Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Numerous studies point to the physical, psychological and even spiritual effects of charity. And it could also help your business thrive.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500

This primer will teach business owners and marketers how to take advantage of all Facebook has to offer.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500

If harnessed correctly, ads on the video network can become one of the top growth channels for your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:45:00 -0500

Purchasing an existing venture can be very rewarding, or it can be a nightmare.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500

There are, OMG, actual rules of etiquette you should observe.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:17:29 -0500

From striking shapes to magnetic fonts, to cunning hidden imagery and beyond, here are all of the juicy ingredients you need to cook up a high-impact logo.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500

An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Learn two ways you can use this social site to connect with new employees, customers and vendors.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:45:00 -0500

A performance bonus here or a catered lunch there are sure to be welcome with open arms, but they aren't what employees value most in the workplace.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:39:00 -0500

Ipsy, which charges users $10 per month for a 'Glam Bag' full of five sample-sized beauty products, just crossed the 1 million subscriber milestone.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:31:00 -0500

After extensive criticism, Gov. Mike Pence says he now wants to pass legislation clarifying that a recent law does not permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Social media is not a one-night stand; it takes time to build and continually nurture this relationship.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0500

There are many bright, motivated high school kids who can't afford four years of college who may very well make highly valuable tech workers.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

From Khan Academy to Udemy, entrepreneurs in education are making a difference in our schools.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:51:00 -0500

The two companies counted combined net revenues of $1.4 billion last year, and, moving forward, will complement one another's respective strengths.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0500

The pizza chain's transition to the 'Flavor of Now' hasn't been a smooth one.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:45:00 -0500

It may seem counterproductive, but the best way to grow your business may be to distance yourself from it for a little while.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

In an over-saturated app marketplace, a user likely won't think twice about deleting a free app with intrusive advertising and moving on to a competitor.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:29:00 -0500

Researchers have developed a real-time feedback app for 'smart glasses.'

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

A brief explainer on how to calculate your profit margin and what it means for your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:45:00 -0500

With limited resources, your company doesn't have time for those tasks that can and should be automated or offloaded.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

A cool, dark bedroom and a commitment to turn off computers and ereaders before bedtime will help ensure a healthy snooze.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:23:09 -0500

They're just an April Fool's Day prank. And thank goodness for that.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

These words and phrases to show customers how important they are to you and your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

'Make the adjustments and take what you learned from that and use that as a catalyst to catapult you to the top,' says wrestling great Nate Carr.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0500

The most successful people credit their success to the persisting energy bolts of action that we call 'habits.'

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:40:00 -0500

Hungry for a win, the fast-food giant is making its breakfast menu an all-day affair.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:39:00 -0500

Years after the deal between HP and Autonomy soured, the fallout continues.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Did you know that your employees' physical and emotional health could suffer?

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:01:00 -0500

Tony Robbins' Money Blog answers some of the most important questions you may have about the impact of taxes on your financial future.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

From blogging to distribution to simply staying organized, these tool are sure to set your marketing efforts in the right direction.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer and the results of the 'Copy Machine Study.'

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:55:00 -0500

Despite concerns of a tech bubble, at least one venture capitalist thinks most of today's heavily funded startups warrant their valuations.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

How New York-based Sari Miller is making a difference around the world.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:22:30 -0500

The goal is to sell its expertise in gathering and making sense of the surge in real-time data.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:06:00 -0500

The pace of crowdfunding growth has only been accelerating, according to a new report on the global industry.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

In this book excerpt, KIND Healthy Snacks founder Daniel Lubetzky reflects on what failure can teach you about your business.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Don't let a crowdfunding calamity happen to you.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Whether you're convincing someone to invest in your startup or your boss to let you take on a project, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Learn how to step back from opportunities without closing doors.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

The founder of 50-year-old Crown Worldwide discusses the fundamentals that helped keep the company growing since its founding in 1965.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Amit Patel spills on why he became a Subway and Maui Wowi franchisee.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

This year could be huge: Improving the customer experience is key.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Presenting your product at this level is a completely different type of sales strategy.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Learn from the best to improve your skills and help you position yourself as an authority in the industry.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

People remain committed to a brand they feel a connection to.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500

The first day on the job is just the beginning.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0500

The outdated method of tracking an employee's work day is a waste of time for all involved.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Although your lifestyle may have you thinking otherwise, your body isn't designed to experience anxiety 24/7.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Yes, it's completely possible to win the backing of investors without something physical to show.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Heads of companies are sheltered in the C suite. Here's how to break out of the Fortress of Solitude.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500

There's a big chance that it's not your brand that's the problem, but the way you present it online.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:06:00 -0500

Details are sparse, but the unveiling is slated for April 30th.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Oftentimes, a negative experience can be salvaged and turned into an opportunity.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500

From "Mr. Feet on the Ground" to "Ms. Head in the Cloud," these employee personalities help you find the holes in your system.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:29:00 -0500

Would you give an employee compassionate leave to mourn the departure of pop star Zayn Malik?

