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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Business Spotlight

The Gas Tax Increase Isn’t All Bad, Right?

New Jersey. The Garden State. The land of extremely high taxes, corrupt politicians and (often) broken roads. But at least we have the second cheapest gas in the coun—wait, what?

Did your gas bill just go up?

On October 23, 2016, Chris Christie

Planning Your Exit: Thinking Long-Term Keeps Your Business on Track

You’ve navigated a competitive market, steered your company to profitability, and put it on track for healthy growth and expansion. It’s now time to start thinking about an exit strategy.

Sound premature? It’s not. Proper planning can help ensure both a successful business

Getting Started: Structuring Your Business for Long-Term Success

You’ve hung up your shingle and brought in your first client. Whether your business is landscape design, catering or computer consulting, you’ve now become a sole proprietor. It’s a very simple proposition that requires no extra paperwork and carries no upfront expenses. But it comes with some significant drawbacks

The Invictus Illusion

The shift from employer-funded pensions to personally managed retirement accounts like 401(k)s promised opportunities for individuals to produce returns greater than those guaranteed by a company-managed pension fund. It perhaps neglected to consider the lifelong management responsibilities that come with personal control—not

Live for Today and Plan for Tomorrow

There’s an old joke about a client meeting with his banker to review his finances.  “Mr. Smith, I’m afraid your account is overdrawn”, the banker says.  “That’s impossible!” the man states.  “I still have checks left!”

Unfortunately, for too many people, “spend until

JE Partners Buys Two Buildings on Palisade Avenue

JE Partners Group LLC, founded in 2014, is a family-owned and -operated real estate investment company. Based in Teaneck, JE Partners recently purchased two professional buildings in the heart of town on Palisade Avenue. The buildings primarily offer medical and professional space, and are optimal choices for those looking to rent in Bergen County.

JE Partners

At Retirement, How Will Your Cards Be Shuffled?

The random returns from non-guaranteed investments can be compared to playing cards drawn from a shuffled deck. You know that a regular deck of playing cards consists of 52 cards, but the order in which you receive them will be random. Likewise, historical returns from different investments may suggest a range of possible outcomes,

Here’s to a Lighter (Laundry) Load

Camp is almost over and you’re excited for your kids to come back home. You may even be waiting to welcome them with open arms. That is, until you catch sight of the duffel bags being dragged toward the house behind them. A funky smell is wafting your way, and the layers of dirt are clearly

Cone, Shake or Cup at Ice Cream on Grand—They’re All Amazing

How many remember an old-fashioned ice cream parlor where you went in, ordered and knew that generally you would have one of the basic ice cream flavors? That is not the feeling one has when walking through the doors of Ice Cream on Grand in Englewood. Give yourself some time to look

Fran’s Wicker and Rattan Furniture: Furnishing New Jersey for 50 Years

When Fran and David Gruber opened Fran’s Wicker and Rattan Furniture at its original location in Rockaway in 1967, the furniture industry was completely different from how it is today. Despite competition from department stores, big-box stores and online retailers, Fran’s continues to provide

Kivi Bernhard to Deliver Keynote Address at J-Biz Expo and Business Conference

It is the fascinating tale of a young frum entrepreneur who turned his childhood experiences tracking predatory animals around his native Johannesburg into a business philosophy that placed him onto the highest echelons of the speakers’ circuit for Microsoft and other corporate giants around the world.

Moe Hirsch Brings Safety to Heating and Cooling Your Home

In the words of rags-to-riches entrepreneur Jim Rhone: “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune!” Moe Hirsch of Rockland County subscribes to this formula. Even before opening his own business five years ago, Hirsch made it a point to continue his education on his own terms through trade