The Essex County Office of Small Business Development has partnered with the Surety & Fidelity Association of America to provide a free, bonding readiness program to small, women and minority-owned businesses in New Jersey. The Essex County Bonding Readiness Program is an eight-week, comprehensive business development course, followed by one-on-one counseling sessions with surety bond professionals. The next session begins on Thursday, February 3.
The program includes such topics as business planning and management for construction, construction accounting and financial management, banking and financing for contractors, bonding and insurance for new and emerging contractors, marketing, estimating and bidding, project management and field operations, claims and dispute resolution, and managing growth.
Candidates for this program should have a minimum of two years of business experience, financial records covering their profit and loss, a history of successful project experiences, and commitment to complete the program.
The program is free, but registration is required by calling 973-621-2011, or e-mailing [email protected].