FUNDING SOURCES & INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES: Non-Sandy Related Government Money for Your Business

Topics & Speakers:

This free financial seminar for businesses will update business owners and other interested parties on the most current government programs and incentives for businesses.  Many of these programs and incentives are new and do not require that a business be affected by Hurricane Sandy.  There will be an opportunity for attendees to meet the panelists from the SBA, the NJEDA and the Department of Labor.

Panelists Include:

Gianfranco A. Pietrafesa, Partner, A&G (Introduction)

Cynthia Brooks Bullock, Partner, A&G (Moderator)

Alfred Titone, District Director, NJ District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

Margaret Piliere, Director, Finance & Development, NJ Economic Development Authority

Gregory Janz, Director, Bergen County One-Stop Career Center, NJ Department of Labor 

Topics Include:
NJEDA – The NJEDA provides businesses with low-interest financing through bonds, loan participations, loan guarantees and direct loans with your choice of variable or fixed interest rates. Best of all, the EDA can provide you with longer repayment schedules than those offered by traditional lenders.

SBA – Assists over 700,000 small businesses in New Jersey with the agency’s financial, contracting, and business development programs, eleven Small Business Development Centers administered by Rutgers University, one SBA funded Women’s Business Centers and nine chapters of SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business, a volunteer organization that provides free business counseling.

DOL – Bergen County Technical Schools (BCTS) administers two types of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) monies through the One Stop: Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) and Contracted Services awarded to local providers through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process.


This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law CLE credit and 0 hours of ethics CLE credit.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.  Of these, 0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 1.8 may qualify as hours of credit toward certification in Civil Trial Law.