Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center

Getting Connected


Hudson County’s Place to Go to Grow Your Business

New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at New Jersey City University (NJCU) is an accredited member of the SBA (Small Business Administration) consulting network servicing Hudson County. 

  • Assist existing businesses to manage growth through strategic planning initiatives
  • Assist entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses through one on one business counseling services
  • Assists in qualifying and obtaining SBA loan guarantee funding
  • Facilitates Workshops and seminars on current and seminal small business topics

Experienced Business Counselors in:

  • Business and Strategic Planning
  • Financial Analysis and Loan Packaging
  • International Trade  (Certified Global Consultant On Staff)
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • SBE, MBE, State Certification
  • Disaster Preparation and Business Recovery Services

Serves Hudson County’s 13 cities  and other counties as requested

  • Special services for women, minorities and veterans
  • Bilingual Staff – Spanish/English
  • Access to Business Development Incubator (BDI at NJCU) at NJCU
  • Affiliated with NJCU School of Business

How to Request A Consulting Session with one of our consultants

Online: (fastest) Click HERE; Key on services and request for counseling. Complete the RFC. You will be contacted by one of our consultants. 
Email: Send an email message to:


Al Izzi, Interim Regional Director
285 West Side Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201)200-2156
Fax: (201)200-3404

Public Transportation:
By Light Rail: Get off at West Side Station and walk to SBDC office – about 3 blocks
By Bus: Take the #10 Bus from Journal square to corner of Audubon and West Side Ave.; Walk to 285 West Side Ave


The New Jersey Small Business Development Center @ New Jersey City University is an affiliate of the NJSBDC network and jointly funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and New Jersey City University. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.