Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Selfies exemplify how millennials are different from generations past. It's all about expression and a close, personal relationship with mobile technology.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:37:00 -0500

An airport parking reservations site recently used the death of a man at Chicago’s O’Hare airport as an opportunity to promote its service. Customers were outraged. As they should have been.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:15:00 -0500

PayPal is officially warming up to the cryptocurrency, though it is proceeding gradually and with caution.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:03:00 -0500

A San Francisco chef is tired of catering to hard-to-satisfy customers. So, he's telling picky patrons to go buy dinner elsewhere.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs looking to create a successful email campaign must have a top-notch mailing list.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:58:00 -0500

The production company Ten Thirty One, which puts on Halloween-inspired interactive events, landed $2 million from Mark Cuban and is poised for expansion.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

By studying the keywords that browsers, shoppers and buyers type into the search bar, you can find the keywords that work best for your target audience.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

The people most likely to send your event go viral are right there in front of you to be encouraged.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

The data suggest that rising wealth depresses business formation.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Don't ever bet a weak hand and never make a bet that you aren't willing to lose.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Between the hidden fees, overlooked costs and simple misconceptions about true costs, borrowing money is a good place to look for ways to save money.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

How an English teacher turned a vision, a bunch of friends and $60,000 into the world's most valuable Internet commerce company.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Space is the last frontier, a place where pioneers dare to dream.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Normal Founder Nikki Kaufman went from having an idea for a 3-D printed earphone company to opening the doors of her flagship store in New York City in less than a year.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

There are steps you might consider to quiet the buzz in your brain -- even if you don’t want to take up meditation.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

It’s certainly not a smooth path, it’s not the easy option. For some, it may never work out. But there are upsides to doing a startup.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Leaders recognize the importance of social media to brand integrity and their credibility but need applications adapted for business.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Kevin Ortner became Renters Warehouse first franchisee because he believed the young company could bring something fresh to the industry.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Most people experience burnout at least once in their life. Some of us experience it multiple times. Here’s how you can avoid it altogether.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

To achieve high levels of success, you must start to develop the habits of the highly successful.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Hiring Gen Y workers? Tap into their strengths.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:55:00 -0500

Will they or won't they? Apple's grand plan for Beats Music remains under wraps.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500

Two young women recount the lessons they learned from starting their social media-marketing agency.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Sure, you want your company's site to rank high in search-engine results. The proof that your efforts worked may arrive in the form of new customers.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:16:00 -0500

The millionaire mom of two says the first step is not to step in too much, especially when it comes to getting good grades. Also, let your kid fall so she can learn how to pick herself up.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:05:00 -0500

A look at what happens when customers use a business for their own purposes, regardless of the company's explicit mission.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Even if your goal is conquer a larger sales territory or win more page views, the insights from this military leader can prove inspirational.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0500

Customer-friendly return policies help make these transactions easier for everyone involved.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Leaders shape the essential processes of company that directly foster employee engagement and generate results.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:15:00 -0500

The latest sign that the ultra-wealthy are nervous about putting more money into today's markets.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:11:00 -0500

Special event breaks down what new companies need to know for a successful launch.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

A serial entrepreneur explains how he traded sales for sails for a year and won a new lease on life.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:47:00 -0500

The shipping giant launched a pilot program a year ago where it put six printers in select UPS stores. Now, the program is expanding.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:45:00 -0500

Anyone interested in a stake in a new business should be aware of these 10 issues.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Instead of spending money and time on courses claiming to teach you marketing, get back to building your email list and writing useful blogs.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Wondering how you can boost sales and awareness in the coming months? Incorporate these ideas into your game plan.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:40:00 -0500

The Paula Deen Network, an online-TV platform where subscribers must pay between $7.99 and $9.99 to watch Deen whip up her famed Southern fare, launches on Wednesday.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

The hip-hop tycoon uses this simple technique to focus on his goals.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Innovate or fail? Which will be the path of your new entrepreneurial venture?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:07:00 -0500

A snapshot of how many businesses start every month and where they get their funding.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:03:00 -0500

