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Saturday, August 18, 2018

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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

Fashion Alert: Elie Tanous Salon Opens in The Shops at Riverside

With the snap of a red ribbon, Elie Tanous celebrated his new hair salon at The Shops at Riverside on Friday afternoon, January 5. Clients, friends, family and staff joined the grand opening. The festivities included champagne, a custom-designed cake and cookies from Cake & Company, and wraps and sushi from Glatt Express. Tanous said it was very important for him

Fashion Alert: Elie Tanous Salon Opens in The Shops at Riverside

With the snap of a red ribbon, Elie Tanous celebrated his new hair salon at The Shops at Riverside on Friday afternoon, January 5. Clients, friends, family and staff joined the grand opening. The festivities included champagne, a custom-designed cake and cookies from Cake & Company, and wraps

IT Company Helmed by Fair Lawn MTA Grad Finds Success in Bergen County

Sruli Loewy, a 21-year-old MTA graduate from Fair Lawn, has found his footing in the IT industry through his company SrulTech Solutions LLC. Providing consultations and repairs to customers in Bergen County and surrounding towns, Loewy works with a wide range of general technology such as phones, tablets and computers.

Yeshiva University Men’s Basketball Gets Back on Winning Track Against FDU-Florham

(courtesy of yumacs.com) The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team earned an impressive non-conference victory over Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham, 87-68, at the Max Stern Athletic Center on Wednesday evening. The win snaps a two-game slide for the Maccabees, as they advance to 6-8. The Devils fall to

Tax Reform and Charity: The Smart Move to Make Before Year-End

A young man called me up the other day, wanting to learn more about opening up a charitable giving vehicle called a donor advised fund. He works for a Jewish nonprofit, and isn’t particularly wealthy. But in light of the tax bill that passed in the Senate, he told me that he wanted to accelerate his charitable contributions into

Avoid a Time Bomb: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Over 53 charges of sexual harassment are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission every business day. What have you done to prevent sexual harassment in your workplace?

Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual or gender-based behavior that occurs when one person has formal or informal

Boards of Directors: Roles and Responsibilities

I was recently asked by a reader of this column whether I would write about working with boards of directors of Jewish nonprofit organizations. It struck me that this individual differentiated between boards of “Jewish” and “non-Jewish” organizations. In my view, there is no difference, especially if the