Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:00:00 -0500

The wreckage of the burst housing bubble has largely been cleared and mortgages are still historically low. America is ready to go home.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Competition for the money is fierce but the federal government allocates $2B a year in grants for early stage ideas few investors will touch.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Surely, both platforms offer benefits, but should one be prioritized over the other?

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:31:00 -0500

Look out, Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber: there's reportedly a new $10 billion business on the block.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:30:00 -0500

With the change, social-media managers will see their roles evolve.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:00:00 -0500

While your relationship with your co-founder may be peachy right now, there is a possibility it could turn sour down the road. To protect yourself (and the company), make sure these three areas are covered in your founders' agreement.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:54:00 -0500

More than 20,000 businesses have borrowed more than $150 million in PayPal Working Capital loans since the pilot program launched in September.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Connecting customers with each other to discuss common challenges builds tight bonds with you.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:21:00 -0500

Can you guess which chain took the cake for the most calorie-rich food offering? Hint: It has a 2,780 calorie French toast dish.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:18:00 -0500

The beloved shapewear company expands with a collection of skinny jeans.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Stave off white-collar crime in your workplace with these precautionary measures.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:10:00 -0500

The San Francisco-based peer-to-peer ridesharing app has suffered a few setbacks in its launch into the New York City market. Here’s what other entrepreneurs can learn from Lyft’s Big Apple rollout.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Meetings with big decision-makers can be hard to come by, so get your software in the hands of employees and hope they spread the word.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Even today new inventions don't always involve harnessing high technology. The smallest idea can inspire a transformative product.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Struggling to make your digital strategy work? Try these tactics.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Investors seek companies that run smoothly and have solid prospects, which is just the company you're trying to build.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:10:00 -0500

Get the most out of your time and money on the microblogging network with these important pieces of advice.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Employees are on strike at New England's Market Basket to win back their old CEO. Here's why they care so much and what entrepreneurs can learn from this grocery chain.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Despite the recent rise in the number of small business loans, small business lending still has not returned to their highs.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:26:00 -0500

Instagram unveiled a one-click, self-destructing messaging app of its own, irking some competitors and peers in the market.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Give your company the time it needs to make important business changes pay off.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Certain questions during interviews with prospective employees can land you in trouble. Here's what you should be doing.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:30:00 -0500

With the landscape rapidly changing for regulation of pot in various states, employers must be sure their guidelines keep pace.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Short answer: Yes. Here's why.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:54:00 -0500

Should search engines be accountable for the data some people might want removed from the Internet? Members of a European subcommittee don't think so.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:42:00 -0500

The country is following in the footsteps of Japan, Sweden and the United States, which have all sanctioned public tests for the burgeoning tech.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:30:00 -0500

The high failure rate that occurs in the startup world can be attributed to many different factors, but often, it comes down to these four recurring problems.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:15:00 -0500

In a creativity rut? These approaches to thinking and problem solving can help you put the brain back into brainstorming.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:14:00 -0500

Marco Arment, Tumblr's founding lead developer, says the business of app development has become something different, and more difficult, than it was not too long ago.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Here are four traits of highly intelligent people that everyone can adopt in business and in life.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Hiring your own children can have a ton of advantages, provided you do it right.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Want your content to stand out in the sea of blogs? Here are 26 ideas to get you started.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Set the standard for your line of work

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Flipboard lets you catch up on what's hot in your line of business in a few quick swipes.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:30:00 -0500

As software gets smarter and Apple enters the race, smartwatches may finally hit the mainstream later this year.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Some words can detract from your message. Avoid them if you want to achieve more powerful and pointed communication.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:30:00 -0500

These College Hunks Hauling Junk franchisors tried to open up a pilot location for a new franchise concept, before converting the location into a Two Maids & A Mop franchised unit.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Understanding how to build new habits is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. Let's get started.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Through dual branding and an in-store ecommerce business, the two sweet sister brands are hoping to cash in on a new type of franchise.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Candidates can shine not just by presenting descriptive data like a resume of accomplishments but predictive data such as plan to solve problems for a prospective employer.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:30:00 -0500

If you're feeling lonely while you toil out there on the web, take some lessons from these vibrant websites. What they did, you can do.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Steer the company in new directions without alienating the traditional customer base or losing sight of the core mission.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Being open and honest with employees can solve issues such as low morale, poor engagement and turnover.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:00:00 -0500

