N.J. pushes for science and manufacturing sectors

New Jersey continues its push for growth in its science and manufacturing sectors. Time will tell if the new administration will facilitate expansion and make New Jersey a larger player in these areas.

“History is repeating itself as the state pivots back to its roots in the science and manufacturing sectors. In the past several months — and amid a change in administrations — legislators and industry leaders have set the tone with meetings by three entities focused solely on growing the two sectors, with an eye on how innovation and technology are impacting both…But the conversation taking place in all three groups is far from new. The industries have been discussing, along with academia, the challenges the state faces for some time.”

Read: N.J. pushes for science, manufacturing sectors at ROI-NJ

Princeton, lab firm create science-based New Jersey incubator

New Jersey incubatorAnother New Jersey incubator that should be interesting to check out and follow, especially for science-based startups.

“A catalytic ecosystem is rapidly growing at Princeton University, according to Paul LaMarche. “We believe entrepreneurship enhances our capacity for societal service and global leadership,” LaMarche, vice provost of space programming and facilities at Princeton University, said. That is why Princeton University, in its latest effort to cultivate and grow innovative ideas, has partnered with BioLabs, a professional lab management company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to open Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs, a 31,000-square-foot business incubator and coworking space for more than two dozen science-based startups and nearly 200 entrepreneurial employees.”

Read: Princeton, lab firm create science incubator at ROI-NJ

SBA: TD Bank is the Top New Jersey Small Business Lender

The Small Business Administration has crunched the numbers and TD Bank, for the fourth year running, is the top New Jersey small business lender for SBA loans. Check out the full rankings at NJBIZ if you are looking for an SBA loan as they can be an competitive source of funding for growing businesses.

“For the fourth year in a row TD Bank received the Diamond Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s New Jersey district office for approving the most SBA loans to small businesses in New Jersey. TD Bank gave out 742 loans in 2017 totaling $58.7 million to small businesses through the SBA Small Business Lending Program…TD Bank approved SBA loans in all 21 counties of the state.”

Read: TD Bank NJ’s top small business lender by SBA for fourth consecutive year at NJBIZ

Entrepreneur Conferences to Check Out in 2018

Entrepreneur ConferencesEntrepreneur conferences are good places for New Jersey and New York entrepreneurs to press the flesh, connect with interested parties and see what others are up to across the country.

“It may sound a little nerdy, but one of my favorite parts of gearing up for the new year is deciding which conferences will be the best use of my time. With a seemingly infinite number of events all over the country (and even the world), it can be overwhelming to determine which conferences will actually provide opportunities to make valuable connections and gain useful insights for my business.Still, it’s important to make time to attend these types of events.”

Source: Entrepreneur Conferences to Check Out in 2018 | Inc.com

Legal Issues in the Review of Non-Profit Websites (Pro Bono Partnership Teleconference)

On March 20, 2012, I joined Tracy Child, Esq. of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP in presenting “Legal Issues in the Review of Non-Profit Websites” as a teleconference for the Pro Bono Partnership. This Summer, I’ll be updating an article on the same topic so stay tuned. If you are not familiar with the Pro Bono Partnership, here is a little more about them: … Read More >

Website Development Agreements: A Guide to Planning and Drafting

This article is out of date – but check out a piece I’ve written titled Website Development Agreement Checklist which is more recent. Originally published in 1998, Website Development Agreements: A Guide to Planning and Drafting has been subsequently reprinted in several CLE publications, as classroom materials at a law school, and most recently in Bowne Publishing’s The Best in Ecommerce Law. The article focuses on the issues that should addressed in a website development agreement and is written for practitioners as well as companies contemplating an online presence.