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N.J. Business Action Center Hosts ‘Resources for Recovery’ Webinar, Oct. 21

Free webcast will detail available programs to help the state’s small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

TRENTON, N.J. – Oct. 14, 2020 – The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC), a no-cost, confidential “business-first” resource housed within the New Jersey Department of State, will host a free webinar titled “Resources for Recovery” on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 12 p.m. ET.

The webcast will provide New Jersey businesses with an update on available tools and programs to help them through recovery from disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Webinar topics range from available financial and technical resources, tips for obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE), understanding safety protocols, mandated employee benefits and setting up ecommerce businesses.

The webinar will also describe international opportunities through the New Jersey State Trade Expansion Program (NJ STEP), which provides financial awards to eligible small businesses to increase export capacity, and financial resources and tips for growing a business.

The October program will run for one hour and is free and open to the public. Registration for the session can be secured here.

“The NJBAC is committed to helping businesses stay strong during this uncertain time,” said Melanie Willoughby, executive director of the NJBAC. “We hope many join us for this free webinar, as our business experts will tackle many of the frequently asked questions we’ve been fielding, to offer clarification and guidance on key issues related to COVID-19 and recovery.”

Webinar attendees will learn from NJBAC’s business experts, including Willoughby, Don Newman, manager of small business advocacy, and Eddy Mayan, manager of export promotion. Christina Fuentes, director of small business services at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), will also participate, as well as Vincent Vicari, regional director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

The webinar will be streamed live, and the slides and the recording will be circulated to all registrants after the webcast. Guests will be invited to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

About the New Jersey Business Action Center

The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC), housed within the New Jersey Department of State and operating under the leadership of Executive Director Melanie Willoughby, is a business-first resource that offers no-cost, confidential assistance to help businesses grow.

The team helps companies of all sizes save time and money by getting answers from government agencies, directing businesses to appropriate officials and contacts, and facilitating meetings and follow-ups from regulatory agencies. For further information, call 1-800-JERSEY-7, visit http://nj.gov/state/bac/ or follow up on Twitter at @NJ_BAC.

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