Ozzie Lourenco

NJSBDC Capital Team Consultant


Ozzie Lourenco is a counselor at NJ Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC). As a small business owner herself, Ozzie knows well the trajectory and challenges small business owners face, which partly leads to her ability to connect to business owners at a more personal level. However, her dedication to servicing the business community does not stem entirely from this. It also comes from almost thirty years of servicing the people within the communities of all her positions. Armed with her degree in English, TEFL certification, and experience as an instructor and copywriter, she is always ready to communicate.

Before joining the SBDC, she represented NJCU in various capacities, instructed and counseled for the Princeton Review, and managed an alternative healing company. At NJCU, she worked as a program coordinator at Graduate Studies and New Pathways to Teaching (NPTNJ), where she worked diligently to help meet the goals of students and future teachers, was a member of the team that created and launched the Logistics Center at NJCU (now NJCU’s Center for Workforce & Community Development), where she oversaw various coordinating components of the business process and supported grant research and writing, marketing, and copywriting; managed marketing and social media and was a community liaison for Professional Education and Lifelong Learning.

Ozzie brings to NJSBDC not only her communication skills that come from her education and experience. She equally brings her enthusiasm to serve the small business community, customer/client service expertise, a personal and professional understanding of small business challenges, and creative thinking.