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Inventing A to Z- Excellence in Non-Profits – Latino Cuisine

 

Don’t kill the messenger, but the end of summer is just a few more weeks away and we encourage you to take stock of what you have been able to accomplish these past months and to prepare for the busy late summer/early fall season ahead.
Though many folks are still away (or home) on vacation, there are events taking place this month to help start and grow your business and to help improve your skills as an entrepreneur. We encourage you to take advantage yourself and share them with those in your networks!
Are you prepared to meet your challenges?!
Own your history! Own your future!

Sincerely,

Steven M. Gomez

Executive Director

If you find our emails useful please leave us a feedback with your replies. Also, please like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more tips and resources. Thanks.

GNEC Events & Workshops
Small Business Events & Classes
Creating Excellence in Non-Profits – NRBP
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: McCarter & English, LLP – 4 Gateway Center, 100 Mulberry St. Newark, NJ
Whether you serve on a board or run a non-profit, you know that it takes skill to make sure you stay true to your mission, use your board to your best advantage, operate with fiscally sound practices and more.
This session is intended for non profit executives and board members who will learn simple steps that can help ensure you have the resources you need to carry out your mission and serve your constituency.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Get Paid to Be Yourself: Turning Your Talents Into Streams of Income
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 1 Washington Pl, Newark, NJ – Newark Venture Partners
*Required* Must RSVP HERE: http://brickcitytech.co/mitchell/
Featuring Julian Mitchell | Supervising Producer, Complex Media
Mitchell will walk you through the mechanics of creating the career you want and monetizing your value. Through sharing real examples, along with lessons from my experience, you will learn a new way to approach and navigate your professional path. This session will teach you how to find your audience, grow communities, use your talents, and turn those talents into sustainable businesses. There will be a Q&A hosted by Anthony Frasier.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
The World of The Latino Cuisine
Date: Wednesday, August 24-25, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 355 Plaza Drive Secaucus NJ – Meadowlands Expo Center
YOU ARE INVITED to join us at the World of the Latino Cuisine, El Mundo de la Cocina Latina, August 24-25, 2016 at the Meadowlands Expo Center.
This food and beverage trade show includes the participation of domestic food manufacturers, producers, and distributors. Importers from the Caribbean and many Latin American countries also participate as exhibitors. The show includes the attendance of buyers and merchandisers, distributors, small and medium sized specialty food stores, regional chains, caterers, restaurants, independents, and bodegueros. Exhibit categories include frozen foods, groceries, organic products, dairy, beverages, and, in addition, non-food products.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Tech Talks @ Military Park: Wickr + GNEC
Date: Monday, September 12, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Military Park, Park Place, Newark, NJ
Join Wickr + GNEC at Military Park for their Tech Talk Series running in the month of September.
Part presentation, part panel discussion, and all tech + entrepreneurship!
More information coming soon!
To register, please CLICK HERE.
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NJIT Enterprise Development Center
211 Warren Street,
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Newark, NJ 07103
Phone 973.242.4132
Fax 973.242.0485
http://www.gnecorp.org
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Inventing A to Z- Raising Money – Excellence in Non-Profits

 

GNEC hopes that you are taking time to enjoy the summer months. For some businesses and entrepreneurs, summer means big business, while for others, not so much. Take time to participate in any of the the many events taking place this month to help start and grow your business and to help improve your skills as an entrepreneur. We encourage you to take advantage and share them with those in your networks!
Are you prepared to meet your challenges?!
Own your history! Own your future!

Sincerely,

Steven M. Gomez

Executive Director

If you find our emails useful please leave us a feedback with your replies. Also, please like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more tips and resources. Thanks.

