Friday, May 29, 2015
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You have no excuse not to get started.

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A culture of content -- not a culture of selling -- is the focus that will win you success.

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Small changes to your website can make a major impact when it comes to your overall business performance

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For the most part, it's not an outside factor, and it's something early stage investors always look for.

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The mastermind behind the underground website is expected to appeal.

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The owners of a small California trucking company are big players in their industry and service to their community.

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Google's new Advanced Technology and Projects group efforts aim to make wearables that are kind of like touch screens.

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Harried travellers are vulnerable to overpaying for bad food and overlooking perks available for the asking. You can do better.

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With these tools, the sky is the limit.

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Unasked and unanswered questions can stop a deal before it even begins.

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For a television show that's all about entertaining, the program has a lot to offer entrepreneurs.

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Looking to improve your company culture? Google, Pixar and Patagonia have found formulas that work.

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It's easy to take for granted the terms of speech we use every day, but language has meaning.

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Why do these younger workers want? One of their kind lets us know.

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Unfocused messages can hurt your brand and career. Here are a few easy methods for crafting -- and delivering -- memorable messages in any medium.

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Businesses do themselves a favor by supporting team members eager to acquire new skills.

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Going from unknown to a player on social media requires daring and maybe the help of a hired influencer.

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Advance homework and preparation is key to every good first impression.

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This simple test may predict which way you are wired.

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YouTube is capping off its tenth anniversary celebration with a video that seeks to capture the new wave of entertainment to which it has given birth.

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Luxury handbag maker Dagne Dover has seen more than $1 million in direct-to-consumer sales through its online store.

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To help recent college grads transition from the classroom to the office, here are a few pieces of advice on finding success.

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Each one offers an entertaining storyline, as well as valuable insights into business success.

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For Our Town America's first franchisee Sondra Conk, that warm feeling of home never gets old.

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All you need to build successful business relationships is sincerity and follow-up. You can do that.

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:43:00 -0500

A preview of Hands Free payment will roll out in the San Francisco Bay area later this year.

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Our nation's advanced patent system is very different the one adopted in 1790.

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Customer evangelism, helpful content and alignment of sales and marketing are just some of their ingredients for success.

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New startups run the errands you can't.

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From his sleep habits to his money plans, here are five fun facts about Apple's enigmatic chief executive.

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Nurture relationships and practice equanimity while life is calm and you will be prepared to navigate a personal trauma that could upend your business.

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Merger and acquisition activity has been boosted by a handful of mega-deals.

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Evan Spiegel reveals his interest to take his app company public, Yelp enters e-commerce and U.S. entrepreneurship makes a comeback.

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Success is the right combination of planning and improvisation.

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The M operating system is focused on refining the entire Android experience.

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If you've got high hopes for a fulfilling career and financial security, solopreneurship is not the way to get there.

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Sometimes when you get a good content idea, you can feel it. Other times, the idea isn't quite so clear. These tools can get you moving in the right direction.

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Dave Morin, Path's founder and CEO, made the announcement via blog post.

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Those who are willing to take action, step out of their comfort zone and risk doing things a bit differently in pursuit of a goal are the ones who will make a difference.

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Adapt these two daily habits that can help overcome failures and setbacks.

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By the way, not one of those reasons is related to money.

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These companies make social giving and volunteering easy.

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What if that irritating person to be around is you? Here is how you can find out and what to do about it.

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Whether you agree with it or not, these increases are coming. Stop complaining and start preparing.

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Statistics show that women are paid less than men but the problem resists one-size-fits-all solutions.

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Try this exercise out: Draw some circles, then fill them in with those vying for your customers' attention.

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Social media offers worldwide marketing opportunities but there is a lot more channels out there than Facebook and Twitter.

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Follow these tips to create the type of company culture that encourages success and supports all employees.

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Brands need shift their focus from broadcasting static stories to delivering personalized material.

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If you're shipping to our northern neighbor, get ready for changes starting May 31.

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The basic human desire to get a deal, or better yet something for free, is key to getting people into your store in a mood to buy.

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The practice of public relations is not what it used to be, but history can teach us some important lessons.

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In many ways, Android Pay is the evolution of Google Wallet.

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Did somebody say "feedback"?

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CEOs love to be in control of organizations that execute their vision flawlessly. Reality is more complicated than that.

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The good, the bad and the bottom line of community involvement.

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Game on, GoPro. The California startup built for adventure seems a perfect fit for two of tech's fastest-growing trends.

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How do you find those individuals whose online likes can move your brand to the next level?

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We're looking for companies that instill a high-performance culture in the workplace. Think you've got what it takes to make our list?

