Monday, September 22, 2014
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

To achieve high levels of success, you must start to develop the habits of the highly successful.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Hiring Gen Y workers? Tap into their strengths.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:55:00 -0500

Will they or won't they? Apple's grand plan for Beats Music remains under wraps.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500

Two young women recount the lessons they learned from starting their social media-marketing agency.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Sure, you want your company's site to rank high in search-engine results. The proof that your efforts worked may arrive in the form of new customers.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:16:00 -0500

The millionaire mom of two says the first step is not to step in too much, especially when it comes to getting good grades. Also, let your kid fall so she can learn how to pick herself up.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:05:00 -0500

A look at what happens when customers use a business for their own purposes, regardless of the company's explicit mission.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Even if your goal is conquer a larger sales territory or win more page views, the insights from this military leader can prove inspirational.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0500

Customer-friendly return policies help make these transactions easier for everyone involved.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Leaders shape the essential processes of company that directly foster employee engagement and generate results.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:15:00 -0500

The latest sign that the ultra-wealthy are nervous about putting more money into today's markets.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:11:00 -0500

Special event breaks down what new companies need to know for a successful launch.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

A serial entrepreneur explains how he traded sales for sails for a year and won a new lease on life.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:47:00 -0500

The shipping giant launched a pilot program a year ago where it put six printers in select UPS stores. Now, the program is expanding.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:45:00 -0500

Anyone interested in a stake in a new business should be aware of these 10 issues.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Instead of spending money and time on courses claiming to teach you marketing, get back to building your email list and writing useful blogs.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Wondering how you can boost sales and awareness in the coming months? Incorporate these ideas into your game plan.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:40:00 -0500

The Paula Deen Network, an online-TV platform where subscribers must pay between $7.99 and $9.99 to watch Deen whip up her famed Southern fare, launches on Wednesday.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

The hip-hop tycoon uses this simple technique to focus on his goals.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Innovate or fail? Which will be the path of your new entrepreneurial venture?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:07:00 -0500

A snapshot of how many businesses start every month and where they get their funding.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:03:00 -0500

Class, comfort and swagger. Some things never go out of style, except for this big business fashion faux pas that Kevin O'Leary and Daymond John say you should avoid.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Many entrepreneurs recognize that publishing a book can help drive business. But the decision about whether to publish on your own or try to get a deal with a mainstream publishing house depends on your business goals.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

As your business grows, it will begin to take on a life of its own and will require less hand holding from you. Here is how to 'parent' your company, as it matures.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:12:00 -0500

Social media provides a new way to deal with disgruntled customers before they even finish eating.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:07:00 -0500

The company broke its own sales record from last year and had twice as many opening weekend sales than it did with the iPhone 5 in 2012.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Athletes, entrepreneurs and everyday individuals can push harder and accomplish greatness.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

A lot of money can be made if you effectively set up your website, but these errors will hurt your chances.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0500

Forget Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. Starbucks's newest beverage is closer in taste to Guinness.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:18:49 -0500

Finally you can install a third-party keyboard onto your Apple mobile device. Here are the options that are available, and how to download them.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:12:00 -0500

The struggling tech maker is hoping to rebound with the release of the Passport, which it calls the 'IMAX of productivity.'

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

It can be tough to determine if you're really onto something. After conducting a gut check, seek the advice of others.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:45:00 -0500

After allowing users to embed its roughly 100 million stock images, Getty has no launched its first-ever mobile app, Stream, for Apple devices operating iOS 8.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Smart phones already are integral to finding things to buy. When everything is linked to the Internet, the same technology will allow everyone to know what their neighbors have to rent.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Those in the thick of business ownership understand that even considering all its rewards, entrepreneurship is a difficult and complicated path.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Snap judgments can spell disaster for individuals and businesses with the wrong names. Here's what to consider.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Many entrepreneurs overlook the importance of poise and professionalism. Here's some advice.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Now is the time to act and discover the passion that will help you succeed.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Start your week with these top tricks and tips from Entrepreneur's online contributors.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:58:00 -0500

