The Rutgers Symposium provides solutions for organizations trying to weather change and uncertainty

Rutgers Business School’s annual Business Community Engagement Symposium will address issues and questions arising from the pandemic and the current wave of economic uncertainty in a day-long series of discussions and workshops on Wednesday, November 9th. (Register here.)

Business owners learn about the resources available to improve their businesses, including the ability to work with Rutgers professors and students to solve their business problems.

The theme of the symposium is “Migration Through a Changing Economy”. It will take place on Wednesday, November 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rutgers Business School in Newark. The event is presented by New Jersey Small Business Development Centers, or America’s SBDC New Jersey, which operates out of Rutgers Business School in Newark and in Piscataway.

Len Green, Founder and Chairman of the Green Group, will be the keynote speaker. The Green Group brings an entrepreneurial perspective to their consulting business. Green, an MBA from Rutgers, is also a Chartered Accountant.

This year’s program also includes panels of experts who will discuss supply chain concerns, resources to support capital preservation, guidance on building the best teams for today’s business, and information for various business owners on obtaining procurement certification as a way to grow their businesses.

“The pandemic presented a multitude of hurdles for companies across all industries to overcome,” said Kelly Brozyna, CEO and State Director of NJSBDC. “Whether it’s inflation, supply chain issues, or the adoption of remote work solutions for employees, today’s businesses face significant challenges that they must overcome to not only thrive, but thrive over the next three years to stay in business.

“We all want them to be successful, and this year’s program will give companies the strategies, tactics, resources and support they need to achieve just that,” said Brozyna.

The Business Community Engagement Symposium is the seventh year bringing together high-level industry leaders and experts to share their experiences and strategies while enabling greater collaboration between higher education, government, private business and entrepreneurs.

Participants can also take advantage of on-site business advice and build their networks. Refreshments will be available during the symposium.

Social impact is a strategic goal for Rutgers Business School and the Business Community Engagement Symposium was created to leverage Rutgers knowledge and expertise to promote impactful economic development in Newark and New Brunswick. The NJSBDC adds an additional layer of insights to the program as its day-to-day mission is to serve the local business communities and entrepreneurs with one-on-one mentoring and comprehensive training programs.

“We have a strong relationship with our diverse business community and are proud to continue to provide business owners with the expertise, training and resources they need to strengthen their businesses and thrive,” said Lei Lei, dean of Rutgers Business School in Newark and New Brunswick.

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