GNEC Events & Workshops
Small Business Events & Classes
Tools for Decision Making: Innovating in a Changing World
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Big data, small data. Data from wearable. Data is everywhere. But how can you use data to grow your business? The Internet of Things is another phrase you keep hearing – but how can your business leverage data from all these sources to gain advantage over your competitors?
Join us for this morning conference at Montclair State where we will explore the uses of data and Internet of Things to improve decision making in your business to grow your business faster and smarter.
Event also features a keynote address by Michele Brown, CEO of Choose NJ and former CEO of the NJ Economic Development Authority.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Fownders Start-up Pitch Competition – 10k Grand Prize
Date: Monday, August 8, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 600 Cape May St Ste 100, Harrison, NJ – Red Bull Arena
The Fownders Start-Up Pitch Competition is happening in the heart of Newark! The goal is to mentor and guide early stage entrepreneurs to take their ideas from seed to scale with a Grand Prize of $10,000.
Teams will be judged on:
a solid MVP +
understanding of their market +
growth and sustainability planning +
branding and design +
and of course, execution.
5 start-ups teams will be chosen to join a 12 week accelerator program along with other prizes including cash, mentorship, office space, wifi, devices, PR, marketing, hackathons, creative services, and more. All finalists will receive a FREE year of Fownders membership.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Marketing Your Small Business Low Cost/No Cost Strategies Available to ALL Small Businesses
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ – Kerry Weinstein at Hoboken Public Library
Marketing has changed and small businesses no longer need to break the bank to support their marketing efforts. This seminar covers five strategies that every small business can use at little or no cost. These five strategies are Branding, Inbound Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing and Be An Expert. This is an ideal seminar for those already in business or for those who are working on the marketing aspects of a business plan.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
What to Do Before You Raise Money w/ Peter Boyce, VC @ General Catalyst Partners
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 1 Washington Pl, Newark, NJ – Newark Venture Partners
Peter Boyce is a 25-year-old VC phenom who has helped startups raise over $130 million in capital. Named one of Forbes 30 under 30, Boyce is visiting Brick City Tech at Newark Venture Partners, located in the heart of Newark NJ. Boyce is set to speak with Anthony Frasier about the critical necessary steps you have to take before raising capital for your startup. This will be a live recording for the “Don’t Dumb Down Your Greatness” podcast and participants will be encouraged to ask both Peter and Anthony about raising capital and adding value to your brand.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
NJ Tech Meetup 75: How To Growth Hack w/ Vincent Dignan
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Howe Center – Stevens Institute of Technology
3 great startups to present:
• Smart Vision Labs
• Body Labs
• Walc

More about Vincent: “I help grow early-stage companies through a combination of rapid social media growth, guerrilla community management tactics, and growth hacks which have seen companies go from zero to thousands of signups/followers/users virtually overnight- so “hacking” is my specialty, though I don’t code- there are so many shortcuts one can use to get ahead.

To register, please CLICK HERE.
Creating Excellence in Non-Profits – NRBP
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: McCarter & English, LLP – 4 Gateway Center, 100 Mulberry St. Newark, NJ
Whether you serve on a board or run a non-profit, you know that it takes skill to make sure you stay true to your mission, use your board to your best advantage, operate with fiscally sound practices and more.
This session is intended for non profit executives and board members who will learn simple steps that can help ensure you have the resources you need to carry out your mission and serve your constituency.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
The World of The Latino Cuisine
Date: Wednesday, August 24-25, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 355 Plaza Drive Secaucus NJ – Meadowlands Expo Center
YOU ARE INVITED to join us at the World of the Latino Cuisine, El Mundo de la Cocina Latina, August 24-25, 2016 at the Meadowlands Expo Center.
This food and beverage trade show includes the participation of domestic food manufacturers, producers, and distributors. Importers from the Caribbean and many Latin American countries also participate as exhibitors. The show includes the attendance of buyers and merchandisers, distributors, small and medium sized specialty food stores, regional chains, caterers, restaurants, independents, and bodegueros. Exhibit categories include frozen foods, groceries, organic products, dairy, beverages, and, in addition, non-food products.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
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Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation
NJIT Enterprise Development Center
211 Warren Street,
Suite 317
Newark, NJ 07103
Phone 973.242.4132
Fax 973.242.0485
http://www.gnecorp.org
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Social Media Basics-Win $10k-Feedback

 

