Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:36:00 -0500

The American food manufacturer has made an unprecedented sneaky, (anti)social media move to keep itself out of court.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0500

A recent court ruling finds companies aren't protected from suits by public figures if corporate ads feature them without prior consent.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:25:00 -0500

Facebook's latest feature allows you to see which of your friends are near your physical location in real time.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:20:00 -0500

Boston Pizza customers can now vote on whether the chain should begin selling a Pizza Cake, a gas-powered pizza cutter or a pizza air freshener.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:40:00 -0500

According to a new Pew study, if you're like a lot of Americans, you'd like to own something that gets you places faster, lets you time-travel or somehow prolongs your life.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:30:00 -0500

The White House has made April National Financial Capability Month.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:13:00 -0500

Follow these tips for determining a price that makes you a profit without gouging your customers.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:03:00 -0500

If you’re thinking of quitting Facebook, get in line.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

Before Americans start celebrating a drop in the number of uninsured, you first have to look behind the numbers.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:30:00 -0500

For nonprofits, fundraising isn't just about the 'ask.'

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:24:00 -0500

The tech giant's latest mobile operating system may boast a song recognition feature in a partnership with Shazam.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:05:00 -0500

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:46:00 -0500

No, you're not mean. Just smart. Sometimes it's okay to ignore connection requests on the world's most popular career social networking platform. Here's when you probably should.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:45:00 -0500

Much-coveted shoes are being bartered and sold by high schoolers at sneaker conventions across the country at eye-opening prices, The New York Times reports.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:30:00 -0500

It is a delicate balance to keep your business on track while juggling the responsibility of caring for an aging relative.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:27:00 -0500

The burger chain is eyeing an aggressive expansion plan over the next decade.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:47:00 -0500

Customers expect better communication from brands than ever. Most businesses, though, are not keeping up.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 -0500

For a small startup, often passion can be more valuable than skills, as mindset can’t be taught but capabilities can.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Three traits that social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven organizations need to thrive.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:48:00 -0500

Coolhaus founder Natasha Case went from selling ice cream sandwiches out of an old postal truck to self-made millionaire. Here's how.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Prepare to meet the mammoth mechanical crab of your nerdiest undersea dreams.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0500

With its business-friendly features and implications for Google search, here's how you can supercharge your page on the network now.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Often entrepreneurs try to cut corners to save costs. But doing so with your legal documents, may end up costing you more down the road.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Business owners should always avoid making excuses, but business coach Lindsay Broder says this one can really annoy your staff.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:00:00 -0500

There is always a reason for deciding not to do something. Here's some advice on how to say no without feeling guilty about it.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

For small businesses, offering a standout product means understanding what the customer wants -- and delivering it.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

After years of self-employment, this franchisee wanted to get into business for himself but not by himself.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Often entrepreneurs hire people that aren't top-notch, because they need to fill the position quickly. To avoid this problem, they need to plan ahead.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Now is the best time to start creating a local strategy and to start building up your presence on search engine results pages.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:41:00 -0500

Fingers crossed for stylized brunch photos, artsy sunset shots and lots of selfies.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0500

Don't kid yourself. For most new firms launching outside Silicon Valley, developing a startup strategy is essential.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:00:00 -0500

Listening to and truly engaging with customers wherever and however they choose to engage is the new secret to organizational success.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:59:00 -0500

These three browser-based tools will change your life. Or at least streamline it a bit.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:30:00 -0500

Founding or working at a new business can be scary, but each experience can lead to improvements.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0500

Could student sleuths have finally uncovered the true identity the mystery man behind the world's most enigmatic currency? Or is this just another false alarm?

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:57:00 -0500

Hot on the heels of the drumstick corsage, KFC is bringing back the super-hyped Double Down.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:38:00 -0500

In a blog post, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella discusses the importance of developing a 'data culture,' where information is dynamically aggregated across every level of the company.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:21:00 -0500

Get your business started on the right foot by choosing workers who are a good fit for your cleaning business and training them properly.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

As the debate over net neutrality rages on, here's some basic information about how you might be affected.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500

Harness the proper tools, do analysis and understand how effectively your organization’s marketing initiatives work together.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500

After a grim February, restaurants once again ruled as the largest job creators in the franchise sector.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:40:00 -0500

The president is traveling to a community college in Pennsylvania later today where he will announce new initiatives aiming to bolster the U.S. labor force.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:30:00 -0500

Founders often reach a point when they need to hand over the reins to a more experienced person. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make the transition process easier.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:38:00 -0500

Etsy Wholesale, which debuts in August, will enable makers to sell their creations directly to major retailers -- including Nordstrom and West Elm.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:15:00 -0500

