Small Enterprise Improvement Heart closing at Raritan Valley Neighborhood School

BRANCHBURG – The Small Enterprise Improvement Heart at Raritan Valley Neighborhood School will shut on the finish of the month.

Kean College, nonetheless, introduced that the Small Enterprise Improvement Heart 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 Improvement Heart (NJSBDC) at Raritan Valley Neighborhood School regional director for a few years,” Kelly Brozyna, CEO and state director of the NJSBDC community, mentioned in an announcement. “He’s on a brand new path of retirement, and we want him the very best of luck.”

Brozyna thanked the school for internet hosting the workplace.

“We respect all of the neighborhood help that Raritan Valley Neighborhood School has proven Hunterdon and Somerset counties up to now,” she mentioned.

The closure of the Raritan Valley Neighborhood School workplace coincides with the retirement of Invoice Harnden, who served as the middle’s regional director.

Harnden grew to become 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 bought in 1998. He additionally dealt with bursar actions, grants accounting and third-party contracts for the school’s finance workplace.

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Rafael Mata, NJSBDC’s new regional director, mentioned the enlargement of the Kean heart is a regional strategy to enterprise consulting and in-person instructional choices and direct enterprise companies.

“It’s sensible that we transfer to regional constructions that higher serve our enterprise communities and mirror how native economies work together with one another,” Mata mentioned in an announcement. “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’ll incorporate college students trying to entrepreneurship as an choice post-graduation.”

The NJSBDC community has offered complete companies and packages 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, determine new markets, provoke advertising and marketing 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 College in Newark.

The Kean heart is positioned in Hynes Corridor, house of the college’s School of Enterprise and Public Administration in Union Township.

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