Spotlight: Silver Style Pictures

By Ali J. Taylor on Dec 7, 2017 12:58:24 PM

In the latest edition of our spotlight series, we met up with Michael Altino, owner of Silver Style Pictures to discuss the importance of video marketing for small business owners.

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Spotlight: Playa Bowls

By Ali J. Taylor on Nov 16, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Building a brand and creating a culture via social media 

It All Started With A Pop Up Stand

My first visit to Playa Bowls was in September of 2016 with my father. We met up at the Belmar location to grab a quick lunch together. My dad could not stop gushing about the uniqueness of their acai bowls as I glazed over a wide array of menu options. Playa Bowls catered to a niche in the market for acai products by offering consumers a product uncommon to the Jersey Shore. The support and love of the company has helped the business grow and extend into 21 operating locations throughout New Jersey and New York with even more locations coming soon.

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Spotlight: Broad Street Dough Co.

By Ali J. Taylor on Oct 19, 2017 6:28:42 AM

Old School Business Methods Meets Modern Day Social Media

The Power Of A Brand

It was years ago when I first visited the Broad Street Dough Co. shop in Oakhurst, NJ. I still remember my dad and I staring at this big wall of photos with each doughnut flavor hanging on it. So many choices to choose from and I picked to have one s’mores galore. Let’s just say it was love at first bite. There are three great donut shops near my house. What makes me want to travel an hour for Broad Street?  It’s what Des, “Dough Master” of BSDC, calls the triple threat. She prides her shop on being able to offer amazing doughnuts, great customer service, and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

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