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Among the many decisions you need to make when launching a business is selecting a business structure. Here are a few pointers on the tax benefits of an LLC and corporation.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Since even the most earnest workers long for the weekend, miss their kids and job and want to have some laughs, turn those into perks.

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The fastest way to learn any business is to study someone who has been successful at it.

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Follow these tips to elevate the overall experience of your video conference.

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Before making a leap to a new company, figure out the workplace culture to know how best to have influence as a leader of change.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:10:48 -0500

New York City residents and professionals seemed to take news of the city's first case of Ebola in stride.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0500

The law, more commonly referred to as Obamacare, kicks in for businesses with more than 100 employees this January.

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A chief technology officer, a visionary, a user design pro and a rainmaker are among the players who are critical for launching today's successful companies.

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Entrepreneurship is not simply the frenzy of a startup, it is a set of values that can be passed from one generation to the next.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:26:00 -0500

The charges could apply to late, unplanned packages or the shipping giant might turn down the business if it threatens disruptions during the peak holiday season.

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The founder of a co-working space reveals the hidden benefits that come from regularly mixing up its composition and flow.

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The buzzy social network with an anti-advertising mission takes small, important steps toward eventual revenue generation.

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Designer Klaus Geiger has reimagined the Power Mac G5 with a utilitarian slant.

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One expert shares tips to ensure your data stays safe and secure in the cloud.

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Learn about actions your company can take to return to civility in the workplace and minimize rudeness with customers.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

The generation born between 1945 and 1964 could give a startup some needed expertise and credibility. Here are five roles they can easily fit into.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0500

The essential dynamic of a quality service relationship comes down to a company's addressing these core questions.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

With news outlets welcoming brand journalism with native advertising opportunities, marketers need to be careful that they aren’t misleading or blurring the lines between "real journalism" and straight advertising.

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You may be tempted to try the rumpled-hair, hoodie look – just don't.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:45:00 -0500

When your phone is less interesting, you look at it less. And that can make you feel like you have all the time in the world.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0500

The benchmark of recruitment isn’t the number of high-caliber candidates who get a job but the number of unsuccessful candidates who would recommend your company to friends.

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In downtime between launching companies, Greg Muender decided to try on a pink mustache. And he tracked every penny that came and went.

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The tech giant is hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field to accelerate its efforts.

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Tactics can be great. And tools can save you time. But ultimately sharing on networks is about building real relationships with real people not a company or its brand.

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One expert says to set good daily habits, stop operating on autopilot.

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Sometimes, you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation where someone doesn't want to network.

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To ensure everyone is on the same page, make sure you your public relations firm has access to key team members.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:26:00 -0500

The U.S. Postal Service got the go-ahead for a market test in San Francisco to deliver groceries in the early morning hours.

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Last year, Americans willfully neglected $52.4 billion worth of time-off benefits.

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A look at why U.S. workers are afraid to take time off.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:56:00 -0500

This week’s Apple Loop covers Forbes' long-term reviews and comparisons of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, how to choose the right iPad for you, Apple's Q3 2014 earnings calls, why the iPad is financially slacking, trying to buy something with Apple Pay, moving every developer to 64 bits, and the 5K Retina display vs. the original Macintosh.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:42:00 -0500

This week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the new Galaxy S5 Plus, the 'number one' Moto G, US Government approves Samsung's Knox, Microsoft's Android Launcher, Nokia's HERE Maps in a wide-ranging beta release, the Nexus Player and Chromecast, Android Wear updates, and the Samrtisan T1's tribute to the iPhone 4.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:19:00 -0500

“You will do as I say!!!” my investor screamed at me. When I was younger, I influenced him to invest $10 million into my startup business. I was looking to raise another $5 million. Now, on a long-distance phone call from his China office, he asked for a board seat. “No,” [...]

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:52:00 -0500

It's a new day now. There are scams and bogus business schemes everywhere, and if I didn't have an excellent spam filter I'd be deleting heartfelt messages from the children of African kings right now. There are bogus job ads that turn out to be come-ons for scummy credit-rating services [...]

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:19:00 -0500

LG will launch a phablet suspiciously close to the Nexus 6 at the same time and in some ways it is the better device.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:28:00 -0500

Early in his tenure as CEO, Sam Palmisano made changes that created IBM's problems today.  IBM customers are buying fewer products and services.  Revenue has dropped each quarter for the past ten.  Sam's changes alienated IBM customers, many of whom are ending what has been in many cases a multi-decade [...]

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:40:00 -0500

see photosAP Photo/Matthew MeadClick for full photo gallery: The Most Ridiculous Excuses For Skipping Work For the last 10 years, job listing site CareerBuilder has put out a list it calls “The Most Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick.” Last year an employee said he couldn’t come in because his false [...]

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:20:00 -0500

I am sick of hearing people complain about how hard it is to screen resumes. If you find it hard to screen resumes, it's because your process for inviting people to send you their resume is broken. It's easy to screen resumes or any kind of response to a job [...]

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:20:00 -0500

In Brazil's presidential election, voters have a better chance with the opposition.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:26:00 -0500

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress. Studies have long shown that stress [...]

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Small Business Wins in Supreme Court
By Crystal Dallo :: Monday, November 26, 2007 :: 11582 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.”