Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Business Spotlight

Coleman’s Contrarian Career Tips

Avraham Avinu was also known as Avraham Ha-Ivri—the contrarian. He was willing to go against what everyone else at the time was doing. If you are job seeking, I strongly recommend taking a leaf from our forebear and at times sacrificing what’s easy and convenient to reach your dream destination.



Investination, a New Equity Crowdfunding Platform, Is Now Open to US-Accredited Investors

(Courtesy of InvestiNation) InvestiNation, an equity crowdfunding platform that provides access to some of Israel’s most promising startups, is now open to U.S. accredited investors, company executives announced.

The online platform offers proprietary investment opportunities with Israeli


Can Companies Require Employees to Take Vaccines?

Flu season is here, the pandemic rages on, and thankfully, a COVID-19 vaccine is seemingly in the foreseeable future. Many employers are considering mandating that their employees get vaccinated (most commonly for the flu or for COVID-19 if/when a vaccine becomes available). Aside from certain industries (like healthcare in some states)


The Attitude of Gratitude

In today’s times, networking is one of the most crucial aspects in making connections, introductions and learning of potential opportunities in new business settings. A conversation at a family gathering, a chance meeting with someone at a park or connecting with someone on social media can provide a lead that would have


Custom Point: A One-Stop Needlepoint Haven

Andrea Samet is the owner of Custom Point, an innovative, one-stop needlepoint destination in New Rochelle. Specializing in needlepoint Judaica, Samet’s repertoire of custom designs for items celebrating Jewish milestones and events is original, comprehensive and superbly creative.


Unique Elegant Seating Highlights Excellence and Quality

(Courtesy of Unique Elegant Seating) In 1978, Unique Elegant Seating opened its doors and offered its first collection of chairs. Over the years, we have grown this collection to include many of the beautiful and unique chairs that have become staples in the exclusive repertoire of furniture selected by prominent


Lightning Breaks Presents Live Lotteries for Sports Card Collectors

In this digital age, many traditional businesses have had to pivot to stay relevant. The world of sports card collecting is one of them. Josh Cantor of West Orange recognized this evolving market and launched an online business in July, presenting live-streamed sports card box-openings in a raffle format for avid sports


By Maricel, a Private Salon Suite, Adds Pampering to COVID-19 Safe Hair Care

Women have been making a choice since hair salons re-opened from the pandemic: Go out in public, with some trepidation, or live with hair that looks like an overgrown forest. Maricel Cunningham is giving women a better option: a private suite—By Maricel—within the Eli Tanous salon at the Shops at Riverside, Hackensack.


Is This the Time To Start up a Nonprofit?

I am periodically approached by individuals who wish to start up a Jewish nonprofit organization. In the current COVID-19 climate my skepticism abounds whether this is the right time or the right environment. Across the country, stories teem about how synagogues, Jewish Community Centers, Jewish social service agencies and many Jewish


Connecting for Success

Part 2

In Part 1 of Connecting for Success, I discussed broadening and deepening your connections on LinkedIn and invited you to consider how you can add value both to the people you network with and others that are job searching. Before discussing other ways to connect with professionals to learn more


First Cohort of Cross River and Operation HOPE’s ‘Entrepreneur Training Program’ Graduates

Program provides a free, eight-week workshop for entrepreneurs and covers the fundamentals of starting a business.

(Courtesy of Cross River Bank) Cross River, a technology-focused financial services organization and Banking-as-a-Service (“BaaS”) provider, together with Operation HOPE, a leading


The Many Roles of Pharmacists

(Courtesy of Touro College) October is American Pharmacists Month, a celebration in support of pharmacists around the country. In honor of this health observance, Touro College of Pharmacy alum Penina Segal shares information on the career options available in this exciting field, necessary skills and interests, work/life balance

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