Saturday, February 17, 2018

Duncan Harrison Enters Trenton Mayoral Election

TRENTON-- As the city of Trenton ushers in a new mayoral election, more and more candidates are entering the race. On Saturday morning, Councilman Duncan Harrison, announced his candidacy for mayor of the Garden State's capitol city, at the city's Free Public Library Trentoniana Room. 

The race to the mayor's office is gearing up to be a crowded space much like previous mayoral elections. In 2014, there were 6 mayoral candidates on the ballot. Currently, there are 10 individuals that have announced their candidacy. Those candidates include Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, Paul Perez, a 2014 runoff loser to the current mayor (Eric Jackson), Councilman Alex Bethea, community activist Darren “Freedom” Green,  Mercer County Deputy Clerk Walker Worthy, Elissa Horan, Michael Silvestri, Annette Lartigue and Jason Arnold. 

Harrison, 32, has been on city council for the past 4 years and has been vocal on gun crime, litterand the water crisis in Trenton. In his announcement speech, Harrison laid out his vision for Trenton and noted that he wants to see a revolution and renaissance in the city where there is an efficient, effective, and compassionate government that is business oriented. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mercer County Loan Fund Program

Dear Readers,

I hope this post finds you well. As you may already know, I am still working on my dissertation in hopes of earning my PhD in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, believe you me, its a long story that I will someday tell you, but nevertheless, I digress. For more information on my dissertation, please click here.

Even though I have not had a great deal of time to dedicate to this blog, I still wanted to share with you more information on how you can develop your small business or entrepreneurial dreams.

Through a random Google search that I conducted looking for information on entrepreneurship and small business in the larger Trenton, Mercer County area, I stumbled across a resource that the Mercer County Office of Economic Opportunity is offering to its residents.

The Mercer County Office of Economic Opportunity is offering a Loan Fund that provides anywhere from $25,000 to $125,000 in aid to start-up and expanding businesses in Mercer County. To access the application, please click here.

The funds can be used for real estate, furniture, equipment, inventory, marketing and advertising, among other things related to your business. To apply for these funds, there is a $30 application fee that is payable to the Regional Business Assistance Corporation.

The application should be submitted through the Mercer County Office of Economic Opportunity.

The loan package requirements are as follows:

The business must be located in Mercer County

Completed & signed application along with $30 application fee

Three years of personal income tax returns and W2’s

Three years of business tax returns (if already in business)

Business plan for all start-ups

Financial projections
Copy of draft lease (if applicable)

Evidence of owner’s contribution to the project

Copy of operating agreement for all corporations and LLC/P’s

Evidence that the business is current on all state payroll and sales taxes

For more information on this loan program, please click here.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Entrepreneurship & Everyday Practice

Dear Readers,

I know it's been some time since I have last posted to the blog. Over the last few months I have been working on my dissertation in hopes of obtaining a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. For more info on my dissertation, please click here

But anyway, even as I am dedicating a good portion of my time to my dissertation, I still wanted to share some content with you regarding a topic that is near and dear to me, you know it, it's entrepreneurship.

Below you will find a link to a Forbes article by John Greathouse that I stumbled across while reading up on entrepreneurship in the news. This article may be useful to you if you are wondering how you can apply or practice your entrepreneurial skills before you launch your own small business or other venture.

For more info on the article, click here.