Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Products that tug buyers' emotional strings and spur an impulse to buy are exactly right for TV shopping shows.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500

The giant firms of the web offer lots of services, some even for free. Learn how to maximize the benefits to bolster your startup.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500

In a world of texting, tweeting and burying our heads in the newest smartphone on the market, we often forget that some of the most meaningful connections are in person.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:01:00 -0500

In a slump? Don’t try harder. Electrocute yourself. Seriously.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Balancing your business and personal life is one of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face, but it’s far from impossible. Here are six apps to get you started.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:15:00 -0500

Every startup has two types of employees. Here's the type your business needs.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Myriad technologies for working away from the office has deepened your talent pool to include the entire world.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:36:00 -0500

Tony Hsieh, a cult-like figure and the CEO of Zappos, is reportedly stepping down as leader of his $350 million project to transform Downtown Las Vegas into a city built entirely for entrepreneurs.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Before you start up, consider all the other functions of running a business, such as dealing with customers and keeping the books.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:20:00 -0500

Musk hopes to begin sending settlers to Mars by the year 2040, with a full colony of 1 million slated to arrive by century's end.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Keep your finger on the pulse of four key waves driving new product development.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:07:00 -0500

With about 10 million new iPhone 6s ordered, a whole lot of old iPhones are destined for the scrap heap. Here's how you can put your old phone to good use.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Incentivizing users with rewards can keep them coming back and spreading the word, but only if you set it up correctly.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Professional growth implies, yes--more money--but encompasses so much more. Here is how to help your employees grow and turn them into leaders.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:25:00 -0500

With so much drama in the LBC, somehow, someway, Snoop still keeps coming up with funky-ass investments like every single day.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs must learn how to pivot their business model with changing times.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

With more companies embracing content marketing, businesses need to decide how to approach this function.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Joining a cry from law enforcement officials, big tech companies criticized over blocking law enforcement from access to people's data.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Give the proper scrutiny to job candidates early in the hiring process to determine cultural fit.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0500

If you've been following the same people on Twitter for the last five years, you're probably missing out.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Running a company is often a slog but apps tailored for business executives allow you to work every time you look at your phone.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Amid all the complexities of software, tools and tracking, some basic principles dominate.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Our expert this month is Kip Tindell, the CEO and founder behind The Container Store. As a long-time entrepreneur, he knows a thing or two about what it takes to run a company and is excited to take founders' questions.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:00:50 -0500

Forget sports cars, diamonds and yachts. Today's wealthy prefer to spend their money on something else.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0500

The best sales reps are loyal control freaks who can endure hearing 'no' as many times as necessary to hear 'yes.'

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:53:00 -0500

Perry Chen has been working with a team of volunteers every Monday night for the last year to come up with an organization that helps people discover and support nonprofits for $1 a day.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Should a worker unexpectedly leave the company with a dramatic and outrageous stunt, take these five steps.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:25:00 -0500

In a project that will take years to complete, Matthew Kulesza is going offline and meeting up with each of his Facebook friends for one-on-one coffee.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:19:00 -0500

In yet another food mashup, PepsiCo is hoping to make granola pop with the addition of "carbonated candy" like Pop Rocks.

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

Do you prefer plastic over paper? Too bad if you live in the Golden State as they will disappear from grocery stores over the next two years.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:15:00 -0500

The cloud-based lost-and-found tool is poised for a big entrance in the market.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:14:00 -0500

Uber for Business, which offers helpful features for small and mid-sized companies, is now available in each of the 200 cities where Uber currently operates.

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

Can a formal education really help you make your entrepreneurial dreams come true? Experts weigh in.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Being a leader doesn't mean you are the guy who runs things. Being a leader is a mindset. But first you have to lead yourself.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:45:00 -0500

Young consumers have distinct patterns for developing brand loyalty, beginning when the product is just somebody's good idea.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Any company can release a product with the expected features, so you need to earn a place in your customer's heart.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:15:00 -0500

Our experts give you a strategy to monitor your online reputation.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0500

After falling to record lows, a new positive attitude toward the banking industry is great news due to the effects on consumer decisions.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Employees, clients and customers will be inspired to do better if you show them that you believe they can.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0500

The updated operating system is another big advance in making your smartphone a powerful business tool.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Only an enthusiastic, inspired team will build a truly great company.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0500

A few years ago, your average search expert could be found creating hundreds of backlinks or stuffing a page with keywords. Today, the role calls for so much more.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:30:00 -0500

The newest social network is all the rage, but not a real threat to Facebook.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Does the stat game interfere with businesses growth? It certainly seems like it, especially if you're looking to hack a specific metric up and to the right.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0500

A news study suggests that making brainstorming activities competitive spurs men, but makes women less engaged.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Lorna Ross knew she wanted to run her own business. With the help of a franchise consultant, she was able to become a ShelfGenie franchisee with confidence.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0500

Kayak founder Paul English is seeking to electrify Boston's startup scene with his new venture, Blade.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

It’s time to ask yourself this question, Does my team have the right tools for selling?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Seeking capital for your startup? Here's what to inquire of a potential fundraiser.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:56:00 -0500

Not getting enough sleep? Sleep on these three eye-opening TED Talks about shuteye and discover the secrets to sleeping your way to the top (literally).

