Meet Our Clients

We’re proud to have had a role in helping so many small businesses throughout New Jersey to start, grow and thrive. While each client is unique, they all share some common characteristics: an unshakable belief in their business, a willingness to work as long and hard as it takes, and a relentless drive to stay competitive.

Read their stories and be inspired. And then contact us to see how we can help you.

Name: Mingletoe
Location: LLC Ocean Grove
In 2012, Maureen Shaffer jumped off a cliff. That’s how she describes going into business for herself after 25 years in the corporate world. The Ocean Grove resident, who has a degree in biomedical engineering, had been employed in the medical...
Name: Younique Probiotics
Location: Union
When Dulce Tanelli embarked on a diet and wellness regime in 2007, her intention was simply to lose weight and feel healthier; at 4’ 11” and 150 pounds, the then 40-year-old Union resident was declared obese by her doctor, and...
Name: Rainbow Ice Company
Location: Ocean Grove
Maureen Fry spent her career in the United States Army where life is defined by standard operating procedures. “We like procedures,” she said of herself and her partners. So when her first effort at finding a post-military career fell short…
Name: A3 Contracting
Location: Linden
Sometimes, the most important asset a business can have is hope. Abdoul and Charlotte Diakite, the co-owners of A3 Contracting in Linden, NJ., had the skills, the drive, the work ethic and the...
Name: King Rehab Services Inc.
Location: Toms River
Christina King wasn’t looking for royal treatment when seeking physical therapy 10 years ago. Just some relief for her aching back. “My first job was as a traveling physical therapist,” King recalled recently. “Then I had my own back problems…
Name: Black Rocket Productions
Location: Freehold, NJ
When Bill Zengel bought his daughter a basic video camera for her eighth birthday, he had no idea that he was starting a business that would grow to become what he now calls “The Disney of Education.” But what started…
Name: Christopher’s Kitchen
Location: Morganville
Christopher Dutka has been cooking since he was 14. His love of the kitchen came from watching as his grandmother transformed fresh food from her garden into legendary meals. He was captivated by what went on there. Today, with help…
Name: Little Ivy Learning Center
Location: Ridgewood
Little Ivy Learning Center needed $15,000 to expand a thriving preschool and child-care center built on nurturing young children and their families, but the reception at commercial banks was hardly warm and fuzzy. “I...