Major manufacturers and wireless carriers have agreed to offer a free opt-in 'kill switch' for smartphones made after July 2015.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:50:00 -0500

Mt. Gox isn't rising from the ashes after all and its customers will likely never see the hundreds of thousands of bitcoins the shattered exchange lost.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:45:00 -0500

If your workstation doesn't fit you, you're in trouble. Here's a quick guide to setting up your workspace for optimal health and productivity.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Partnering with the wrong corporation can spell disaster for a growing social enterprise. Here’s what to consider before getting wed to a new initiative.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Faith and belief drive a lot of what we do. Yet, we are asked to leave our beliefs at the doorstep of our offices.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:11:00 -0500

Drones plus selfies equals dronies. Get used to it.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0500

The small stuff, like answering emails and tweaking your web site design, are important but shouldn't be at the top of your to-do list. Instead, your time would be better spent focusing on the fundamentals.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Professional coach Lindsay Broder on how and why effective business managers need to lead -- and inspire -- by example.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:00:00 -0500

These simple yet powerful business principles will help you win relationships and earn repeat business.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:00:00 -0500

After stints as an advisor at big-name companies, the charismatic entrepreneur and investor is getting back into the startup scene.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

With a wealth of experience in corporate management, these Goddard School franchisees knew the right franchisor was key to success.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

For our series Ask the Expert, marketing guru Joanna Lord chats about why she decided to dive into marketing and what newbie entrepreneurs can do to create a memorable brand.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:11:00 -0500

The hot-tempered former NFL wide receiver wonders how 'easy’' the complicated cryptocurrency is. Don’t even get us started.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500

Performance evaluations are critical. They can engage employees deeply to deliver their best effort to a company.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0500

While its hard out there for a female founder, I am not letting it stop me.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:14:00 -0500

The iPhone generation tries to figure out how a Walkman works in this viral video.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:35:00 -0500

The bad-boy founder of the Bitcoin Foundation and BitInstant is back at his mom and dad's place and he's in big trouble for allegedly funneling $1 million into shady Silk Road dealings.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:35:00 -0500

Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:30:00 -0500

Whether you want to start a stand-alone business or add these services to your existing cleaning company, here are eight business ideas you might want to consider in the cleaning industry.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

Pluto Mail lets you 'unsend' messages, edit unopened ones and choose a shelf-life for all your email transactions.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0500

Focusing on the long term, keeping your feelings in check and rooting out negative influences can lead to success.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:52:00 -0500

Jobs in science and engineering got top marks from CareerCast in a study that looked at stress, income and room for advancement.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:50:00 -0500

A look at where online shopping is expected to grow the fastest in the next five years and which companies are leading the charge.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:44:00 -0500

This flight attendant could probably double as a standup comedian, with her spiced-up safety announcement garnering over 1.5 million views on YouTube.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:35:00 -0500

The tech company has a new patent application to apply Google Glass's camera feature to contact lenses.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:30:00 -0500

At every stage you'll face expectations to conform to different corporate cultures. You must weigh them against your sense of ethics.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:20:00 -0500

Workers in Belgium, Germany, Austria and Hungary face the highest tax burdens, according to the OECD's annual report on individual income taxes.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500

With good content and quality links, you can attract more visitors located closer to home and increase your business' sales.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:30:00 -0500

Despite the time saving promise, job seekers may avoid linking their personal accounts due to privacy concerns.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:24:00 -0500

Twitter has snagged six-year-old social data startup Gnip for an undisclosed amount.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:10:00 -0500

As the smart glasses go on sale to the masses, we want to know if it's worth the money -- and the hassle.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Show, don't just tell, to earn downloads.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:55:00 -0500

A new study reveals that low blood pressure depletes our self-control, turning us into aggressive voodoo-stabbing versions of ourselves.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:51:00 -0500

The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:30:00 -0500

When your startup isn't the next Facebook, a first-to-market disruptor or solving some dire pain point, but rather one that is improving on an already successful model, it can be hard to get the attention of the media. But it isn't impossible.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:20:00 -0500

The airline's recent PR nightmare is a reminder to slow down, pay closer attention and think before you tweet.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Investing in training is often an exercise in guesswork. Here are the questions you need to determine if a training model is effective and the right choice for your company.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:30:00 -0500

An entrepreneur discusses how he fell into the trap of equating revenue with profit.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0500

In an ever more competitive advertising world, marketers are increasingly turning to native content to capture the eye of consumers.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Some say the key to creating hundreds of thousands of jobs may soon be on a desktop near you.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Industry leaders worry tax can dampen growth and innovation.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Moving out of startup mode into growth mode? Certified professional coach and Entrepreneur.com contributor Lindsay Broder shares tips on how you can identify those opportunities.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:00:00 -0500

