Friday, September 19, 2014
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

AdWords is such a powerful advertising medium that people think they can't get it wrong. That's a serious error.

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You’re only as good as the number of people using and, more importantly, paying for what you built.

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

Why get a personal secretary when your smartphone can organize your day, your minutes, your business trips and even your clutter?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

The best way to tell somebody how to do better is to begin by telling them what they are doing well.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:21:00 -0500

For this billionaire entrepreneur, work is the breakfast of champions.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:15:00 -0500

A real estate executive realizes that by finding a perch to work inside each of her company's branch offices, she can be more effective and build more productive relationships.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

The non-profit, along with businesses, can utilize three secrets of customer-relationship management software to effectively follow up on leads.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:33:28 -0500

Virtual reality, take me away. Because overpriced in-flight cocktails and noise-cancelling headphones aren’t enough anymore.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:33:00 -0500

The company's co-founder will move to the board of directors. Two co-CEOs have been named to replace him.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

One entrepreneur explains how she was able to get the perfect URL for her startup and what lessons she learned along the way.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:14:00 -0500

…But it sure makes life easier, the self-made billionaire says. Why? With it comes freedom.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Recreate the rhythms of your long years of schooling to succeed in the marathon of building your business.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Advance your company’s legacy by transforming it. Tread carefully with key constituency groups.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:54:00 -0500

Americans are obsessed with their Internet, which makes it sting all the worse that the companies that provide Internet are expensive, unresponsive and because of their relative monopoly, in no hurry to improve their operations.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:45:00 -0500

The high stakes make this type of transaction entirely unique. Know how to proceed wisely.

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

Sticky social situations can unglue the surest business deal. Here’s how to make sure they don’t.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

The Amazon founder's Blue Origin aerospace outfit will develop rocket engines for the United Launch Alliance -- a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing that creates spacecraft for the U.S. government.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Prompt everyone to contribute their ideas to have a richer harvest.

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

It can be stressful when you have to make important decisions regarding your business. But to get ahead of the game, it is a necessity.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:56:00 -0500

The online retailer reportedly outbid Google and two other companies that had their eye on the new and valuable generic top-level domain.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Here's to a broader, more generous definition of the oft-used career term.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:39:00 -0500

Next month, the city will start charging renters a 14 percent occupancy tax on behalf of its hosts.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

As the leader, barking orders, stealing the spotlight and enforcing your own agenda isn't the way to get employees excited about working with you.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:15:00 -0500

You may never hop out of morning with a smile plastered on your face, but you can make it a bit easier.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Our experts explain how positioning yourself as an expert can help maximize your site for search.

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

Pay-per-click marketing is fraught with confusion, mistakes and a lot of wasted cash. But when you get it right, PPC can be indispensable. Here’s some insight and some tips.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0500

Vietnamese sandwich concept Banh Shop promises to change its logo after Vietnamese-Americans called out Taco Bell's parent company for the red star design.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

If accepted into an program, it means mentorship, classes and training from those who have been there and done that.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:05:00 -0500

Digital sales are on the decline in the country, while CD sales are still going strong.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

You might not know it right now, but once you discover it, it’s time to take on your quest.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:53:00 -0500

As Apple continues to investigate its own high-profile hack, CEO Tim Cook wrote an open letter to customers assuring their private data is safe.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:33:00 -0500

The vast record of information stored on Apple devices will only be available to users who possess a four-digit passcode.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

You've most likely encountered them while conducting business: Those who just talk without taking actions. Here are some tips to deal with them.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:12:00 -0500

Included are two devices under $100 as well as an all-new operating system, called 'Sangria.'

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Think proven concept, not big brand, when buying a franchise.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:52:00 -0500

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel's recent comments about marijuana use at Twitter underscore a more widespread problem.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:40:00 -0500

The new functionality will allow users to deepen their connection with funders, in addition to giving them a way to keep raising money, the company says.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

New product and service concepts are stifled by the process of taking them to market. If you can prove a demand, however, the next steps become much less intimidating.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs need to be stoic about the long odds against a new business thriving but it's also true that the greatest successes of our time started small.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

A new book highlights how executive presence and gravitas can bridge the gap between performance and success.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:45:00 -0500

For extraordinary results, test, measure, tweak. Don't stop.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

It is nearly rude not to examine all the social-media clues we glean about people with whom a good relationship is important.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

A silent drag on many organizations is employees who feel disconnected from company decision making and inhibited bringing problems to light.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

It starts with changing your mindset, then following through with consistent action.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

A recent Gallup poll proclaimed that social media marketing has little effect on whether people buy products, but it may not tell the whole story.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

When Nathan Coombs retired from the military, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen's company culture convinced him that the franchise was the right fit.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500

The entrepreneurs behind footwear startup Jack Erwin had no experience in shoes. Now, they're steering a million-dollar shoe brand.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:15:00 -0500

A new CEO seeks to make dramatic changes without disarming the staff. Here's what he did.

