May 23, 2011

Social media an effective strategy for tight marketing budgets

As tourism agencies deal with tight budgets, one increasingly popular way to reach an audience on the cheap is through interaction on social media platforms and tourism websites. Ed Dombroskas, […]

May 23, 2011

Expanding focus by assessing IT’s value

When CEO Robert J. Svec and his business partner, Alan Maltz, bought the assets of ComSci LLC in August 2005, the company concentrated on reducing businesses’ telecommunications costs. But the […]

May 23, 2011

Portrait of the artist as an entrepreneur

Linda Townshend has been working as a professional illustrator and painter for 35 years, but she continues to seek new ways to adjust to the market and find clients. This […]

May 23, 2011

Teaching to tech-savvy generation

If it wasn’t for his 11-year-old daughter, Bill Zengel would have passed up an opportunity that led to him founding a company. What started as one course taught by Zengel […]

May 20, 2011

JJ gets two approvals

New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson ended the week with a double dose of good news. Two of the pharmaceutical giant’s subsidiaries received products approvals from the Food and Drug Administration. […]

May 16, 2011

Taking aim at job creation as Ft. Monmouth closes

As Fort Monmouth’s closure approaches, the authority charged with redeveloping the U.S. Army base is aiming to bring new employers — and jobs — back to the site as early […]

May 16, 2011

Mixed report on N.J.’s transportation dollars

New Jersey spent an estimated $5.1 billion on transportation in fiscal year 2010, but met mixed results when it came to identifying goals and taking other steps to choose cost-effective […]

May 16, 2011

HINJ will return to New Brunswick roots

The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey announced last week it will relocate to New Brunswick late next month.   The institute’s communications director, Ernest Landante Jr., said the chief reason […]

May 16, 2011

Bill would require notice for renewals

A bill passed by the Assembly on May 9 would require businesses to notify customers when a service contract is to be automatically renewed. The measure, A-3770, was sponsored by […]

May 16, 2011

Small firms often put life insurance on the back burner

Life insurance is an important component of business planning, but some experts said it can easily slip under the radar of small and midsized business owners. “We have ‘key man’ […]

May 16, 2011

Warm reception for hospital chiller upgrade

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has a new, 2,700-ton chiller, thanks to PSE&G’s hospital energy-efficiency program. The chiller, which will provide water for drinking and medical […]

May 16, 2011

Tax reformer aims to flatten aid per pupil

State Sen. Michael J. Doherty (R-Washington) has proposed a sweeping property tax reform plan he said will benefit New Jersey businesses. Doherty, a potential U.S. Senate contender, said the plan […]