LDC Sets 2012 Schedule of Free Business Seminars

Posted on January 31, 2012 By

Patricia Komsa, executive director of the Lakewood Development Corporation, the administrative arm of UEZ (Urban Enterprise Zone), has announced a schedule of eight free business seminars, open to the public.  All businesses are welcome whether or not they are participating in a UEZ program.

February 8:     Growing Your Business – Panel Discussion (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

February 29:   Doing Business with the Federal Government (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

February 16:   Networking-Invest in the Most Rewarding Word-of-Mouth Tactic

(10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

April 19:          Shoot 4 Success: Video Marketing for Today’s Businesses

(10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

March 15:       Trade Showmanship and Event Marketing (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

May 9:             Doing Business with the Federal Government (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

May 10:           Trade Showmanship and Event Marketing (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

April 12:          Big Marketing on a Small Budget (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

UEZ workshops are presented by professionals who offer the strategic business skills that help meet today’s challenges to succeed. Among the presenters are the SBA (Small Business Administration), the New Jersey Defense Procurement Center; members of SCORE, and Vicki Morgan of WCEC (Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corp.)

All seminars are in Room C, second floor, of the Lakewood Municipal Building, 231 Third Street, Lakewood.  A question and answer period will follow each session. Additional workshops may be presented throughout the year.

To register or for more information about UEZ programs, call Patricia Komsa 732-364-2500 Ext. 5257 or www.lakewoodnj.gov/department/uez.

About the UEZ:  The Urban Enterprise Zone program was designed to foster economic growth to revitalize and stimulate designated urban communities.  The program encourages businesses to create private-sector jobs though public and private investment. More than 8,000 businesses throughout the state and more than 500 businesses in Lakewood benefit from tax and financial incentives. Personnel from the Lakewood UEZ are available to discuss program eligibility and answer questions.