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GWCOC Business Toolbox

Helpful Links, Webinars, Articles, and Resources on everything Small Business. Working together with the Cape May County BizHub we are proud to present the GWCOC Business Tool Kit.

CMCbizHub.com

  • The Cape May County BizHub provides FREE local One-on-One Small Business Consultations
  • Free Local Seminars: CMCbizhub.com/news-events
  • Resources: cmcbizhub.com/resources
    • Workforce Development Opportunities
    • Credit & Non-Credit Business Courses, & Professional Certifications
    • Free General Market Research Resources, Office Space, Lending Library

NJSBDC.com

  • Free Consultations, Webinars, Events, Templates, and Guides

SCORE.org

  • Free Consultations, Recorded Webinars, and Templates

SBA.gov

  • Loan options, General Small Business Support, Templates, and Articles

Business.NJ.gov

  • Guides to Plan, Start, Operate, and Grow a business in NJ

NJEDA.gov

  • Grants, Loan Options

Writing a Business Plan

Writing a successful business plan starts with research and a solid template but is typically best supported with help. Engage the Cape May County bizHub, NJSBDC, or SCORE to work one on one for FREE with a business coach or mentor.

SBA Article: Write your Business Plan

https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan-your-business/write-your-business-plan

Business Plan and Financial Templates from SCORE:

https://www.score.org/resource/template/business-plan-template-a-startup-business

Starting & Registering a Small Business

Step By step instructions for Planning, Starting, Operating, and Growing your business in NJ.

https://business.nj.gov/

NJ Business Action Center (NJ BAC) Starting a New Business Checklist

https://www.nj.gov/state/bac/assets/pdf/nj-new-business-checklist.pdf

NJ BAC Auto Body Repair Checklist

https://business.nj.gov/starter-kits/auto-body-repair

NJ BAC Catering and Restaurant Checklist

https://www.nj.gov/state/bac/assets/pdf/quick-start/catering-and-restaurant-2019-09-R1.pdf

NJ BAC Food Truck Check List

https://www.nj.gov/state/bac/assets/pdf/quick-start/food-truck-2019-09-R1.pdf

NJ BAC Home Improvement Contractor Checklist

https://www.nj.gov/state/bac/assets/pdf/quick-start/home-improvement-contractor-2019-09-R1.pdf

Funding Your Business

SBA Funding Guide:

https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan-your-business/fund-your-business

SCORE Article: Step By Step Small Business Loans:

https://www.score.org/event/how-get-small-business-loan-step-step-guide

SCORE Funding Webinar: Access Capital: 

https://www.score.org/event/access-capital-101-funding-options-start-and-grow-your-business

 

Self-Funding/Crowd Funding SCORE Webinars:

How to start a business without access to capital -

https://www.score.org/event/how-start-a-business-without-access-capital

 

Business Loans

Commercial Loans: Typically require 2-3 years of tax returns showing profitable operations. These types of loans are harder to qualify for but usually have better terms and rates. Contact GWCOC at 609-729-4000 and we will be happy to put you in contact with our Chamber Members.

SBA Loans: Loans for startups, buying real Estate, or Business Expansion

SBA 7A Loans:  https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/7a-loans

SBA 504 Loans: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/504-loans

SCORE SBA Loans Webinar:

https://www.score.org/event/sba-funding-programs-explained

Micro Loans: Loans Typically under $50K, startups qualify

CBAC & RBAC are some of the local not for profit microloan lenders that provide loans under $50,000 to small businesses and startups:

https://www.cbaclenders.com/

https://rbacloan.com/

 

 

 

 

Women Owned Business

SCORE.org under "Workshops & Events" - "Recorded Webinars" has a wide variety of videos specifically for Women owned Businesses.

Insurance

Grants For Small Businesses

NJ Grants and financing assistance programs:

https://business.nj.gov/funding

The NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA):

  • The Small Business Lease Grant
  • Small Business Improvement Grant Program
  • Ecommerce Support Program

https://www.njeda.gov/financing-and-incentives/

USDA.gov

  • Rural Business Enterprise Grant
  • Rural Development Loan & Grant Assistance
  • Beginner Farmers and Ranchers

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services

SCORE Grant Webinars:

How to get a small business grant:

https://www.score.org/resource/blog-post/how-get-a-small-business-grant

How to find grant opportunities:

https://www.score.org/event/how-find-grant-opportunities-your-small-business

 

 

 

Minority Owned Business

SCORE.org under "Workshops & Events" - "Recorded Webinars" has a wide variety of videos specifically for Black and Hispanic Owned Businesses.

 

Marketing

Taxes and Accounting

Veteran/Disabled Veteran Owned Business

SCORE.org under "Workshops & Events" - "Recorded Webinars" has a wide variety of videos specifically for Veteran Owned Businesses.

Educational Opportunities available to Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Members and Businesses in Cape May County.

Atlantic Cape Community College

For a complete list of classes currently available, please visit:

Cape May County biz-Hub

For a complete list of classes currently available, please visit:

Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce

Certified Pool Operator Class

April 16 & 17, 2024

Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Office - 3306 Pacific Avenue Wildwood, NJ 08260

Pre-Registration required. Class limited to 25 people.

Cost $350 per person.

Visit: http://gwcoc.org or call 609-729-4000

 

Join today by visiting:

Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Website or calling Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce office at 609-729-4000.

Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders Book Club

 

The FIVE Dysfunctions of a TEAM

by: Patrick Lencioni

 

A Leadership Fable explores how teams fail to work cohesively together through a dynamic, five-part model of dysfunction. The five dysfunctions are 1) absence of trust, 2) fear of conflict, 3) lack of commitment, 4) avoidance of accountability, and 5) inattention to results. Through identifying these root causes of poor teamwork, teams can develop specific strategies for overcoming each of them. By doing this, they will become comfortable with one another, be willing to engage in constructive debate, achieve clarity and buy-in around team priorities, hold one another to high standards, and focus on team results instead of individual ambition.

 

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