Monday, September 26, 2022

Business Spotlight

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


Malkita Homes, Short-Term Vacation Rentals, Opens First Property

Malka Neuman has been a florist for many years, but now she’s growing a new business. With the urging of her husband, a real estate professional, she has started Malkita’s Homes, a collection of gorgeous properties in sought-after destinations for short-term vacation rentals. Her first property,


Adoriblefaces: The One to Call for That Special Day

Are you looking for a professional makeup artist to highlight your best features for that special day? Look no further than Teaneck’s Dori Cohen of adoriblefaces. An experienced makeup artist who specializes in bridal makeup and parties, Dori will be there on your big day to make you look and feel like your best self,


In the Market for a Luxury Timepiece? The Bezelry Is Your Best Bet

It’s the simcha season! Do you have a chattan in your life who needs a beautiful gift? A graduate? A father? Then look no further than The Bezelry, a new watch venture that primarily purchases high-end luxury timepieces and sells them for competitive prices, run by partners Yosef Chai Klein of Teaneck, who works in


Estate Taxes and Your High Gas Bill

One of my favorite moments as an attorney occurred in October 2016. It was that month that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a repeal of the New Jersey Estate Tax in exchange for a gas tax of 23 cents per gallon. And in that month one of my successful business-owner clients called me up, and in her heavy New Jersey accent


A Farewell to Easy Returns

The 11-year bull market from 2009-2020 that followed the financial crisis of 2008-2009 was one of the longest on record. The prolonged, positive performance of the market can be attributed to several factors. First, real U.S. gross domestic product (adjusted for inflation) expanded every year. Second, unemployment declined to multi-decade


What Is Risk?

With the market’s sharp declines so far in 2022, it’s almost impossible to have a conversation about investing without the word risk or its close siblings volatility and uncertainty coming up. You’ll hear things like “it’s too risky,” “markets are volatile,” and my personal

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