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

These folks, while sometimes underappreciated, forge the links and tell the stories.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

When a court case threatens your business, consider taking the following steps.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:12:00 -0500

Your ability to earn customer trust is what’s going to separate you from the competition -- so don’t slack.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

If you want to be competitive, your product better look great and be intuitive.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0500

To scale rapid growth within an organization, emerging leaders must be actively identified and developed.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

To get ahead of the competition, find the customers that will be most interested in your product or service.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs, investors and executives weigh in.

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

Entrepreneurs are often caught in a bind trying to prioritize between personal health and the needs of their companies. Here are some tips on making everyday life less stressful.

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

Choosing the sole purpose your statement rests on will be the toughest decision you'll make with your branding.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Most sales and business professionals have had the experience of placing a sales call or email pitch and hearing nothing back. Here are some tricks to crafting the perfect 'follow-up' email.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

What's the most strategic way to casually market your idea to someone? Can it really be done in 30 seconds?

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

Whether you’re the CEO of a venture-backed startup writing a letter to investors about the current state of business or crafting the perfect job description to hire your first employee, your ability to communicate through the written word matters.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Every business has a story. Companies just need to figure out how to tell it in a compelling way.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:43:00 -0500

A new report shows that most of the world’s billionaires made the majority of their wealth themselves.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:37:00 -0500

Nearly 70 percent of millennials experience 'fear of missing out' – and it's influencing their purchasing decisions.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

There’s a lot to learn from so many years in business. Here are a few of the most important things I've picked up along the way.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

It doesn't matter whether you are just starting out or if you have years of experience. Making sure you have the right attitude and approach is vital.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Smartwatches aren't new, but Apple just may have the answers to the three important questions on user adoption of these devices.

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

If you’re one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health-insurance premiums under Obamacare, you might want to do some tax planning now or you might be in for an unwelcome surprise.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:15:00 -0500

It's just like your mother said: It's the way you express things sometimes that really matters.

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

Are you undercutting your recruitment strategies? Employers who are careless during their talent-acquisition process will end up with less than superb candidates. Avoid these lapses.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:43:00 -0500

Some U.S. businesses have already waded into China's largest ecommerce conglomerate, which is about to go public.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Before starting a business, every entrepreneur should be prepared for the bumpy ride. Here are a few pieces of advice to get you started on the right track.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:21:00 -0500

The NFL and players needed sponsors to get serious about abuse. Thank capitalism for that.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:21:00 -0500

FedEx and UPS are looking ahead to a busy holiday season as ecommerce thrives.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0500

The struggling tech maker expects to post an annual net loss that's nearly five times more than initially estimated.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:09:00 -0500

The domestic diva said Sandberg’s 'Lean In' philosophy misses the mark by encouraging women to take on corporate equality rather than setting their sights on entrepreneurship.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

When pitching your product, there's no need to give it all away.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Sales on mobile devices are growing at a rapid pace, and startups without a mobile-marketing strategy are going to be left in the dust -- especially during the busy fourth-quarter holiday season.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Twenty-five years years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the residents of former communist countries still tend to hold more negative views of entrepreneurship than their counterparts elsewhere.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

YouTube is an untapped opportunity for personal promotion. Here are some tips for doing it right.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:34:00 -0500

By removing a critical majority of his iPhone apps, the designer Jake Knapp says he lengthened his attention span and relearned how to 'enjoy (or at least be okay with) moments of boredom.'

