Montclair BBB Book Signing a Huge Success

The Big Bold Business Book Signing on January 21, 2016 was a huge success.

BBB Authors Gene Sower and Ivor Alleyne were charming, engaging, and very knowledgeable about their respective topics. Laurel Bernstein (a two-time BBB Author) did a wonderful job at facilitating the panel. With about 40 people braving the cold to join us at Watchung Booksellers, this event was one of the best-attended BBB Book Signings ever! Unfortunately, two of the authors scheduled to be on the panel couldn’t make it. But, we hope to reschedule them for a new date in the spring.

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Shown here are Big Bold Business Authors Ivor Alleyne (left), Gene Sower (2nd from right), Laurel Bernstein (right), join Watchung Booksellers owner, Margot Sage-El (2nd from left), for a photo prior to beginning the BBB panel presentation. (Photo by Donna Thompson).






BBB Author Monica Smith among NJBIZ 2015 Power 100

Smith-Monica-C-09-27-11BBB Author Monica Smith, an industry leader in marketing strategy and founder of Marketsmith, Named to

NJBIZ 2015 Power 100

Here’s what they had to say about her…

95. Monica Smith

Forget the fact that her Marketsmith, a data-driven marketing company, is one of the fastest-growing in the country (it will do well over $100 million in revenue in 2015); Smith also makes the list for being a champion of diversity and philanthropy. She personally has taken in five foster kids and her company has adopted a grade school in Newark, supplying it with the food and supplies it needs to succeed.

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Monica wrote Chapter 10, Numbers: The Secret Sauce to Consumer Marketing, in the first Big Bold Business Book, Jersey Women Mean Business! Big Bold Business Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success. Haven’t read it yet? Get your copy on Amazon!


BBB Volume 2 Book Signing at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair on January 21

First Big Bold Business Volume 2 Book Signing Event  Scheduled for 2016!

Watchung Booksellers
54 Fairfield Street
Montclair, New Jersey

January 21, 2016      |      7 to 8 p.m.

Four Montclair BBB Authors will be speaking: Ivor Alleyne, Aericka Heavens, Gina La Morte, and Gene Sower. The panel will be facilitated by two-time BBB Author, Laurel Bernstein. See the flyer below for the details.

To register, call 973-744-7177 or visit Watchung Booksellers



How to Create Content That Attracts More Customers Using the HBS Writing Formula (It’s Not Harvard Business School—but Readers Find It Hard to Resist) by Joyce Restaino

Joyce RestainoJoyce Restaino, an award-winning writer and editor, leads Joyce Restaino Writing and Editing Service, and is co-founder of the Big Bold Business® book series. She works with business owners and professionals who want to increase their credibility and visibility through the power of the written word. To find out how Joyce can transform your knowledge and know-how into articles, blogs, books, and more, she can be reached at:







Read Joyce’s chapter in Big Bold Business Advice from U.S. Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success, published by Woodpecker Press, 2015.

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Want More Opportunities to Grow Your Business? Write a Column for a Local Publication by Antonella Romano

Photo: Eugene Parciasepe Jr.Antonella Romano brings old-world Italian craft to the realities of modern-day construction as owner of the Stone and Tile Emporium, Inc., in Wyckoff, New Jersey. She is a stone and tile specialist and expert on every aspect of the business—from design and installation to geology and fabrication—including stone and tile selection, design, space planning, mechanical drawings, and project management. She grew up in the stone and tile business. Her father was one of the first fabricators on the east coast back in the mid-1970s, when he brought his family trade to America along with his family. In addition to completing numerous residential projects during her 28 years in the industry, Antonella has worked with celebrities and luminaries from television, politics, radio, and the music industry. She has a regular column in The Record’s “Homescape” ( section called The Tile Commandments, has written for national kitchen and bath magazines, and can be seen on TV’s DIY, HGTV, and NBC as the tile expert. Antonella can be reached at:


BigBoldBusiness_Front-Cover_US-Owners_6_2015_web_borderRead Antonella’s chapter in Big Bold Business Advice from U.S. Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success, published by Woodpecker Press, 2015.

Order your copy on Amazon today!