Business & Finance

April 20, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ: On June 24th from 5-9pm at Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ The Connection Inc. will be hosting a Small Business Office Symposium. You won't want to miss it! The Small Business Symposium is an event designed to aid area business in gathering information for various needs of your ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic by reminding people who don’t have a permanent address or a bank account that they may still qualify for Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits. While ...

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NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill provides a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief effort ...

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WATCH RIBBON CUTTING:  HAZLET, NJ: Today, April 1, Chick-Fil-A, opens its 48th location in New Jersey, and that's no April fool's joke! The mouthwatering moment so many locals have been waiting for is happening now! Thursday, April 1, from 6:30 a.m. (yes they serve breakfast too) until ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation. What accounts for New Jersey's ...

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Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?   If so, owning a local digital marketing business with TAPinto may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost ...

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WATCH: Take a quick video tour of Kevin Kelly Salon in Keyport in this quick video:    KEYPORT, NJ: Kevin Kelly has it. He has the passion it takes to be successful in business. At the very young age of 22-years-old, Kelly recently opened up Kevin Kelly Salon, at 362 Broadway, in ...

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Growing your business with TAPinto is easy, affordable and effective.  Businesses can tap into our highly engaged local audience with a variety of marketing options, including content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, sponsorships, banner advertising and more.  TAPinto provides ...

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 More Americans think that jobs, careers and employment opportunities after the pandemic will be harder to obtain for the next generation than they were following the 2008 Great Recession, according to a new Rutgers report. The report, published by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ — Economic relief grants were awarded to 29 local businesses and nonprofits who qualified and applied for the Middletown Economic Relief Program (MERP). On February 9th the Middletown Township Committee ceremoniously presented 8 small businesses with a check for $15,000: All Natural ...

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In 2020, many people joined the gig economy to help make ends meet during the pandemic. Whether it’s a side business or a primary source of income, all taxpayers need to understand how their gig work affects their taxes. The bottom line is taxpayers must report gig economy income on their tax ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that loans received through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will not be subject to state taxes and that all expenses paid through PPP funds will be tax-deductible. "This is another layer of protection our business owners need to help ...

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WASHINGTON – Eligible educators can deduct unreimbursed expenses for COVID-19 protective items to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom. COVID-19 protective items include, but are not limited to:  face masks; disinfectant for use against COVID-19; hand soap; hand ...

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Raising Indoor Capacity Limits from 25% to 35% for Certain Businesses Executive Order Also Ends Statewide 10 p.m. Curfew for In-Person Indoor Restaurant Service, and Adjusts Gathering Limits for Religious and Political Activities, Wedding Ceremonies, ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Former Holmdel students, Rahul Kavuru and Sourish Jasti first sowed the seeds of CompanyRoots almost four years ago in a dimly lit basement with wide smiles and the valuable assets of Skype and Zoom. CompanyRoots is an online blog and podcast that explores the world of startups, ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The bank that Vernon Hill started as "America's Most Convenient Bank" is pulling back. TD Bank, which many knew originally as Commerce Bank, is closing 81 branches across the country, according a statement from the bank. In the list are 13 branches in New Jersey. There was a 41 ...

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Above photo is ChamberCast Host Terence Wall with Holmdel Chamber Guest Jack Ciattarelli.  Ciattarelli agrees to proposed meeting with Murphy at a Chamber meeting at Bell Works. HOLMDEL, NJ - The pandemic has impacted much of daily life in New Jersey. The gathering of groups and ...

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IRS YouTube Video: Direct Deposit for Your Tax Refund − English WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the fastest way to get their tax refund is by filing electronically and choosing direct deposit. Direct deposit is free, fast, simple, safe and secure.

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WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service today reminded businesses and other payors that the revised Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, and the new Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, must be furnished to most recipients by Feb. 1, 2021. Redesigned Form 1099-MISC The IRS revised Form ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The newly issued guidelines on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lending overseen by the SBA and the U.S. Treasury Department will better target New Jersey's small businesses, especially those owned by minorities or located in low income areas. The Economic Aid Act makes it ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage rose by $1 to $12 per hour, for most employees, on January 1, 2021, per the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Increases are less if you are a small employer or operate a seasonal business, which makes $11.10, while employees who ...

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department began delivering a second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 to millions of Americans who received the first round of payments ...

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President Trump on Sunday signed into law a $900 billion stimulus package that offers a desperately needed lifeline for struggling small businesses. The passage of this Economic Stimulus bill is a shot in the arm for small business owners who have suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ: Looking for a last minute family, friend or corporate gift? A Country Flower Shoppe and More in Colts Neck has plenty of options for last minute gifts everyone will love!  From poinsettias to gourmet baskets or home decor and even clothing, your local florist at 420 Highway 34 ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired by Marco Rubio (R-FL), held a hearing on Thursday on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A renewal of the program, which helped save millions of businesses across New Jersey and nationwide, would throw a lifeline ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - With the hospitality industry facing unprecedented hardship in the current economic environment, many restaurants are pleading for new revenue streams just to make their businesses sustainable. With municipalities across New Jersey at risk of seeing their downtowns downtrodden by ...

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Above image is of one of the available shared spaces within the colab.  HOLMDEL, NJ: The champagne was pouring at the Metroburb on November 19th, in celebration of the grand opening of Colab at Bell Works! The socially distanced event was commemorated with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended ...

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Above photo is from the fine gold collection from Byzanthea. Click HERE to shop.  HOLMDEL, NJ: Jewelry is always a wonderful gift, and all the more appreciated when the pieces are unique and striking. Helene Palatianos Quinn, world traveler, is the woman behind Byzanthea, offering unique ...

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From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. Starbucks Mission: to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a ...

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ABERDEEN, NJ — If you grew up around the area you most likely made many movie memories at the locally famous Bow Tie Strathmore Cinemas, on Route 34 in Aberdeen. At one time it was the place to go for movies. When the theater closed down, it was the end of an era.  Now you can make totally new ...

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