Fun Events in New York City [HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ATLANTIC SOLUTIONS!]

December is here and with the holiday season comes all the fun events throughout the New York City area, only an hour away from us! Atlantic Solutions put together a fun list of some of the events going on throughout December that are easy to get to and super exciting to be a part of. So get our your calendar and keep reading!

  1. Check out the Bryant Park Winter Village where there are beautiful lights and ice skating, open through March. 
  2. For a classic Christmas tradition, purchase tickets to the Radio City Spectacular, a wild night of high kicks and classic Christmas music. It’s well worth the experience.
  3. The Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting ceremony is one for the picture books. Try and make a weekend of it and head into New York City to see this glorious tree. 
  4. Looking for Christmas gifts? Check out the Grand Bazaar on the Upper West Side. This menagerie of different local artists and craftsmen is the perfect place to find those last minute gifts, open until the 24th of December. 
  5. Classic Harbor Cruises are beautiful in December, with all of New York City lit up and beautiful. Check out the holiday deals for Cocoa and Carols, Holiday Wine Tasting and much more. More details available here.
  6. Check out the famous window displays, stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Macy’s that go all out to celebrate the holiday spirit and commercialism.
  7. If you want a very New York experience, purchase a bus ticket for The Ride. The Ride is unlike any other bus, with LED Screens and full glass windows to see the sights of New York. Get on this and it will take you all around the best lit holiday scenery that New York City has to offer, including The Empire State Building, Schubert Alley, 42nd Street, Broadway Row, Carnegie Hall, and Columbus Circle.

As you can see there is no end to the opportunities that New York City has to offer during this wonderful time of the year. Atlantic Solutions is lucky to be so close to all of these events and we plan to head out with some of our work friends to see at least a few of these fun things. From all of us at Atlantic Solutions, we hope your holiday season is the best it can be.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Business Mojo Fresh

At Atlantic Solutions we are always looking to improve our business skills and entrepreneurial attitudes. We like to keep up with the needs of our customers and clients, so it is more important than ever to stay up to date with the changing technology and business practices of the business world.

Atlantic Solutions put together 5 business tips to keep in mind while navigating this ever-changing field of work, check it out!

  1. Keep up your social media presence. Social media has become such an integral part of any business. People look to your profiles to learn more about you, your company and your business habits. If someone can’t find you online they may not take a second look at a company with no online presence.

2. Always continue to network, and not just through social media! You never know when certain connections are going to pave the way to achieving your goals. This is one of the reasons we love to take our Atlantic Solutions team to quarterly conferences. The more success-minded people we get to meet, the better.


3. Be decisive. You’ll increase your credibility by calling the right shots with confidence. It’s not about making a “quick” decision on impulse — it’s about making an informed decision with certainty.


4. Run your business like a meritocracy, reward those who are working hard. Be sure not to play favorites, instead focus on those who can do better and those who are already working incredibly hard. Building up this system of rewards increases the existing passion for working hard among your current employees. This is the absolute name of the game here at Atlantic Solutions.

 


All of us at Atlantic Solutions understand that running a small business is challenging, but we’re hoping these tips may help to guide the way. The important thing is to look to your mentors and those who’ve succeeded before you. Follow Atlantic Solutions on Instagram to keep up with what we’re doing!

The Power of Having Business Cards When Expanding Your Network [Insight]

Atlantic Solutions’ mission is to grow into a global leader in the marketing industry. In order to do that, we have to market ourselves to prospective clients for us to able to grow and eventually expand. That requires us to introduce ourselves, give an overview of what we do, and explain why companies should want to hire us.

But we’re not here to talk about ourselves, we’re here to talk about you, and how you can market yourself.

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The reason we talked about Atlantic Solutions’ strategy is because it’s the same strategy you should have when “marketing” yourself to your network. If you don’t properly inform and represent yourself, no one will know who you are or what you do. Enter business cards.

Business cards wield more power than they are given credit for. They leave a lasting impression that entails more than just having a card on hand. A business card can tell someone a lot about who you are just by the design, feel, or layout. Just by being prepared enough to carry them, proves you are someone who comes prepared and goes the extra mile.

When trying to build your network, it’s difficult to keep track of everyone as well as their job position and other work related affiliations. Giving out a business card makes it much more likely that someone will actually contact you. By handing out something easily accessible that contains all your contact information, the invitation is always open. Plus, handing out a business card is far more professional than asking someone you may not know very well, such as a prospective client, for their personal cell phone on the spot.

Finally, a business card is a small canvas that allows you to show who you are. If you take the time to really customize and personalize your card so it has your own unique flare, it will be recognized. Make it your own, and let it tell people a little bit about you.

