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Friday, February 23, 2018

Business Spotlight

Association of Jewish Attorneys Launches in NJ

This week the Association of Jewish Attorneys (AJA) officially launched after a year-and-a-half of careful research and planning. The AJA’s Executive Director, Sara Weinberg, JD, supported by an Advisory Board composed of local lawyers, designed the AJA to be a  full-service Jewish bar association focused on providing practical, tangible

Changing the Organizational Climate Into a Fundraising Culture

When trying to change the organizational climate into one of a fundraising culture, it often requires significant changes at the very top of the organizational ladder. The board and the chief executive play the most crucial roles in changing the culture’s mindset.

Last month we talked about

Getting Lucky in Retirement

A chorus of financial experts has declared that Americans face a “retirement crisis.” Their long-standing warning: Individuals are not saving enough. Their more recent concern: Financial ignorance and diminished mental capacity in old age leave many retirees poorly equipped to manage their retirement savings, and susceptible to

Smart Choices: How to Hire the Right People

In the best selling book “Good to Great,” Jim Collins writes, “Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets, or technology, or competition, or products. It is one thing above all others: the ability to get and keep enough of the right people.”

Monsey Physical Therapist Uses Cutting-Edge Magnetic Stimulation to Promote Healing

It may look like an invention from a sci-fi movie, but don’t let its futuristic looks fool you—the Magnesphere, an FDA-approved device that uses extremely low level magnetic fields to balance the nervous system is here today, promising patients relief from pain, inflammation, digestive issues, flagging energy levels

QJL-BJL Networking Event: Get to Know the Queens Jewish Community

The event that unites businesses and organizations with the Queens Jewish community’s two leading newspapers will take place on Wednesday, February 7, at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. The event will introduce two new voices on the Jewish scene in Queens: first-term Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal, who took office at the start of the

Five Steps to Choosing a Career That Is Best for You

Choosing the right career can be a difficult and anxiety-provoking process. Will I enjoy it? Will I be good at it? Will it provide an adequate parnassa? This is also an exciting opportunity to actively explore and discover more about yourself and the world. Of course, since everyone has different skills, interests, experiences and

Career Spotlight: Social Work

(Courtesy of Touro College Graduate School of Social Work) Social work is a career that attracts college grads and middle age returnees to the workforce alike. If you’re thinking of becoming a social worker, you are likely interested in helping make a difference in the lives of others. To help you decide if this is the path for

How to Rank on Google Without a Website

For the small business owner, growing the business is a full-time job. The task of building a website can be costly and time-consuming, not to mention stressful. Google has made it possible to rank #1 in Google, even without a website. Hard to believe, right?

Well, Google has something called

Boards of Directors: Roles and Responsibilities

Part II

In my last column I delineated the roles and responsibilities of all boards of directors, regardless of ethnicity or religion. In a nutshell, all boards should adhere to the accepted principles of governance, advocacy and philanthropy (the latter meaning to both give

How to Fire an Employee Without Getting Sued

Have you ever wanted to fire someone but didn’t act? If so, you are not alone. In exploring reasons why CEOs fail, a 1999 article in Fortune magazine found that CEOs were often unwilling to fix people problems quickly. Interestingly, these CEOs confessed that they had ignored an inner voice that warned them of a problem and

Realistic Projections Equal Robust Savings

(Submitted by Elozor Preil) Just because you have a plan doesn’t mean it will work.

An integral feature in many personal financial programs is a projection of future accumulations, and the retirement income this accumulation could provide. This projection is derived from a combination of the