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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:15:00 -0500

At no other time have companies been able to learn so much about consumers. They can tap insightful data from mobile devices to provide timely messages.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:00:00 -0500

You don't have to step in the ring, but learning how to control your fighting instincts will help you reach success.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:30:00 -0500

You're not selling products. You are selling experiences. To make that work, connection is everything.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0500

We need to catalyze a national response to declining tech education for young Americans at a time when science, engineering and math are considered uncool.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:55:00 -0500

Mark Pincus's departure from Zynga is a reminder that the skills needed to start a company are very different from those required to successfully manage its growth.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:33:00 -0500

In a deal rumored to be worth just under $10 million, Etsy has acquired Grand St., an online marketplace where indie hardware makers vend cutting-edge tech.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:30:00 -0500

Peruse some fun ideas for developing a brand moniker for a startup that will translate into business fortune.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:11:00 -0500

Facebook appears to be unstoppable as it releases its first-quarter earnings.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

Find out the difference between the two roles from someone who has started a venture as his own company as well as worked on startups within firms.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:38:00 -0500

Amazon Prime members can now have big boxes filled with regular-sized household items delivered at a flat rate.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:30:00 -0500

Millennial-proofing your office, like, goes so beyond ping-pong tables and yoga classes.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500

These lessons learned can help you navigate the audit process.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:30:00 -0500

After your nonprofit is up and running, a strategic plan will help you keep it in business and moving forward.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:29:00 -0500

The new rules would reportedly allow ISPs to charge content providers for a faster, separate pipeline into customers' homes, effectively ending net neutrality.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:01:00 -0500

Fresh off of a $250 million round of funding, the ride-sharing company is venturing into new markets.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:00:00 -0500

The Golden Goose, a kitchen gadget that scrambles raw eggs within their shells, has nearly surpassed its $34,500 Kickstarter goal in one week.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:00:00 -0500

A set of beliefs can guide a young company as it chooses new staff and lays a strong foundation for the future.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:55:00 -0500

On the heels of a disappointing earnings report, McDonald's announced its mascot is getting a new look and joining social media.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:05:00 -0500

KMel Robotics has programmed drones to play musical instruments. Check out their first music video.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Take it from tech expert Veronica Belmont. These tapps can save you time and hassle.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Even with past failures, entrepreneurs often continue to persevere on, looking for their next venture to jump into. For our series The Grind, one entrepreneur opens up about why she isn't ready to throw in the entrepreneurship towel.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Stimulating entrepreneurship means accepting more inequality. Policy intervention needs to understand that.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Creating a logo can be the most critical branding step. Here, we critique and offer insight on the logos from some of the biggest brands.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0500

An advisory board can be essential to a startup's success. But it isn't always easy to get busy professionals to join you team. Here are five tips on getting them to say yes.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

After nine years as a stay-at-home mom, Andrea Sammreich reentered the working world as a Pillar to Post Home Inspections franchisee.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:20:00 -0500

After surging during the recession, college enrollment is down as high school graduates appear to be choosing work over school.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:33:00 -0500

Bitcoin core developer Jeff Garzik is taking steps to set up a satellite system that would beam Bitcoin's block chain public ledger down to earth.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0500

How your startup uses language to shape the customer experience says a lot about what it believes in.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:00:00 -0500

Does the New York Knicks president's recent decision to fire the entire coaching staff show that leaders shouldn't be so obsessed with moment-to-moment results?

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:35:00 -0500

At the launch of Tribeca Film Festival's Innovation Week, a panel of leaders in NYC talked about what excites them most right now. Answers ranged from a crowdfunded virtual reality headset to a new way to think about our own identities.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:30:00 -0500

A corporate consultant warns about the disastrous effects of overuse of a very common qualifier.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:23:00 -0500

Forget heavy night vision goggles. Scientists are developing a better, lighter way for soldiers to see in the dark.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0500

This setup grants tax advantages while enabling workers to receive valuable stock in the firm when they retire.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:30:00 -0500

For our Ask the Expert column, marketing guru Joanna Lord highlights the top tools she uses for social media.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:48:00 -0500

In 50 years' worth of innovation, much has changed. But in some ways, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:16:00 -0500

CrowdRise, a for-profit site founded by the 'Fight Club' star that fuses social networking with charitable activism, raised $23 million in its latest fundraising round.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:08:00 -0500

The New York Police Department got a little more than it bargained for on social media when Twitter users hijacked its #myNYPD campaign.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:30:00 -0500

If you wait till the last minute, the public offering will disrupt your business. And if that happens, what's the point?

