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The New Jersey Business Action Center, part of the New Jersey Department of State

June 20, 2019
Public Sector Certification

The New Jersey Business Action Center, part of the New Jersey Department of State, has a team of experts ready to support minority and women-owned businesses across the Garden State. Whether you have a staff of 5 or 50, our expertise can be an invaluable resource as you navigate the business landscape.

The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) is a business-first resource that can help you get answers from government agencies, evaluate financing options, determine the best site for new construction or expansion, and recruit the best workforce, all at no cost and strictly confidential.

Visit us at https://www.state.nj.us/state/bac/bac-about.shtml and learn how we help business owners overcome any obstacles they encounter, while maximizing growth opportunities for businesses of all sizes and industries.

Our staff can help qualified businesses obtain state certification as a minority/woman owned business enterprise (WBE /MBE), a designation which can help those businesses fully participate in the government procurement process.

The designation is especially helpful in counties that have set aside programs including Hudson, Essex, Mercer and Bergen and in the city of Newark. The State and Jersey City also encourage diverse vendors to participate in procurement programs.

We can help you navigate the government procurement process to ensure that your business can compete for government contracts at the local, county, state and federal levels.

In addition, our Guide to Business Assistance Programs, available online at https://www.nj.gov/state/ba-ip-guide/index.shtml, offers a comprehensive look at the many state programs available to help the Garden State’s business community.

The Guide is a companion to the help businesses can obtain directly from the NJBAC’s business advocates, experts who understand business needs and who stay up-to-date on the latest regulations affecting New Jersey business owners like you.

In addition, our Business Helpline, 1-800-JERSEY-7, is staffed each weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with real people ready to answer your questions. I’ve also included a link to our latest newsletter. If you’re not already a subscriber, I encourage to sign up using the link at the bottom of our latest edition.

The NJBAC is ultimately here to help you and we want to hear from you. Tell us how we can support and assist you and your company. We are on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram and you can reach me directly at 609-633-8301 or Melanie.willoughby@sos.nj.gov.