The work / life balance for an entrepreneur and small business owner is a constant struggle and often a big point of stress. However, if you are not investing in the health and well being of yourself and your family, you are putting all that you work for at risk. It is important to remember that you are your business’s most important asset, so make sure to treat yourself as such. Vacation, relaxation, rest, sleep are not forbidden words for an entrepreneur and can actually be your competitive advantage if you do it right. Take the time to unplug, unwind, and look around you…. who knows, you might even find your next big idea in the process.
Below, we have curated informative upcoming events from around the Greater Newark area that we hope you will find useful and fun. One of which is our Social Media Basics for Business event on Tuesday July 19th RSVP now.
Our mission is to be a resource for entrepreneurs throughout the Greater Newark area. Sign up and share these events and opportunities with those in your networks and help us support strong businesses and build strong communities!
As always, we challenge you to get out and take advantage of what the NJ entrepreneurial ecosystem has to offer. Take action, try something new, and make business happen!

Are you prepared to meet your challenges?!
Own your history! Own your future!

Sincerely,

Steven M. Gomez

Executive Director

If you find our emails useful please leave us a feedback with your replies. Also, please like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more tips and resources. Thanks.

GNEC Events & Workshops
Breakfast 2016 – Strong Businesses Build Strong Communities
Wow, we are still hearing raving reviews of our Breakfast event from participants. Thanks to those who have left us a feedback. For those who have not, we encourage you to do so. Your feedback help us improve for future events. Please fill this quick survey and let us know your thoughts (your answers will be anonymous).

If you missed the breakfast, the following link is a recap powered by Websiginia The Circl Watch Video Here

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ANONYMOUS SURVEY
Social Media Basics – A Guide to Facebook and Twitter for Business
Date: Tuesday, July 19th 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: NJIT Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren Street, Newark, NJ
With more than 2 Billion users worldwide on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+, you are sure to find your prospects, clients, volunteers and members, active on social media. But are you? Are you asking yourself how can social media be utilized for my business or nonprofit? Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed and are not sure how to get started marketing your business with social media.
This workshop will show you the value of using social media to reach your customers, prospects and members.
We’ll take a look at the most popular social media networks – Facebook, and Twitter:
· What each network is about
· What to Post (a 30 day content generation idea starters)
· How often to Post
At the end of this workshop, participants will have a completed Facebook and Twitter business page and a month long content generation plan for their businesses.
Our presenter, Melissa Jackson, is the founder of Normel Solutions. Normel Solutions is founded on the idea that all entrepreneurs should be tech enabled. Despite how well (or not so well) they understand technology.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Small Business Events & Classes
Let’s Do Lunch At Nico Kitchen+ Bar
Date: Wednesday, July 20th 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Nico Kitchen + Bar, 1 Center St. Newark, NJ 07102
Don’t delay, space fills quickly!
Celebrate Summer with casual networking and a terrific buffet offered by NJPAC’s premier restaurant.
Gain valuable business contacts that lead to new opportunities!
Joining us will be our friends at CIANJ. NRBP Ambassadors will be available to help facilitate networking. Bring a supply of business cards including one for our door prize drawing.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
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Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation
NJIT Enterprise Development Center
211 Warren Street,
Suite 317
Newark, NJ 07103
Phone 973.242.4132
Fax 973.242.0485
http://www.gnecorp.org
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Valuing Your Startup-Win $10k-Breakfast Feedback

 

Dear –FNAME–,
Thank you to all our sponsors, partners and vendors for making our 2016 Opportunities & Awards Breakfast event at NJIT last week a success. We hope you had as much fun attending as we did organizing it. Approximately 200 participants and vendors were in the room. Lets keep the conversations going on social media with #StrongBiz2016. Please take two minutes to leave us a feedback about your experience at the Breakfast.
Our mission is to be a resource for entrepreneurs throughout the Greater Newark area. Below we have curated great upcoming events from around the Greater Newark area that we hope you will find useful. We’re excited to partner with NJIT EDC again to host workshops for early stage and high growth technology businesses – Pricing Venture Capital Investments on July 11th, 2016 (this coming Monday). Sign up and share these events and opportunities with those in your networks and help us support strong businesses and strong communities!

As always, we challenge you to get out and take advantage of what the NJ entrepreneurial ecosystem has to offer. Take action, try something new, and make business happen!

Are you prepared to meet your challenges?!
Own your history! Own your future!