The ability to keep making progress may just be the greatest skill an entrepreneur can learn.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Neil Patel shares some of his top SEO and content-marketing secrets.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Business incubators present an amazing opportunity for startup companies, as long as you have the right expectations.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:27:00 -0500

The social-media company saw a 24 percent jump in monthly average users in the second quarter.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Great CEOs will critically assess their managers to detect those not performing at the highest level.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:30:00 -0500

The redesign shows you how someone came across your profile, informing you of whether they searched for you or found you through a shared connection.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Follow these six steps for a killer performance that will leave a lasting impression.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:00:00 -0500

The National Labor Relations Board has deemed McDonald's a 'joint employer' – a decision that could redefine franchising as we know it.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Content marketing to other businesses is a lucrative play, but less so if you don't avoid these pitfalls.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:52:00 -0500

While the embattled company's CEO is unsure that BlackBerry will be the iconic brand it once was, he remains optimistic about the future.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:41:00 -0500

Calling all brains: The TSA is looking for someone to help them figure out this major airport headache -- and is willing to pay for the solution.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Investment marketplace CircleUp picks companies that are pioneering new categories and re-imagining new industries.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Employers have multiple reasons to really encourage their workers' fitness and grant a financial incentive for follow-through.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:57:00 -0500

The widespread outrage directed at Facebook for manipulating its users' emotions has the dating site, which has been routinely running experiments on its own users, perplexed.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:30:00 -0500

For new and established businesses alike, organic traffic is a precious resource, and building it can seem insurmountable.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Socialfly examines the Twitter fans of 10 major companies to judge which ones are real. See the results.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:30:00 -0500

The ability to tell a tale is a priceless skill, especially in your marketing. Here's how to create stories that give your business top-of-mind awareness.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:18:00 -0500

Actress Blake Lively was looking to follow in Stewart's footsteps in launching her own lifestyle company. Stewart's response? 'Let her try.'

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0500

The easiest way to wrest back control over a roller-coaster sales cycle is by managing the pricing of your products or services.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:30:00 -0500

After realizing he wasn't really moving forward at his startup, founder Alex Lorton decided to make a big change in his approach to the entrepreneurial world.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:15:00 -0500

No joke: A robot made of an old bucket, galoshes and a computer 'brain' is attempting to hitchhike across Canada.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:15:00 -0500

Clarence Otis announced his departure from the parent company of Olive Garden on the same day the company completed the sale of Red Lobster.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0500

The billionaire entrepreneur’s basic rules to get a business off to a strong start.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Sales veterans, don't endure a Willy Loman twilight. Get the knack for social media and you'll dream of what you might have done with it back-in-the-day.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:17:00 -0500

Spain passed a law last week that taxes any site linking to articles published by members of the country's newspaper association that contain descriptions of their work.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Follow these tips to ensure the recipients of your messages don't hit the delete key, or worse, unsubscribe.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:45:00 -0500

Social media is a powerful tool that is transforming culture, changing how we see things, interacting with each other and connecting with each other on a daily basis.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Choosing the right hires for your organization is crucial to building a thriving business. Here's how to get it right.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Experts discuss the key traits of successful franchisees and how to find the business model that's right for you.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:45:00 -0500

The inaugural class of the New York Fashion Tech Lab shows how big a business opportunity fashion can be.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:30:00 -0500

You may think people like and understand you, and want to help your business. You're dead wrong.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Leaders must start paying more attention to the words they use to make their messages more powerful, inspirational and motivational.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Sure, you're idea is unique but how businesses survive, or don't, is the same for everybody.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Brutal hours, low pay, stock option souvenirs, smart people with good ideas routinely going broke. You can fall in love, again, with your day job.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Here are four steps to quickly create a strong online reputation.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:34:00 -0500

If the rumors are true, the nation's largest online retailer could give Square and PayPal a run for their money.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Often ignored in an owner's rush to develop a new product or invention, the passion workers feel for a company can be critical for results.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:00:00 -0500

It helps to bring in others to fill any gaps in your skill or experience. Here are five variables that will help you determine how much a new partner is worth.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:36:00 -0500

The initiative is aimed at younger travelers who are increasingly placing hotel reservations on mobile phones.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:34:00 -0500

Now that Golden Gate Capital has acquired Red Lobster from Darden Restaurants, the seafood chain is trying to emphasize its quality.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:30:00 -0500

The old ways of networking are dying. There are options to build organic relationships that every entrepreneur can utilize and enjoy at the same time.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Avoid these no-nos to inspire investor passion. Provide compelling evidence of a boost to their bottom line.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:30:00 -0500

