Learn to Create a Plan to Start Your Dream Business in this Two-Part Seminar Series in January 2014

business-plan-chartAs a business owner it is important to understand that despite the explosion of technology, offerings and competition in the marketplace, you still need to be able to set yourself apart. You get so busy working in trying to have a successful business that you don’t spend enough time planning and building a business that is built off of your passion, core need in the marketplace and true value that your customers need. As a result of that, your business is never on solid ground and performance is not optimized.

In this “Part One – Creating a Plan to Start Your Dream Business” workshop, you will not be lectured at, you will fully immerse in a proven approach that has been leveraged by organizations that are the at the top of their industry to those that are just starting out. You will learn the process and gain the confidence you need to have a sustainable and profitable business that fulfills your dreams, while also creating the value your customers really want.

Join us on Thursday, January 23rd at 8:30am for networking and a light breakfast followed by part one of this two-part interactive business series, “Building Your Business Dreams” presented by Jack Gottlieb, President of the Total Solutions Group. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall, NJ. Space is limited – register below.

Register Now!Jack Gottlieb is the President of The Total Solutions Group, Inc. a strategic consulting, training and coaching firm committed to driving a sustainable increase to an organization’s results, value proposition and culture. Jack brings 14 years of proven high level success along with the collective capability of his team and advisory board. Jack has also been one of the highest ranked speakers at various state wide SHRM (Society of Human Resource Managers) Annual Conferences as well as the New Jersey Organizational Development Annual Conferences for the past 7 years. Jack also serves on the Executive Board Collegiate Empowerment which is an educational firm committed to driving systemic change and impact for Colleges and Universities. Jack also is actively involved with two universities. The first is Kutztown University where he is one of the key leaders of the College of Business Advisory Board to support their efforts in further development and expansion. The second is with Rider University with their Center for the Development of Leadership Skills.

*Please note that this seminar is free of charge for First Financial members to attend. The seminar is open to non-members of the credit union to register and attend, however a $15 fee payable by check or cash will be collected at the seminar and credit union membership will be confirmed for all in attendance at the seminar. Should a non-member wish to become a First Financial member after attending the seminar, $5 will fund their membership deposit and be kept in their base savings account upon membership opening, and the other $10 will go to the First Financial Foundation for scholarships and classroom grants.

Learn How to Successfully Promote Your Business at this FREE Seminar in November 2013

website-developmentBusiness promotion is a critical part of any business’s success. Through promotion that a business expands its customer/client base and opens new windows of opportunity. There are many ways to promote a business, and each varies in regards to time, labor and costs. In this free seminar presented by SCORE counselor Bill Mirkin at First Financial, find out which avenue(s) you’ll want to take for your business.

Attending this seminar, you will learn:

  • What marketing is and how it differs from sales
  • Old and new marketing tactics that are always a success
  • How to drive business with social media marketing
  • How to utilize marketing to close a sale

Join us on Thursday, November 7th at 8:30am for networking and a light breakfast followed by our free “How to Successfully Promote Your Business” Seminar. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall, NJ. Space is limited – register below.

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The SCORE Association is a national nonprofit organization with a public service mission to maximize the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses. SCORE’s 10,500 members provide client counseling and training through a network of 389 chapters, 800 branches, and a national as well as individual chapter Web sites. SCORE has been a resource partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA) since 1964. Their volunteer members, who are both retired, or actively engaged in their business or profession, have many years of experience to bring to bear on helping to create stronger more profitable businesses.

Learn “Health Care Costs & Why Wellness is Essential” at this FREE Seminar in November 2013

affordable-healthcare-actAs an employer, you already know the staggering cost of health insurance—averaging more than $10,000 a year per employee and those rates are only expected to rise. With the Affordable Care Act, you as a company leader can take control and proactively address the root of the problem: employee health. Dr. James Proodian of Natural Healthcare Center will show you how you can make a real difference in not only reducing your company’s expenses, but also in improving the lives of your employees through an outcomes-based wellness program. He will discuss strategies for implementing an outcomes-based wellness program, including how to generate full participation, and offer science-based recommendations that address your physical, nutritional, and psychological needs.

Attending this seminar, you will learn:

  • Statistics on the rising cost of healthcare and its impact on businesses
  • Statistics outlining the chronic-illness epidemic in the United States and its direct impact on each one of us
  • How our country promotes sick care rather than healthcare: 95% of all healthcare costs are spent on disease management, while only 5% are spent on wellness and preventative measures.
  • Information on the Affordable Care Act and the potential impact on your business
  • Benefits of an outcomes-based wellness program
    • Financial incentives for employees to meet personalized health goals
    • Environmental and genetic influences on your health
    • Metabolic syndrome, fitness, and nutrition

This seminar will begin at 8:30am on Tuesday, November 5th. The seminar will be held at our Wall Office located at 1800 Route 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302. We invite you to bring a guest but space is limited, so make sure you sign up today!

