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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:30:00 -0600

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:09:00 -0600

Celebrity endorsements work when stars behave. Not when they go off the rails on the crazy train. Now AIG wants to come to the rescue with a way for businesses that dance with the stars to cover their butts.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:00:00 -0600

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Providing criticism to a team member can be a real challenge, especially if done wrong. Here is a simple and easy to remember strategy that will help you avoid uncomfortable confrontations.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:15:00 -0600

The easiest way to tell an information-dense story may be graphically. And you don't have to be Leonardo da Vinci to create an effective chart or infographic.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:09:27 -0600

The IPO market has been particularly fruitful recently for so-called fast-casual restaurant operators.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:00:00 -0600

If you don't have a tangible plan, you're actually losing business -- or you're increasing the chance of losing business to competitors.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:44:00 -0600

After just two years leading the fast-food giant, Don Thompson is being replaced by Steve Easterbrook, McDonald's chief brand officer with experience in the fast-casual business.

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Get the lowdown on how to prepare the cash flow section of your business plan

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Venture capitalist and About.me CEO Tony Conrad shares his thoughts on making tough choices.

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Reframing your thinking can go a long way. A psychologist suggests trying these strategies to get further along the path you've carved out and reach success.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:00:00 -0600

Surely, you should be studying companies that offer the same services that you do. But you should broaden your research beyond that.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:45:00 -0600

Apple has tied with Samsung to become the No. 1 smartphone vendor in the world.

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The shortage of workers trained for jobs in the digital economy and sophisticated manufacturing is costly for companies and vexing for the unemployed.

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The card game broke the record previously held by the Reading Rainbow campaign.

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Top professionals figure out the difference between these two qualities and spend the lion's share of their time generating results.

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Stand out in a crowded business world with these essential tips from a longtime entrepreneur.

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A commercial during the big game this Sunday is far out of reach for most but a social media strategy will keep you in play, on your budget.

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Venice, Calif.-based Cargomatic, an app that connects local shippers with local truckers, just raised $8 million in VC funding.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:14:00 -0600

Americans will consume a lot of food and beer during this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots - 3 billion bottles of beer, 70 million pounds of avocados, 30 million pounds of chips, 6 million pizzas, 5 million pounds of pretzels, 4 million pounds of popcorn, 3 million pounds of nuts, and 50 million pounds of “other”. The amount of chemical energy that will be released by passage of this mass of foodstuffs through a hundred and ten million intestinal tracks will equal to the total output of America’s 100 nuclear power plants during the game.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:30:00 -0600

In a country where political power easily makes or breaks a company, it is rare to see a private-sector business at loggerheads with a state-level government entity. That’s why the latest brawl between Alibaba, which is China’s biggest e-commerce company and is run by the country’s second richest person, and [...]

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:39:00 -0600

By David Mitchell Smith Gartner, Inc. Cloud computing, even with its maturity in the past decade and use by businesses, is still prone to a good deal of myth surrounding its real value. Whether they revolve around security concerns or cost savings, cloud myths primarily serve to impede innovation and distract us [...]

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:28:00 -0600

If you are a young person or new to the business world, you could easily get the idea that business is very complicated and confusing. You could easily feel intimidated by the formal language and all the terms and acronyms people throw around in the business world. Let me take some [...]

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:21:00 -0600

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:51:00 -0600

January 31 is the deadline for sending Forms 1099. But if yours doesn't arrive, here's why you shouldn't ask.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0600

Social entrepreneurs are driven by visions of economic inclusion, effective healthcare, enriching classrooms and healthy ecosystems. Business leaders are motivated by the thrill of the deal, the quest for efficiency and the opening of markets. There is enormous shared value opportunity when these two types of individuals join forces. With [...]

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:53:00 -0600

The sixth update to iOS 8 still ignores its biggest problems.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:39:00 -0600

It is fitting and proper--indeed essential for our very security--that Speaker John Boehner has extended an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran and its efforts to develop nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them anywhere in the world. The invitation has bipartisan [...]

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:08:00 -0600

I heard it over dinner at a friend's house. I talked about it on a call with a scientist. I discussed it while waiting for public health officials to issue an update on the measles outbreak. The same murmured question, the same growing fear. What happens if a child dies because some [...]

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Chaldeans Hopeful About New El Cajon Police Chief
By David Najor :: Friday, April 25, 2008 :: 20296 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Business & Finance

California, USA – Less than a week after his swearing in ceremony, El Cajon, California’s new police chief, Pat Sprecco,  has been the talk of the town in the Chaldean business community.   Chief Sprecco replaces Cliff Diamond, who retired Friday and was a strong supporter of business safety and crime prevention. 

"My goal of course would be to address crime issues in El Cajon, to make it a safe and as pleasant a community for folks to live in," Sprecco said.

Chaldean business owners are eager to hear from the new police chief and learn about any new initiatives in preventing and protecting small business owners in the city.  “We know Captain Sprecco, well now chief,  is experienced, highly qualified, and respectful of small business owners.  We look forward to his support and leadership,” said Kalla, who’s family owns Bay Liquor in El Cajon.

Sprecco worked his way through the ranks of law enforcement in El Cajon.  He began as a volunteer cadet in his mid teens, a stint at Grossmont College as a campus security officer for a few year, and a few years later he was hired on as a rookie officer for the El Cajon police.  Public service surges through Sprecco’s veins.  Both Sprecco’s parents were reserve police officers, His father was a reserve El Cajon police officer, and his mother was a reserve sheriff's deputy. His brother, son, son-in-law, and several cousins all work in law enforcement.

Chaldean business owners have long faced challenges of crime in the city.  Many hope Sprecco can bring a brighter focus to the issues and a stronger relationship with the small business community.  The business community along with El Cajon residents remain concerned about the growth of gang activity, broken homes, and school violence that spills out into the community say business leaders.