She may look like a pro now, but Corcoran used to be 'horribly afraid' to get out in front of people and speak.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Three female CEOs reveal how they pursue that elusive work/life balance.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

As a leader, being indispensable can make employees better, they drive revenue and maintain a sense of optimism around the office.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

What athletes need to endure the brutal winnowing process on their way to the pros is just what it takes to launch and grow a business.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

JDog Junk Removal has one big prerequisite for every potential franchisee: they must be a military veteran.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500

We set goals. We plan milestones for our progress. Basically, we try to predict the future. But there can be more value in evaluating the past. Here's why.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0500

While minor grammar mishaps won't get you into too much trouble, other proofreading errors can be both humiliating and costly.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

The art of being an entrepreneur owes much to performance.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Some of the most influential business books are available for next to nothing (or even nothing) in the Amazon Kindle store.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

The hoards have begun gathering ahead of the iPhone 6 release tomorrow. Here's a look.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

These game changers have the right skills, the right process and the right heart.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

People and money are the two constants regardless of what a company sells. Keeping tabs on the comings and goings of both is indispensable.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:47:00 -0500

The millionaire real-estate mogul doesn’t let dyslexia hold her back. She uses it to fuel her famously feisty entrepreneurial fire.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500

Don't panic but respond appropriately and respectfully. Follow these practices to help stave off IRS scrutiny.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:34:00 -0500

In a talk at Columbia University, the PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist discussed why startups need to go 'beyond professionalism.' But that may be the problem.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

These programs are a gift and can be adapted to fit your needs at a low cost.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Utilizing social-media data in your content-marketing efforts can provide a fresh and creative twist to online advertising.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0500

Innovation in an industry like construction can pose a challenge to entrepreneurs. Here's how to break through.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

No matter how much training or talent you have on your team, engagement is one of the most powerful tools any team member and business can have.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:18:00 -0500

Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:14:00 -0500

In trying to mute the criticism of the NFL's response to abuse cases, commissioner Roger Goodell showed surprisingly bad judgment.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

The photo-centric social media platform is well suited for reaching younger customers who define what the larger audience seeks from content marketing.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:45:00 -0500

Engaged employees might be more prone to offer just the right touch to customers, boosting satisfaction all round. Consider job rotation as a workplace enhancement.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

When we teach our children the value and fragility of their personal reputation they learn who they are, regardless of what others think.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Even as technology makes it easier to connect, communication is disjointed. Fake friendships abound. Nonetheless, genuine ties can be forged in business and leisure.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Chances are you’re not maximizing one of the easiest routes to communicate vital information to your customers.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

As content has become the currency of the modern sales professional, there’s a content format that’s proving incredibly valuable for those who want to stand out.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:51:00 -0500

Initially priced at $68, shares of the Chinese tech titan opened at $92.70 this morning in what is officially the largest U.S.-based IPO of all time.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

A patient, systematic program to improve your underperformers is the quickest and least expensive way to improve company results.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:19:20 -0500

The line of people out front of Apple's flagship store was completely ridiculous.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Implementing strong client boundaries helps keep everyone focused.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Many companies are investing in Facebook campaigns despite changes to its organic reach.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

The creation of innovative products and processes is much too important to companies and entire economies to be left to chance.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

See the life of Apple's innovative, brilliant founder in a picture timeline.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:00 -0500

The lone visionary is the ideal of entrepreneurial mythology but one of the world's largest tech companies has done notably well with bifurcated leadership.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Most entrepreneurs have lots of ideas but few of them are able to successfully execute that one idea that makes all the difference.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Your business might be small, but its look and feel doesn’t have to be. Hiring outside help is quick and effective.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0500

The site's most popular stars are being paid to produce new content as other channels seek to court them.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:08:00 -0500

The popular photo-sharing platform will no longer shut down.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

It’s important for leaders to set the 'organizational guardrails' that foster a single, uniformed direction.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:54:00 -0500

Home Depot's cyberattack put 56 million credit cards at risk, significantly more than Target's breach.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

It's not so much what the best marketers know but how they view the elements of the campaign.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:04:00 -0500

With the announcement of Larry Ellison's stepping down, here are three tips for companies considering having co-ceos.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

How does any entrepreneur know what ventures to pursue, and which ones are best left behind?

