Digital Tool for Starting a Business in NJ Launches: 12/21/2021

New Jersey Business Action Center

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Your resource for current news, policies and helpful updates impacting New Jersey businesses.


Navigate the Upcoming Cannabis Application Process

The Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) will begin accepting applications for personal-use cannabis business licenses on December 15. Whether you’re a grower, wholesaler, dispensary, or industry newcomer, the New Jersey Business Action Center can help you get answers to questions about cannabis licenses. Call 1-800-JERSEY-7 or visit to chat with a business advocate Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

Learn About Cannabis Business Licenses


Business Navigator: Soup to Nuts Walk-Through for Starting a NJ Business

New Jersey’s business-friendly state website – – has a new, easy-to-use Business Navigator feature to guide a new business through the forms and licenses needed to start the business and avoid fines. This free tool is a customizable, step-by-step guide to starting a New Jersey business. 

Try the Business Navigator


Business Advocate Experts Ready to Help

The New Jersey Business Action Center offers a full complement of Business Advocates to help with your business needs, each representing a collection of New Jersey’s 21 counties. To reach a Business Advocate, and for more information about NJBAC, please call 1-800-JERSEY-7 or access our live chat at Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

Chat with a Business Advocate


West Side Story Helps Solidify New Jersey’s Appeal as a Film Destination

The Steve Spielberg-directed remake of West Side Story is among the growing number of movie and television projects produced in New Jersey. The production, which filmed in Paterson and Newark, comprised a total of 57 days on set, inclusive of pre- and post-production and added $20 million revenue dollars to the state’s economy.

Learn About the NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission


Production Assistant Bootcamp Training Held in Old Bridge

A two-day intensive real-world, work-based job training program was held this month to provide skills, knowledge, and understanding of a film/TV production to 27 film/TV production enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds in New Jersey. The program, first launched in 2018, is provided free of charge to accepted participants, thanks to the generous sponsorship of NBCUniversal.

Read More About the P.A. Bootcamp



Contact Us For Assistance

Visit for the "live chat" with our NJBAC business experts from 8:00am - 5:00pm ET, Monday-Friday.


You can also contact us by phone at 1-800-JERSEY-7.

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P.O. Box 820
Trenton, NJ 08625-0820


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