press release. “He’s on a brand new path of retirement, and we want him the very best of luck.”
Brozyna thanked the faculty for internet hosting the workplace.
“We respect all of the group assist that Raritan Valley Neighborhood School has proven Hunterdon and Somerset counties prior to now,” she stated.
Harnden turned regional director in 2012 after serving eight years as assistant director and operations director.
Earlier than becoming a member of NJSBDC, Harnden labored within the personal sector, together with working his personal enterprise, which he offered in 1998. He additionally dealt with bursar actions, grants accounting and third-party contracts for the faculty’s finance workplace.
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Rafael Mata, NJSBDC’s new regional director, stated the growth of the Kean middle is a regional method to enterprise consulting and in-person instructional choices and direct enterprise companies.
“It’s sensible that we transfer to regional buildings that higher serve our enterprise communities and mirror how native economies work together with one another,” Mata stated in a press release. “The middle shall align innovation and analysis to enhance our small enterprise consulting and low-cost instructional choices for enterprise house owners and entrepreneurs. As well as, we are going to incorporate college students seeking to entrepreneurship as an choice post-graduation.”
The NJSBDC community has offered complete companies and applications for small companies in New Jersey for 45 years.
The community helps small enterprise house owners and entrepreneurs develop enterprise plans, discover financing, accounting and monetary evaluation, establish new markets, provoke advertising methods, discover procurement and worldwide commerce alternatives, discover sustainability practices, commercialize expertise and develop an e-commerce presence.
The statewide NJSBDC headquarters is positioned on the Rutgers Enterprise Faculty in Newark.
The Kean middle is positioned in Hynes Corridor, residence of the college’s School of Enterprise and Public Administration in Union Township.
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