Libraries to hold workshops for business owners, entrepreneurs

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TRENTON — The New Jersey State Library in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Treasury’s Division of Taxation will sponsor small business workshops from February through May at 23 libraries across the state.

Morning, afternoon and evening classes have been scheduled. The free workshops cover the twists, turns, nuances and basic information about starting and running a small business, including:

  • developing a business plan;
  • choosing a business structure with licensing and tax filing requirements for each;
  • using the free resources from Small Business Development Centers, Service Corps of Retired Executives and Small Business Administration;
  • registering a business;
  • meeting employer responsibilities, such as how to calculate federal and state withholding taxes and filing the New Hire Reporting form;
  • knowing the difference between an employee and a contractor;
  • understanding sales and use tax.

The size of the workshops is kept small to enable attendees to ask questions about their specific situations and get the answers they need.

Local classes will be held at libraries in Edison, Long Branch, New Brunswick and Sayreville. For a complete list of participating libraries and workshop dates, visit njstatelib.org/TaxationUniversity.