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500

Don't venture into business with just a one-man army.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:20:00 -0500

In collaboration with The Weinstein Company, the streaming giant will debut a sequel to the Oscar-winning 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' next August.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:17:00 -0500

The fledgling social network was one of the most talked-about items last week. Here's why.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Research reveals job turnover is immensely costly and people are more likely to quit over general dissatisfaction than pay.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

From the thrill seekers to the onlookers, entrepreneurs need to pay attention to the different types of people looking to join their team. Here are three types to focus on.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:20:00 -0500

The new operating system will work on a broad range of devices including phones, tablets and PCs.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Does business take you away from home often? Navigate the tumult of constant life in transit in comfort.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

I was inspired to get more involved in the world at large. You should do the same.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:19:00 -0500

It's oh-so-tempting to hit that magical button and doze off for another few minutes, but every time you give in, you're making the wake-up process more difficult.

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

Changes are afoot as the tech giant searches for the right note in the online music business.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:09:16 -0500

Say hello to the Apple Watch and iPhone 6. Say goodbye to the products that have been retired.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Your Google AdWords campaigns won't work if you don't have a strong USP. Here's how to create one.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:55:00 -0500

Explore alternate networks and perhaps your marketing posts will create a bigger splash.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Before you get started, learn about these five regulatory and practical requirements of starting and running a freight brokerage.

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

You’re much more likely to reach out to others about your latest idea or effectively pitch a new client if you feel self-assured.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Research has shown that some stress is good for us. Too much stress, however, can have serious psychological and physiological repercussions.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Building a team doesn't come naturally, yet we humans accomplish little working alone.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

The smartwatch company is taking several steps to make its devices more accessible to more people.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:33:00 -0500

Franchisors and franchisees are divided over the veto of a California bill that would make it more difficult to terminate franchise agreements.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

When every move your company makes can be easily amplified to thousands over the social web, you need to make every interaction with your customers exceptional. Here are a few secrets on creating a rock-star customer-service team.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0500

Universal Music Group will place ads in music videos that have already been filmed. By year's end, the ads are expected to adjust depending on a viewer's demographic and location.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:20:00 -0500

Newfound stock options and a self-governing stance could portend an acquisition or hiring spree.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:05:00 -0500

Even as it pivots to focus more on software and services, the company that gained fame for its smartphones is not giving up on its handset business -- yet.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Get ready for the trough of disillusionment.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Even if you're still in the planning stages for your new enterprise, it's never too soon to start thinking about these six operational issues that will impact and contribute to the success of your business.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Speakers and successful business leaders share their insights on success and failure at the New York conference hosted last week by Entrepreneur.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Your goal is to dominate. Leave endless competition to those who want to play games.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

The three-year effort has been terminated but key elements for stopping plagiarism and ranking articles remain.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:30:17 -0500

Following demands from high-profile, activist investor Carl Icahn, fast-growing payments business PayPal will be a standalone company by mid next year.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Whether you’re trying to get the word out about a new piece of software or you just want people to know about your latest online sale, these are the Twitter strategies you’ll want to employ.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:20:00 -0500

The founders of Sleeping Baby invented the Zipadee-Zip out of necessity. But their 'Shark Tank' pitch was the result of more than two years of hard work.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Remember that serious entrepreneurs and small business owners focus on developing and marketing their products and services, not themselves.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:50:00 -0500

This husband-wife duo doesn't believe there is such thing as working too hard, as co-franchisees of two BrightStar Care franchises.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Want to build an exercise habit that sticks? Changing your behavior can be difficult so here are some tips to get you started.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

In this podcast, Lewis Howes speaks in detail with the scientific director at the Imagination Institute.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Marketing is a cacophony but a few voices are consistently heard clearly. Listen to those and learn.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Learn this essential way to focus your efforts for the management challenges ahead.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Public relations firms are offering DIY courses in marketing to businesses that cannot otherwise afford their services.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Expect things to be done differently in the human resources as millennials move into management.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

The prevalence of smart phones as a shopping tool means brick-and-mortar businesses need a website that meets consumer expectations.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:58:00 -0500

The multifaceted Japanese tech giant is not letting a failed bid for T-Mobile stand in the way of its quest to become the biggest company in the world.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

How does a new boss learn to step ahead boldly without becoming burdened by the fear of making a mistake? Read some lessons from a former general manager at age 24.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Road warriors can avoid fatigue and jet lag with these tips. Rest affects how you look, feel and perform, making it a sound investment.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

People happily moving through life with ease aren't dealing with less stress or fewer challenges. It's how they view what we all see.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:37:44 -0500

