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Many of the individuals born 1946 to 1964 are gearing up to launch a business of their own.

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Effectively use your calendar to save time and free yourself from stress.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

With 162 years under its belt, the denim company knows a thing or two about great branding.

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The answer is more complex than you may think.

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The founder of TaskRabbit says there are some office jobs that will always require her special attention -- no matter how much her startup grows.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

These words are interchanged so often we've forgotten what they really mean.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Aslam Khan is still actively involved in running his Church's Chicken, Long John silvers and Hardees locations across the U.S.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

If there was one word for salespeople and business owners to embrace it would be this one.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

The ability to invest in IT organically allows an organization to scale at pace, keeping them competitive in the market without breaking the bank.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

How to know if you're really ready for the media coverage you crave.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:40:00 -0500

A California jury was ordered to resume deliberations on one of the four claims brought by Pao against the VC firm.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Whether you run a small business or a multinational enterprise, recruiting these all-stars will be top priority.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Today, it's more about working for yourself than white picket fences.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Despite immense needs, impact investing can make a real difference across the globe.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Skipping the bank is now easier -- and more popular -- than ever.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:32:15 -0500

Let there be light, the laserbeam kind that could end the constant battle to keep your smartphone battery from dying.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Expect mobile to be tomorrow's main act in video and TV consumption, and by extension, advertising.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:22:00 -0500

A look at the factors influencing the generation born between 1981 and 1997.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:15:00 -0500

Richard Friedman has an impressive history of turning real estate into gold.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Social selling is happening now. Here are three steps to help you leverage the power of this strategy.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500

If you want to reel in your audience, slow down, keep it real and use visuals wisely.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500

If you're selling something online, make your life easier with these tools.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Giving referrals is one of the best ways to start getting referrals.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:45:00 -0500

Apple has started approving third-party apps for its smartwatch. Twitter made the first cut. Facebook did not.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Two heads are always better than one in a startup. The challenge is how to find that elusive perfect-fit partner.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0500

Virtually every type of company can benefit from a skilled data scientist.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:03:00 -0500

Cook, who took over for Steve Jobs in 2011, stresses that CEOs need to make swift decisions.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

The wildly popular item 'gives you and the family jewels room to breathe,' Lululemon says.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

With the increase in abundance and the rate at which information travels, decision-makers are left facing an onslaught of pressure against unexpected and uncontrollable forces.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

With intern season just around the corner, ensure your program is an educational experience that can make also make an impact on your company.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Skateboarders stay safe with customizable adhesive lights.

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As my father and I enjoyed a snack, he provided me with a simple lesson I have never forgotten.

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You should first examine your ability to handle uncertainty and, yes, failure.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:43:00 -0500

Check out these snippets of business advice from entrepreneurs including Warren Buffett, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs.

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Five strategies to offer consumers a seamless online purchasing experience.

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The best pitches tend to incorporate these elements.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0500

From Sony to Target, big companies that were hacked felt barely a dent to their bottom line, an analysis reveals.

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Robots are about to get a lot more personal.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Why Amazon is frustrated at U.S. regulators and a notable VC weighs in on the potential tech bubble.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Your professors bear some blame; they lauded florid writing and set minimum lengths for papers. Here are a few salient points for crafting tighter releases.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:45:00 -0500

The company reports fourth-quarter profit but a sales miss.

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Researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:04:10 -0500

Charney is seeking millions of dollars for a breach of employment contract, his attorney said.

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Find out how this restaurant chain was able to go viral with one of the most unique social-media strategy in the business.

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Those who perform at an extremely high level understand the importance of teamwork and culture.

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The family that franchises together, stays together.

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Now's the time your organization should adopt the contextual-search trend that's already big in the consumer market.

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Fusing classical music with pop hits, The Piano Guys have risen to fame for viral videos filmed amidst eye-popping scenery.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:55:00 -0500

It's the fastest-funded project and also the most funded -- by far.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Involve them in new product launches and keep them "in the loop."

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Ironically, scheduling breaks and walks outside actually helps you accomplish more.

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Because when the time comes for them to enter the working world, I want them to be damn good leaders.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

If it seems like everyone else is succeeding but you -- you might be sabotaging your success with these bad behaviors.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Technology is helping to bring public relations out of the shadowy realm between marketing and advertising.

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The secret to increased participation is to move it out of the office.

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Developing mental stamina helps us manage uncertainty, improves relationships and increases well being.

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While supporters say the law protects small business owners' religious freedom, critics say it will allow for discrimination against gay customers and drive business out of the state.

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Cloud-based systems are an agile, multi-modal tool for better customer relationship management.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:25:00 -0500

As the famous drink celebrates its 20th birthday, check out where in the world you can buy flavors such as cheesecake and red bean.

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Stop guessing who to email and what to say.

