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Seed funding, angel investors or venture capital? Which one is right for you?

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The Justice Department is looking into whether airlines are working together to keep ticket fares high.

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With this simple strategy, you'll have enough to cover monthly living expenses and may even turn in a profit.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Leaders take note: These three words are the key to profits.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:00:00 -0500

You can't develop your product while living in a cave. Instead, "pre-sell" it via crowdfunding and email marketing.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:49:00 -0500

California's ruling that an Uber driver must be classified as an employee is rippling across the sharing economy.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:41:00 -0500

One study suggests that the worst impact of making more workers eligible for overtime would be not on the companies or their shareholders, but on the workers themselves.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:30:00 -0500

The audience is watching to see if you know what you're talking about.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Most products or services typically offer the same functional benefits. What separates one from the other, however, is the branding.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:00:00 -0500

This is an especially tough challenge in your first year or two of operation, even if you use every technique known to get traffic flowing.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:45:00 -0500

Entrepreneurship is like a near-death experience, and that's if you succeed. Win or lose, you'll be changed.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:30:00 -0500

This style of message makes it simple for your connection to introduce you to that potential client or investor.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:27:00 -0500

The Western Washington state chapter of the youth organization has piggy-backed on growing awareness and acceptance of what it means to be transgender.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:15:00 -0500

Distractions are detours on what is already a long road to where you want to be.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Here is how you can grow and scale your audience on alternative blogging platforms while still maintaining a robust and healthy central blog of your own.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:06:00 -0500

Auto companies today reported their sales results for June – and as projected, Americans continued to flock to new-car dealerships with wide-open checkbooks; total new-car sales for the first six months haven’t been higher since 2005, according to Kelly Blue Book. With half the year behind us, June sales solidified a [...]

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:50:00 -0500

The FB Heron Foundation has made a public commitment to invest 100 percent of its assets for impact. President Clara Miller joins author Devin Thorpe for live video interview.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:03:00 -0500

When Dark Energy co-founders Garrett Aida and William Lam decided to develop a portable energy charging source for smartphones--between classes—the odds were stacked against them. But these young, college students with limited experience and no money launched a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that generated over $170,000 in a matter of days.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:37:00 -0500

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:18:00 -0500

A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape:  Jon Gacek, CEO, Quantum. Jon Gacek, CEO of Quantum, a player in big data storage, says his San Jose-based company was “managing big data before big data was a cool term,” owing in part to its technology’s origins [...]

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:20:00 -0500

Having dug deep into iOS 8.4 is it safe to install or should you wait? The verdict is in.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500

As Dorothy Parker said, “I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I'll bet I'd be darling at it.”

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:15:00 -0500

Adaptive thinking is everything. Here's why.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0500

There's virtually no Internet access in Cuba, but that isn't stopping a generation of young entrepreneurs (and U.S. companies like Airbnb and Google) from creating a digital future for their country--today.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:14:00 -0500

A California bill that removes all exemptions to vaccine requirements for school entry except those medically indicated has just become law. After the California Assembly passed SB 277 on Thursday and the state senate passed the same version Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law this morning. “The science [...]

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:40:00 -0500

BY ORLANDO SOTOMAYOR - An economic death spiral of recession and taxes will not be how debts are repaid, in full or partially, as the latter option has just been suggested by the island's governor.

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Chaldean Loses Millions in Store Fire
By Rita Abro :: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 :: 18460 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Business & Finance

California, USA – “Everything I have worked so hard for over the past four years, I have lost in one night,” said owner Andy Kakoz.

A crowd of about 50 people gathered across the street to watch firefighters douse the flames of a million dollar discount store in Downtown El Cajon, California. At one point, water from three ladder trucks was being poured on the roof while firefighters on the ground busted windows to pour water on the flames. Firefighters from four agencies fought to bring the fire under control. Even two hours after it started, some flames were still coming of the roof.

The three-alarm fire consumed the entire store and sent firefighters to the hospital.  The blaze at Allen's Discount Store started shortly after 9 p.m., says Kakoz.  “all was normal when I closed the store at 9 p.m.”  Shortly afterward, Kakoz received a call from his alarm company that something was moving inside the store. As he was heading back to the shop, he got another call confirming the fire.

At one point, flames shot out of the roof and thick gray smoke poured out the doors of the store on Main Street, near Lincoln Avenue. Main Street was closed from Roanoke Avenue to Mollison Avenue as firefighters battled the blaze.

Mike Scott, El Cajon fire chief. expected firefighters would remain at the store all night. “There's a lot of merchandise in there,” Scott said. “It's going to take a while to put out all of the hot spots.”