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For those companies that instill a high-performance culture in their workplace, we want to celebrate you.

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, is the runner-up in a new ranking.

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With same-sex marriage legal in most states, some employers will no longer recognize domestic partnerships for granting family benefits.

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Earlier this year, according to the suit, Fitbit contacted one-third of Jawbone's workforce -- several of whom downloaded sensitive documents before being hired away.

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Over the past year, the Bitcoin narrative has already shifted significantly, according to the noted advocate and investor.

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Your first step: Have you even defined what a "project" is?

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The cloud CRM giant adds Google, Cloudera, Hortonworks, New Relic, Informatica, and Trifacta as key partners for Wave.

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Before you even start thinking about bringing another business partner on board, find out what this legal expert has to say about the pitfalls of partnerships.

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Jayson Gaignard transformed himself into a super-connector who brings names like Tim Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki and Marc Ecko together.

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Here are proven techniques to help pull yourself out fast, because a long slump can turn into failure.

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An exclusive interview with the creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man and the X-Men.

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The tech giants fight over more than just mobile users.

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The most accomplished people, in any field, share certain characteristics that each of us can cultivate for our own journey.

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A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows a rebound in entrepreneurship.

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You don't have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.

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What you eat matters. Follow these tips from a certified nutritionist that will give you the power you need to tackle your business week.

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Many of us are laboring to achieve goals we were told are important. It's time to question if they really are.

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Brooke and Les Wilson went from employees at Two Men and a Truck to 'all-in' as franchisees.

Wed, 27 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Stop worrying about what you're supposed to do and focus on what you want to do.

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Here are four strategies for how to turn things around.

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Whether you are considering starting an online business or thinking about selling your website, here are some eye-opening sales

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As students cap off their high school careers, they, and everyone else, should take this advice to heart.

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This is your chance to show off your business. Be sure to prepare and get it right.

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Ever tried a Yellow Tail wine? The brand's makers actually created an uncontested market space.

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Huge numbers of people are active on these networks, but many businesses fail at capturing their attention.

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Gleaning content that is relevant to your business and tailored to your interests is effortless with the right tools.

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A look at the latest tools for your marketing kit.

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Keep an eye on user-generated content, messaging apps and drones, according to the 20th annual Internet Trends report.

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There is always a lot that can go wrong in a business but a handful of marketing ideas are proven winners, when done right.

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Starting a business is an avalanche of things to do, which is why you need to focus on what is most important.

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All it takes is a specific string of text.

Fri, 29 May 2015 20:03:00 -0500

Reports say it’s building its first in-house maps database to pare down its reliance on TomTom. Apple, as usual, wants to go its own way.

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New drugs that unleash the immune system against tumors are showing promise against many different kinds of cancer, extending the lives of patients with the most common form of lung cancer, shrinking tumors in hard-to-treat liver and head and neck cancers, and, in a particularly stunning result, shrinking colorectal tumors [...]

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Is your manager a strong leader who speaks and acts from his or her convictions, or a weakling whose mantra is "Don't rock the boat!"? Here are seven things only weak managers say!

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The big details are finally here...

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The core of all business success is employee talent. Without a talented team, you may work long and hard but never accomplish much of anything. But how do you keep your team together, once you have attracted the right kind of talent? Ego, ambition, real financial concerns and the quest for bigger [...]

Fri, 29 May 2015 04:56:00 -0500

Google has nearly closed the gap with Apple in mobile payments with the introduction of Android Pay.

Thu, 28 May 2015 21:28:00 -0500

When the cops raided Ginnifer Hency’s home in Smiths Creek, Michigan, last July, “they took everything,” she told state legislators on Tuesday, including TV sets, ladders, her children’s cellphones and iPads, even her vibrator. They found six ounces of marijuana and arrested Hency for possession with intent to deliver, “even [...]

Thu, 28 May 2015 13:07:00 -0500

Miki Agrawal is out to change how the world thinks about women's periods. In an age when women have made enormous strides in everything from workplace and academic equality, comfort in demanding what we want in bed and access to birth control and abortions - we still squirm when talking about [...]

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:57:00 -0500

Actress Jessica Alba has quickly built a personal $200 million fortune, and she’s done it the hard way, in a field that has nothing to do with showbiz: selling natural, nontoxic household goods to helicopter parents.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:40:00 -0500

Forbes First Ever Ranking Of America's Richest Self-Made Women includes Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, Vera Wang, Beyonce and Judge Judy among others.

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Small Business Wins in Supreme Court
By Crystal Dallo :: Monday, November 26, 2007 :: 15707 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.”