Small Business Development Center

Tens of thousands of established small businesses and entrepreneurs have tapped the NJSBDC network for customized, one-to-one management consulting and training for more than three decades. Companies that use NJSBDC’s comprehensive services report accelerated growth and improved access to capital financing.

Whether you’re expanding your business or starting a new venture, NJSBDC consultants can provide guidance on diverse matters. NJSBDC private sector experts help individuals and early stage start-ups develop, and plan for growth and expansion.

To contact your local SBDC offices:
Essex County:
Passaic County:
Morris & Warren County:



Through the Chamber’s Partnership with WPUNJ, Chamber members can take advantage of select education opportunities utilizing a Chamber Discount.
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Berkeley College

Through the Chamber’s Partnership with Berkeley College, Chamber members can take advantage of select education opportunities utilizing a Chamber Discount.
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Passaic County Community College

Through the Chamber’s Partnership with Passaic County Community College, Chamber members can take advantage of select education opportunities and employee training opportunities utilizing a Chamber Discount.
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SCORE is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping emerging and existing small businesses maximize their potential for success by providing free, confidential, professional business counseling. We help aspiring entrepreneurs launch their companies and small business owners solve problems.

Our Northeast NJ chapter has more than 40 mentors, all are active, semi-retired or retired executives who have either achieved top-level positions in major firms or have owned and operated their own small- to mid-size companies.

You can request advice from a local mentor:
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Wayne Economic Development Commission

The Commission handles several duties centered around economic development in the Township of Wayne. The Commission meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:00 A.M. in the Council Conference Room of the Municipal Complex. You can reach the commission by calling 973-694-1800 or fax (973) 694-8136.
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NJ Economic Development Authority

If you are a business in need of financing to grow in New Jersey, a not-for-profit organization seeking capital to expand community services, a municipality looking to attract a major corporation within your boundaries, or a developer requiring funds for a major redevelopment project, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) is ready to put its resources to work for you.

With a large portfolio of varied programs and services, the EDA can assist you with access to capital, including tax-exempt and taxable bond financing, loans, loan guarantees, and business and tax incentives. In addition, the EDA offers real estate development assistance and state-of-the-art technology facilities like the Technology Centre of New Jersey in North Brunswick.


Workforce Investment Board of Passaic County

The Workforce Development Board of Passaic County (WDB) is dedicated to supporting workforce and economic development by connecting Passaic County New Jersey residents to jobs and ensuring that employers have the skilled workers they need to grow, compete, and prosper. Created pursuant to the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), the WDB’s role is to ensure that optimal investments are made in Passaic County to support workforce development, training, and job preparation for residents. The WDB also engages businesses to link the services of the local workforce system with the needs of employers within the county.

To successfully accomplish this, the WDB:

  • Oversees WIA funds by driving investments based on industry needs.
  • Sets the strategic direction of the Passaic County One-Stop System.
  • Creates forums for analyzing and discussing critical workforce issues to determine the best implementation strategies.
  • Partners with State and Local elected officials to ensure the WDB’s efforts are aligned with county goals.
  • Conducts labor market analysis to better assess labor demand and to advocate for employer and job-seeker needs.
  • Ensures system accountability.

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NJ Labor Department

The NJ Department of Labor is a good conduit for information such as rules and regulations that employers must adhere to. The Chamber recommends researching programs, handbooks, and regulations on their website.
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