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Not one of the celebrities embarrassed to see nude photos of themselves on the Internet had protected their data with basic, two-step authentication.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:11:00 -0500

Even though Steve Ferguson works with an established concept as a U.S. Lawns franchisee, his relationship building skills have helped him land $1 million in annual billings.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:45:00 -0500

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

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

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

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:15:00 -0500

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

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

Some of these lawsuits are hard to swallow, but justice can be sweet.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:16:00 -0500

Current presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will take over as chief executives.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:43:00 -0500

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:52:00 -0500

Over 60% of professionals surveyed are neglecting these 5 critical career-building steps.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

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

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

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Chaldean Business Leaders Say Apology Weak and Not Enough
By Rita Abro :: Saturday, October 27, 2007 :: 26855 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Government & Society, Chaldean Justice League

Michigan, USA - It has turned out to be a community call-to-the-test. Chaldeans in Michigan have taken a firm stance against Miller brewing company.  The South African company was recently put on notice by religious leaders to stop supporting hate groups.  South African Brewery Miller, also known as SABMiller or Miller beer has been giving nearly $100,000 annually to the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair which encourages and promotes Christian mockery and hate. 

A grassroots group of Chaldean community leaders have begun an active and aggressive campaign against Miller in hopes the multinational company will see the error of its way. 

“The Chaldean community has been deeply offended, and to add insult to injury many small business retailers in our community have long been partners in distributing Miller products.  After seeing what Miller is supporting store owners quickly began removing Miller off their shelves,” says Chaldean Justice League board member Remon Jiddou.  “We have teams of volunteers that are driving all through Southeast Michigan showing pictures of what the store owner is supporting when they sell Miller products.  They can see first hand the Christian hate.”

The Chaldean Justice League held a town hall meeting this past Tuesday bringing to light SABMiller’s support of the leather fetish and Christian hate fair.  Representatives from Miller brewing company and their local distributors stubbornly refused the Chaldean Catholic Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim’s plea to stop supporting the fair and to genuinely apologize for the pain they caused. 

Guest speaker Mike Setto, who triggered the boycott after removing Miller from his convenient store, told the nearly 200 Chaldean Store owners to, “not be afraid.”  The passionate plea brought tears to the eyes of audience members as Setto shared the importance of his faith and how it carried him through his personal trials and tribulations.  “We have had family members gunned down and murdered selling their products.  We have given Miller our blood, sweat, and tears, and this is how they repay us; by attacking the core of what a Chaldean is,” says Robert Kakos, Chaldean Justice League board member and town hall emcee.  

“Our faith has kept us safe since Christianity began.  We have been chased, beaten, kidnapped, ransomed, and our daughters and sisters have been raped by those who hate Christians yet, we remain committed to Christ.   To this day our people are being killed and martyred. Our priest and nuns are being abducted, tortured, and killed for believing in Jesus.,” Kakos passionately speaks. 

Loud cheers and standing ovations rocked the church hall.  The group handed out pledge sheets asking business owners to remove Miller from their stores.  They also handed out signs letting their customers know of Millers despicable support of hate, a hot-line phone number to call and report stores that are selling or not selling Miller, and have published an online list of those who refuse to sell Miller and those who continue to sell Miller. 

The Chaldean Justice League has taken the campaign against Miller very seriously.  “We have volunteers calling and informing retailers of the boycott against Miller and encouraging them to remove Miller from their Shelves.  We also have teams of drivers helping them remove Miller from their shelves.  I was happy to get in their cooler and toss the Miller poison off their shelf,” says Athir Salem. 

Athir Salem praises King of Woodward convenient store, owned by Saad Shamasha just a few blocks down from ABA Market.  “I walk into King of Woodward and he has sign’s all over the place showing his customers the hate that Miller supports.  As soon as you walk into the store and on every cooler door he has a message for Miller to respect his religion.”

Shamasha says his business has increased as customers come to learn about Miller’s support of hate.  The store owner has made hundreds of copies of the letter and pictures explaining what Miller supports.  “I pass them out to all my customers and tell them to help get the word out about Miller,” says Shamasha.  Customers in parking lot of the store say they will be taking the letter and pictures to their local churches and asking their pastors to get involved.  

Attempting to counter the campaign, Miller distributors have begun passing out the initial apology letter released by Millers public relations office attempting to appease store owners.  

The Chaldean Justice League has received reports of distributors harassing Chaldean store owners for discontinuing Miller.  “These stupid drivers call us terrorists and say they will have us deported if we don’t sell their products,” says Kevin Dinkha. “They are scared if we stay together.  They know we will then have the power to stop them from taking advantage of us.”

"Chaldeans ought to be proud of the business leaders who have taken a strong stand for thier faith.  They have earned our respect and admiration," says Jiddou.