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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:00:00 -0500

How do you measure the value of a pre-revenue company? Here's a bit of insight.

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0500

Practicing mindfulness not only improves your ability to focus and feel joy, but it can also change the chemistry of your brain.

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:00:00 -0500

After two decades of running operations for Pizza Hut and Wendy's, this pizza guy is his own boss -- for 42 Donatos locations.

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Without working on your own ambition and happiness, you can't possibly be an effective leader.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:15:00 -0500

Assembling the right players can make all the difference in advancing your company and seeing real success.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Four guidelines for advising and guiding without taking ownership of an entrepreneur's vision.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:45:00 -0500

Small business ideas for kids.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:30:00 -0500

What if -- instead of thinking of your life's work as a monolithic activity -- you chose to see it as a complex group of interests, passions and activities?

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:00:00 -0500

The true aim of marketing is not to sell stuff, but rather to create balance and wellness for people.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Predictive analytics technology, on the other hand, is alive and kicking.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Perhaps this is the start of what will become a niche market for customized cars.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:30:00 -0500

The creators of the classic cartoon made some pretty spot-on predictions.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:15:00 -0500

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:00:00 -0500

With Facebook being a huge player in the online world, you better have your marketing strategy down pat. Otherwise, it is a waste of time and money.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0500

With apps like Meerkat and Periscope recently making their debut, giant publishers are looking to real-time engatement with their digitial communities in the form of video streaming.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:15:00 -0500

AI isn't the "demon" it's made out to be; inherently it's useful and will allow us to affect change like we never have before.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Some professionals view managing interns a hassle, while others find them extremely helpful. Here is how to best utilize an intern so you both get something out of the experience.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:45:00 -0500

Nurturing a business requires a tolerance for uncertainty and an endless willingness to adapt to circumstances beyond your control.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:30:00 -0500

What could noncompliance cost you? Here are seven questions -- and answers.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:29:00 -0500

Though the two worked in different departments at InfoCision, an Ohio teleservices firm, 'they would come in contact around the building and during events,' a company spokesperson said.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:15:00 -0500

Attention frequent fliers: Those smaller seats could be harming your health in more ways than one.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Here's how to avoid them.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:44:00 -0500

The transition from the hammock to the cubicle doesn't have to be a total drag, not with these pick-me-up tips up your sleeve.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Here are three things you should be doing right now to prepare for 2016.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:15:00 -0500

If you want to live the life of an inventor, you had better develop yourself into an inventor.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0500

Here are some of the best ways to acknowledge a job well done.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Sometimes there's no way to convince other people of your potential. You simply have to know it yourself.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:13:00 -0500

EFactor, a resource site for entrepreneurs, bought the New York City-based alternative finance platform.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:08:49 -0500

Users can now submit ideas for toys, games, baby gear and preschool products that will carry the toy giant's iconic monikers.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Find out what beacons are, how they work, what they cost and more.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:45:00 -0500

By allowing more flexibility, Verizon hopes to lure customers away from cable rivals and upstart Web TV companies.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Two brothers have put together a curriculum for teaching science and math, now they are making a franchise business of it.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:25:00 -0500

A financial team that's laid the right foundation will be able to move forward when market conditions are ideal and the timing is right.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:15:00 -0500

Science has concluded that workplace friendships, far from being distractions, are essential to being effective on the job.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:00:00 -0500

You can save yourself and your team time while being open, honest and respectful.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:45:00 -0500

Failure is the tuition we pay learning how to succeed.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Locally owned businesses give communities a unique character but those businesses need loyal customers to survive.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:15:00 -0500

PathSense wants you to get around without draining your smartphone battery.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Founders and co-founders from Techstars' latest graduating class reveal where they turn when searching for new ideas and solutions.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:45:00 -0500

To get ahead in the game and find success, you should be doing these things every day.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Many of the same traits found in leaders are the same ones required by founders, such as courage, resiliency and emotional intelligence.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0500

The length of the Facebook CEO's workday may surprise you.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Watch what happens live in this Google Hangout about humor and building connections.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Charitable giving, whether time or money or both, energizes employees and gives businesses a greater purpose.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:33:46 -0500

It could be a promising sign for the economy.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Does your social media need an adrenaline shot? Here are three ways to boost online engagement by making the most of visuals.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:15:00 -0500

Whether you're selling mattresses or any other product, think about why your customers are there.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500

El Pollo Loco's executive chef spills on crafting dozens of new menu items a year and transforming the chain from a fast-food joint into something more.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Earning a client's trust sometimes requires putting their long-term interests ahead of your own short term interests.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:15:00 -0500

Virtual reality + holograms + Mars = out of this world.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Wag N' Wash stores, with their unique and fun atmosphere for pet owners and their companion animals, felt like a natural fit for the Kerndts.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Abiding by this well-worn system can hold you back from achieving your full potential.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:30:00 -0500

If you find yourself doing any of these things, you really should stop -- right now.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:15:00 -0500

You've met these people as co-workers. But now that you're in charge, what do you do about them?

