Friday, June 09, 2023

Business Spotlight

Mea Culpa: My Worst Trade Ever

You may read financial columns like this one and come to believe that professional investors never make mistakes. To disabuse you of that notion, it is time for me to come clean. Even professionals make their share of mistakes and misjudgments.

Achieving success in


Joel Paul Group Marks 36th Anniversary and Bar Mitzvah Year for CEO William Hochman

During my 10 years as an educational recruiter for The Joel Paul Group, I never ceased to be amazed at how unanimous the comments were, by clients and candidates alike, when the name Joel Paul first came up in conversation. They ranged from “I know Joel Paul. He got me my first job” to “I remember Joel Paul from my first trip


EM Interiors, Located Inside Elie Tanous Salon, Brings Manhattan Design to NJ

When Elie Tanous wanted to renovate his eponymous hair salon at The Shops at Riverside, to make it both safe and welcoming during the early days of the pandemic, he turned to an interior designer he noticed on Instagram. “I loved MJ’s style and his work,” said Tanous, “We immediately became very


SM Staffing: Pairing Competent Employees With Up-And-Coming Businesses

SM Staffing, a team of young, motivated recruiters who connect people to small and mid-sized companies, began with a single goal: to help people however they can.

CEO Shlomo Meisels explained that his company differs from other recruiting agencies because they are willing to do much


5 Ways to Make Business Financial Transactions Secure


Cybercriminals are constantly searching for new ways to steal personal and financial information. Most people have heard about the threat of identity theft, but many don't realize that it's only one of the many ways your money and identity can be compromised online. 

Small and medium-sized businesses are targeted annually by


Auto Kraft and Glass Is Ready to Repair, Replace Your Glass

In the center of town, at the heart of Queen Anne Road and State Street, stands one of Teaneck’s oldest and finest institutions, Auto Kraft and Glass. Originally called Artwal Gulf Service, Arthur Goins Jr. opened his auto-mechanic shop on June 1,1969, servicing the Teaneck community for decades until his passing just


Three Pillars Recruiting Adds to Its Ranks

“What drives me is empowering people to surpass their professional expectations of themselves.”

Those are the words of Avi Mally, founder and owner of Three Pillars Recruiting, a premier recruiting firm that places top-tier professionals into the ranks of Fortune 500 companies and disruptive


Monitor and Review

In a previous series, I laid out a five-step productivity process for leaders, which I then turned into a productivity blueprint” (see my bio for how to access.) This post goes deeper on the second of the five steps, sharing for maximal productivity. The fifth and final piece of the second productivity step—“share it”—is to


How Inflation and High Interest Rates Affect Investing

If you turned on your TV, opened a newspaper or checked your phone at any point in the last month, it’s very likely you saw the word inflation. Amongst all the pressing issues currently being discussed, inflation is always high on this list—and it’s easy to understand why.

In the


How to Read Job Market Numbers

If you were surprised that June continued the job market’s relentless growth—18 straight months, in fact—you shouldn’t have been. It’s not just that we’re on a streak and a pace that has no precedence in history, it’s that if you know how to read and interpret the numbers, much of this should be, if not predictable, at least


Guard Thy Tongue or Beware the EEOC

This is a story that I have never shared with anybody. Up until now. But it’s a lesson that all supervisors should take heed of and be forewarned about.

My saga extends back decades. However, the incident is as vivid to me today as if it occurred yesterday. And it is still relevant. The anguish I felt



Have you ever been to a chasuna or a party, had a drink or two, and then a few more? For a while you were feeling great. Without mentioning all the gory details that transpired later that evening, you wake up the next morning with a terrible hangover. You make a promise to yourself (bli neder, of course) that you will never let that happen

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