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The Financial Stages of Life

By Helen Hogan, CFP Abraham Lincoln once remarked, “If I had six days to chop down a tree, I would spend five sharpening my ax.” This quotation can be related to many things, but it is particularly true when it comes to planning and preparation for daily life, especially in the areas of finance and

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Updates from NAWBO’s National Advocacy Day in Washington

By JoAnn Kirby-DeFabio, VP Public Policy NAWBO was founded in 1975 to open doors for women entrepreneurs by transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers. It started with twelve women business owners who met informally in the Washington, D.C. area to share information about federal contracts, access to capital and other issues related to their

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Boosting Your Business Exposure

By Caryn Starr-Gates There are plenty of tactics you can take to gain more visibility for your business. Paid advertising is the most obvious—trade or consumer journals, newspapers, radio or televisions spots, billboards (you get the idea)—but in today’s tight economy many businesses are cutting back on that route and seeking less expensive or free

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NJ Biz – ‘We just roll differently’: How women approach relationship-building in ways that foster conversation, trust

By Martin Daks, September 3, 2018 New Jersey organizations such as Business Women Networking in Charity and Education, Bergen County Professional Women’s Network and Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. are among the few that focus on connecting women. But is this a good strategy, or are female professionals missing out when they exclude nearly half of the state’s population from their

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Let’s Celebrate Hearth Month – Managing Stress

Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.  ~Bill Phillips February is heart month – as well as a historically significant month for women in general. On February 27th, 1922, American women were guaranteed the right to vote by the United States Supreme Court. To be able to take full advantage of this

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Snow Storms & Blizzards – Just another reason why more Americans are working from Home

As a business owner, you may be used to having control of what happens day-to-day, however, as the old adage goes, “you can’t control the weather.” As the snow storm “Nemo” hits the Northeast area this weekend, many people wonder if they should take the risk to go to work, or stay home in warmth.

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Resolutions For Your Business

Many people always look forward to the prospects of the New Year – it almost seems like a restart button on life. With that being said, the idea of the New Year’s resolution is popular. Almost everyone makes resolutions: promising to work hard for that beach-ready body they’ve always wanted or to help their communities.

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Taking Care of Your Business and Yourself

Being a business owner, whether for a small company or a large one can be utterly exhausting. After a while, dealing with clients, meetings, budget plans and more can be stress inducing and you may find yourself lacking sleep. Despite wanting to complete as many tasks as possible in a single day, sometimes it’s better

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International Women’s Day – Then and Now

Not only is it Women’s History Month, but today marks the 2013 International Women’s Day, where we celebrate all of the women in the world, who are intelligent, courageous, and strong. Every year on March 8, women all over the world are honored and empowered to keep moving forward. Though it is a day of

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Wonder Women of NAWBO – Kim Osterhoudt

National Association of Women Business Owners – Central Jersey Wonder Woman of NAWBO – Kim Osterhoudt Kim Osterhoudt, the owner of “Jams by Kim,” joined the National Association of Women Business Owners Central Jersey Chapter in 2009. After attending an event at The College of New Jersey, which was sponsored by the organization, she knew

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