Fall 2014

The FAB 5 F.E.A.T.S. of Health from Newborns to Seniors

by Dr. Rob Coombs Dr. Rob Coombs   From newborn infants to senior seniors Since you can’t feel the most important organs in your body, how do you know if you are healthy? Most people subscribe to tests that look for disease and believe that not finding any diseases equals health. That’s like thinking lions don’t exist because you never see them in your neighborhood. Since more and more Americans are sick, it [...]

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The Girls of Summer

by Toni Allen Toni Allen According to writer Ellen Klages, “Baseball is a game of history.” As far back as the time of the very first Olympic Games in Greece (776 B.C.), women were excluded from the games and so they chose to compete in their own Games of Hera to honor the Greek Goddess who ruled over women and the earth. Since then, a lot has happened! In the United States early in [...]

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Fall 2014 Cover Story

Gwen Moran, Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes, Leigh Ann Borrelli, Ann Willets, Kathleen Nolan Meet our cover women. Successful women in business tell their stories, give advice and share experiences. Left to Right top row: Gwen Moran, Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes Left to Right bottom: Leigh Ann Borrelli, Ann Willets, Kathleen Nolan

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Stop Selling and Start Relating

by Lisa Kanda Lisa Kanda, Elkay Corporate Advisors, LLC Have you ever thought about what motivates people to buy from you? While some sales gurus may preach the “always be selling” approach, understanding your market and their reasons for buying is necessary for success in sales. With the growth of social media as a vehicle to market your business, it is even more important to understand how to use these tools and follow [...]

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National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) S.E.E.D. Winners

by Helen Hogan On the evening of May 20, over 80 individuals which included guests, speakers, sponsors, members and an external panel of judges joined together to participate in the final two steps of NAWBO Central Jersey’s 6th business plan competition known as Supporting Emerging Entrepreneurs’ Development [SEED]. The competition was sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners - Central Jersey Chapter in collaboration with Rutgers University’s New Ventures and Entrepreneurship group. Any [...]

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Charging Ahead through Cancer

A Jersey Shore writer is determined to give other people hope during life’s setbacks Gwen Moran Gwen Moran has never shied away from a challenge. When she started working at Random House after graduating from Syracuse University, she was promoted to manager in less than two years. She launched her first business at age 26 and, four years later, was named one of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” [...]

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Become a Female Success Story

by Kathleen Nolan Kathleen Nolan Recently, Maria Shriver from the TODAY show, reported a wonderful series of stories about the struggles women faced and how they overcame them. One statement she made really resonated with me and succinctly articulated what I have been trying to instill in women for years. "Women, empowerment is not selfish, it is a necessity". Overall, women tend to really shy away from taking masterful control of their financial [...]

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Things I Wish Someone Told Me

by Ann Willets Ann Willets A Serial Entrepreneur shares some hard-won wisdom I love when I hear about women who are thinking of taking the entrepreneurial plunge and starting their own businesses. I did the same, more years ago than I care to count, and the experience has changed me in ways I wouldn’t trade for anything. Which is not to say it’s been easy, or even that it’s all been good. But that’s because [...]

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The Best Day of My Career was the Day I Lost My Job

by LeighAnn Borrelli LeighAnn Borrelli, Face to Fase Facial Spa & Cosmetic Studio Upon entering my business for the first time; you are greeted with a wall of celebrity photos including myself featured with Queen Latifah, Michael Douglas, Mary Higgins Clark and many others. Always; the first questions I am asked is, “How did you do all of this?” A question I have yet to find an easy answer to… Most assume that it [...]

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A Name Worth Remembering

by Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes, New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Brookdale Community College My name is Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes. I was once told that my name was too long and that I should shorten it if I wanted people to remember me. That made me stop and think, who am I, what have I become, and to my satisfaction I have become a woman that not only I am proud of, but my [...]

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