Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:03:12 -0600

Facebook's CEO shared wisdom on hiring and delegation during the latest installment of 'Q&A with Mark.'

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

Businesses collect data constantly but are not always so consistent evaluating if it best serves the strategy.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0600

Unusual working environments often boost productivity. Give them a try.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:08:00 -0600

With a new customizable burger platform and minimum wage on the agenda, McDonald's image revamp may end up costing franchisees.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

Ambiverts are individuals with characteristics of both introverts and extroverts. Could this balance equip them to be superior business leaders?

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:45:00 -0600

K-cups are everywhere. And its waste is, too, thanks to the fact that the cups are almost impossible to recycle.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0600

Small businesses are doing a lot more without having to hire new workers.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0600

The Cupertino, Calif.-based colossus is looking for a way to make its smartphones, tablets and laptops resistant to the kiss of death for electronics: moisture.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0600

From how and when to break the news to how to avoid getting sued, here are the pro-tips you need to know when letting an underperformer go.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0600

Twitter's co-founder plays 'Finish This Sentence,' sharing what he's reading, how he unwinds and the characteristics all innovation must share.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:55:00 -0600

The bubble today comes from private investors who are investing in apps and small tech companies. And there in lies the rub.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0600

Organic reach across fan pages is at an all-time low, largely because Facebook insists on quality content. That's not a bad thing for users or advertisers.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:15:00 -0600

Here are some tips to help make your bedroom more sleep-friendly. (Hint: that light emanating from your smartphone isn't helping.)

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0600

It's all about propsecting, conversations, closing and then the promised land: Revenue.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0600

One of best ways to find new customers and clients is through your own network. Here's what you need to know about charging and paying finder's fees for referrals.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:32:24 -0600

A new study says revenue could come from mobile internet services and products, even if occupants spend only a fraction of their free time on the web.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0600

The success of the Girl Scouts' selling diet-busting boxes of cookies, year after year for generations, rates as one of the best marketing programs ever.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0600

A little love from the media can do wonders for your business -- you just need to know what to give them.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0600

The tool lets users create graphics overlaid with text in order to fuel engagement on social media and blogs.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:48:00 -0600

The tech giant is holding off due to delays involving the supply of display panels, according to reports.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0600

Of all the events out there, SXSW is the best for judging whether it is worth attending for your business.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:21:00 -0600

The online marketplace cited losing its authenticity as a risk factor in its IPO filing.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

An entrepreneur's fears and small vision are the greatest limits to success. Overcoming those brings every goal within reach.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0600

He may be a business sage, but this piece of advice has nothing to do with stocks and investments.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0600

Business partners John Jarvis and Mike Confalone spill on the challenges and triumphs of running a TITLE Boxing Club.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0600

While many entrepreneurs want to grow their business and offer products with a competitive edge, they neglect techniques and systems that generate a flood of valuable ideas.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0600

Productivity tools are not a one size fits all. Choose what works best for you, your life and personality.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0600

Jumping head first into a startup may appear very promising and rewarding, but these triumphs do not come without great risk.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:38:00 -0600

Having been a serial entrepreneur and now the vice president of Small and Medium Business at Microsoft, Thomas Hansen is looking to take your questions about entrepreneurship and how to use technology to get a competitive edge.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

Sites such as Farmers Only and Christian Mingle have a customer filter built right into the names.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:03:00 -0600

Social media can change the entire course of your company's future.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

As your company grows, new team members won't know the values you launched with unless the leadership team makes it a priority.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:45:00 -0600

Brand marketers will be able to showcase more images on the photo-sharing smartphone app.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0600

Both entrepreneurs and competition judges focus too much on the product, forgetting that customers and staff are more important.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0600

Identifying the tactics of your marketing plan should flow smoothly out of the strategies you've identified that will drive your business forward.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0600

The founder of a startup accelerator's process to get through hundreds of emails per day.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:15:00 -0600

Virtual reality goes high-definition courtesy of a new company in Prague.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0600

Esteemed leaders in business and politics have long shared remarkably similar advice for what is required to perform best and continue growing.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:44:00 -0600

The top court will start hearing arguments in the King v. Burwell case Wednesday, and the cost of insurance could be at stake.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:37:00 -0600

The ridesharing tech company says geolocation and navigation technology is a big part of what keeps it running efficiently.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Low overhead and fewer commitments makes young adulthood an ideal time to become an entrepreneur.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:19:13 -0600

The team at IDEO, an innovation and design firm, is inspired by Barbara Beskind's unique perspective and enthused by her resolve.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

The world's most successful people are those who have streamlined their lives to a seamless flow of productivity and focus.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0600

In business, some people who are kind get crushed but others come out ahead of the people who aren't very nice at all. Science has an explanation.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:29:00 -0600

The fast-food chain rolled out a new antibiotics policy in an effort to mend its reputation.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:24:00 -0600

The Cupertino, Calif. tech titan has stolen the South Korean electronic giant's thunder in the smartphone sales war for the first time since 2011. But upstart Xiaomi might have the most to boast about.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:23:00 -0600

Getty Images teams up with the cast of the upcoming film 'Unfinished Business.'

