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Small Business: Starting & Financing a Small Business

ACFPL is working to make your business work. Take advantage of these valuable business resources. This guide provides a sampling of the materials available on this subject. To view more visit the library or browse the catalog.

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New Jersey Resources

NJ Business Action Center

The NJ Business Action Center provides business support and resources.
Business Helpline: 1-800-Jersey-7 (1-800-537-7397)

What they offer:

  • Can assist with applying for the NJSTEP grant, which helps eligible small businesses participate in internationally-focused trade shows or trade missions.
  • Project management services from knowledgeable business advocates to guide your company through complex projects, government incentive grant and financing programs, approvals, and grant compliance.
  • Connect you with expert consultants and facilitators for workforce training grants, talent recruitment, and energy efficiency programs.
  • Connect you with government support for businesses seeking state and local permits and regulatory approvals.
  • Business Help Line offers guidance on small business issues including small and minority business certifications, licensing and financing programs.
  • Help Line can help find resources following hurricanes, storms, and other disasters.
  • Redevelopment guidance and government agency coordination for municipalities and developers.

BUSINESS.NJ.GOV is your one-stop for learning about State and sometimes federal and local opportunities and regulations in New Jersey. Explore a rich library of content on registering, hiring, funding and more. 


  • Resources
  • One-on-one support
  • Navigator: Create your free, personalized guide to register and find funding for your New Jersey or out-of-state business.

Small Business Help

Starting a Business

Local Resources

SCORE Southeast NJ

SCORE Southeast NJ is the local chapter of the National SCORE nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide.

SCORE offers free of charge:

  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Business workshops (virtual and in-person)
  • Business resources


PHONE:(732) 505-6033 EMAIL:

Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA)

LAEDA is a not for profit economic development organization dedicated to assisting emerging entrepreneurs and small business owners to start and grow their businesses in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic and Cumberland counties in New Jersey.


  • Training programs, seminars, and workshops
  • Business counseling
  • Resources

For More Information: Call 856-338-1177 or email

LAEDA Women's Business Center

LAEDA Women’s Business Center was founded by the Latin American Economic Development Association, Inc. (LAEDA) in response to its experience working with women entrepreneurs and their impact on local and wider economies. The WBC recognizes that women entrepreneurs face unique barriers to starting and operating small businesses and accessing capital.

PHONE: 856-338-1177 EMAIL:

Atlantic County Clerk's Office

File a Trade Name CertificateAll new businesses established in Atlantic County must file a Trade Name Certificate with the County Clerk’s Office.


Funding for Business

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