Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The company behind Just Mayo has closed its Series C round, which includes investments from an eclectic group from Salesforce's Marc Benioff to Renaissance man Jean Pigozzi.

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It's important to effectively manage your time and schedule, at least if you don't want to burn dozens of bridges.

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Paramount has pulled the plug on theaters' answer to 'The Interview' fiasco.

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Check out these four ways how it's possible to guide new staffers so everyone thrives.

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The One Kings Lane co-founder urges young entrepreneurs to seek the guidance of others when first starting up.

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Entrepreneurs often anguish over determining the value of their companies. Here are some tips to help avoid mistakes.

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That's right – he can control the bionic limbs with his thoughts.

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What makes some presentations go viral, shared by millions on social media? This list offers some clues.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:30:00 -0600

Updating your website can be one of the biggest challenges you face when it comes to marketing your business, but it doesn't have to be.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:15:00 -0600

What do you want to feel like in 2015? Learn where to draw your line.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:00:00 -0600

After nearly being killed by a distracted driver, this entrepreneur was moved to help prevent others suffering as he had.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:54:00 -0600

The state's banking regulator says it will soften proposed rules for virtual currencies.

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The humble smartphone could throw a wrench in the works of the car sector's post-crisis turnaround.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:30:00 -0600

Monitoring and analyzing multiple social-media channels faster and better opens more time for growing your business.

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Baked fresh from us to you: A festive batch of wise and witty words to cling to, all season long. Happy holidays.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:20:00 -0600

After Sony's 'The Interview' is cancelled, a theater finds a creative marketing hook to fight back.

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See the five ways these ne'er-do-wells imperil company success.

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Sometimes it makes sense to merge with your competition. Yael Cohen Braun and Julie Greenbaum didn't always think so, but they do now.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0600

Boost your emotional intelligence and productivity by being more positive.

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Product descriptions can be as dry as toast--or as exciting as a roller coaster ride. Here's how to craft one that keeps people reading.

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The company said it will bring the service to additional cities in 2015.

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Solve a simple problem for early adopters to pre-sell your product.

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Seeking financing is always a challenge, but you can increase your chances of success with these tips.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:00:00 -0600

Charles Hibble's iPhone repair business expanded to five locations in two years, and it's not done growing. Find out what went right.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:45:00 -0600

Stave off stress, boost sales and get into the holiday spirit. Here are twelve tips to get you through the season in one piece.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:30:00 -0600

When deciding to launch a business, it's important not only to talk to potential customers, but to gather all of the industry data you can. Here's how to do it.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:15:00 -0600

Kevin Roberts has been the leader of Saatchi & Saatchi global advertising house for almost two decades. One-third of his staff of 6,000 leaves every year. And he's perfectly fine with that.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:00:00 -0600

The entrepreneur shares his thoughts on what makes online content great -- and how to produce it.

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#Fiasco. Some brands excel at tucking their tails between their tweets. Here's a naughty list of the ugliest Twitter marketing disasters this year and the important lessons you can learn from them.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:00:00 -0600

If you could split marketing into two philosophies, one would entail the art of marketing while the other would entail the science of marketing.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:04:00 -0600

Is Apple about to announce a new TouchID sensor for iPhone and iPad?

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:00:00 -0600

James Cameron's Avatar defied the skeptics and became the highest-grossing film of all-time, but five-years later it is all-but-forgotten in the pop culture landscape. Today is the fifth anniversary of the theatrical release of James Cameron’s 3D action spectacular. Avatar earned rave reviews, went on to become by-far the highest-grossing movie of all time, [...]

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:54:00 -0600

The agencies I have selected have a clear sense of how much is changing, including the new role of the consumer, the migration away from interruptive messages, and the technologies and platforms that make listening more important than talking. They embrace what’s coming, not what has been.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:00:00 -0600

Armed with new computer systems that can crunch massive amounts of data more quickly, Baidu has built a new "deep learning" speech recognition system that it says works better than current systems that power Google, Apple, Microsoft, and others.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:30:00 -0600

I’ve spent 10 years working with companies large and small to help them solve their business problems. Problems like how to improve customer service for electronics giants; imaginative ways to get Canadians to buy more rotisserie chicken; seamless ways to encourage loyalty program members to update their customer data and [...]

