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Additionally, expanding the sales tax would hurt businesses and negate the positive steps taken in recent months to ease business taxes and spark economic growth.
Opinion 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 njbiz, 220 Davidson Ave, Suite 302 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 Fax: oPerations (732) 846-0421 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 contact our reprint coordinator at so, in the spirit of gratitude, we’re offering troubled, but appears to be stabilizing. Wright’s Reprints: 1-877-652-5295. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. thomas F. curtin email@example.com how dire the state’s fiscal situation is, something owners have more help in more places than ever ADVERTIsINg DIReCTOR OF SAleS Mark cialdella firstname.lastname@example.org SeNIOR ACCOuNT exeCuTIve Penelope spencer email@example.com NJBIZ Poll ACCOuNT exeCuTIveS susan alexander firstname.lastname@example.org What’s your take on paid family leave? lauren briggs email@example.com craig Fallon firstname.lastname@example.org joe Malone email@example.com Kevin shawhan firstname.lastname@example.org o It’s a good way to keep my EDITORIAL employees happy. eDITOR o It’s a good idea, but should have sharon Waters email@example.com DePuTY eDITOR - NeWS been launched after a recovery. joe st. arney firstname.lastname@example.org o It’s going to make it harder for me DePuTY eDITOR & RePORTeR to stay profitable. beth Fitzgerald email@example.com Workplace Issues/General News COPY eDITOR Meghan shapiro firstname.lastname@example.org STAFF WRITeRS Finance/Accounting/Insurance/law
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