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

With everything going digital, it's comforting to know this old school tradition will stick around.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Unless, of course, you fall into one of these five categories. My time is limited, after all.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:15:53 -0500

'The days of awkwardly holding your phone up to the TV to record and share your favorite moments may be coming to an end,' says Whipclip's founder.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Foreign programs are funding a new breed of expats.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:41:00 -0500

Through a new partnership with Johnson & Johnson, Google is coming to an operating room near you.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Achieving greatness as a business owner takes time and effort, and there's no shortcut to success that can get you there.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:04:00 -0500

Amazon is giving small businesses a way to reach customers, but is looking for a particular set of criteria.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Jason Silva, host of the Emmy-nominated show 'Brain Games,' discusses the benefits of stepping outside of your everyday routine.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0500

As an entrepreneur, you will no doubt be handling the shape of your company's brand. So where better to start than with you?

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:31:00 -0500

The easy-to-prepare pasta also absorbs all the water in the pan while cooking.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Just jotting a mammoth target down on paper can get the ball rolling.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:15:00 -0500

In the technology industry, the only thing worse than being wrong is being early.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0500

There is a certain amount of randomness to life, but mostly, success and happiness always come down to making smart decisions.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Don't lose out on that next great candidate just because you've made these mistakes.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Learn from the best on how to master your time time and maximize your talents.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:45:52 -0500

Opponents of the controversial law say it could allow companies to deny services to gay people.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Is fear stopping you from achieving everything you want?

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:23:03 -0500

China is reportedly the source of the attack.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs sometimes do stupid things. Here's what you should avoid, starting right now.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Are you accomplishing less than you should each day? You may be the reason.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Being honest with yourself about the type of entrepreneur you are and want to be can be instrumental in determining how to grow your business.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Think you have a lot on your plate? Look to Bridgforth Rutledge for inspiration.

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

With low startup costs, rapid returns and the ability to operate independently, mobile franchises are putting anything and everything on wheels.

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Many of the individuals born 1946 to 1964 are gearing up to launch a business of their own.

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Hint: Keywords count.

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Effectively use your calendar to save time and free yourself from stress.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

With 162 years under its belt, the denim company knows a thing or two about great branding.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

The answer is more complex than you may think.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

The founder of TaskRabbit says there are some office jobs that will always require her special attention -- no matter how much her startup grows.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

These words are interchanged so often we've forgotten what they really mean.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Aslam Khan is still actively involved in running his Church's Chicken, Long John silvers and Hardees locations across the U.S.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

If there was one word for salespeople and business owners to embrace it would be this one.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

The ability to invest in IT organically allows an organization to scale at pace, keeping them competitive in the market without breaking the bank.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

How to know if you're really ready for the media coverage you crave.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:14:00 -0500

I'm in Europe this week and if there's anything that will get your brain thinking about customer service it's travel. From the experience of 12 hours of flying to the AirBNB we arrived in once settled in Prague to the many cafes we frequented, there's a lot to be curious [...]

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:48:00 -0500

Governors in 37 states are weighing their options should the Supreme Court conclude the IRS acted illegally in allowing their citizens to receive tax subsidies for health insurance through the federal government’s healthcare.gov website. The Supreme Court will decide, likely by late June, in King v Burwell whether the subsidies are [...]

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:50:00 -0500

McLaren’s business plan is built around a wave of products and a furious pace for innovation of the basic components that underpin all its cars. Starting with nothing five years ago, McLaren has little other choice but to evolve and close the gap with established companies like Ferrari and Porsche. [...]

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:40:00 -0500

Conventional wisdom says that managers can't be friends with employees, yet in real life, it happens all the time. Here are four ways to find the balance for yourself.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Before Wu-Tang proved the power of scarcity by announcing it would auction just one copy of its next album, independent rapper Nipsey Hussle had made $100,000 in a day by selling 1,000 copies of mixtape Crenshaw for $100 each. Now he's upping the ante.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:42:00 -0500

Peoria, Ill., without Caterpillar (CAT)? Benton Harbor, Mich., without Whirlpool (WHR)? Columbus, Ind., without Cummins Engine (CMI)? One of America’s under-appreciated relationships is the one between smaller cities and bigger companies, an often-happy exchange of quality-of-life for the combination of well-paying and skilled jobs, economic growth and stability, and corporate generosity [...]

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:19:00 -0500

Fans may be happy about World Wrestling Entertainment's 31st annual WrestleMania blowout, but investors are not.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:05:00 -0500

My take on the pros and cons of the CBS newsmagazine's coverage of a Phase I trial at Duke Brain Tumor Center for safety of a recombinant poliovirus for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

The husband-and-wife team who call themselves Go Curry Cracker saved more than 70% of their income in order to retire in their 30s and now aim to pay $0 in taxes.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:34:00 -0500

Read any review, discussion, forum thread or opinion on From Software's new PS4 exclusive Bloodborne, and you're bound to encounter the phrase: "it's not for everyone." Sometimes it's sort of an embarrassed acknowledgement: "I know, this thing is weird and painful, but here's what I like about it." More often, [...]

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Chaldean Loses Millions in Store Fire
By Rita Abro :: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 :: 17644 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.”