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:00:00 -0500

But that doesn't mean you -- and your business -- should follow suit.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Just like a billboard or banner ad, you're communicating the value of your personal brand.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Follow these 3 rules to get back on track -- and possibly recover some of your clients.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:45:00 -0500

People are losing their damn minds all over social media.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Four entrepreneurs tell how they experimented with different marketing techniques to find their first customers.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:15:00 -0500

Who knew baking tips could be so profitable? And fun.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:15:00 -0500

For our 'If I Knew Then' Series, the CEO and co-founder of mobile-payment system Stripe discusses the importance of structure, benefits of working with family and finding product-market fit.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Here are the key ingredients to building a brand that has real staying power and can make a difference.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:45:00 -0500

Is your applicant just down on his or her luck or irresponsible? Here's how to find out.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:30:00 -0500

While building a social media following with click farms can be enticing, entrepreneurs need to understand the implications they can have.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:15:00 -0500

In the U.S., edible food is frequently thrown away. A host of new mobile apps are designed to reduce food waste and hunger. Will they work?

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Effective storytelling can help you capture the hearts and minds of customers.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:59:05 -0500

Slack Valuation More Than Doubles to $2.8 Billion The messaging app just raised $160 million in a new financing round.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Deutsche Bank released a ranking of the most and least expensive places to buy a range of items worldwide.

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These programs take care of the little things, so entrepreneurs can be the best leaders they can be.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:02:00 -0500

Did you expect Elon Musk to write Kanye West's bio? What about Martha Stewart covering the importance of Kim Kardashian?

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0500

By taking some precautions you can maximize the benefit of knowing skilled folk and avoid damaging relationships.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:45:00 -0500

Sincerely caring for the well-being of your team is a profound competitive advantage.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:40:09 -0500

Experts from our recent cloud technologies webinar share the key questions to help you decide your company's next steps.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:30:00 -0500

An experienced entrepreneur offers the freshman class lessons for building a startup.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:00 -0500

The pros share what works for them. Read and learn.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:45:00 -0500

Shares of the online marketplace for crafts more than doubled in their debut.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0500

While being a solo entrepreneur definitely has its benefits, there are also unique obstacles that come with running a company without co-founders.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:15:00 -0500

Trademarks and patents are far from perfect protection but they are, literally, the least a business can do to protect itself from counterfeiters.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:04:00 -0500

Fact: Your little talk box is crawling with gobs of toxic crud. Microsoft aims to kill those bugs dead. Here's how.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Despite product delays, the startup has raised a total of $33 million in about eight months.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:30:00 -0500

The psychology of consumers who either prefer reading or watching.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:21:00 -0500

The man who help found the fast-food joint 51 years ago says that prices will shoot up if workers' pay increases.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:00:00 -0500

You can help build your business's credit by making sure your personal credit score is top-notch. These seven tips can help.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:45:00 -0500

Within five years, event technology is poised to radically transform every aspect of the event experience.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Complacency often follows initial success. Competition pushes us to continue striving.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0500

The 'Shark Tank' investor offered feedback on everything from pitching to pricing at a recent event hosted by Entrepreneur.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Smart people make smart decisions and that's the most important factor in how things turn out for you.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:00:00 -0500

Should Art, a rising young banker, take an entrepreneurial leap or stick with the job he hates? What would you advise him to do?

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 -0500

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:17:00 -0500

As the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were launched at MWC last month, Samsung's JK Shin promised that the camera would outperform the units currently winning critical acclaim on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. It was a direct challenge from Seoul to Cupertino. JK Shin was right, the camera on the Galaxy S6 is not just a match for the iPhone, but in almost every situation outperforms Apple's smartphone.

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:05:00 -0500

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:10:00 -0500

You're likely to get the interview question "Why do you want to work here?" at some point. Liz Ryan shares tips on how to answer it

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April 19 marks the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, but the impact of Gordon Moore's prediction that computer power will double every two years has only begun to transform industry and society.

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Small Business Wins in Supreme Court
By Crystal Dallo :: Monday, November 26, 2007 :: 14802 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.”