Class, comfort and swagger. Some things never go out of style, except for this big business fashion faux pas that Kevin O'Leary and Daymond John say you should avoid.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Many entrepreneurs recognize that publishing a book can help drive business. But the decision about whether to publish on your own or try to get a deal with a mainstream publishing house depends on your business goals.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

As your business grows, it will begin to take on a life of its own and will require less hand holding from you. Here is how to 'parent' your company, as it matures.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:12:00 -0500

Social media provides a new way to deal with disgruntled customers before they even finish eating.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:07:00 -0500

The company broke its own sales record from last year and had twice as many opening weekend sales than it did with the iPhone 5 in 2012.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Athletes, entrepreneurs and everyday individuals can push harder and accomplish greatness.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

A lot of money can be made if you effectively set up your website, but these errors will hurt your chances.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0500

Forget Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. Starbucks's newest beverage is closer in taste to Guinness.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:18:49 -0500

Finally you can install a third-party keyboard onto your Apple mobile device. Here are the options that are available, and how to download them.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:12:00 -0500

The struggling tech maker is hoping to rebound with the release of the Passport, which it calls the 'IMAX of productivity.'

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

It can be tough to determine if you're really onto something. After conducting a gut check, seek the advice of others.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:45:00 -0500

After allowing users to embed its roughly 100 million stock images, Getty has no launched its first-ever mobile app, Stream, for Apple devices operating iOS 8.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Smart phones already are integral to finding things to buy. When everything is linked to the Internet, the same technology will allow everyone to know what their neighbors have to rent.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Those in the thick of business ownership understand that even considering all its rewards, entrepreneurship is a difficult and complicated path.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Snap judgments can spell disaster for individuals and businesses with the wrong names. Here's what to consider.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Many entrepreneurs overlook the importance of poise and professionalism. Here's some advice.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Now is the time to act and discover the passion that will help you succeed.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Start your week with these top tricks and tips from Entrepreneur's online contributors.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:58:00 -0500

She may look like a pro now, but Corcoran used to be 'horribly afraid' to get out in front of people and speak.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Three female CEOs reveal how they pursue that elusive work/life balance.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

As a leader, being indispensable can make employees better, they drive revenue and maintain a sense of optimism around the office.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

What athletes need to endure the brutal winnowing process on their way to the pros is just what it takes to launch and grow a business.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

JDog Junk Removal has one big prerequisite for every potential franchisee: they must be a military veteran.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500

We set goals. We plan milestones for our progress. Basically, we try to predict the future. But there can be more value in evaluating the past. Here's why.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0500

While minor grammar mishaps won't get you into too much trouble, other proofreading errors can be both humiliating and costly.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

The art of being an entrepreneur owes much to performance.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Some of the most influential business books are available for next to nothing (or even nothing) in the Amazon Kindle store.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

The hoards have begun gathering ahead of the iPhone 6 release tomorrow. Here's a look.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

These game changers have the right skills, the right process and the right heart.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

People and money are the two constants regardless of what a company sells. Keeping tabs on the comings and goings of both is indispensable.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:47:00 -0500

The millionaire real-estate mogul doesn’t let dyslexia hold her back. She uses it to fuel her famously feisty entrepreneurial fire.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500

Don't panic but respond appropriately and respectfully. Follow these practices to help stave off IRS scrutiny.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:34:00 -0500

In a talk at Columbia University, the PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist discussed why startups need to go 'beyond professionalism.' But that may be the problem.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

These programs are a gift and can be adapted to fit your needs at a low cost.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Utilizing social-media data in your content-marketing efforts can provide a fresh and creative twist to online advertising.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0500

Innovation in an industry like construction can pose a challenge to entrepreneurs. Here's how to break through.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

No matter how much training or talent you have on your team, engagement is one of the most powerful tools any team member and business can have.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:18:00 -0500

Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:14:00 -0500

In trying to mute the criticism of the NFL's response to abuse cases, commissioner Roger Goodell showed surprisingly bad judgment.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

The photo-centric social media platform is well suited for reaching younger customers who define what the larger audience seeks from content marketing.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:45:00 -0500

Engaged employees might be more prone to offer just the right touch to customers, boosting satisfaction all round. Consider job rotation as a workplace enhancement.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

