Monday, June 05, 2023

Business Spotlight

Ramp Up Your Resume, Using a Good Old-Fashioned Pie Chart

I have it on good authority that in France, what we call a pie chart is referred to as camembert; in China it is called a flatbread chart, and in Portugal, a pizza chart. Here in America, we love our pie chart almost as much as our pizza. I also think of it as the foundational starting point of a hardy resume.


The Chair Market Has Custom-Made Chairs at Wholesale Prices

Are you sitting down?

Usually that question is the precursor to bad news, but this time it’s good. If you’re not happy with the chair you’re sitting on, The Chair Market will solve your problem. The Chair Market in Brooklyn not only builds commercial chairs and banquette seating, it has


Eye on Jobs: A New Career Tool

After 25 years of running my independent career coaching practice, 19 years of writing newspaper columns on careers and jobs, and 75 years of navigating this planet while picking up a few nuggets of wisdom along the way, I’ve concluded that the single most important change we have to make in our careers is, well, not what you might


Do You Have a Succession Plan for Your Business?

A couple of weeks ago I met with a man who owns a business with his sister. He kept on talking about how in sync he and his sister are in all decisions they make, which is why their business has grown by leaps and bounds over the past several years.

I asked him, “Robert, is your sister


Are You a Social Worker Or a Fundraiser?

My wife, Barbara, was a very talented party planner when we lived in New Jersey. She coordinated many weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and even corporate events. Now she has become a gifted artist and interior home designer, skills that lay dormant during our tenure up north. But I learned a very important lesson from her party planning


Managing Wealth During Uncertainty and Volatility

As a society, we often do everything we can to avoid uncertainty. Whether it’s checking the weather before we leave the house or getting insurance to protect us from unfortunate events, we do what we can to avoid uncertainty. This is especially true when it comes to our money. Ask anyone about investing, and I bet that they’re


Be Prepared to Delegate

In a previous series, I laid out my five-step productivity process for leaders, which I then turned into a productivity blueprint. This post dives deeper into the second of my five steps, sharing for maximal productivity

Of course, all of what we have been discussing assumes that you are


Damage Control

The first half of 2022 has been nothing short of a miserable period for investors. The stock market has registered sharp declines while the bond market has offered no respite. I penned an article in The Jewish Link exactly one year ago entitled, “60/40 Hindsight: Is It Time to Reconsider One of the Key Tenets of Portfolio Management?”


Usher Klein’s Giovanni and Associates: The Jewish Community’s New ‘Chosson Watch Guy’

Like the rest of us stuck in quarantine during the pandemic, Usher Klein was bored. So, in Israel at Yeshivat Shaarei Mevaseret Zion, he decided to try selling watches online and once he started, he couldn’t stop. Soon, Giovanni and Associates was born. “Some people like collecting; I get a kick out of buying and


The New Jersey-Israel Commission Launches First-Ever Business Outreach Page

The new webpage and contact form will allow Israel-related businesses to better engage with New Jersey and connect our innovation ecosystems.

(Courtesy of New Jersey-Israel Commission) As New Jersey and Israel continuously enhance their strong technological relations and capitalize on the


Campmor: The Experience Retail Store for Your Next Adventure

Campmor is an outdoor-lover’s ideal workshop. The stores are staffed by a team of experts happy to share their knowledge. Filled with kayaks, boots and tents, the store has everything a person could need when planning an outdoor adventure, and with summer at our doorsteps, there are now more reasons than ever to


Story Co. Tours Will Take You on Adventures of a Lifetime

If you’re looking to travel but aren’t sure where to start, you might want to check out Story Co. Tours. Established by Yitzy Spinner and Meir Kruter, the two friends, artists and business partners have set out to raise the bar in travel experiences for their Jewish clientele by creating first-class

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