Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0600

Identifying the tactics of your marketing plan should flow smoothly out of the strategies you've identified that will drive your business forward.

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The founder of a startup accelerator's process to get through hundreds of emails per day.

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Virtual reality goes high-definition courtesy of a new company in Prague.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:44:00 -0600

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The ridesharing tech company says geolocation and navigation technology is a big part of what keeps it running efficiently.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Low overhead and fewer commitments makes young adulthood an ideal time to become an entrepreneur.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:19:13 -0600

The team at IDEO, an innovation and design firm, is inspired by Barbara Beskind's unique perspective and enthused by her resolve.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0600

In business, some people who are kind get crushed but others come out ahead of the people who aren't very nice at all. Science has an explanation.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:29:00 -0600

The fast-food chain rolled out a new antibiotics policy in an effort to mend its reputation.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:24:00 -0600

The Cupertino, Calif. tech titan has stolen the South Korean electronic giant's thunder in the smartphone sales war for the first time since 2011. But upstart Xiaomi might have the most to boast about.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:23:00 -0600

Getty Images teams up with the cast of the upcoming film 'Unfinished Business.'

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0600

It's a golden moment for Bitcoin.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

Our resident 'geek' tells us if social media analytics add up to business success.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0600

Facebook has created more billionaires under 40 than any other company.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0600

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0600

The toughest situation for an entrepreneur is exhausting themselves to keep alive a business they won't admit is on life support.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:15:00 -0600

The new security flaw is affecting mobile devices and Mac computers.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0600

It's time to put a stop to the lying and come clean. If confession is good for the soul, consider this post to be Sunday Morning Mass.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0600

Big data doesn't have to be scary; businesses just need to ask the right questions.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:15:00 -0600

The big retailer is battling back after a massive data breach and sluggish performances.

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Want to drive tons of new revenue for your startup. Avoid making this mistake at all costs.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0600

While searching for romance on Bravo's 'Friends to Lovers,' public relations entrepreneur Kris Ruby also learned a lot about business.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0600

We love to typecast. Yet we don't realize that much of the common wisdom about popular stereotypes is simply false.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:05:00 -0600

The San Francisco-based shipping startup is unveiling a new product today that aims to make the process of returning items you buy online hassle free.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

A leader succeeds or falls short based on the capacity to inspire their team and make the tough decisions under pressure.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0600

As a Get In Shape For Women franchisee, Leigh Hometh gets to help other women get healthy.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0600

How people look at things has a lot to do with what they see. Leaders are wise to question their assumptions and take a look from different angles.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:30:00 -0600

There's never a guarantee that a new product will connect with the marketplace, but properly preparing is vital.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0600

Given the current bleak landscape, you may feel the urge to become an entrepreneur. But before you fully commit, follow this advice.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0600

Find out which 'E-Factors' are pushing the purchase of goods and services by those with money.

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By using new technology to create innovative product, design and communication, it can be easier than ever for brands across all industries to remain focused on the customer.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

When you face challenges, follow these tips to make your company stronger.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

Here are three reasons to reconsider hiring the candidate with perhaps a little too much experience, and which candidates to avoid.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:45:00 -0600

Leap targets mid-market buyers and replaces the Z3 device which launched a year ago.

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Follow this expert advice for designing web pages that attract eyeballs without turning off the search engines.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:03:00 -0600

A look at the 10 ventures that have raised the most money on the popular crowdfunding website to date.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:02:00 -0600

From eye glasses to private equity investing.

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If your initial campaigns have produced lackluster results, read through this list to improve your return on investment.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0600

Visualization is proven technique for athletes to amp up their performance. It works just as well in the office.

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By building on mutual understanding, a brand and its customers can move into more serious, long-term relationships that benefit both parties

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:57:00 -0600

The viral dating app stirs up yet more controversy with its Tinder Plus pricing structure.

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With child-tracking capabilities and a 911 emergency feature, the Burg 31 doesn't need to be tethered to a mobile device in order to place calls or send texts.

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Smartwatches and beacons and telepathy, oh my!

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Your "why" is the reason you do the things that you are passionate about. Find it.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0600

When it comes to using the 'lean startup' model, you need to run experiments to ensure your hypotheses are correct.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

To make yourself stand out among the thousands of other people on LinkedIn, create a compelling profile using this advice.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:47:00 -0600

Panelists at Social Media Week in New York City discussed how aspiring brands can achieve cult status.