Sincerely,

Steven M. Gomez

Executive Director

If you find our emails useful please leave us a feedback with your replies. Also, please like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more tips and resources. Thanks.

GNEC Events & Workshops
Breakfast 2016 – Strong Businesses Build Strong Communities
Once again we will like to thank all our sponsors, partners, participants and vendors for making our 2016 Opportunities & Awards Breakfast event at NJIT last week a success. We hope you had as much fun attending as we did organizing it. Approximately 200 participants and vendors were in the room.
A completed event E-booklet will be out soon with all the honorees, vendors, partners, and sponsors listed. Be on the look out for that
We want to hear your feedback so we can improve for future events. Please fill this quick survey and let us know your thoughts (your answers will be anonymous).

If you missed the breakfast, the following link is a recap powered by Websiginia The Circl Watch Video Here

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ANONYMOUS SURVEY
What’s Your Startup Worth?
Pricing Venture Capital Investments
Date: Monday, July 11th (New date!)
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: NJIT Enterprise Development Center Room 407, 211 Warren Street, Newark, NJ
GNEC’s Technology Business Support Initiative (TBSI) and NJIT EDC are proud to present What’s Your Startup Worth: Pricing Venture Capital Investments.
This all-day workshop, led by experienced valuation and private equity advisor Ron Quintero, will cover the complex art of pricing venture capital investments. Through our workshop, you’ll develop an understanding around…
– key aspects of pricing and structuring venture capital investments;
– what venture capitalists are looking for in portfolio investments;
– terms and conditions of investments;
– alternative methods of valuation.

 

No prior accounting or financial expertise is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all registered guests! Past participants in this program have included entrepreneurs, consultants, attorneys, and financial professionals.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Finding & Financing a Franchise! Secrets to Discovering a Great Business
Date: Tuesday, July 12th 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: NJIT Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren Street, Newark, NJ
Learn from a trusted Franchise industry expert:
* Common misperceptions about business ownership & franchising.
* If franchising can be for you and get you to your life goals.
* How to avoid big mistakes!
* How to uncover strong ideas from bad ones…
* How to go about your search with ease and comfort.
* The known and unknown sources to finance your dream.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Social Media Basics – A Guide to Facebook and Twitter for Business
Date: Tuesday, July 19th 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: NJIT Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren Street, Newark, NJ
With more than 2 Billion users worldwide on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+, you are sure to find your prospects, clients, volunteers and members, active on social media. But are you? Are you asking yourself how can social media be utilized for my business or nonprofit? Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed and are not sure how to get started marketing your business with social media.
This workshop will show you the value of using social media to reach your customers, prospects and members.
We’ll take a look at the most popular social media networks – Facebook, and Twitter:
· What each network is about
· What to Post (a 30 day content generation idea starters)
· How often to Post
At the end of this workshop, participants will have a completed Facebook and Twitter business page and a month long content generation plan for their businesses.
Our presenter, Melissa Jackson, is the founder of Normel Solutions. Normel Solutions is founded on the idea that all entrepreneurs should be tech enabled. Despite how well (or not so well) they understand technology.
To register, please CLICK HERE.
Small Business Events & Classes
REMIXX – SPEED NETWORKING WITH RISING TIDE ALUMNI NETWORK
Date: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Forward Ever & Rising Tide Capital, 8 E Kinney St Newark, NJ 07102

This time we will be hosting our signature networking ReMIXX in collaboration with our partners Rising Tide Capital and their alumni network. With over 10 years of community service and over 1000 graduates from their Community Business Academy, this is an event you will not want to miss.

The event will be packed with loads of fun including speed networking, and will also highlight Forward Ever’s burgeoning LOCALISM movement, Rising Tide’s programs and services, and allow plenty of time for networking with Greater Newark entrepreneurs from all sectors.

Come out and network with a community of Greater Newark entrepreneurs of all types, meet new prospective clients, and JOIN the MOVEMENT to create a LOCALLY focused sustainable Newark!
For more information and registration please CLICK HERE.
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Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation
NJIT Enterprise Development Center
211 Warren Street,
Suite 317
Newark, NJ 07103
Phone 973.242.4132
Fax 973.242.0485
http://www.gnecorp.org
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