In this podcast, adventurer and leadership professor Alison Levine discusses her personal struggles and the lessons she has learned along the way.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0500

With apps, wearable tech and the ability to micromanage franchisees across the country, tech is giving fitness chains new ways to flex their business muscle.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:00:00 -0500

MTV's new series, which profiles snake venom milkers, beer keg inventors and junk food bloggers, represents the network’s first foray into business-centric content.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500

All founders can be seen as either artists, entrepreneurs or managers. Often multitasking, they may need in time to choose to focus on their strengths.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:00:00 -0500

Monitor your company's progress on cash flow, investment prospecting, hiring, customers and product development.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:00:00 -0500

Big-name Silicon Valley investors and leaders participated in panel discussion on entrepreneurship -- as well as a 'Shark Tank' of sorts -- at Colgate University this weekend.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:41:00 -0500

The Big G wants in on the global internet-beaming solar drone game and it just scored a high-flying advantage.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:30:00 -0500

Businesses should tweak their plans to inject a more human focus rather than emphasizing steep spending or quick expirations.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:25:00 -0500

The air carrier is planning to make its cabins feel more like ‘sky hotels.’

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0500

Tech founder on seeking funds for albums, booking tours and hanging with Dave Grohl.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:30:00 -0500

Get the inside scoop from established cleaning service business owners who share their tips for building a successful cleaning business.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:35:00 -0500

You may have heard of the smart car, but what about a smart highway?

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:15:00 -0500

Freelancer.com highlights five booming trends in Internet-related jobs.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500

If the emotional or economic toll from serving abrasive or low-profit customers outweighs the return, think about an exit strategy.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:20:00 -0500

While there has been much discussion from pilots, aviation specialists, and various aircraft accident investigation experts about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, one of the key players in this equation that we have not heard from are the Air Traffic Controllers. They and their technology play a critical role in maintaining contact with and surveillance of commercial aircraft that take them across international land and water routes.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:45:00 -0500

In the hunt for exoplanets (planets outside of our solar system), one of the things that astronomers have been desperately searching for is another planet like Earth that's capable of supporting life. It's been a close thing, so far. Astronomers have found Earth-sized planets in other solar systems. They have found planets in the "habitable zone" (an orbit where temperatures would be potentially conducive to life) of other solar systems. But they haven't found an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:45:00 -0500

When I was at SXSW I learned about a discipline from author Greg McKeown called Essentialism. Essentialism is the art of discerning between external noise and internal voice. It’s not a task and time management tactical list. It’s more than that. It’s a mindset—a way of life. Unfortunately we live in a world where it’s considered a positive thing to take on more and more, thinking that the end result will be greater success. This is not the case.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:06:00 -0500

Measuring the success of social media interactions cannot be done using traditional ROI metrics. The nature of the communication channels involved requires a brand new approach. 

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:54:00 -0500

Business-focused social network , retailer , growing ETF power , cloud-based enterprise software company and 3D-printing outfit don't have much in common. Except for the fact that analysts from Jefferies think all five could see their stocks double over the next two years.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:42:00 -0500

Raleigh, N.C., has built a solid economy around financial services, software and energy, a major retail shipping operation and its renowned Research Triangle.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 -0500

The Indiana enginemaker believes deeply in the anachronistic idea that investing in its community is smart business. Could it be on to something?

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:35:00 -0500

Walmart's low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:27:00 -0500

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:56:00 -0500

How many people do you know who consistently fail to make any progress because they are always trying to leap past all the folks who are actually working? I'm sad to say I know more than a few.

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Electronic Disposal Group Free e-waste Rcycling Eent This Weekend in El Cajon
By Neda Ayar :: Thursday, August 21, 2008 :: 21930 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Business & Finance, Government & Society

California, USA  – The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the southwest parking lot of the El Cajon Wal-Mart, 605 Fletcher Parkway.

The event is free and open to all county residents. E-waste includes old computers, TVs, stereo equipment, phones and other items that can't be thrown in the trash.  Household appliances and batteries will not be accepted.

Also on Saturday at the El Cajon Wal-Mart, San Diego Gas & Electric is partnering with Electronic Disposal Group for a light bulb exchange.

The light bulb exchange is for SDG&E customers only. SDG&E will accept up to five incandescent bulbs and two halogen lamps in exchange for energy-star lighting products. For the light bulb exchange, people are asked to bring a copy of their SDG&E bill and a photo ID. The addresses on the bill and ID must match.

For more information, contact Electronic Disposal Group at (858) 271-1616 or go to electronicdisposalgroup.com.