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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:00:00 -0500

The business world is filled to the brim with ambitious entrepreneurs, million-dollar ideas and interesting stories, so the challenge is cutting through the noise to gain notice.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Instead of keeping a constant connection to smart devices, many professionals might benefit from taking time to chill, move and unplug.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500

A Google search reveals that launch life can be compared with virtually anything.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Companies need not search through scary amounts of emails and attachments to find a valuable client communication.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Crowdfunding is the sweat equity of financing. Every company, no matter how small, can succeed but it requires a lot of work.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

While at times GIFS get a bad rap, if used correctly they can punch up your content and differentiate your blog from others.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Consider these elements to keep your website fresh.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0500

If you have a dream of a new product and fall into one of these three scenarios, Quirky might be a good platform for you.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:28:00 -0500

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Your old inventory, like the undead, will haunt your shelves. Free yourself with these five methods.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Leverage the skills you have into some side income. Teach a course. Do something you know.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

A recent survey of 12,000 people revealed the companies they think are the most genuine, and the characteristics most important to them.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:26:00 -0500

Under the framework, Internet service providers would be classified as an information service for consumers but a common carrier service for websites and content sites.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Forget about doing a major overhaul of your life. Just try these strategic approaches.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Raising money is an intricate web of objective fact, blind faith and calculations about whether you stay in control of your venture or hand it over to investors.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:40:00 -0500

The device would allow for radical personalization in terms of both functionality and aesthetics.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0500

If you're seeking money for your startup, you should be prepared to address potential issues that may face your business.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Make sure your staff understands what's expected on your social media platforms.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:45:00 -0500

Understanding how we listen helps us forge stronger connections and solutions.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -0500

A millennial explains that building a great reputation is not a project for Day 1 at a new gig. Rather, bear down on the work or the assignment. The rest will follow.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:06:00 -0500

The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Learn why documenting your processes is just as helpful for startups as it is for established businesses.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:51:00 -0500

Once burned, twice shy doesn't apply. Amazon's not tapping out of the smartphone market just yet.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0500

The wind is howling, it's getting darker earlier, and homes are decorated with scary looking creatures. And, you know, being an entrepreneur can be kinda scary.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:24:00 -0500

The actor is apparently 'being eyed' to play the Apple co-founder in the still untitled Danny Boyle directed film.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:18:00 -0500

The billionaire's penchant for playing dress-up has served as an effective marketing tool.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0500

You'll need to tap your determination, persistence and trust to reach success, but there will be many barriers in the way.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0500

There's more to being lean than cutting costs.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:47:00 -0500

Tim Cook, in acknowledging his homosexuality, perpetuated a politically charged myth about gays in the workplace.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:39:00 -0500

Howard Schultz calls the coffee giant's plans to deliver food and drinks "ecommerce on steroids."

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0500

When I was in my twenties I soaked up business knowledge. I listened carefully when the leaders in my company spoke. I knew their soft spots and sensitivities because I was the company's HR manager. I knew that there were certain situations where they needed my help, but the rest [...]

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:37:00 -0500

Chances are you have heard of Airbnb, the company that lets you rent lodging and accommodations directly from other people instead of staying at a hotel. Based in San Francisco Airbnb has one of the most unique offices I have seen. Upon entering their headquarters you find yourself in a [...]

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:48:00 -0500

Wave goodbye to Windows 7 and Windows 8 purchases.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:17:00 -0500

While conventional wisdom would argue that success comes from being in the right industry, creating economies of scale, being at the forefront of technology, being a low cost provider or assembling extremely talented people; these companies had done just the opposite, and their results speak for themselves.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:09:00 -0500

Great ideas can take root at any age, including your college years. Perhaps your role in an on-campus activity inspired you to create an events management firm, or your experience as an intramural sports captain encouraged you to pursue an idea for a health club. When I began Varsity Tutors, I [...]

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:14:00 -0500

As online gaming advances, matchmaking failure is no longer an option.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:19:00 -0500

On October 17 of this year, investigative journalist Mubasher Lucman was banned for life from television in Pakistan. The case was taken up suo motu by the judiciary and found that Mr. Lucman maligned the judiciary egregiously enough to merit a lifetime ban from appearing in any capacity on television. As he says, [...]

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:41:00 -0500

Over the last 25 years, existing firms have been net job destroyers, losing on average 1 million jobs net combined per year.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:34:00 -0500

There are a lot of good reasons why someone might visit the Kingdom of Bhutan - but now there are more than ever.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:19:00 -0500

“You will do as I say!” my investor screamed at me. When I was younger, I influenced him to invest $10 million into my startup business. I was looking to raise another $5 million. Now, on a long-distance phone call from his China office, he asked for a board seat. “No,” [...]

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Chaldean Loses Millions in Store Fire
By Rita Abro :: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 :: 16447 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.”