Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Because you're going to need some help building your professional network.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:30:00 -0500

It's time to get "mobile-friendly" to keep your franchisee recruitment efforts going strong.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Hiring the right people is your biggest hurdle. Prevent your top workers from becoming flight risks.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:54:00 -0500

The pay hike will not directly impact workers at franchised locations, which comprise 90 percent of the chain's U.S. restaurants.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:30:00 -0500

The right venue ensures all parties are comfortable. The wrong one can lead to stress and poor decision-making.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:15:20 -0500

No longer do you have to rely on maps or GPS systems, both of which require riders to take their eyes off the road.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:00:00 -0500

A romantic partner who actively supports your career is the most under-utilized tool of the modern entrepreneur.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:58:00 -0500

Faith Lennox's breakthrough prosthetic 'robohand,' molded in her favorite colors, was printed and assembled in less than 24 hours, but 3-D printing gave her much more than a hand.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Couldn't make the conference? Didn't take great notes? Here's our roundup of some of the best tips from thought leaders you'd do well to remember.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Here are a few effective social-media sales strategies you can use to increase sales and keep your audience happy.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:15:00 -0500

Google's decision to transform Google Maps into a playground for fans of the retro video game proves that the best ideas don't have to be new ideas.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Here are few that can be super helpful for tracking your blog analytics, creating attractive images and managing social media.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Comfort is the enemy. If things are easy, it's time to shake up your career.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:15:00 -0500

Public speaking can help potential customers trust you and more important, what you're selling.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:05:00 -0500

This new startup connects boat owners with renters.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:00:00 -0500

More than a popular AMC program, the real "Walking Dead" may just be the service providers that lock people into bundled services.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:00:00 -0500

The tech giant rolled out its expansion of the Dash program, which includes brand-specific buttons that let you order supplies.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:46:00 -0500

Taylor Swift isn't just a singer and songwriter. She is one of the sharpest businesswomen in the business.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:45:00 -0500

ComScore's new white paper puts numbers behind the increasingly mobile habits of consumers.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:30:00 -0500

You didn't build your business alone, so write a business brief that lets your other players know what to do next for your marketing.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:15:00 -0500

While smartwatch sales are poised for serious growth this year, the 'key to success' hasn't been communicated to consumers yet, according to IDC.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:09:00 -0500

With no electrical skills needed, a simple solution to an annoying problem scores big with backers on the crowdfunding platform.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:07:00 -0500

'You might say we've packaged a sense of humor,' Dahl has said of his infamous brainchild.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0500

Make sure you protect yourself legally by understanding the recent Supreme Court decision.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:59:00 -0500

A new study shows that, on any given day, children are nearly 20 percent less likely to eat fast food than they were seven years prior.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:54:00 -0500

The offering enabled GoDaddy to raise $460 million.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Aim for consistency and vary your social channels to get your brand out there.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:00:00 -0500

How savvy entrepreneurs can cash in on the trend for wearables.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:45:00 -0500

From baseball to football and swimming, these sports legends know a thing or two about drive, competition and going all the way.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0500

With these applications, entrepreneurs can be more productive and instead focusing on growing their businesses.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:25:00 -0500

Learn how to set prices that are high enough to keep your profitable but not high enough to scare away prospective customers.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:00:00 -0500

We need to switch our attention away from the future and focus on today.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Our expert this month is looking to take your questions on business messaging, marketing communications and branding.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:15:00 -0500

Put down the Post-it. I repeat: put down the Post-it.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Even with resource constraints, smaller companies do have major advantages in developing and rolling out innovative products: They move fast and are not constrained by the processes and bureaucracy that hinder larger companies.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Brand managers can increase their success by finding and building relationships with passionate consumers, employees and other social-media rock stars.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:15:00 -0500

CEOs who score high on traits like integrity and compassion deliver better results for shareholders, says a new book.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0500

The serial entrepreneur and investor explains why he rejects the idea that success is dependent on luck and how to build a better, more definitive future for your company.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:30:00 -0500

For entrepreneurs and small business owners, every dollar counts – and investments need to pay off in real and immediate marketing ROI.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Think you need to quit your nine to five to start a business? Ridiculous!

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Here are some crappy email headline techniques -- or lack thereof -- that you will definitely want to avoid.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:00:00 -0500

After her mother's sudden death, Brittany Nguyen knew she needed to take on the responsibility of running her Children's Orchard franchise.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:30:00 -0500

By talking the talk and walking the walk, you'll inspire those around you.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Sometimes to get out of a rut, entrepreneurs must look beyond their internal voice of intuition to get motivated.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

When you are trying to grow your business, you want to focus on the business itself, not internal conflicts.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:15:00 -0500

Help your business launch an exciting, innovative and successful campaign.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

These game-changing lessons are your playbook for success.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

By buying from a company that's actively doing something praiseworthy, affluent consumers feel they're helping out as well-without having to do anything other than make a purchase they were going to make anyway. Find out how you can align your company with a cause they'd like to support.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Want to see if your idea will work? Try this method before you truly invest.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0500

