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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:00:00 -0600

Change your habits, change your business and change your life.

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:00:00 -0600

If you're interested in more adult shopping for Black Friday through Cyber Monday, wine companies are uncorking deals.

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The movie focuses on the 'hero's journey,' a structure that can be useful when telling VCs your company's story.

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:30:00 -0600

Is your child pulling on your heartstrings, begging for that special toy or trip? What you should do is plan.

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0600

Startup opportunities based on Internet culture and trends are boundless. What are you doing about that?

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Here are six tips to transition into a new role -- and a new life -- after you've handed over the reins of the business you started.

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:30:00 -0600

Running a successful startup means more rainy days than bright, clear skies. Here's how to not end up all wet.

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:05:00 -0600

The event gives consumers exclusive savings while also offering them a way to donate to charities of their choosing.

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:30:00 -0600

When entrepreneurs are successful at one thing, they inevitably assume they can replicate that success again and again … until they can't.

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:00:00 -0600

With diligent attention to the tricks of the online business trade, smaller businesses can climb to that coveted first spot on the search page.

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:00:00 -0600

Don't neglect the opportunity you have to create the network you need with the people who are already sitting at your table.

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:30:00 -0600

While creating content can be a challenge in itself, it's often what you do with the content after it's been published that determines its effectiveness.

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:00:00 -0600

This chart will give you the details you need.

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:30:00 -0600

Not only is supporting a cause good for the soul, but it's good for business, as long as companies channel their marketing efforts to reflect their emphasis on social responsibility.

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:30:00 -0600

Here is how break down your vision into small steps that will lead to success.

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:16:00 -0600

As the financial crisis was being resolved in December 2008 I heard someone say, “Wait ’til the startups get going – they’ll end this recession and crank up the economy again.” Of course, this maxim had caught on previously because when you start a business, you create at least one [...]

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:03:00 -0600

Apple's iPad Pro is starting to triumph over more traditional laptops.

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:53:00 -0600

Explore stunning architectural feats, a tropical paradise, and a small Scandinavian town.

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:33:00 -0600

  There was no chance that Adele’s 25 wasn’t going to be number one in the UK this week, but that doesn’t make her final sales figures any less impressive. The blockbuster record sold an unbelievable 800,000 copies in the past seven days, which makes it the best-selling number one album [...]

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:00:00 -0600

30-year-old Sarah Jones of Miss Jones Baking Co. is aiming to take on Betty Crocker with the first-ever organic ready-to-use frosting, and a line of complementary cake and brownie mixes. “We are a new kind of baking company that believes there is an easier way to make and enjoy the treats we love, without [...]

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:27:00 -0600

The QB's injury brought back memories of what Y.A. Tittle's bloodied head symbolized for the Giants 50 years ago.

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:56:00 -0600

In a healthy environment, people talk about what's working and what isn't. In a broken-culture company, they talk about who's to blame for various problems instead. Here are six signs your company culture is broken. Do any of these sound familiar?

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:48:00 -0600

Passports are no longer just for international travel. You may need them on domestic flights too. So if the IRS takes yours until you pay your taxes, how will you get around?

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:36:00 -0600

In a recent article, small business expert Gene Marks shared the unconventional argument that Small Business Saturday is unimportant at best, and insulting at worst. I respect his position and can certainly understand the underlying argument he was trying to make. Unfortunately, I believe his approach is overly cynical and misses the mark. As the CEO of a company whose sole mission is to educate, encourage, and support small businesses, I must take this opportunity to present a counter-argument.

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:40:00 -0600

Have you ever asked, “What can I do to grow my business?” Though you can improve things a bit with sales tactics or messaging alone, here are four blind spots that if ignored can kill business growth.

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:45:00 -0600

Ben Steele of Specialty Outdoor Retailer REI announces Black Friday closure at 143 stores nationwide with unveiling at Seattle flagship store as part of #OptOutside initiative. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images for REI) Black Friday has become a tradition to kick off the holiday shopping season. And, it’s all about the [...]

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Chaldean Loses Millions in Store Fire
By Rita Abro :: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 :: 20140 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.”