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  • Tax Planning This Year

    April 6, 2017

    Big or small, no matter who you are, you must file your taxes. The deadline for filing is rapidly approaching so it’s not too early for a small business to get ready. What can you do to make ...

  • Going Back To College With An Internship

    Within a blink of an eye, summer is already coming to a close. Students are beginning to flock to stores to start their back to college shopping. If you were fortunate enough to have your summer ...

  • Morning Rituals The Preface To Your Day

    It is too often we start our mornings in a state of stress.  Start the day like that, and for the rest of the day, you are in survival mode.  Instead, take steps to take back your mornings ...

  • Cloud Data Usage for the Small Business

    Cloud computing applied with the combination of data analytics is becoming a rapidly emerging sector in IT.  Products such as Carbonite, Google Drive, and Dropbox are three examples of popular ...

  • Checking Your Taxes Twice!

    Tax season can be stressful for every small business owner. For the business owners who handles his or her own filings, it can be particularly burdensome. Here are some tips that can ease the ...

  • Utilize the College Campus Career Services

    Tapping into the resources of neighboring colleges is an excellent way to pool talent. This works in a number of ways where you can find qualified students for internships or entry-level jobs, and ...

  • Creating Dashboards for Your Business

    It can be a very challenging process to pull together data from different sources and then create a simple and easy to read presentation.  Having the right software can make this difficult ...

  • Analytical Software Can Improve Your Bottom Line

    With many new inexpensive analytic tools on the market, small business owners can embrace technology that will help them identify opportunities and stay competitive. Analytical software has the power ...

  • Marketing Tips For The New Year

    The New Year is an excellent time to reassess your marketing investment.  Here are some quick measurable tips for 2016 to help you make the most out of your marketing dollars.

    Build and ...

  • Social Media Marketing for the Small Business

    For many small businesses, owners need to enhance their online and digital presence to supplement strategy and growth. By implementing a plan for social media it can drive marketing for a ...

  • Goal Setting For the New Year

    Organization is the name of the game when assessing and assigning goals for the New Year.  Be sure to implement a thorough process with sound communication, this will help you and your employees ...

  • Holiday Gift Giving - Show Thanks To Your Clients

    There are a variety of ways to get in touch with your clients to show your appreciation for them this holiday season.  Companies have different policies that you have to respect but fortunately, ...

  • Self-Improvement – Becoming an Authentic Leader

    The concept of “Authentic Leadership” was largely popularized by Harvard Business School professor, Bill George, author of the best-seller Authentic Leadership. When it comes to being an ...

  • Shaking Those Summertime Blues

    Winter blues? Summer slack-off? We all know the deal: unfortunately, the changing of the seasons can affect our performance at work more than we may like to admit. And, with summer more than half way ...

  • Summer Events For Clients

    Many businesses reduce their client events during the peak summer months of July and August because of vacations and varying schedules. However, you can use this to your advantage and plan a small ...

  • Perking Up Your PowerPoint Presentations

    There are few things comparable to a boring PowerPoint presentation. We’ve all experienced this – the agony that comes when a presenter slowly reads every word on a slide that has all ...

  • Exercising At Work

    Balancing a 50-60 hour work week with your exercise schedule can be a difficult feat.  Incorporating exercise into your work day is one way to make sure you get your workout accomplished.  ...

  • “E” is for Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurs are drivers to discovering tomorrow’s innovation. They are pivotal in keeping both our society and economy thriving. Inspiration can come from a variety of places - whether ...

  • Spring Cleaning For The Small Business

    Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to start cleaning! Now is a great time to assess what needs to be organized, what can be discarded, and what needs to go to long term storage. Here ...

  • Videos, The Modern Resume

    Not all recruiters are requiring video resumes today, but this has become an acceptable format for candidates for selected jobs. Video Resumes can certainly help you stand out, but there have been ...

  • Winter Events For Clients

    It’s the dead of winter and you are in the process of brainstorming new ways to reach out to your clients. You want to differentiate yourself from the standard phone call and email, but how? ...

  • Beat the Weather: Making the Best of the Winter Season

    With the changing season comes a changing mood. Don’t let your business fall into hibernation mode. The winter season presents the ideal time to evaluate the steps that can be taken to ...

  • The New Year Kick Off

    A new year brings out the question, what principles would you like to apply to your small business? Sure you have your business plan for 2015, but what is going to create that extra spark for your ...

  • Holiday Parties Beware!

    It’s the end of the year and everybody has worked hard. A holiday party is on the way and the team certainly deserves it. It will be a great time to see the corporate team in a more intimate ...

  • The Pros and Cons of Working Virtually

    Let’s face it working from home is great. Not having to participate in the morning commute or worrying about wardrobe is a huge time and stress saver. But it’s important to structure ...

  • Is It Too Early To Start Working on Your 2015 Plan?

    No! In fact, now is the best time to start working on the plan. You have two months until 2015. This is plenty of time to gather relevant examples of what worked and what did not work. It is also ...

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New Providence

Imagine Hosts Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

June 24, 2018

Nearly 350 guests attended Imagine’s 7th annual breakfast fundraiser, Seasons of Hope, on June 6th, 2018 at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.  “We especially want to thank our breakfast sponsors -- our platinum sponsor Merck, our bronze sponsors ConnectOne Bank and Northfield Bank, the volunteers and donors that contributed to the breakfast” said Imagine Board ...

Local at-risk youth celebrate year of achievements at Community Access Unlimited

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) last night celebrated the achievements of a number of at-risk youth who are members of the agency's Transitional Opportunities Program (TOP). Each of these youth are within New Jersey's child services system and faced a number of life challenges before coming to CAU and TOP and since then have made significant progress in plotting a brighter future with ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that plastic bags and other excluded items cannot be recycled through their local curbside pick-up programs.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate compared to other counties in our state, and we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Every ...

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

June 19, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Attends Gun Safety Bills Signing Ceremony with Gov. Murphy in Trenton

June 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union County, at the event. 

“As a leader in Sandy Hook Promise, I was happy to accept the ...

Sleep out at Covenant House

June 18, 2018

I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

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What's Hot and What's Not

Summer is a great time to take a step back, sip a cool beverage, and take a look at what’s going on in the world of college admissions.  Departments use the summer to evaluate how their year went and plan on any changes they want to make for the fall.  Did they over-enroll? Under-enroll?  What application materials were useful to them?  Which were redundant or time ...