NJ BAC News Release: 11/15/2022

NJEDA Small Business Improvement Grant Still Available
The NJ Economic Development Authority Small Business Improvement Grant is still available. Applications are still being taken by the NJEDA. It offers reimbursement for costs associated with making building improvements or purchasing new furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Amount: 50% of eligible total project costs up to $50,000

Benefits: Businesses may be reimbursed for capital improvements, or purchase and/or installation of new furniture, fixtures, and equipment

  • Open to small businesses and nonprofits
  • Minimum project cost of $5,000
  • Applicant must rent or own facility being improved
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Hiring the Disabled is a Win-Win for Everyone
New Jersey is somewhat of a pioneer in its commitment to the disabled. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) – the first of its kind when it passed in 1945 – prohibits employment discrimination based on several criteria, including “mental or physical disability.” This was underscored with the passing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, which prohibited job and other types of discrimination against people with disabilities. On a state level, the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) provides vocational rehabilitation services to those with physical or mental disabilities, including placement services, skill development (i.e., resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search organization), job coaching and accommodations, emotional support, vehicle and home modifications for employment-related purposes, and job maintenance strategies.
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NJBAC Cannabis Training Academy

It's official! NJBAC is now home to The Cannabis Training Academy, coming in 2023! We are proud to receive NJCRC approval to provide no-cost technical assistance and training for cannabis license applicants in the social equity, legacy, impact, diverse-owned and micro business categories. Courses will be led by instructors, mentors and leaders who are in or advising to the cannabis industry.

If you have any questions, please call 800-JERSEY 7 and we would be glad to help you.

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Get Help from NJBAC Small Business Advocates
NJBAC’s Small Business Advocates support small business throughout the state. From startups to main street businesses, our Advocates can help you access a variety of resources tailored to meet your needs including:
  • Starting a Business
  • Incorporating
  • Mentoring Assistance
  • Financial Resources
  • Licensing and Professional Certifications
  • Navigating Regulatory Processes
  • Labor and Workforce Issues
  • Procurement Assistance
  • Export Assistance
Staffed by our Advocates, business support is just one call away. We offer guidance in both English and Spanish. Our business helpline is 1-800-JERSEY-7
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Contact Us For Assistance

Visit business.nj.gov for a "live chat" with our NJBAC business experts,

from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday.

You can also call us at 1-800-JERSEY-7.

P.O. Box 820
Trenton, NJ 08625-0820
Your resource for current news, polices and helpful updates
impacting New Jersey businesses.