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:05:00 -0500

Analysts expect an unimpressive earnings report from Apple as consumers hold out for the new iPhone 6.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:57:00 -0500

While breakfast has been making headlines, there are other high-stakes areas where U.S. fast-food giants should be focused.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:35:00 -0500

Why? Bay Area rents are too damn high.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Before you can start the hard word of raising money for your mission, there are a few things you need to put in place to help guarantee your nonprofit's success.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:14:00 -0500

While many of us scramble to file on time and avoid penalties, an internal investigation has revealed that IRS workers who owed back taxes were actually given bonuses.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Our expert explains you must be compelling to be remembered.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Early-stage startups don't need a PR firm to get press. Instead, they need to roll up their sleeves, do the work and execute.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:30:00 -0500

If you're seeking employees with intense focus and attention to detail, consider a candidate with autism.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Providing incentives and learning to listen can help managers maximize a crowdsourced workforce.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:30:00 -0500

As a founder, you are going to see your fair share of twists and turns, with some making you want to throw in the towel. Here are seven books to read when you are feeling discouraged and need to feel inspired.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:15:00 -0500

The security feature on Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 was tricked. Here's how.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0500

When asked about the future of wearable technology, tech enthusiast Veronica Belmont says she is more excited about 'embeddable' tech. Here's why.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:00:00 -0500

In order to succeed in business you need to anticipate what your market will want or need before it’s completely obvious to all. Here's how.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0500

No matter how smart you are or how great you startup idea is, one big investor says the elevator-style pitch doesn't work. Here's why.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:30:00 -0500

This Scottish Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisee used franchising to get into business young while learning from an organization's experience.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:37:00 -0500

Running your own business is stressful, tiring and risky. So, why bother? A new survey reveals some surprising insights.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:15:00 -0500

Did the mistake lie not with a faulty part but rather with how the entire company dealt with problems?

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:35:00 -0500

Cognitive, artificial intelligence is moving into e-commerce.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:32:00 -0500

Consumers must opt into the advertising initiative that adds weekly events to their electronic calendars via Apple, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:28:00 -0500

A newly published paper says geo-tagged tweets can assist in the prediction of crime.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:30:00 -0500

Before you get too carried away with excitement, it’s important to slow down, take a deep breath and make sure that you’re actually ready to launch.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

Explore these six ways to generate money from individuals and groups in order to make your non-profit organization a success.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:55:00 -0500

New York-based startup Casper is looking to bring some transparency -- as well as vertical integration -- to the $13 billion mattress industry.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:30:00 -0500

For those just jumping on the social-media bandwagon, here are a few tips on getting started.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500

When it comes to leadership, different employees take to different approaches. Having a cookie-cutter strategy can lead to disaster and in this case, losing top talent.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:41:00 -0500

The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:30:00 -0500

In this video, tech expert Veronica Belmont shares some important business takeaways from the world of gaming.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:20:00 -0500

When Netflix raised its subscription prices two years ago, users rebelled. This time, the company is doing it differently.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:08:00 -0500

In a quarter that saw fast-food breakfast wars and the polar vortex, here's how McDonald's is measuring up to the competition.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:30:00 -0500

If entrepreneurs raise a round of capital the more than likely will face the angst-inducing conundrum of determining board structure. Here are a few pointers.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:18:00 -0500

The controversial streaming TV startup has battled broadcast goliaths before -- and won both times. Will it prevail again? Either way, Aereo's fate could forever change the way we watch TV.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:00 -0500

You might not have heard of this company before. But that might soon change. It’s using guerilla-style marketing to aggressively get the word out about its forthcoming Android-based smartphone.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:56:00 -0500

Looking to bolster your LinkedIn profile? You can now add photos from your phone.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:55:00 -0500

As the SEC works on final regulations for equity-based crowdfunding, one of the pervasive fears has been that non-professional investors will be swindled by fraudsters. But is there really reason to worry?

