Thursday, May 23, 2019

Business Spotlight

Truth or Consequences … How to Give Employees Feedback

In the bestseller “Good to Great,” Jim Collins discovered that “the good-to-great companies continually refined the path to greatness with the brutal facts of reality.”

And, in his recent autobiography, Jack Welch reports that he spent about half of his time on people: recruiting new talent,

Three Steps to Preventing the Lost Estate Plan

Almost every discussion about preparing a will, trust or other estate planning documentation begins with “I know I/we should do this, but…” followed by some very logical explanations for why it hasn’t happened yet. And eventually, most of the time, for those who truly need to do it, a legal professional is retained,

Blue Skies Car Service Will Get You From Here to There

In this fast-paced world, we’re always on our way somewhere. Whether it’s school, work, a doctor’s appointment or the airport, we like to get where we’re going hassle free and as quickly, safely and cost-effectively as possible.

Hawthorne resident Les Weiss understands this.

Are You Ready to End the Struggle With Unwanted Hair?

Pnina Radbill, a licensed electrologist and the owner of Pnina Luxe Hair Removal in Nutley, New Jersey, wants all women to look their best. “When a woman has unwanted hair, it is hard for her to feel empowered, confident and beautiful. Excessive facial or body hair conceals and hampers her potential,” she says.

2018 J-Biz Expo to Be Held at Legendary Bell Works ‘Metroburb’

(Courtesy of J-Biz) Entrepreneurs and professionals who are eagerly awaiting the annual J-Biz Expo and Conference, which is hosted by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, finally have a date and location to mark on their calendars.

The 2018 Expo and Conference will be held on Tuesday, June

Akiva Tolchin Aims to Promote Affordable Healthy Lifestyle

Following an arduous battle with a chronic illness, Teaneck resident and TABC alum Akiva Tolchin is excited to be sharing information about affordable healthy living. A musician by profession, Tolchin has partnered with Live Green, a wholesale market dedicated to making organic foods cost-efficient, where he serves as an

Coin Collector Turns Passion Into Business

Yosef Baker keeps a pruta from Yehudah Aristobulus in his wallet. Yosef has no intention of spending this 2200-year-old Judean coin; rather, the owner of BSD Coins carries it as a conversation piece that bridges two of his favorite subjects: numismatics and ancient history.

As a young

GymPros: A Venture Into Monsey’s  Premier Jewish Gymnastics Program

It was supposed to be a 10-minute peek at GymPros. Suddenly, my cell phone rang. My babysitter wanted to know if I was okay because more than an hour had passed without me noticing. I didn’t hear the phone at first because I was so totally enamored by what I was seeing—a fully functioning, professional, frum gymnastics

Wellness Motivations Can Jump-Start a Healthier Lifestyle

Pesach memories are fading. Big potato-laden, matzah-heavy menus are being retired until next year. But the desire to snack, keep humming Dayeinu and commit to a healthier lifestyle can be challenging for some. Enter Health Coach Beth (Bassie) Taubes, RN, OCN, CBCN, CYT, owner of Wellness Motivations, located in

‘How About a Night at the Races?’

Early in my career, I volunteered for a nonprofit organization that was trying to raise money to meet its daily obligations. When I joined, one of my first recommendations was to form a development committee to address organizational fundraising. It generally helps to solicit the input of the brightest minds around, whose singular

Lori Freudenberger-Nelson Joins JVS MetroWest as Director of Development

(Courtesy of JVS) Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of MetroWest New Jersey has appointed Lori Freudenberger-Nelson as director of development. In this role, she will advocate for the social-impact organization’s Jewish values and its mission of helping people help themselves through innovative programs in training, education and

Bullies Have Left the Playground

If you have ever experienced an office bully, if your strained relationship makes you feel unproductive and if you go to work with a knot in your stomach, then you are not alone. In 2013, the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) reported that 35 percent of the U.S. workforce has experienced workplace bullying. Bullies yell, spread