Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

After failing at launching a cable network, Blake Mycoskie found his passion in social entrepreneurship. Here is how he turned TOMS into a global force for good.

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:00:00 -0600

Find out what VCs look for before investing in a new company.

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:00:00 -0600

You've probably never heard of Jen Ehresmann, but she is one of the highest-ranking women in the $18-billion turkey industry.

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:30:00 -0600

In 9 years, Vincent Lee took a small janitorial business and turned it into a franchise that provides services for huge companies including Nike and FedEx.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:30:00 -0600

Economic and technology improvements have given professional services companies much to appreciate.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:00:00 -0600

It sets the foundation for the customer relationship, establishes leadership and separates the business from the competition.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:30:00 -0600

With Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, retailers and marketers must establish a game plan for arguably the two biggest shopping days of the year.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:00:00 -0600

Cultivate creativity, enjoy leisure pastimes, forge relationships and achieve entrepreneurial success.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:30:00 -0600

When budgets are tight, knowing your customers and employing some clever tactics will go a long way in creating disruptive marketing campaigns that work.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:00:00 -0600

Done prudently, helping customers to buy now and pay later is a sound strategy for maximizing sales.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:30:00 -0600

The reality each year on Cyber Monday is that billions are spent online during office hours. You're wise to watch for bandwidth traffic jams and security threats.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:00:00 -0600

The largest retailers have an insatiable demand for promising merchandise. Persistence is key to finding your spot on their shelves.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:45:00 -0600

Is your company an assemblage of the drowsy. Encourage members of your team to catch up on rest in these ways.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:30:00 -0600

Are your productivity hacks really making you better? Many are myths that are actually holding you back.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:15:00 -0600

Be prepared for the annual race to send packages to all corners by doing the proper advance legwork.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

The audiences are there, but if you're making one of these errors, they won't acknowledge you.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:45:00 -0600

Regardless of where you sell your goods or services primarily, a little advanced digital preparation can help you take advantage of "Windfall Weekend."

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:30:00 -0600

Compelling web copy is important in creating a hook to persuade people to buy, but it is better to create an experience for people coming to your site that totally transcends the transaction.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:15:00 -0600

A large player starts to get wise to the ways of newcomers that are experimenting rapidly.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:00:00 -0600

We asked our customer service experts about the companies they love and why.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:52:00 -0600

The ridesharing company is reportedly raising new financing that would value it at $40 billion.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:30:00 -0600

Read about the business leaders who dominated headlines in 2014 and set the stage for the year ahead -- for better or for worse.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:15:00 -0600

Meetings fall apart thanks to sloppy agendas, un-articulated ground rules, and other structural mistakes. Here's how some of the world's top execs manage their meetings.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:00:00 -0600

This time of year everyone is expressing gratitude but this sort of mentality needs to occur all year long.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:45:00 -0600

Your distractions are keeping you from being alert, attentive and focused and can hamper your post-event follow up not to mention your day to day activities.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:30:00 -0600

We came up with three hypothetical inventions that would make Thanksgiving more enjoyable.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:19:00 -0600

The social platform now allows marketers to put coupons in users' feeds with Twitter Offers.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:15:00 -0600

Entrepreneurs are trying to make the best of a bad situation.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:00 -0600

Before you take your next step, let some experts help you get a better understanding of what the data shows now.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:45:00 -0600

Any time you match sellers with buyers, you have to ensure both sides of the deal are growing proportionately.

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:59:00 -0600

Social media like Facebook and Twitter are far too biased to be used blindly by social science researchers, two computer scientists have warned.

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:52:00 -0600

Here's a timely refresher as we head into Black Friday and the holiday selling season, in case you missed these pointers previously: 10 trending ways that customer service, customer experience and retail expectations--both storefront and eCommerce--are changing. Don't overlook these as we head into the commercial tumult that starts tonight and with [...]

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:46:00 -0600

Since April 2012, Apple has spent $100 billion on dividends and stock buybacks. I argue why Apple would be much better off if they'd spent this money on smart M&A and R&D instead.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:18:00 -0600

Black Friday is nearly upon us, and the time has arrived for Xbox One and PS4. The market still isn't flooded with must-have games that you can't play on last-gen, and Sony's last firmware update was sort of a mess, but we're finally at the point where both Sony and [...]

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:53:00 -0600

Most technical entrepreneurs cringe when they finally realize that marketing is still king, despite the power of technology, and they are up against competitors who have a hundred times their spending power. Luckily, the digital revolution has been a great equalizer in the marketing world, if used effectively to target [...]

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:45:00 -0600

It is the week of Thanksgiving, with all its associated holiday cheer and family togetherness. It is also the week a Grand Jury decided white policeman Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges for the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:10:00 -0600

Being uber-responsive to work communications might not be great for your health or your career, says a new study.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:27:00 -0600

As college acceptance letters go out over the next few months to the millions of high school seniors applying to universities in the United States this year, it is important to note that nearly half of all engineering majors drop out or change majors before they graduate. Melody McCloskey, who founded [...]

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:12:00 -0600

Counting your blessings on Thanksgiving is great, but being grateful every day will change your life.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:13:00 -0600

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Chaldean Loses Millions in Store Fire
By Rita Abro :: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 :: 16612 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.”