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Dr. Proodian is the Founder and President of the Wellness at Work employee health education program and the Natural Healthcare Center, a state-of-the-art health and wellness facility located in Long Branch, NJ. Dr. Proodian holds undergraduate degrees in Public Health and Nutrition and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. He has also earned postgraduate certifications in Sports Medicine (CCSP) and Strength and Conditioning (CSCS). To book an appointment with Dr. Proodian call 732-222-2219 or e-mail info@naturalhc.com.

Learn About Facebook Advertising and Promotions for Business at this Seminar in October 2013

Boosting-your-Business-with-Facebook-Advertising1Boost your Facebook presence by utilizing the advertisement and promotional tools that are available to you right through Facebook at a price that won’t have you breaking your business budget. Social Media Consultant Deborah Smith will be back again to provide you with all you’ll need to know in order to get your Facebook posts out there to your targeted audiences and how to create engaging content to increase sales, generate leads, and build/develop relationships.

Attending this seminar, you will learn how to:

  • Hold contests on Facebook that inspire entries and garner leads
  • How to use Facebook ads to build your page, website visits, and events
  • Use third party apps to build more engagement and excitement on your Facebook page

Join us on Thursday, October 17th for networking at 8:30am and then promptly at 9:00am for our business seminar titled, Facebook Advertising & Promotion for Business, presented by Deborah Smith. Cost to attend this seminar is $10. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall NJ. Space is limited – Register today!

Deborah Smith is the owner of Foxtrot Media, LLC a Social Media Consulting and Management company. Deborah got her start in social media over 12 years ago when she launched an E-Commerce business which operated a network of websites serving the Nanny Industry. She began employing email groups, chat rooms and online message boards as marketing and networking tools well before the term “Social Media” was ever conceived. When the new tools like Blogs, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn emerged, Deborah was an early adopter and soon mastered these tools for her own business. In 2007, she launched her first blog, JerseyBites.com, a collaborative food blog with over 35 contributors throughout the state. JerseyBites now welcomes over 25,000 visitors per month and was recently named content partner to NJ.com for food news in New Jersey. Deborah was also recently named one of 100 Constant Contact local experts in the country. She is an experienced corporate trainer and social media consultant for businesses throughout the tri-state area.

 

Learn How Social Media & e-Tools Can Help Your Business at this FREE Seminar in August 2013

social.media_If you’re looking for ways to get your business and branding out to the public, the best tools available to you are actually FREE! Yes, free and they are your social media and e-tool sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Yelp, Digg, and so much more! In a free seminar presented by SCORE counselor Bill Mirkin at First Financial, attendees will learn:

  • Strategies to get your business and brand out on social media
  • Which sites and e-tools will be beneficial for your business
  • Dos and Don’ts of social media marketing

Join us on Tuesday, August 20th at 8:30am for networking and a light breakfast followed by our free Social Media and e-Tools for the Small Business Owner. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall, NJ. Space is limited – register below.

Register Now!

The SCORE Association is a national nonprofit organization with a public service mission to maximize the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses. SCORE’s 10,500 members provide client counseling and training through a network of 389 chapters, 800 branches, and a national as well as individual chapter Web sites. SCORE has been a resource partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA) since 1964. Their volunteer members, who are both retired, or actively engaged in their business or profession, have many years of experience to bring to bear on helping to create stronger more profitable businesses.

Learn How to Use Twitter for Business at this Seminar in July 2013

twitter-for-businessFrom the galaxy of Twitter comes a business seminar with Social Media Consultant Deborah Smith – learning the basics of Twitter. Twitter generates over 65 million Tweets each day, some of which could be discussing your business, in a good or bad way! People are out there talking. Could you afford not to properly address any possible issues beginning discussed about your business?

With almost 10,000 Twitter followers, Deborah Smith has been using Twitter to build and monitor her business brand and attract and engage with clients since 2008.

Come learn from Deborah how to: 

  • Navigate Twitter and make a first impression
  • Monitor your brand and your competition
  • Turn fans into followers
  • Plus more!

Join us on Tuesday, July 30th for networking at 8:30am and promptly at 9:00am our business seminar titled, Twitter Basics for Business, presented by Deborah Smith will begin. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall NJ. Space is limited – Register today!

Deborah Smith is the owner of Foxtrot Media, LLC a Social Media Consulting and Management company. Deborah got her start in social media over 12 years ago when she launched an E-Commerce business which operated a network of websites serving the Nanny Industry. She began employing email groups, chat rooms and online message boards as marketing and networking tools well before the term “Social Media” was ever conceived. When the new tools like Blogs, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn emerged, Deborah was an early adopter and soon mastered these tools for her own business. In 2007, she launched her first blog, JerseyBites.com, a collaborative food blog with over 35 contributors throughout the state. JerseyBites now welcomes over 25,000 visitors per month and was recently named content partner to NJ.com for food news in New Jersey. Deborah was also recently named one of 100 Constant Contact local experts in the country. She is an experienced corporate trainer and social media consultant for businesses throughout the tri-state area.