America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) were established in 1977 and can be found in every state in the U.S. Twelve SBDC regional offices are located throughout New Jersey. The SBDC at Kean University began serving area small business owners in 1988.

A partnership program with the U.S Small Business Administration

A variety of educational and business resources are available to counsel and train small business owners to finance, market and manage their companies. Kean University students and staff are encouraged to take advantage of SBDC services, including the periodic workshops offered at no cost to the university community. The NJSBDC network also provides opportunities for students to participate in research and get first-hand business experience under the supervision of faculty and business professionals.

Our Staff

David Margulies, Regional Director, NJ Small Business Development Center at Kean UniversityDavid Margulies
Regional Director

David Margulies is the regional director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJ-SBDC) at Kean University, serving Union County. Located on main campus, Kean’s SBDC works with entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses and promote job growth and capital infusion within Union County, while collaborating with students and faculty. Dave is an adjunct instructor at Kean University’s College of Business & Public Management and has been consulting on business, finance and management, with emphasis on margin improvement, and has volunteered with SCORE in the past.

David retired as a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co. (acquired by JPMC) after over 25 years with the company. Prior to this, Dave spent time at both Ernst & Young (E&Y) and Price Waterhouse (PWC). David has an MBA in finance and international business from the Stern School at New York University and a BS in accounting and economics from New York University as well. A New York native, Dave and his family have resided in New Jersey for over 30 years.

SBDC Kean - David Margulies, Clementina Sanguiliano

David Margulies, Regional Director
Clementina Sanguiliano, Office Manager

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