They're just as bad as everyone says they are. Here's why.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:30:00 -0500

The other half of a leadership and marketing consulting firm describes the keys to running a business with the person you married.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Customers are doing their own research. So traditional methods of promotion don't suffice.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Everybody could use a little help from their friends but, sometimes, you need to make the friend who can help you that little bit.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:17:00 -0500

While ethically dubious, the Knee Defender is likely to appeal to business travelers all too familiar with the crammed quandary of flying coach.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:00 -0500

Apple is reportedly purchasing a podcast and radio streaming app called Swell.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs may start out acknowledging their vulnerabilities but then quickly fall into image management. Here are ways for business leaders to be authentic and cultivate the best from staff.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:30:00 -0500

If the HBO TV series is anything to go by, tech entrepreneurs have overtaken Hollywood actors in popular culture.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:00:00 -0500

It's one thing to author a smash hit, but it's quite another to pen a best-seller that stands the test of time on the business shelves.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:45:00 -0500

Customers can design and create their own products in a new online shop announced by the Seattle-based ecommerce giant today.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Workers are checking their phones a staggering amount each day, according to a recent survey.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:00 -0500

Following a six-week courtship, two mega real-estate listings websites are joining forces to create a colossal database of digital listings.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:15:00 -0500

The airline, which was founded in 2007 and is partly owned by serial entrepreneur Richard Branson, filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on Monday after announcing its first annual profit.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Those who excel worked hardest to overcome their doubt and fear.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Creating a successful and profitable business takes time.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:28:00 -0500

As BlackBerry searches for its escape velocity, we need to keep an eye on one key question: Will BlackBerry be smart in the way the company applies its capital to acquisitions and how?

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:13:00 -0500

A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape, Konrad Feldman, Co-Founder and CEO, Quantcast...

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:28:00 -0500

Soon, Xbox One gamers will be able to pay $5 a month for a -like subscription to EA games. The EA Access program is coming exclusively to Xbox One because turned down the idea, stating that the company doesn't think "asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.”

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:54:00 -0500

Every year, FORBES asks colleges for pictures of their campuses as a part of our America’s Top Colleges package. And every year, we get the same stock “glamour” shots: grinning students throwing Frisbees on the main lawn, generic campus vistas and unrealistically clean dorms and, a personal favorite—students holding test tubes and looking really, really enthusiastic about organic chemistry.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:53:00 -0500

This year it comes down to small, student-centric, liberal arts colleges vs. large, brainy, research-oriented universities closely associated with science, technology, engineering and math. The FORBES 7th annual Top Colleges ranking reveals higher education in flux, ongoing debate between the value of liberal arts vs. STEM degrees and a winning formula of high student satisfaction and graduation rates, alumni career success and low student debt.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:21:00 -0500

There are two widely accepted ‘facts’ when talking about the upcoming iPhone 6. First it will be larger (4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants, to be precise). Second that it will kick glass to the curb in favour of a super hard sapphire display. But new data suggests one of these may be completely wrong.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:00:00 -0500

For the second time, Stanford University out-muscled its East Coast rivals to top the FORBES 2014 most entrepreneurial universities list. Silicon Valley's reach has extended across California, as the state's schools took over half of this year's top ten spots.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:00:00 -0500

Billionaire financier Len Blavatnik's bet on LyondellBasell has netted him a personal profit of nearly $8 billion. He says there's more to come.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:10:00 -0500

It comes top of almost all ‘most wanted’ polls, but manufacturers rarely listen. Battery life has become the great unloved element of the modern smartphone and it has built an entire industry of spares, charge cases, mini power cables and much more as a consequence. But that could all change after .

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:45:00 -0500

Davidson College in Davidson, NC, climbed from the No. 4 spot to steal the crown from Duke University as the top school in the South this year. Davidson also came in as the No. 10 ranked liberal arts school this year. The Blue Devils slipped just one spot and still come out on top as No. 2 on the Southern schools list. Rounding out the top five colleges in the region are Rice University in Houston, TX, Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA and University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

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Chaldean Greg Acho Lends a Nurturing Hand
By Evon Elias :: Thursday, May 24, 2007 :: 32531 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.

If you wish to receive more information, you are welcome to visit www.consciouscontact.org.

 


 Evon Elias is an Oakland University, Michigan student with a deep understanding and interest in religious and spiritual matters. Ms. Elias writes for www.CHALDEAN.org 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 info@chaldean.org or directly to Ms. Elias at WithHisLove48@yahoo.com