This year we'll be highlighting Small Business Monday, brought to us by my good friends at

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The politicians in Trenton and Washington seem to ignore the plight of small businesses, making it increasingly difficult to afford the rising costs, onerous regulations and endless, unnecessary, and unworkable mandates.

So forget government. We have the power of the mic and more than a million people in the Garden State tuning in to hear the message.

Going forward I will continue to use the show to promote you and your small business. Small business is the backbone of our economy and local communities. They deserve to be heard and promoted — and that's what we'll do starting Monday, Jan. 16.

What's your fave small business in the Garden State? Fill out the nomination form below.

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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