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0600

It's a golden moment for Bitcoin.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

Our resident 'geek' tells us if social media analytics add up to business success.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0600

Facebook has created more billionaires under 40 than any other company.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0600

It all comes back to this one ability.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0600

The toughest situation for an entrepreneur is exhausting themselves to keep alive a business they won't admit is on life support.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:15:00 -0600

The new security flaw is affecting mobile devices and Mac computers.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0600

Here's how you can avoid the same fate.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0600

It's time to put a stop to the lying and come clean. If confession is good for the soul, consider this post to be Sunday Morning Mass.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0600

Big data doesn't have to be scary; businesses just need to ask the right questions.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:15:00 -0600

The big retailer is battling back after a massive data breach and sluggish performances.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0600

Want to drive tons of new revenue for your startup. Avoid making this mistake at all costs.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0600

While searching for romance on Bravo's 'Friends to Lovers,' public relations entrepreneur Kris Ruby also learned a lot about business.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0600

We love to typecast. Yet we don't realize that much of the common wisdom about popular stereotypes is simply false.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:05:00 -0600

The San Francisco-based shipping startup is unveiling a new product today that aims to make the process of returning items you buy online hassle free.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

A leader succeeds or falls short based on the capacity to inspire their team and make the tough decisions under pressure.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0600

As a Get In Shape For Women franchisee, Leigh Hometh gets to help other women get healthy.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0600

How people look at things has a lot to do with what they see. Leaders are wise to question their assumptions and take a look from different angles.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:30:00 -0600

There's never a guarantee that a new product will connect with the marketplace, but properly preparing is vital.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0600

Given the current bleak landscape, you may feel the urge to become an entrepreneur. But before you fully commit, follow this advice.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0600

Find out which 'E-Factors' are pushing the purchase of goods and services by those with money.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0600

By using new technology to create innovative product, design and communication, it can be easier than ever for brands across all industries to remain focused on the customer.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

When you face challenges, follow these tips to make your company stronger.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

Here are three reasons to reconsider hiring the candidate with perhaps a little too much experience, and which candidates to avoid.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:45:00 -0600

Leap targets mid-market buyers and replaces the Z3 device which launched a year ago.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0600

Follow this expert advice for designing web pages that attract eyeballs without turning off the search engines.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:03:00 -0600

A look at the 10 ventures that have raised the most money on the popular crowdfunding website to date.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:02:00 -0600

From eye glasses to private equity investing.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0600

If your initial campaigns have produced lackluster results, read through this list to improve your return on investment.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0600

Visualization is proven technique for athletes to amp up their performance. It works just as well in the office.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0600

By building on mutual understanding, a brand and its customers can move into more serious, long-term relationships that benefit both parties

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:57:00 -0600

The viral dating app stirs up yet more controversy with its Tinder Plus pricing structure.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:52:09 -0600

With child-tracking capabilities and a 911 emergency feature, the Burg 31 doesn't need to be tethered to a mobile device in order to place calls or send texts.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:52:00 -0600

Smartwatches and beacons and telepathy, oh my!

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Your "why" is the reason you do the things that you are passionate about. Find it.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0600

When it comes to using the 'lean startup' model, you need to run experiments to ensure your hypotheses are correct.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

To make yourself stand out among the thousands of other people on LinkedIn, create a compelling profile using this advice.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:47:00 -0600

Panelists at Social Media Week in New York City discussed how aspiring brands can achieve cult status.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:45:00 -0600

Samsung just took a bunch of shots at Apple. Here are four of them.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0600

Gratitude for the good work employees do and constructive criticism when needed are the keys to being the boss everybody is hoping to have.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:23:00 -0600

The crowdfunding campaign for the new smartwatch raised more than $13.3 million, toppling the previous record set by the Coolest Cooler.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0600

The partnership will officially kick off on March 18 with a Livestream event.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:05:00 -0600

Fab CEO and co-founder Jason Goldberg will no longer be involved with the company.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

The keys to staying calm, focused, and effective when leading a meeting.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:20:00 -0600

Everything you need to know about iOS 8.2.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:50:00 -0600

What exactly do you owe your employer - and what does your employer owe you?

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:21:00 -0600

This is a very good spot by Dashiell Bennett over at Bloomberg. Some of us have been wondering why it was that Walmart, traditionally a low wage employer, recently decided to hoist entry wages to well above minimum wage. Some argue (and they really are, I'm seeing it here in [...]

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:43:00 -0600

Like many other people, I suppose, I only heard about Sweet Briar College, a small women's liberal arts college in Virginia, when I saw the news that it is shutting down. The school was affected by the financial crisis and the general crisis in higher education. Young women have lost interest in [...]

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:20:00 -0600

It is the age of the activist investor, but Brooklyn-based online arts and crafts seller Etsy isn't afraid of the shark-infested Wall Street waters that are within its proximity.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:57:00 -0600

Iowa State troopers can keep more than $30,000 in cash taken during a traffic stop, even though the owner was found not guilty, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled last week.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:28:00 -0600

Last week I spoke to Shellye Archambeau, CEO of Silicon Valley based Governance, Risk and Compliance Cloud Apps company, MetricStream. Additionally a Board Director of Verizon, Nordstrom, Watermark, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, in 2014 Shellye featured at #2 in Business Insider's list of the 25 most influential African [...]

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:03:00 -0600

You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career. Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like [...]

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:22:00 -0600

President Obama's executive action on immigration entitles 4 million illegals to 3 years of tax refunds even if they never paid in a cent.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:02:00 -0600

Billionaires might not have to worry about covering the mortgage, but a ten-figure net worth comes with its own set of unique troubles.

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Chaldean Loses Millions in Store Fire
By Rita Abro :: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 :: 17441 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.”