Monday, September 26, 2022

Business Spotlight

‘When It’s Time to Throw in the Towel’

I always wondered where the expression “It’s time to throw in the towel” came from. You may recognize it as an old boxing term. When defeat is inevitable, the fighter or his manager throws his towel into the ring signifying that the fight is over. The boxer has exhausted all opportunities to win or even reach a stalemate and realizes


Five Reasons Young Families Need Life Insurance Now

When it comes to money matters, young parents who are just starting out have a lot to juggle: They may be paying off student debt and saving for their first home, all while raising kids. But it’s also a time when young families may be the most financially vulnerable should the unexpected strike. To ensure that they have financial


Plan Regular 1:1 Meetings

To unleash the potential of the people you manage, you must engage and bond with each person individually. There simply is no hack or shortcut for building real connections. That’s why it is critical that, in addition to morning huddles, you need to plan regular one-to-one meeting time (1:1s) with individual team members to check in on a


The Best Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund

If you are getting a tax refund this year, you might eagerly await receiving it. While it can be tempting to want to use it to treat yourself, there are several ways you can put it to work for you. Whether it is investing in the stock market, paying debt off, or even starting your own business, there are lots of great was to put this money


Syms Students Present At Maccabee Ventures’ Limited Partner Meeting

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) On April 6, eight students from the Sy Syms School of Business, currently taking the fund formation and administration and management course taught by Maccabee Ventures general partners Moshe Bellows, 90YC, ’08W and Bruce Taragin ’89YC, presented their in-depth analysis and assessment of the


Details Matter: Rinse Auto Detailing Launches Ahead of Pesach

Every Pesach, Teaneck native Eric Samson, who now resides in West Orange, would scramble to find someone reliable to clean out his car. Between the high demand, the lack of convenient car washing services and the chaos of preparing for the holiday, Samson would find himself thinking year after year, “There’s got to be


‘Just Cribs’ Is Just the Right Place for Your Nursery Needs

If you’ve been searching for that perfect crib to transform your nursery into the ideal space for your baby, the chances are good that Just Cribs, in Union, New Jersey, not only has that perfect crib, but also has it at the perfect price.

Located just minutes from


Ten Sessions to Greater Happiness With Rabbi Mark Spiro

How can Rabbi Mark Spiro help a person feel happier after only 10 sessions?

“Everyone responds differently of course, but some people report feeling much happier after only one or two sessions,” said Rabbi Spiro, a practitioner of the Innate Health therapeutic approach since 2007. “It actually has


Are You a Venus Flytrap or a Horse?

It is said that some fundraising professionals in the nonprofit world—and even some in profit-making industries (e.g., investments) and even those who gravitate to political spheres—share characteristics that resemble qualities we find in both the animal and plant kingdoms. It is unlikely this is a thought that crosses most minds. But


The Case for a Regular Résumé Update

As long as I’ve been an independent career coach (25 years) and career columnist (19 years), I’ve insisted that it’s not enough for a résumé to be great; it must also be current. It’s still true—more so than ever—for three reasons that have always been there and a fourth reason that’s becoming more compelling each


How About Some Good News?

Since the beginning of 2022, it feels as if there hasn’t been much good news. Financial markets have been down, Russia has invaded Ukraine, the effects of sanctions are reverberating around the world, and energy prices and inflation are skyrocketing. I officially became old when I turned 40 in mid-February. At


The Evolution of Career Services at YU

(Courtesy of YU) Career services in higher education has had many faces over the years resulting from the needs of the institution and greater society, shifts in the economy and emerging trends in the job market. The first face was that of a vocation bureau in the early 20 thcentury whose sole purpose was to assist those

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