You’ll find that having business cards will allow you to be more organized, expand your network more efficiently, and increase prospective clients. For you, there’s no reason not to hand out as many as you can, it can only benefit you. While Atlantic Solutions sets up the strategy, it’s the business cards that seal the deal. Take the time to order some and you will be glad you did.

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10 Fun Facts About Our State of New Jersey

At Atlantic Solutions (Somerset, NJ), we are proud to call New Jersey our home state! Located only an hour drive from New York City, New Jersey has some pretty interesting trivia when it comes to the state itself. Atlantic Solutions picked out ten of the top facts about our beautiful state of New Jersey for your reading pleasure, we hope you enjoy!

  1. New Jersey has an average of 1,030 people per square mile which is 13 times more than the national average. This means we have the highest population density in the United States area!! 
  2. Our beautiful Cape May is the oldest seashore resort in the United States. If you haven’t been there before, be sure to give it a try.Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 10.09.21 AM.png
  3. New Jersey is often referred to as the “Diner Capital of the World,” because it has the most diners of any US State! 
  4. North Jersey is home to the most shopping malls in one specific area. There are 7 major shopping malls within just a 25-mile stretch.
  5. Some New Jersey natives include Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jude Blume, Aaron Burr, Frank Sinatra, Jack Nicholson and Queen Latifah! Talk about some interesting people!
  6. Atlantic City, one of Atlantic Solutions’ favorite New Jersey cities, is home to the street names that appear in the popular game, Monopoly! Pass Go to Collect $200! Atlantic City is also home to the longest Boardwalk in the world, a fact which also appears in the Monopoly game.
  7. The world’s tallest water tower resides in the state of New Jersey.Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 10.15.09 AM.png
  8. Like drive-in movies? Well, the first drive-in movie theater was opened in Camden!
  9. Ever been to the Spoon Museum? That’s right, New Jersey has a spoon museum that features a collection of over 5,400 spoons from all over the world. Be sure to check that out sometime.
  10. There are 21 counties in New Jersey, all of them contribute to the interesting and historical population that make New Jersey so unique.

Atlantic Solutions is so lucky to be located in a place that is so rich in history, people and imagination. We think it’s important to get to know your state, and from learning all of this about New Jersey we love it even more! Follow Atlantic Solutions on Instagram to see what we’re up to in Somerset, NJ.

5 Superfoods to Incorporate into Your Diet [LIST]

Dieting is hard. We love healthy foods, fitness, and wellness here at Atlantic Solutions, but sometimes half of the battle can be picking the right foods to eat. Superfoods are extremely healthy, nutrient-dense foods that are perfect for a healthy lifestyle.

Here are 5 superfoods that will make your diet that much better!

1. Avocados

Avocados are in style – and not for the wrong reasons. A delicious fruit (you heard us right, avocados are fruits!) that is known for being packed with Vitamins C, E, K, and B6 —  as well as tons of micronutrients! Also, avocados are full of fat. Don’t worry – it’s the good kind of fat! Mono-saturated fats actually lower your risk of heart disease and lower your cholesterol.

Pro tip – This delicious superfood can be spread on multigrain toast and served with an egg for a fantastic, healthy, and nutritious breakfast meal!

2. Flaxseed

Love smoothies? Add some flax seeds to every smoothie you make! You can’t taste them and they are loaded with fiber and fatty acids. Once again, the good fats. Omega-3 fatty acids are also known for lowering risk for heart disease while lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. All you need is a tablespoon added to your smoothie and it becomes that much healthier!

3. Quinoa

Carbs are a hard thing to kick while dieting. If you like rice then you’re going to love quinoa. It is the super grain of all super grains! Quinoa has the most protein out of any grain and it is loaded with fiber, iron, and potassium – essential nutrients that a lot of us forget to include in our diets. A half cup of this stuff has 14 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber!

4. Coconut oil

Instead of cooking your foods with canola or olive oil, use coconut oil. It is loaded with healthy fats and does not affect the taste of your food at all. This superfood will help convert low-density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol) into high-density lipoproteins (good cholesterol), which fights heart disease and reduces damage to the arteries. It can also be used as a tremendous moisturizer for your skin! It could be kept in a bottle on your desk at Atlantic Solutions or by your stove at home!

5. Blueberries 

This is almost cheating – we know! Blueberries are delectable; however, they are also loaded with nutrients and make for a great snack or additional ingredient to a smoothie! This superfood is loaded with potassium, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. All of that in one tiny berry – crazy isn’t it? These little guys pack a punch and are a superfood that will make your diet that much easier!

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