Small businesses are the backbone of our community and our economy. That's why we want to do everything we can to promote your business.

Introducing Small Business Monday, brought to you by Visual Computer Solutions.

Every Monday I'll recognize the small business of the week from 6 to 7 a.m. and again from 9 to 10 a.m.

It's up to you to nominate your favorite local business in New Jersey. Check out the form below and listen every Monday morning.

LOOK: Here are the 25 best places to live in New Jersey

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in New Jersey using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.