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Easy as ABC

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February 9, 2011

Tweet I am a notorious planner, and, at the moment, I have well over 1,000 to-do’s on my expanding-like-the-universe to-do list. And, in part because my list of things to do is so large, I struggle with prioritization. In fact, my biggest challenge, day-in and day-out, is determining what I really SHOULD be doing...
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New Jersey early adopters will drive tech sales for 2011

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February 7, 2011

Tweet New Jersey tends to be full of “early adopters” in technology; those who jump in early to try new gadgets, devices, and technologies. Perhaps it’s our proximity to New York, or perhaps there’s something in our makeup that just says “Let’s see what else we can do.” Either way, NJBiz is reporting that...
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Governor’s Conference on Tourism coming soon

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January 31, 2011

Tweet March 23rd – 25th, 2011 at the Trump Marina in Atlantic City is the annual Governor’s conference on Tourism. The New Jersey Governor’s Conference on Tourism is a joint venture of the New Jersey Department of State, Office of Travel & Tourism, and the New Jersey Travel Industry Association. The mission of this...
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Downsizing doesn’t always mean cutting your workforce

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January 28, 2011

Tweet In a somewhat refreshing twist, NJBiz is reporting that some companies are downsizing in a way that doesn’t get rid of jobs: by moving into smaller offices. One example they listed was Kanebridge Corp. Two years ago they installed an IP-based phone system that allowed any employee to answer the phone from anywhere....
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Unemployed men struggle with new roles

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January 17, 2011

Tweet Male members of the work force facing unemployment — it’s not an uncommon thing anymore. So how do they reconcile their job search with the traditional role of providing for the family? The Star-Ledger ran a great piece today about unemployed men, who have lost their jobs because of the economy, trying to...
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Think it costs a lot to start a business? Think again…

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January 14, 2011

Tweet With low-cost, web-based tools—many freely available, starting up a business is easier than ever. NJ.com’s business section has an article today with a very thorough and extremely helpful list of free or inexpensive apps that can handle almost any small business task, from scheduling and project management to marketing, shipping, and more. Some...
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State of New Jersey has a helpful business portal website

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January 10, 2011

Tweet Not sure if you’re aware of this, but you may find the official State of New Jersey’s NJ Business Portal website to be a valuable resource. Some of the things you can accomplish within the portal: Forms for registration, permits, and licensing Step-by-Step on how to start a business in New Jersey Access...
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New Jersey welcomes Wells Fargo into rich business market

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January 7, 2011

Tweet Move over Wachovia. South and Central New Jersey residents are about to notice a change several years in the making. In 2008, Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia. Now, more than 314 branches across the state will take over the Wells Fargo name and 477 ATMs will transform in appearance as well. The change is...
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Pareto + Parkinson = Productivity

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January 6, 2011
Pareto + Parkinson = Productivity

Tweet My favorite business book of all time, without a shadow of a doubt, is Tim Ferriss’ (@tferriss) “The 4-Hour Work-Week.” I have read the book cover-to-cover so many times I’ve nearly destroyed it, as the photo at right will clearly attest. I cannot begin to summarize all the amazing practical business advice that...
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‘New sense of optimism’ growing for business in New Jersey

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January 4, 2011

Tweet When it comes to business, New Jersey is often seen as “too congested, expensive, business unfriendly,” according to John Boyd Jr., a corporate site selection expert with Boyd Company Inc. in Princeton. Boyd was quoted in a Star Ledger articled titled “Businesses could give N.J. another look” in which he talked about frequently...
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