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:27:00 -0600

One of my job searching coaching clients, who is a recent grad, just landed the job of his dreams in spite of having some tough challenges to overcome. He's considered disabled by many because he is hard of hearing and wears a cochlear implant. He's never let his loss of [...]

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:37:00 -0600

Hackers have threatened to attack theaters showing the film.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:59:00 -0600

The U.S. continues its five year slide thanks to an expanded government and new regulations in finance and healthcare.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:58:00 -0600

Yoga may be just as good for the heart as walking and biking.

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:00:00 -0600

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the volume of [...]

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Small Business Wins in Supreme Court
By Crystal Dallo :: Monday, November 26, 2007 :: 12818 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance


California, USA - Chaldeans are fast learning the importance of legislation and politics and how the two can impact their business bottom line.  The Chaldean Caucus has long banged the drums of needing business savvy politicians from local to federal positions.  In Michigan, the Caucus moved forward in promoting and supporting three Chaldean political hopefuls.  Two of which have extensive business backgrounds. 

The Chaldean Caucus also monitors the judicial bench and the rulings they make that impact business.  The Supreme Court's 2006–2007 term was particularly kind to the small business community. The Chaldean Caucus estimate that at least half of the docket included cases with a substantial business interest. Here's a review of some major decisions for Chaldean small-business owners:

Court Limits Pay Discrimination Claims
A landmark 5–4 decision by the Supreme Court enforced the 180-day time limit for filing a discrimination charge. The case that spurred the decision was Ledbetter v. Goodyear.  The basic question was how many salary reviews a plaintiff could contest within the 180 day window of a discrimination charge after the alleged unlawful employment practice may have occurred.

A number of small business groups and legal foundations filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief supporting Goodyear and warning the court that an employer's ability to tell their story dissipates sharply as time passes. Memories fade; managers quit, retire or die.

The court's determination that there is a limit as to how far back a plaintiff can reach for damages represented an important victory for small businesses.

Limits on Union Dues Are Upheld
Another key constitutional victory was upheld when the court ruled that a Washington state law that requires unions to obtain nonmembers' consent before using union fees for political purposes does not violate the First Amendment. Small business groups have long worked to defend limitations that protect nonunion employees from unwittingly or unwillingly financially supporting political causes with which they do not agree.  Examples include issues like abortion, same sex marriages, and one party support. 

Business groups argued that there's a long judicial history of prohibiting organizations from forcing nonmembers to support a union's political activities.

Tort Reform Prevails
Trial attorneys fought to have juries impose damages suffered by people who were not parties to a case.  Tort-reform advocates felt it unfair that defendants can be punished for harm to non-parties.  The Supreme Court agreed.   The case of Phillip Morris USA v. Williams sent a clear message that punitive damage litigation has gone astray. 

The precedent established by the court arises in a number of other types of cases, including product liability and environmental litigation.

"Punitive damages have unreasonably exploded in both frequency and size.  This is partially because of the celebrity tabloid attention to big awards, the broad brush stroke that all business is bad, and other unfair stereotypes and prejudices.  Unfortunately this has led to an out-of-control spiral of the legal system.  The backbone of America is business, innovation, and the ability to earn what you merit," says Karen Halibu, director of business and government affairs office for the Chaldean Caucus. "The Supreme Court made the right decision. Punishing defendants for harms that have not been tried in court is simply unfair and should be ruled unconstitutional."

Chaldean small businesses are likely to see more opportunities whereby the courts advocate for entrepreneurs says Halibu. “Given the Roberts' court propensity for defending the core of American freedom and innovation, we are likely to have a number of opportunities to advocate for small business in the upcoming term.”