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Business Resources

The Howell Chamber has provided below a variety of links to various business programs,
organizations, and governmental agencies that may be of interest to the Howell Business Community.

Howell Township's website, www.twp.howell.nj.us, includes information about project bids and RFPs, permits, and the various departments within the town.

Monmouth County
County resources are available at www.visitmonmouth.com.

Download the Grow Monmouth brochure which details some of the resources available to your business.

Monmouth/Ocean Small Business Development Center
The SBDC is part of a national network of university/college-based centers that provide comprehensive counseling to small business and educational opportunities to small business owners and potential business owners. By linking the resources of the US Small Business Administration, the New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth and Tourism Commission, and the private sector with those of Rutgers Business School: Graduate Programs and other college-based centers throughout the state, the SBDC is able to assist the growth of the small business community in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. In existence for over 25 years, the center counsels clients on matters relating to small business-from initial establishment to expansion. Free assistance is available at the centers or at your place of work.

All counseling is confidential and person-to-person.

To request small business management assistance, call 732-842-8685 in Monmouth County and 732-255-0468 in Ocean County. Counseling services are provided at no cost by private consultants, faculty, and SBDC staff, from Brookdale Community College and Ocean County College.

Counseling services include:

  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Planning
  • Personnel
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Human Resources
  • International Trade
  • Start up and acquisitions
  • Financial Management
  • Government Procurement
  • and more....

The Education Programs include courses, workshops, and conferences and are designed to give managers, owners, and potential owners the tools to analyze and resolve business problems, and keep abreast of educational, financial, research, and international trade developments. All programs are presented by highly qualified specialists, including government representatives, faculty, business owners, and private consultants.

For a list of upcoming educational programs and seminars, or for more information,
please visit their website at www.mosbdc.com.

Monmouth County

A “Sole Proprietorship” or “General Partnership” seeking to operate in the County of Monmouth must file a Certificate of Trade Name with the County Clerk. Registration is mandatory and protects that name from use by other businesses within the county. If you are interested in reserving the trade name in other counties, you must register that name in those counties as well. To protect the name statewide you should register the name in each of the State’s 21 counties.

Visit https://www.monmouthcountyclerk.com/county-clerk/recordings/trade-names/

Howell Township Economic Development Committee This Committee shall assist and advise the Township Council in implementing a construction program for sustained and selective economic growth for the Township with particular emphasis upon an enlightened and responsible program to encourage commercial and industrial development and location within Howell Township in furtherance and in accordance with the Master Plan and Land Use Regulations of the Township.
P.O. Box 580
Howell, NJ 07731

Community Colleges
Brookdale Community College
Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

Ocean County College
College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754

New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce
New Jersey Business & Industry Association
New Jersey Small Business Association

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
SCORE Association is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to maximize the
success of America's small businesses. SCORE offers free client counseling and training.
SCORE has been a resource partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE's volunteer members are either retired or actively engaged in their business or profession and they bring many years of experience. They offer free workshops on “How to Start and Manage Your Own Business”.

The Monmouth County Chapter is SCORE Chapter 36.
Phone: 732-219-9119.
Visit their Web Site www.score36.org for more information.

Government Agencies

  • Small Business Administration
  • SBA Women's Business Center
  • Federal Offices and Information
  • US Department of Labor
  • Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA)
  • White House
  • Senate - Home page
  • Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee
  • House of Representatives
  • House of Representatives Small Business Committee
  • New Jersey State Offices and Information
  • NJ State Page
  • NJ Legislature
  • NJ Commerce Office of Small Business
  • NJ Governor's Office
  • NJ Department of Environmental Protection
State of New Jersey Business Portal
This one-stop shop for business is the place to go when starting your business. The site includes a business checklist, links to registering your business, small business resources, international trade and more. Visit www.nj.gov/njbusiness

Thinking of starting a new business? Here's a convenient checklist:


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