By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor
TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that New Jersey has launched a fully-translated Spanish version of business.nj.gov, which is the state’s hub for the creation and growth of small business.
“Entrepreneurship and innovation are just a few of the many ways that New Jersey’s Hispanic and Latinx communities deeply contribute to the Garden State’s rich cultural landscape,” Gov. Murphy said in a press release. “As we continue to modernize and streamline the State’s ability to serve our businesses, we must do so in a stronger and fairer manner — that means ensuring that our resources, programs, and services are accessible to as many people as possible.”
New Jersey launched business.nj.gov earlier this year in order to streamline small businesses’ communication with the state. It includes a start-up guide for new businesses, financing options, and assistance in getting permits to operate certain businesses in the state, among other features. The website also allows users to obtain tax information pertinent to their businesses, and it also provides guidance on business planning and marketing.
All of this and the ability to chat with business experts via a “live chat” feature is now available in Spanish thanks to the state’s initiative.
“Experts at the Business Action Center help tens of thousands of businesses each year,” New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way said in a release. “Live chat has enabled us to deliver expert advice in a faster and easier way to all business owners, and the ability to deliver human-to-human service in a multitude of languages, including Spanish, ensures that we can assist entrepreneurs from all walks of life and backgrounds.”
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