It's clear there's a real need for businesses to be open -- with both consumers and employees.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:26:00 -0500

A new study calls Facebook's privacy and data collection policies into legal question but the social giant says the authors of the research never reached out to them.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Numerous studies point to the physical, psychological and even spiritual effects of charity. And it could also help your business thrive.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500

This primer will teach business owners and marketers how to take advantage of all Facebook has to offer.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500

If harnessed correctly, ads on the video network can become one of the top growth channels for your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:45:00 -0500

Purchasing an existing venture can be very rewarding, or it can be a nightmare.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500

There are, OMG, actual rules of etiquette you should observe.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:17:29 -0500

From striking shapes to magnetic fonts, to cunning hidden imagery and beyond, here are all of the juicy ingredients you need to cook up a high-impact logo.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500

An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Learn two ways you can use this social site to connect with new employees, customers and vendors.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:45:00 -0500

A performance bonus here or a catered lunch there are sure to be welcome with open arms, but they aren't what employees value most in the workplace.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:39:00 -0500

Ipsy, which charges users $10 per month for a 'Glam Bag' full of five sample-sized beauty products, just crossed the 1 million subscriber milestone.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:31:00 -0500

After extensive criticism, Gov. Mike Pence says he now wants to pass legislation clarifying that a recent law does not permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Social media is not a one-night stand; it takes time to build and continually nurture this relationship.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0500

There are many bright, motivated high school kids who can't afford four years of college who may very well make highly valuable tech workers.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

From Khan Academy to Udemy, entrepreneurs in education are making a difference in our schools.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:51:00 -0500

The two companies counted combined net revenues of $1.4 billion last year, and, moving forward, will complement one another's respective strengths.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0500

The pizza chain's transition to the 'Flavor of Now' hasn't been a smooth one.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:45:00 -0500

It may seem counterproductive, but the best way to grow your business may be to distance yourself from it for a little while.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

In an over-saturated app marketplace, a user likely won't think twice about deleting a free app with intrusive advertising and moving on to a competitor.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:29:00 -0500

Researchers have developed a real-time feedback app for 'smart glasses.'

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

A brief explainer on how to calculate your profit margin and what it means for your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:45:00 -0500

With limited resources, your company doesn't have time for those tasks that can and should be automated or offloaded.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

A cool, dark bedroom and a commitment to turn off computers and ereaders before bedtime will help ensure a healthy snooze.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:23:09 -0500

They're just an April Fool's Day prank. And thank goodness for that.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

These words and phrases to show customers how important they are to you and your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

'Make the adjustments and take what you learned from that and use that as a catalyst to catapult you to the top,' says wrestling great Nate Carr.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0500

The most successful people credit their success to the persisting energy bolts of action that we call 'habits.'

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:40:00 -0500

Hungry for a win, the fast-food giant is making its breakfast menu an all-day affair.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:39:00 -0500

Years after the deal between HP and Autonomy soured, the fallout continues.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Did you know that your employees' physical and emotional health could suffer?

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:01:00 -0500

Tony Robbins' Money Blog answers some of the most important questions you may have about the impact of taxes on your financial future.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

From blogging to distribution to simply staying organized, these tool are sure to set your marketing efforts in the right direction.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer and the results of the 'Copy Machine Study.'

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:55:00 -0500

Despite concerns of a tech bubble, at least one venture capitalist thinks most of today's heavily funded startups warrant their valuations.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

How New York-based Sari Miller is making a difference around the world.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:22:30 -0500

The goal is to sell its expertise in gathering and making sense of the surge in real-time data.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:06:00 -0500

The pace of crowdfunding growth has only been accelerating, according to a new report on the global industry.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

In this book excerpt, KIND Healthy Snacks founder Daniel Lubetzky reflects on what failure can teach you about your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Don't let a crowdfunding calamity happen to you.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Whether you're convincing someone to invest in your startup or your boss to let you take on a project, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:11:00 -0500

Doubled in three years. Expected to almost triple in the next four. That's the rate of spending on cloud computing as momentum continues to grow. According to a Goldman Sachs report published in January 2015, spending on cloud computing platforms and infrastructure is projected to increase to $43 billion in 2018, [...]

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:02:00 -0500

With obesity levels still high in America, it makes sense that most American consumers are starting to think about eating healthier. While the bad news is that more than two-thirds of Americans were overweight or obese in 2014, the good news is that nearly all consumers are trying to improve at least one of their eating habits, according to the International Food Information Council Foundation.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:10:00 -0500

Samsung's great press hits a road bump...

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:26:00 -0500

You can play Pac-Man all around the world today in Google Maps.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:55:00 -0500

With another April Fools’ Day upon us, it's time to recognize some of the greatest corporate pranks of all time.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:33:00 -0500

Liz is coaching Brian, a CEO who messed up bigtime by firing his Marketing manager and former admin Stephanie in the heat of the moment. What does Brian need to do to bring Stephanie back?

