Monday, April 19, 2021

Business Spotlight

Rena Soclof Events Makes Beautiful Backyard Weddings

So you’re having a backyard wedding. Nothing to it, right? Like a barbecue, except with a chuppah? Not quite.

“There are so many details and moving pieces that go into a backyard wedding, more than a regular wedding,” said Rena Soclof, owner of Rena Soclof Events. “It may not be the


SYNERGY Keeps Seniors Safe

The challenge of finding aides for seniors can be difficult; the added stress of the current pandemic only makes this task harder. While some home health agencies are providing minimal support for their aides, and won’t take virus patients, SYNERGY HomeCare has gone in the opposite direction. They’re giving aides training and


Lessons From the Stock Market Meltdown and Recovery

Part 2

In last week’s column I explained why I believe that market timing as a strategy is a fool’s errand. By jettisoning one’s portfolio out of fear, greed or plain hubris, an investor quite often ends up regretting their decision. Market timing is a mistake in the category of questionable


Tales From a Budding Stock Market Investor and Social Media Aficionado

I invested in my first stock on November 27. I bought two shares in a small Bitcoin Trust (NYSE:GBTC) that was, at the time, trading at $9.54. That’s where my investing story begins, as a 14-year-old in his freshman year of high school.

I sold it at $12.01. I know, not a great return, but for my first


Business Analytics: All You Need to Know

Business analytics is everywhere. Even businesses that are not actively doing business analytics do some form of it without knowing it. Business analytics uses data to provide business insights. This is done through the proper collection and analysis of this data to come up with actionable objectives. Business analytics also determines which sets of data are important,


Meet Your Inner Artist With Virtual Paint With Me!

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people across the world are quarantined in their homes and are looking to find new, creative ways to spend their downtime. A wide variety of businesses have popped up to help fill that void, including Bergen County-based Paint With Me!.


Survival of the Fittest

Many years ago, I spoke at a conference about how Jewish nonprofit long-term care facilities might not survive unless they changed the way they did business. I suggested that areas they needed to address included fundraising effectiveness, reimbursement formulas and the need to run pristine facilities that were all clean, innovative and


Elie Tanous Salon Offers COVID-19 Hair Care Solutions

The coronavirus pandemic has opened the door to many problems beyond the realm of personal health, one of which is hair care. In recent weeks, social media has been abuzz with people sharing videos of themselves receiving haircuts from, or giving haircuts to, their family members and others with whom they share living space. But


Infusion Center of NJ Provides Progressive Healthcare

The Infusion Center of New Jersey (ICONJ) is poised to manage the new and unexpected demands of healthcare in the current and fluid environment of care. The manner of delivering healthcare to both COVID and non-COVID patients evolved at lightning speed over a period of a couple of weeks, and will surely continue to evolve and adapt


Project Ezrah Is on Call for Local Families

Project Ezrah is committed to providing community members with up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage finances during this difficult time. As the social worker of the organization, I’ve spent the past several weeks helping dozens of people learn about the current financial resources accessible to them. I am


Struggling With Debt? The Five Myths That May Prevent You From Exploring Your Most Powerful Option

During these difficult times, there has been much discussion in the media about the various government programs that are available to help families and small businesses deal with the economic fallout from COVID-19.

These programs are well intentioned and can be very helpful for some, yet a primary


Learn Photography Online With Devorie Zutler

Today, anyone with a camera phone can click and get an image. But to take a really good photo, you must understand the artistic and technological sides of photography. Devorie Zutler has spent the last 12 years teaching women and girls how to do just that. Zutler’s students are both aspiring professionals and