NJBIZ - Banking, Finance and Accounting http://www.njbiz.com/section/banking_finance Banking, Finance and Accounting Banking, Finance and Accounting en-us Copyright 2018 NJBIZ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:43:54 EST Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:43:54 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919832&source=RSS Panel 'Perception' key to success of cannabis business Perception is one of the biggest hurdles cannabis businesses face when seeking approval from communities and municipalities, and was the view in vogue among the panel members at NJBIZ&#8217s Business of Cannabis event Tuesday at the Imperia in Somerset, moderated by New Jersey CannaBusiness Association President Scott Rudder. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:14:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919832&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919833&source=RSS Murphy to propose investor protection rule for NJ brokers New Jersey public officials plan to introduce an Obama-era consumer protection law that would regulate the state&#8217s investment brokers, Gov. Phil Murphy said. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:08:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919833&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919836&source=RSS Cognizant acquires Kansas-based Salesforce partner Teaneck-based professional services firm Cognizant has acquired Advanced Technology Group of Kansas, the company announced Tuesday. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:55:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919836&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919838&source=RSS Edison Partners makes fourth Midwest investment Edison Partners is leading a 4 million growth investment in Sigstr, a software-as-service platform providing email signature marketing services, the growth-equity investment firm said Tuesday. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:41:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180918/NJBIZ01/180919838&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919856&source=RSS And Emplify makes three Edison Partners invests 7.5M more in Midwest Edison Partners is leading a 7. 5 million growth investment in Emplify, the company announced Monday. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919856&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919867&source=RSS Closing gender gap in finance Are women getting shorted when it comes to promotions in the banking industry? They make up nearly 60 percent of the U. S. commercial banking workforce, but less than half of midlevel officers and about 31 percent at the senior executive levels, according to a recent report by Catalyst, a global nonprofit that advocates for women in the workplace. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:56:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919867&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919868&source=RSS Time running out on tax amnesty An often-misunderstood IRS reporting requirement known as Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts has gained a lot of publicity since Paul Manafort was convicted of bank and tax fraud and other illegal activities. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:44:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919868&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919869&source=RSS Rising rates mixed bag for businesses For more than a decade following the Great Recession of the early 2000s, the Federal Reserve has helped to keep interest rates at historic lows. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:38:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919869&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919879&source=RSS NJBIZ Lists Savings Banks and Associations View the 2018 Top New Jersey Veteran-Owned Businesses list in the Sept. 17 issue of NJBIZ. Sun, 16 Sep 2018 10:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180917/NJBIZ01/180919879&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180914/NJBIZ01/180919902&source=RSS Tri-State becomes SB One Insurance Agency Tri-State Insurance Agency is now SB One Insurance Agency, the firm revealed Friday. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:09:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180914/NJBIZ01/180919902&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180914/NJBIZ01/180919903&source=RSS S3 Agency expands S Free program for startups Startups looking for some free marketing assistance take note Boonton-based The S3 Agency, which bills itself as &#8220The New York Agency in New Jersey,&#8221 has expanded its S Free program to include companies based outside of the Garden State. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:04:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180914/NJBIZ01/180919903&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180913/NJBIZ01/180919922&source=RSS Wilkin Guttenplan makes NYC acquisition New York City-based accounting firm Kleiman Weinshank LLP will merge into Wilkin Guttenplan PC&#8217s New York practice, effective Oct. 1. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:53:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180913/NJBIZ01/180919922&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180912/NJBIZ01/180919952&source=RSS Prudential CEO Strangfeld to retire Lowrey named as successor John Strangfeld is retiring as CEO of Prudential Financial Inc. at the end of November and will be replaced by Charles Lowrey, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer, International Business of Prudential, the Newark-based company announced Wednesday. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:53:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180912/NJBIZ01/180919952&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180912/NJBIZ01/180919960&source=RSS Small businesses air gripes at Office of Advocacy roundtable When commercial fisherman Brick Wenzel had to reapply for his aquaculture permit four years ago, the application ballooned from three pages to 127. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180912/NJBIZ01/180919960&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180911/NJBIZ01/180919969&source=RSS SBA August loan approvals hit 86M The U. S. Small Business Administration last month approved 216 loans for 86. 3 million in New Jersey, according to newly released data from the New Jersey District Office. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180911/NJBIZ01/180919969&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180910/NJBIZ01/180919943&source=RSS Grin and bear it Higher taxes on horizon for NJ businesses Business owners across the state breathed a sigh of relief this summer when Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Stephen Sweeney reached a budget compromise and narrowly avoided a government shutdown. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180910/NJBIZ01/180919943&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180910/NJBIZ01/180919944&source=RSS 'A dubious distinction' State continues to grade low for business friendliness When Phil Murphy took over the reins of the governor's office, he said it was time for the state to stop &#8220writing yet more pages about age-old problems that never go away,&#8221 and instead &#8220write about the solutions. &#8221 But New Jersey has a long way to go, based on a recent survey of business owners by Thumbtack, an online. . . Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180910/NJBIZ01/180919944&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180910/NJBIZ01/180919987&source=RSS Princeton cited as top value college by U.S. News Not only did Princeton University snag the No. 1 spot on the U. S. News World Report&#8217s Best Colleges Rankings for 2019, but it was also named first in the nation as the Best Value School among national universities. Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:22:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180910/NJBIZ01/180919987&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180906/NJBIZ01/180909935&source=RSS Lawmakers look to expand student tax deduction program Lawmakers want to expand the student tax deduction program by raising the age parents can claim their kids as dependents from 22 to 25 years old. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180906/NJBIZ01/180909935&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180906/NJBIZ01/180909940&source=RSS Edison Partners leads 10M investment Princeton-based Edison Partners said it is leading a 10 million growth investment in IT monitoring integration company Blue Medora. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 12:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180906/NJBIZ01/180909940&source=RSS