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:15:00 -0500

As Esri is being recognized for its contributions to environmental conservation four decades into its life, the digital mapping pioneer serves as an object lesson in corporate reinvention.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

An interview with the LA hit-maker about movies, melodies, and motors.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:26:00 -0500

Season five of The Game of Thrones is expected to trigger a tidal wave of "set-jetting" tourism to various sites in Croatia that serve as scenes throughout the new season.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

The husband-and-wife team who call themselves Go Curry Cracker saved more than 70% of their income in order to retire in their 30s and now aim to pay $0 in taxes.

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Chaldean Greg Acho Lends a Nurturing Hand
By Evon Elias :: Thursday, May 24, 2007 :: 36373 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Religion & Spirituality, Business & Finance, Government & Society

California, USA - In the life of every being that walks this planet, there is a purpose that is to be fulfilled before their time here is complete. Whether it be carrying out a career that may change the lives of many, creating a family of his own and protecting them, or just living a life that is alive with faith, hope and love… every mission is unique. It is vital in life to have confidence in understanding that the value of every accomplishment and deed done, be it big or small, is still so very great. For it is in the words of the Blessed Mother Theresa who proclaimed that, “Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.”

Over in The Golden State, better known as California, a great man by the name of Gregory Acho is believed to have found what so many seek: their calling in life. But this calling, this purpose he prays to fulfill successfully, is not for his own pleasure, but is for people in his community that he yearns to reach out to and help by leading them to an improved stage in their life.

Acho, 30, founder of Conscious Contact, Inc., a non-profit sober living organization (rehabilitation clinic) are helping Americans overcome the strenuous process of staying sober. Acho adds that it is not as simple as it sounds, just “staying sober” or fighting an addiction, but that it is “[much] deeper than that. We provide support for each person to look within themselves and make contact, Conscious Contact, with who and what they have always been.” 

Acho charmingly affirms that the priority of this clinic is to “provide a space and the support for people to discover both the lies that they have been living in and also the truth that’s been longing to live itself within them.  Every little piece of the puzzle counts, naturally, and “when all the right parts are in place, GRACE is allowed to do all the work.”

As many people know, a lot of the time, things are much easier said than done… for there is a great comparison between actions and words. However, when one carries out the action and brings a dream to life, words become superfluous, because what is seen is so much greater than what is heard.  

For Acho, the vision for Conscious Contact, Inc. was spontaneously brought about. But, just as fate does, when Acho “brought the idea to others, there was a natural coming together of the right people and the right place.” In fact, he proclaims that, “It was less of me taking steps, and more of being shown what the steps were. It came together in ways I could have never planned.” Surprises in life may leave someone in awe, but it is essential to recall that despite the plans we design for our life, it may be better to do it in pencil, since we are not the ones in control.

It is great to note that when Acho was asked how much he believed God played a role in his venture, he whole-heartedly declared that, “Traditionally we speak of God as somehow separate from ourselves, as though God could not be a part of anything. My experience is that this is ALL God. The beauty AND the pain. When it’s clearly seen that it’s all God, everything can be embraced… For me, my company acts as a mirror for how open or blocked my relationship with God is.”

And how did this all start? With personal experience, something new was revealed to Acho… something real. He explains that, “Several years back, I began working at a treatment center in Southern California, and it became clear that addiction brought to light everything that I needed to confront in myself to truly be free and happy. I knew that sharing this with others brought a completion to my life that nothing else could have.” With a caring heart, the genuine sense of freedom and happiness that Acho had obtained was a feeling he could not dare keep to himself, but had to make known to others in the best way he could.

As days pass and time flies, Conscious Contact, Inc. is a strong base ready for anyone who wishes to start anew and live once again. Not just live for life, but for the moments, memories, prayers, desires, happiness, faith and love that make up the building blocks of “living” itself.

Acho gratefully states that, “There is nothing more fulfilling than guiding someone back into what they have been looking for their whole lives. Not just having our priority be sobriety, but to have our priority be WHOLENESS, allows so much more room than what traditional treatment offers for REAL healing to take place.” Real healing is the goal for Acho and his companions. To shed what once was, and bring to light what is to be… and what could be the greatest gift of all, especially if it is a second chance at life.

“As each one of us are mirrors for each other, for who we really are and what life really is, it is my hope that the Conscious Contact community continues to serve the disillusionment of suffering in greater and greater ways.” And with these hopes of his, prayers, encouragement and support for Conscious Contact, Inc. will also be intact. Along with request for God’s blessings every step of the way.

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 Evon Elias is an Oakland University, Michigan student with a deep understanding and interest in religious and spiritual matters. Ms. Elias writes for and publishes her work in the religious and spiritual section of the community website.  Comments regarding this article or suggestions for future articles can be sent to or directly to Ms. Elias at