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Gardens in the Garden State

It is safe to say this has been a tough year for everyone. Cut off from our families, friends, and our normal routines, many have decided to take on new challenges during this time. Many are turning to what I refer to as "analog hobbies;" meaning things we can do that do not involve technology.… Continue reading Gardens in the Garden State

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Get Ready for Small Business Saturday

This week officially kicks off the holiday season. Thanksgiving on Thursday, then Black Friday, and finally Small Business Saturday. I have never participated on Black Friday. Think about it - people get up at the crack of dawn to fight each other for a deal on a big screen television the day after they gave… Continue reading Get Ready for Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday – Jersey Style

While many people look forward to Black Friday for a good deal on a television set, I look forward to Small Business Saturday. Small businesses are the driving force behind the nation's economy. According to the Small Business Administration, in 2013, New Jersey small businesses employed over 1.7 people.┬áMore than 50 percent of those companies… Continue reading Small Business Saturday – Jersey Style

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Business Spotlight: Sisters

Since I started a new job I have been able to head down to Denville's town center much more often than in the past. They have a great little center full of small locally-owned businesses. Today I had the opportunity to check out a shop I've been wanting to visit for awhile - Sisters.

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Independence Day Weekend Events in New Jersey

While most people in the tri-state area think the Macy's fireworks are the hot ticket for the Independence Day weekend, we in Jersey know better! Here are some great ideas to enjoy the long holiday weekend.

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Shop Small in New Jersey this Weekend

While many are focused on Black Friday and the big box stores, what I am really excited about is Small Business Saturday. Depending on the study and the area, anywhere form 50% to 80% of money spent stays right in that local community.