Spadea’s Small Business Monday – Your Local Favorites

Every Monday we celebrate New Jersey’s small businesses.

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy with nearly one million people working, or half of the workers in the Garden State.

For years, New Jersey has ranked lowest for business climate with last year moving up a good last spot.

There is no doubt that we need a major upheaval in Trenton to bring about serious and lasting change. Lower taxes, reverse the governor’s current trend of placing the burden of replenishing the unemployment insurance fund on local businesses. This resulted in a billion dollar corporate tax hike instead of using the federal stimulus dollars that other states were using to replenish the fund.

The government of New Jersey is definitely working against people and family businesses. The bag ban has made shopping inconvenient and imposes excessive burdens on elderly and disabled shoppers. And, as I wrote before, it all came without any solid scientific or logical reason for its implementation.

In addition to outrageous and unnecessary taxes and regulations, there is the constant drumbeat of fear based on nonsensical discussion of “COVID transmission” rates. Much of this is based on the constant testing of “asymptomatic” (i.e. healthy) people who really have no public health implications. Yet the fear campaign continues to make the public climate even more difficult for businesses that rely on foot traffic.

That said, I will continue to do my part by dedicating Monday’s shows to promoting small businesses and helping out as best I can before we are able to change the climate and make this state a safe haven for small businesses. businesses. Stay tuned.

Here’s a list of businesses that have come to our attention through the free New Jersey 101.5 app!

Princeton Investigative Health in Lawrenceville, NJ

Noblo Umbrella Packaging of Eatontown, NJ

Tuzio’s Italian Kitchen in Long Branch, NJ

Firehouse Eatery & Pub in Rahway, NJ

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of Bill Spadea, host of New Jersey talk show 101.5. All opinions expressed are those of Bill. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6-10 a.m., speaking from Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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