Friday, November 23, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. According to AmericanExpress.com eligible card members can register to receive a $25 statement credit when they spend $25 or more at a participating Summit small business. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Summit. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small …
Register an American Express card and earn credits for shopping at participating local shops.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Nov. 25, 2011. This year's Small Business Saturday event runs on Nov. 24, 2012. --- While Black Friday marks one of the biggest national shopping days across the U.S., local Summit business owners are hoping that Saturday brings out a larger crowd of local shoppers, as it marks the second annual Small Business Saturday movement sponsored by American Express. The main goal of Small Business Saturday is to encourage community members to shop locally and support the small businesses within their own town. “I think it’s still a little new,” said Laura Weber, owner of The Papery, who registered The Papery for last years Small Business Saturday as well. “I think this year should be good …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Summit?
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Summit and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its third year…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has caused severe damage to many local businesses. if you're a small business owner, here's some helpful advice for how to recover.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
1) File insurance claims as soon as possible, if you haven't already. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners offers important advice and tips for filing your claim. The National Flood Insurance Program also provides information on filing a flood insurance claim. 2) The SBA offers several low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses in declared disaster areas, including business physical disaster loans and economic injury disaster loans. You can apply for loans up to $2 million for both uninsured and underinsured damages. You can apply directly online. Once submitted, the SBA will send an inspector to estimate the cost of damage. 3) Apply for tax relief if needed, which will allow for expedited returns or delayed …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Senator says SBE Council 2012 Business Tax Index "validates longstanding Republican criticisms of Demcorat economic policies as anti-competitive and antithetical to job creation."
Monday, April 23, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release from the NJ Senate Republican Office Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R- Union) issued the following statement in response to the latest Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) survey ranking New Jersey's tax climate 49th out of 51 states and the District of Columbia: After nearly a decade of total Democrat control in Trenton, New Jerseyans are still paying the price for "courage to spend" policies that pushed taxes to new heights in our state. The latest SBE Council 2012 Business Tax Index validates longstanding Republican criticisms of Demcorat economic policies as anti-competitive and antithetical to job creation. From 2002 through 2009, Democrats raised business …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Video: Central Presbyterian Church is hosting the taste testing's for a new healthy living company called Well Amy.
This week begins the first in a series of taste-testings for a gluten free meals online ordering business called Well Amy. The business is the brain-child of Amy Hull Brown, a certified holistic practitioner. The tastings take place at Central Presbyterian Church's Fellowship Room. This healthy living initiative continues through February and March. Space is limited R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org and pick a date. Thurs, Feb 2nd @ 12noon - 1:30pm Soup (Tomato) Bread (Corn) Cake (Chocolate) Tues, Feb 7th @ 9:15am - 10:45am Pancakes Muffins (Blueberry) Bagels, English Muffins Thurs, Feb 9th @ 9:15am - 10:45am Pancakes Muffins (Banana, Cranberry, Lemon) Pie Crust (Apple Tarts) Sun, Feb 12th @ 2pm - 3:30pm Pancakes Muffins (Apple, …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Community, business project received award from NJ small business development center.
It’s described as a four-story mall. A place for family, strangers, young and old to connect over food, music and fun. Plans and construction are in the final stages for Mondo Summit at 426 Springfield Ave. “The content of this project is a culmination of 25 years of passions for me,” said Annette Dwyer, a longtime community advocate who leads Shaping Summit Together. Two years ago, when she was contemplating her return to the job market she said she noticed more than a few vacant storefronts in Summit and wanted to do something about it. Along with her husband Terry, she decided to take her passion for building community and blend it with her sense of entrepreneurship. A big plus was turning a vacant storefront into a place filled with …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
What would you like to see in this vacant commercial space? Take our poll or tell us in the comments.
Once a haven for children's toys and gear, Seal & Co. is no more. A search of tax assessments records available through the New Jersey County Tax Boards Association, Inc. shows that the storefront at 408-410 Springfield Avenue is valued at $1.18 million. The property is owned by Bertjen Realty, LLC / Berton Model.
Monday, December 12, 2011
The third installment of the Patch 2011 Holiday Gift Guide reminds you that she likes all things sweet, sassy and sparkly. Here are some great local gifts to buy for the women in your life.
Never quite sure what to get your mom, sister, best friend or the coworker you picked for Secret Santa this year? Don't worry. We've got you covered. You can count on the Patch 2011 Holiday Gift Guide to direct you to the Union County artisans and retailers to find gifts that will make those women smile. For the Food & Wine Lover For the Spirited For the Sporty For the Sentimental For the Queen of Pamper The Citrus body Polish; Lavender Vanilla Body Scrub For the Practical For Fun
The fourth installment of the Patch 2011 Holiday Gift Guide reminds you that he's looking for something spirited, classy or sporty this year. So check out our holiday gift guide for all the important guys in your life.
Not sure what to get your dad, brother or son this year? Don't worry, Patch has you covered. Check out our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Him that features Union County artisans and retailers with all your holiday gift needs. For the Wino For the Spirited For the Golfer For the Tailgater For the Sporty For the Handy Man For the Technology Crazed For the Classy Guy For a Little Bling For Fun