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Empire-building lessons from one of the world's most entrepreneurial chefs.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

If you thought you needed more charismatic friends to have a social-maven driving your sales, think again.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:15:00 -0500

RocketSpace CEO and founder Duncan Logan shares how space and one’s peers impact a company’s final product.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:15:00 -0500

Clear out the mental clutter and the day’s distractions to focus on what you think is important.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

With traditional retailers merging and ecommerce startups growing quickly, this particular industry isn't getting much sleep these days.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

According to estimates, the country is second to Silicon Valley for new companies. Here are three things that may be driving that.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:19:00 -0500

This new social network makes sure you’re rubbing virtual elbows with people as well-to-do as you are. The cost to join: $9,000.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

The recently-deceased comedian taught a brilliant lesson about personal branding that we should all take to heart.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Check out the news business owners need to know for the week that was.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

If you aspire to be a successful entrepreneur, the only way you're going to achieve that is by focusing on one thing and doing it better than anyone else.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

I was always aggressive and relentless -- until a series of Zen-like moments helped me move to a different level that changed how I operated.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Looking for a way to support her six kids as a single mom, Nusha Pelicano discovered Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt by chance.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

AdWords is such a powerful advertising medium that people think they can't get it wrong. That's a serious error.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

You’re only as good as the number of people using and, more importantly, paying for what you built.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Why get a personal secretary when your smartphone can organize your day, your minutes, your business trips and even your clutter?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

The best way to tell somebody how to do better is to begin by telling them what they are doing well.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:21:00 -0500

For this billionaire entrepreneur, work is the breakfast of champions.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:34:00 -0500

A Wall Street Journal report suggested that EMC and HP have investigated a potential merger deal that would have  created a massive vendor worth close to $130 billion. Citing unnamed sources, WSJ wrote that the deal was approached as a “merger of equals” and was in discussion over the past [...]

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:24:00 -0500

In the latest victory for billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman, the stock of Herbalife fell sharply on Monday, trading at levels not seen since the first months of the nearly two-year battle over the company. Shares of Herbalife, which have been falling steadily in recent months, tumbled by 10% to [...]

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:19:00 -0500

I recently spoke to a person who told me about their profitable “concierge service” that involves helping pregnant women come to America to give birth so their children can acquire U.S. citizenship. She is not the only one offering such help. Apparently there are a number of "baby care centers" [...]

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:57:00 -0500

Reports are spreading of WiFi and battery life problems for iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad mini owners. Apple is yet to respond.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:31:00 -0500

The games media has seemed to have recently just discovered the famed "loot cave" in Destiny, a way to get gear in the game that's been around for quite a while, but has quickly become far and away the game's most popular avenue to acquire items. In short, it's the definition [...]

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:01:00 -0500

Kevin Akeroyd, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Marketing Cloud, says CIOs and CMOs in some 50% of organizations already collaborate closely when making technology buying decisions.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:13:00 -0500

After some real-world usage, it's already clear that life with a phablet brings compromises. iPhone users accustomed to one-handed use of their device will find the iPhone 6 Plus nearly impossible to manipulate without placing both hands on it. If you're ready to make that move, the 6 Plus is gorgeous and might be the perfect smartphone for you. Otherwise, you might be like me.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:25:00 -0500

Brigham Young University tops this list that considers how some of the country's top places of learning stack up when evaluated as workplaces.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:53:00 -0500

Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next! "Monsanto’s GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals," screams a typical article, in AlterNet, a popular anti-GMO site. It [...]

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:17:00 -0500

Given the massive effort behind convincing us that ObamaCare is a resounding success, it’s almost surprising that a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll found support languishing at 34%. Part of the problem is the credibility ObamaCare supporters lose by attempting to prove two questionable propositions. First, that Obamacare is having a positive impact on our health care system and, second, that it’s doing so without any negative impact on our economy.

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Small Business Wins in Supreme Court
By Crystal Dallo :: Monday, November 26, 2007 :: 10965 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.”