Every year since he was chairman of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee, Senator Bob Smith has made a list of things he wants to do. At a joint meeting of the NJBIA Environment and Energy Policy Committees on Jan. 17, he shared the list with about 60 business advocates at Johnson & Johnson headquarters […]
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Small business optimism ended the year historically strong, with a reading of 102.7, down two points from November. Seven of 10 components fell, two improved, and one was unchanged. An increased number of small business owners reported better business conditions and expect higher nominal sales in the next three months. While frequency of plans to […]
The new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada is the first to include a chapter dedicated to small- and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to Barbara Weltman. She unpacks The United State-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at her Big Ideas for Small Business blog and lists a number of the changes that will impact SMEs the most. “The […]
Councils to Focus on Diversity & Inclusion, Not-for-Profits The New Jersey Business & Industry Association has launched two new councils in 2020 — the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Council and the Not-for-Profit Council — to provide new opportunities for NJBIA members to convene on timely and relevant issues that will help them achieve business success. […]
Complying with marijuana laws and keeping data secure in an increasingly digital world are among the most significant compliance challenges facing employers in 2020, according to a new survey of over 700 human resource professionals by online HR resources company XpertHR. The survey report, which identifies the most pressing compliance challenges for HR professionals in […]