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Fail. Hope. Repeat. How a few simple steps can help you spring back if your startup fails.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Make sure your business capitalizes as users start to check out on Fridays.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:54:00 -0500

Tony Lutfi started his career in franchising as a cook at Jack in the Box. Now he owns 21 restaurants – plus five other brands.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0500

A subtle but important trait of the most successful entrepreneurs is the ability to manage uncertainty and strategically problem solve.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:00:00 -0500

The root of behavior change and building better habits is your identity. If you change the type of person that you believe that you are, then it’s easier to change your actions.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

If you want to success in business, a daily workout should be considered a must.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:42:00 -0500

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:38:00 -0500

Tom Preston-Werner's departure comes a month after an employee publicly stated that she was harassed by members of GitHub's leadership team.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:12:00 -0500

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0500

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:30:00 -0500

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0500

Decide that you desire to achieve your goals (and build a startup) more than you're afraid of the obstacles.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:45:00 -0500

The sportswear company is shifting its focus from hardware to software.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:30:00 -0500

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:38:00 -0500

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:30:00 -0500

Access to capital can pose a challenge ot many a new business. Make sure you obtain financing from legitimate sources.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:23:00 -0500

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:59:00 -0500

Bowing to customer outrage, the food giant has done an about-face on its terms of service.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:30:00 -0500

In this video, tech expert Veronica Belmont discusses the one thing business owners need to do better when it comes to technology.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:07:00 -0500

Silicon Valley's biggest tech rivals are seriously upping their game in the mobile gaming battle. Here's how.

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

The first hires for any startup are the most important. Here's what to look for.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:26:00 -0500

The billionaire has announced plans for a 240-room hotel in trendy Nashville, Tenn., following additional slated properties in Chicago and New York.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:07:00 -0500

You may be able to order pouches of powdered vodka, Cosmopolitans and 'Powderitas' as soon as this fall.

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

The popular Entrepreneur.com contributor will talk about confidence, founding a startup around your passion and growing that business so that you can live the type of life you've always wanted.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:45:00 -0500

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:27:00 -0500

The mobile-payments company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has reportedly been talking to suitors about selling itself.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:06:00 -0500

Stop me if you’ve heard this before.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:59:00 -0500

Solar power has been growing like crazy. Last year the solar industry installed a record amount of solar capacity. The impact can be seen in the data. According to the Energy Information Administration, in 2012 there were 3.5 million megawatthours of electricity generated by solar photovoltaic panels. In 2013 that more than doubled to 8.3 million Mwh. And to think that a decade ago the U.S. generated just 6,000 Mwh from solar PV. Solar is closing in on price parity with the likes of coal -- with full-cycle, unsubsidized costs of about 13 cents per kilowatthour, versus 12 cents for advanced coal plants.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:34:00 -0500

Walking through an airport terminal recently, I saw a man in a business suit stop a young soldier with two rows of campaign ribbons on his uniform to thank him for his service and shake his hand. We’ve all witnessed such scenes before, but this time I was struck by the fact that our young veterans today need more than a handshake, they need a hand.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:54:00 -0500

Now that is 11 years old and has more than 300 million members, most professionals have figured out how to set up a profile and build connections. But with ever-increasing numbers of hiring managers and recruiters using the site to hunt for job candidates and potential employers routinely checking LinkedIn before they make hiring decisions, it’s worth reviewing your profile to make sure it does you the most good. Here are seven basic steps you can take to make your LinkedIn profile more powerful.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:04:00 -0500

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:12:00 -0500

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:17:00 -0500

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:33:00 -0500

Many hockey fans feared that last year's lockout-shortened NHL season might put a damper on the sport's growing popularity in the United States. Those fears appear to have been unfounded as hockey viewership is up big this year, but even with that success the NHL is still way behind the NBA in terms of postseason viewership.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:33:00 -0500

The unemployment rate among veterans who have served on active duty since 2001 fell to 9% in 2013, according to data released last month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the jobless rate among all veterans dropped to 6.6%.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:06:00 -0500

“It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct,” Sigmund Freud said.

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Chaldean Greg Acho Lends a Nurturing Hand
By Evon Elias :: Thursday, May 24, 2007 :: 29724 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