Continuing Education

Small Business Development Center

Prepare… Grow… Succeed!

Are you ready to start a new business? Do you want to expand your current business?

The Monmouth/Ocean Small Business Development Center provides small and new businesses with educational business development programs and consulting services in a variety of areas such as management, finance, and business start-up.

Entrepreneur Certificate Program

The Entrepreneur Certificate Program offers training to help those looking to start or grow their own business. Topics include: business planning, goal setting, financing, and marketing. The Monmouth/Ocean Small Business Development Center (MOSBDC) located at both Brookdale Community College and Ocean County College sponsors this 33-hour program. Take one course to improve your knowledge or take all courses and receive an Entrepreneur Certificate. To acquire a certificate, you must attend 100% of the Business Development Core Workshops and forward a certificate request to MOSBDC.

MOSBDC Business Development Core Workshops

  • Business Start-Up Workshop XBUSD 001 W
  • Financing A Small Business XBUSD 009 W
  • A Business Plan XBUSD 008 W
  • Marketing Strategies For Small Businesses XBUSD 044 W
  • Record Keeping For Small Businesses XBUSD 043 W


Website Management Workshops

Your business website is the most powerful marketing tool you have. With proper planning and attention, you can build a solid platform that can help prospects find you in search engines for years to come. Save time and money by learning modern best practices and avoiding common mistakes. For a comprehensive schedule of workshops and services, call 732-842-8685 or visit


Social Media Workshops

In today’s market, it is essential to approach social media with a sound strategy that’s the right match for your small business needs. From Facebook Business Fan Pages, to Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, you will discover the most efficient and effective tools to help create sustainable growth, using social media for marketing. These hands-on workshops will help you learn how to utilize the various social media applications, enabling you to implement a successful social media program. For a comprehensive schedule of workshops and services, call 732-842-8685 or visit


Is your Business suffering from Super Storm Sandy?

The New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at Brookdale offers pro bono counseling to help business owners get back on their feet! Can’t spare the time? Too busy rebuilding or making repairs? You can arrange for one-on-one counseling at an existing or temporary NJSBDC service center, or even, at your place of business! For more information about these workshops and services, call 732-842-8685 or visit