When we teach our children the value and fragility of their personal reputation they learn who they are, regardless of what others think.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Even as technology makes it easier to connect, communication is disjointed. Fake friendships abound. Nonetheless, genuine ties can be forged in business and leisure.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Chances are you’re not maximizing one of the easiest routes to communicate vital information to your customers.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

As content has become the currency of the modern sales professional, there’s a content format that’s proving incredibly valuable for those who want to stand out.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:51:00 -0500

Initially priced at $68, shares of the Chinese tech titan opened at $92.70 this morning in what is officially the largest U.S.-based IPO of all time.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

A patient, systematic program to improve your underperformers is the quickest and least expensive way to improve company results.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:19:20 -0500

The line of people out front of Apple's flagship store was completely ridiculous.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Implementing strong client boundaries helps keep everyone focused.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Many companies are investing in Facebook campaigns despite changes to its organic reach.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

The creation of innovative products and processes is much too important to companies and entire economies to be left to chance.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

See the life of Apple's innovative, brilliant founder in a picture timeline.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:00 -0500

The lone visionary is the ideal of entrepreneurial mythology but one of the world's largest tech companies has done notably well with bifurcated leadership.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Most entrepreneurs have lots of ideas but few of them are able to successfully execute that one idea that makes all the difference.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Your business might be small, but its look and feel doesn’t have to be. Hiring outside help is quick and effective.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0500

The site's most popular stars are being paid to produce new content as other channels seek to court them.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:08:00 -0500

The popular photo-sharing platform will no longer shut down.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

It’s important for leaders to set the 'organizational guardrails' that foster a single, uniformed direction.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:54:00 -0500

Home Depot's cyberattack put 56 million credit cards at risk, significantly more than Target's breach.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

It's not so much what the best marketers know but how they view the elements of the campaign.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:56:00 -0500

The solution to America's current campus housing crisis may have already been solved by two students from Norway. Across America this Fall, universities are facing a chronic shortage of accommodation. At San José State, all incoming students were put on a waiting list, while upper classmen were moved to hotels. At [...]

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:57:00 -0500

Reports are spreading of WiFi and battery life problems for iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad mini owners. Apple is yet to respond.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:31:00 -0500

The games media has seemed to have recently just discovered the famed "loot cave" in Destiny, a way to get gear in the game that's been around for quite a while, but has quickly become far and away the game's most popular avenue to acquire items. In short, it's the definition [...]

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:55:00 -0500

Making difficult decisions is one aspect that separates strong leaders from weak ones, professionals from amateurs. A good leader is one who can subjugate oneself to the broader mission and make decisions without emotional attachment that serves the organization’s purpose and people.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:41:00 -0500

If you're asking a stranger to be your mentor, you're barking up the wrong tree.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:13:00 -0500

After some real-world usage, it's already clear that life with a phablet brings compromises. iPhone users accustomed to one-handed use of their device will find the iPhone 6 Plus nearly impossible to manipulate without placing both hands on it. If you're ready to make that move, the 6 Plus is gorgeous and might be the perfect smartphone for you. Otherwise, you might be like me.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:12:00 -0500

This time, when Samsung accuses Apple of copying, it has a point. And it's about time Apple got dragged in the phablet era. The iPhone 6 Plus is gorgeous and a worthy entrant into the fastest-growing segment of the mobile market. That there were no phablets before the Galaxy Note invented the segment three years ago is history. Samsung motivated Apple to up its game and the result is outstanding.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:22:00 -0500

Middle managers have not traditionally been an innovation resource in most companies. But the speed of change today is forcing leaders to reimagine the innovation role of middle managers. By offering them more learning tools and latitude for disruptive thinking, middle managers can become catalysts for change.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:53:00 -0500

Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next! "Monsanto’s GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals," screams a typical article, in AlterNet, a popular anti-GMO site. It [...]

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:21:00 -0500

If robots can be encoded with artificial, emotional intelligence and it is greater than what you and your team have to offer to guests, you will be out of work. And emotional intelligence in robots is closer than you’d think.

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Chaldean Greg Acho Lends a Nurturing Hand
By Evon Elias :: Thursday, May 24, 2007 :: 33177 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