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Weight gain and health problems aren't inevitable consequences of cube life.

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The plan to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:04:00 -0500

That case of the giggles is good for more than the obvious ab workout.

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Treat your sales presentation -- and your audience -- with the respect they deserve.

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Don't dismiss this popular and growing medium as a waste of time, they hold the potential to boost the skills you need to succeed.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500

Expansion takes time and careful planning. If growth is rushed, quality may go down and control may be lost.

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The message I got from him when I visited his Caribbean island

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An effective piece of visual content tells your story and really pulls the reader in.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0500

Later this year, the more secure point-of-sale terminals will be required by law and most likely expected by consumers.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

The key is in figuring how what works for you -- then asking for it.

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Sometimes the answer is as plain as the schnoz on your face.

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An app that tracks invoices, payments and appointments helped put this handyman ahead of the curve.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:19:43 -0500

On the same day that Twitter unveiled Periscope, which it acquired for $100 million in January, buzzy app Meerkat announced a $12 million funding round.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500

The 'FarmVille' maker is accused of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after going public in 2011.

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Email is taking a back seat to real-time messaging. Caliber says its going to make business communications move faster.

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Two cousins saw profit in their passion for seafood.

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Some people want to change the world, while others would rather just leave it behind.

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When you know fear and how to use it, it can be a springboard to future success.

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The investigation is looking into a potential legal violation related to Dov Charney, the company's founder and former chief executive officer.

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At a SXSW keynote last week, Logan Green explained technology's potential impact on some new sharing economy industries.

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College student Aaron Goldstein reflects on how he founded his company and where he wants to take it next.

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While trade shows are essential to grow your business, they can also be costly. Here is how to attend one on a budget.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:15:00 -0500

Rethink success and how you relate to your fans. These tips from Hollywood experts can teach small business owners how to maximize audience.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Even if consumers happen to visit your site, they may not stay for long.-- which is why this one marketing trick can make all the difference.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:57:52 -0500

The 'Android installer hijacking vulnerability' reportedly allows attackers to surreptitiously download apps to Android users without them knowing.

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Like a Cuban taxi driver, the SBA is making due with a 1950s-era model in 2015.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Investors, especially young ones, should look beyond the stock market to master the money game.

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Have you ever wondered what it takes for an average person to become great?

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The founders of Warrior Fitness Boot Camp, modelFIT and ClassPass dish on the rise of small, personalized fitness studios.

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Always seek advice from those who've been in the same boat as you and successfully navigated those treacherous waters.

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:28:00 -0500

Despite efforts to counter gender stereotypes, STEM subjects are still overwhelmingly male dominated, but new research provides a powerful reason for girls to take science at school

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How did Amy Winehouse become one of the UK’s most iconic singers of all time in such a short period of time? A new documentary coming this summer aims to explain just that. Simply and appropriately-titled Amy, the feature will look at the life of the troubled yet talented British singer-songwriter, [...]

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:50:00 -0500

Samsung is mis-selling a crucial aspect of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge...

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

And now the rest of the Friday box office news... Home wasn't the only big opener this weekend. The Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard scored a strong $12.91 million Friday, including $1.8m worth of Thursday previews. The $40m R-rated comedy, which earned negative reviews and would-be controversy over its vulgar humor, is looking [...]

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:55:00 -0500

Wrestling fans often wonder exactly how much their favorite performers make. It's an interesting question, but one that's nearly impossible to answer given the complexity of WWE's booking contracts. We do our best to shed some light on the subject.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:46:00 -0500

Video And now we have what is the first look at MGM and Sony’s fourth Daniel Craig adventure, SPECTRE. Thanks, oo7.com! By the way, for the uncool kids, that stands for “Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.” So by all means, prove how awesome you are this November by walking up [...]

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:08:00 -0500

The U.S. can't control the flood gates as South Korea also wants to join China's latest development bank.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:14:00 -0500

As virtually the whole world likely knows by now, HBO’s epic hit Game of Thrones is poised to return on April 12 for its breathlessly anticipated fifth season. In keeping with the show’s tradition of filming in some of the world’s most spectacularly scenic locations— including Croatia, Iceland, and Northern Ireland—much [...]

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:55:00 -0500

When Martin Luther King exclaimed that he had a dream, he probably didn't expect support to come from the direction of a billionaire Silicon Valley CEO. But that is what we see today as Salesforce.com and its CEO Marc Benioff take a stand against a new piece of legislation in Indiana. The [...]

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:05:00 -0500

Ericsson is a monster in the telecommunications industry. The company, which provides products and services upon which telcos themselves build their businesses, has a network spread that sees 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic, and some 2.5 billion mobile subscribers globally pass through its equipment. Quite simply, in the [...]

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Small Business Wins in Supreme Court
By Crystal Dallo :: Monday, November 26, 2007 :: 14394 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.”
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