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Finding reasons to be thankful in New Jersey                                                                                                                                                                           ®


if thErE’s OnE emotion new Jersey business own-           business owners have known for a long time. But            — and plenty of assurance that they’re not alone.
ers don’t feel a whole lot of, it’s probably gratitude.   voters recognized it enough to put a new face                    n Better deals. for those looking to acquire,
                                                                                                                                                                                           November 30, 2009
      that’s understandable. swallowing a tough           in drumthwacket, and Christie knows he’ll be a             consider this an early Christmas gift, especially
tax climate and endless regulations, to say nothing       memory in no time if he doesn’t find solutions.            as baby boomers retire and look to sell their com-                 How to Reach Us
of a brutal recession, is like trying to choke down             n less-bad news. don’t get us wrong — for            panies. and growing firms can find great deals                Mailing address
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your aunt Marie’s dry, overcooked turkey. But this        nearly every positive economic development, there’s        on space, as landlords offer competitive terms to             Somerset, NJ 08873
is the holiday season — even if thanksgiving was          been a slap to the face from the other hand. But           attract tenants.                                              Phone (732) 246-7677
last week — and if the pilgrims could find enough         things are getting less bad. Joblessness is a long-term          n if nothing else, 2009 is almost over. it’s not        Fax: editorial (732) 846-0421
things to be grateful for to have a feast, than cer-      problem, but fewer employers are laying off workers.       likely that we’ll be in for a year this painful in the near   Fax: advertising (732) 249-8952
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tainly business owners in an equally harsh clime          Credit is tight, but the small Business administra-        future, so congratulate yourself for surviving this year      subscriPtions (866) 288-7699
can do the same.                                          tion is simplifying its loan programs. real estate is      and prepare your growth strategy for 2010. u                  rePrints For article reprints, please
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this list of what you can be thankful for this year:            n More resources. Whether through the sBa,                Our        Point            of      View                 For photos, please see www.njbiz.com/photos
      n realization that there’s a problem. gov.-         rutgers university and other colleges, the uCEdC
elect Chris Christie is just getting a taste for          or small Business development Centers, business                              What do you think?                          PublISheR
                                                                                                                                 Tell us at editorial@njbiz.com.                   thomas F. curtin tcurtin@njbiz.com
how dire the state’s fiscal situation is, something       owners have more help in more places than ever
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