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Samsung just took a bunch of shots at Apple. Here are four of them.

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Gratitude for the good work employees do and constructive criticism when needed are the keys to being the boss everybody is hoping to have.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:23:00 -0600

The crowdfunding campaign for the new smartwatch raised more than $13.3 million, toppling the previous record set by the Coolest Cooler.

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The partnership will officially kick off on March 18 with a Livestream event.

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Fab CEO and co-founder Jason Goldberg will no longer be involved with the company.

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The keys to staying calm, focused, and effective when leading a meeting.

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Learn more about the lives of well-known entrepreneurs in this new graphic novel.

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Video has become the essential marketing tool with rich rewards for brands that get it right.

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SOLS co-founder Kegan Schouwenburg offers a look into how the 3-D printed insole maker is expanding.

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Her mobile game made $74 million last year.

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Knowing the limits of one's ability and understanding when it is best for the organization to have another assume power is perhaps the greatest quality any leader can possess.

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A scant five years ago startups didn't have access to the analytics commonly available now. The Instagram team improvised ingeniously.

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With crowdfunding, investors are able to pool their resources to buy or finance both commercial and residential real-estate investments and purchases.

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You can't target your sales efforts successfully if you don't know what sets your business apart from the rest.

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Get that free short stack.

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After legislators branded it a national security threat, the company is planning a campaign to win over U.S. consumers.

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MicroVest is making investors comfortable while making a social impact at the same time.

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Automating your inventory tracking keeping taxes in mind will save you stress and probably money, too.

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Leah Busque shares the secret to effective management as an entrepreneur and new mom.

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There is a fundamental difference between simply using a product versus using a product where you also know its history and how it was conceived. The latter elicits an emotional connection.

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While how you say something is important, what you say can still be the difference between success and anything else short of that.

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You might not recognize Adam Lisagor by name. But you've probably seen his face before. Once, maybe twice or more. He's the promotional video guy.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

By itself, networking is ambiguous and inefficient, as the simple act of networking lacks a clear beginning and end goal.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0600

The odds of marketing success for an app are already long, even if you get everything right.

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Former chief evangelist for Apple shares what makes entrepreneurs reach the next level.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:45:00 -0600

Hiring top sales talent is never easy but injecting a little fun and creativity into the interview process can help you secure ideal candidates.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:15:00 -0600

Video micro-content might have seemed like content marketing's embarrassing little brother at some point -- cute yet inconsequential. But times have changed.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0600

Like sports, a lot of a company's success rides on how they handle their wins and failures.

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The first class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program has begun.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Far from being "dead," email marketing still has one of the highest engagement rates and returns on investment of any marketing strategy.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:10:00 -0600

There's a new swinger in town, and it's great news for everyone.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:22:00 -0600

On the eve of the Supreme Court hearing of King v. Burwell, three House Republican leaders—Paul Ryan (Wisc.), John Kline (Minn.), and Fred Upton (Mich.)—unveiled an important new alternative to Obamacare in a Wall Street Journal editorial. The plan would do two important things: (1) abolish the individual and employer mandates [...]

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:05:00 -0600

Right-to-work laws are a little unfair to unions; however, not having one is much more unfair to taxpayers. Unless taxpayers want to pay trillions of dollars in extra taxes, we need these laws.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:47:00 -0600

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:43:00 -0600

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:03:00 -0600

You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career. Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like [...]

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:27:00 -0600

Experts are focused on building detailed models to analyze every potential way that a company’s IT systems could be breached. Yet breaches of sophisticated IT systems in major companies like Target, Sony, Anthem, and the U.S. government still occur ...

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0600

So you want a job in sports, but given the choice, what organization is the best to work for? The sports industry is incredibly competitive, with a high barrier to entry and an even steeper climb to the top. Those that have spent time working in sports know how often organizations turnover employees, [...]

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:32:00 -0600

I recently shared ideas regarding therapy for the mentally well: steps that we can take to build strengths and move us closer to our ideals. A "therapy" grounded in positive psychology needs no formal diagnoses, but a strengths-based checkup can be very useful to tell us whether we are firing [...]

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:36:00 -0600

Yet another bitterly cold, snowy winter is destroying alarmist global warming claims, proving once again that over-the-top global warming predictions are proving no more scientifically credible than snake oil.

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Chaldean Greg Acho Lends a Nurturing Hand
By Evon Elias :: Thursday, May 24, 2007 :: 35956 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