Got a parking ticket? This new app disputes your tickets so you don’t have to.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Businesses are increasingly seeing the utility of enterprise services tailored to their needs, creating opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

A former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, fashions one of the world's most valuable companies with an unorthodox philosophy in 15 years.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Since we all want to portray ourselves as cool, intelligent, strong, charismatic and interested in others, learning tactics to make a great first impression is critical.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:39:00 -0500

JAB Holding is taking the bagel company Einstein Noah private for the price of $20.25 per share.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:10:00 -0500

Business angels have clear priorities when they consider potential investments.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:09:00 -0500

It's a spooky start to October trading: U.S. equities have fallen sharply into negative territory Wednesday as investors fret over mixed economic data, unrest in Hong Kong and the first diagnosed Ebola case in the U.S.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Skillsoft acquires SumTotal Systems. What does this mean for the corporate training and HR technology industry?

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:40:00 -0500

How do you win at business? 1) Make products people want to buy; 2) Market them well; 3) Build a brand. It’s that simple... right? Wrong. Four straight-talking F500 executives tell us their soft keys to success. And they’re not phoning it in...

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:35:00 -0500

Humana is the first health insurer to take your aggregated health data from Apple’s HealthKit, allowing employers to decide how much you should pay for your insurance.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:35:00 -0500

Congress is considering legislation that would end the National Football League's antitrust exemption as relating to the telecasts of its games. The NFL has used this exemption to bargain for broadcasting rights as a single entity and shares those revenues evenly among its 32 teams. Collectively bargaining for rights has driven [...]

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:40:00 -0500

Ebola is now in America. The CDC on Tuesday confirmed that a Texas hospital is treating the first case of Ebola ever diagnosed in the United States. But Ebola actually arrived on U.S. soil almost two months ago. That was when Emory Healthcare leaders decided — in a much-scrutinized move — to [...]

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:59:00 -0500

A federal district court decision declaring illegal the payment of federal subsidies on federally-run Exchanges has set matters on a path that may end up at the Supreme Court. SCOTUS review of this case will be extremely perilous for Obamacare. But this prospect may yet force the president and Congress to work together to fix this misguided law.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:55:00 -0500

Yahoo got the cash. Its bounced-out founder got the vindication. How the jackpot Alibaba deal went down on a casual beach stroll, and what Yang plans to do next as the Valley's new power broker to Asia.

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:18:00 -0500

Delta says it is will give every employee a 5% profit-sharing payout this year and promised 2015 raises of 3% to 4% for nearly all of its frontline employees, as the airline buttressed its claim to airline industry leadership. “At Delta, we believe long-term success requires that our people, customers and [...]

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Chaldean Business Leaders Debate The Economic Bailout
By joe acho :: Thursday, October 2, 2008 :: 11423 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance

The economic explosion continues to ripple throughout the country.  Calls for taxpayers to bailout private companies for fear of an economic downturn plays on every network and old guard paper media outfits.  “You only seem to get the real news from talk radio and the Internet,” says Bashar Jarbow.  “You can’t trust the TV networks or newspapers anymore.”

Jarbow has good cause to be disillusioned.  However, hidden in some news pages were weak warnings of the looming economic crisis.  Fadi Faraj of Chicago, Illinois e-mails www.CHALDEAN.org an archived article in the New York Times back Business Page titled, Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending. 

Faraj, highlights the intense pressure from the Clinton Administration to force mortgage loans to low and moderate income people.   Congressional leaders arm twisted private banks to make more subprime loans to borrowers whose incomes, credit ratings and savings are not good enough to qualify for conventional loans.

“The corruption and cover-up of a backdoor housing welfare program has hurt our nation more than any terrorist attack.  We have been bombed by greedy politicians and crooked bankers in bed with congress,” says Chaldean business leader Imad Jeddou.  “This will cost every American above the age of 18 nearly half-a million in debt that they will have to carry to his children and grandchildren.  If all those who vote for this bill are not voted out of office, America is on the path to becoming a weak European socialist society.”

Jeddou is not alone in calling on congress to stop their reckless spending.  Jeddou says that the bailout would permanently price out of the housing market all those responsible Americans who have been patiently saving to buy a house that they can actually afford.  The current housing correction is necessary to remedy the historic run up in housing prices over the past decade. By bailing out the housing market, the government will prevent housing prices from returning to affordable levels, thereby ensuring that renters will not be able to buy a home and current homeowners will not be able to upgrade.

Jeddou is frustrated over the government bailout of the housing market and says, “it’s both fiscally and morally irresponsible;  it is an unfair subsidy being paid to the wealthy (bankers), the greedy (mortgage brokers, flippers, and yes some homeowners), and the irresponsible (some homeowners), with little or no benefit to those paying the bill (taxpayers).  Why should responsible Americans be forced to pay for the mistakes of others?”

Jenna Yakou disagrees.  The Chaldean broker says, “It was irresponsible politicians forcing banks to lend to undeserving homeowners.  We get that now, but many responsible Americans will be affected by a poor economy