Friday, March 27, 2015
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

You should first examine your ability to handle uncertainty and, yes, failure.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:43:00 -0500

Check out these snippets of business advice from entrepreneurs including Warren Buffett, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs.

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Five strategies to offer consumers a seamless online purchasing experience.

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The best pitches tend to incorporate these elements.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0500

From Sony to Target, big companies that were hacked felt barely a dent to their bottom line, an analysis reveals.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Robots are about to get a lot more personal.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Why Amazon is frustrated at U.S. regulators and a notable VC weighs in on the potential tech bubble.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Your professors bear some blame; they lauded florid writing and set minimum lengths for papers. Here are a few salient points for crafting tighter releases.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:45:00 -0500

The company reports fourth-quarter profit but a sales miss.

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Researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:04:10 -0500

Charney is seeking millions of dollars for a breach of employment contract, his attorney said.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Find out how this restaurant chain was able to go viral with one of the most unique social-media strategy in the business.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Those who perform at an extremely high level understand the importance of teamwork and culture.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

The family that franchises together, stays together.

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Now's the time your organization should adopt the contextual-search trend that's already big in the consumer market.

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Fusing classical music with pop hits, The Piano Guys have risen to fame for viral videos filmed amidst eye-popping scenery.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:55:00 -0500

It's the fastest-funded project and also the most funded -- by far.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Involve them in new product launches and keep them "in the loop."

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Ironically, scheduling breaks and walks outside actually helps you accomplish more.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:15:00 -0500

Because when the time comes for them to enter the working world, I want them to be damn good leaders.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

If it seems like everyone else is succeeding but you -- you might be sabotaging your success with these bad behaviors.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Technology is helping to bring public relations out of the shadowy realm between marketing and advertising.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:15:00 -0500

The secret to increased participation is to move it out of the office.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Developing mental stamina helps us manage uncertainty, improves relationships and increases well being.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:59:00 -0500

While supporters say the law protects small business owners' religious freedom, critics say it will allow for discrimination against gay customers and drive business out of the state.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Cloud-based systems are an agile, multi-modal tool for better customer relationship management.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:25:00 -0500

As the famous drink celebrates its 20th birthday, check out where in the world you can buy flavors such as cheesecake and red bean.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Stop guessing who to email and what to say.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Weight gain and health problems aren't inevitable consequences of cube life.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:17:06 -0500

The plan to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:04:00 -0500

That case of the giggles is good for more than the obvious ab workout.

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Treat your sales presentation -- and your audience -- with the respect they deserve.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Don't dismiss this popular and growing medium as a waste of time, they hold the potential to boost the skills you need to succeed.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500

Expansion takes time and careful planning. If growth is rushed, quality may go down and control may be lost.

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The message I got from him when I visited his Caribbean island

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500

An effective piece of visual content tells your story and really pulls the reader in.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0500

Later this year, the more secure point-of-sale terminals will be required by law and most likely expected by consumers.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

The key is in figuring how what works for you -- then asking for it.

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Sometimes the answer is as plain as the schnoz on your face.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

An app that tracks invoices, payments and appointments helped put this handyman ahead of the curve.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:19:43 -0500

On the same day that Twitter unveiled Periscope, which it acquired for $100 million in January, buzzy app Meerkat announced a $12 million funding round.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500

The 'FarmVille' maker is accused of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after going public in 2011.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:02:00 -0500

Email is taking a back seat to real-time messaging. Caliber says its going to make business communications move faster.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Two cousins saw profit in their passion for seafood.

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Some people want to change the world, while others would rather just leave it behind.

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When you know fear and how to use it, it can be a springboard to future success.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:18:34 -0500

The investigation is looking into a potential legal violation related to Dov Charney, the company's founder and former chief executive officer.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:00 -0500

At a SXSW keynote last week, Logan Green explained technology's potential impact on some new sharing economy industries.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

College student Aaron Goldstein reflects on how he founded his company and where he wants to take it next.

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While trade shows are essential to grow your business, they can also be costly. Here is how to attend one on a budget.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:15:00 -0500

Rethink success and how you relate to your fans. These tips from Hollywood experts can teach small business owners how to maximize audience.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Even if consumers happen to visit your site, they may not stay for long.-- which is why this one marketing trick can make all the difference.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:57:52 -0500

The 'Android installer hijacking vulnerability' reportedly allows attackers to surreptitiously download apps to Android users without them knowing.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Like a Cuban taxi driver, the SBA is making due with a 1950s-era model in 2015.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Investors, especially young ones, should look beyond the stock market to master the money game.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Have you ever wondered what it takes for an average person to become great?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:45:00 -0500

The founders of Warrior Fitness Boot Camp, modelFIT and ClassPass dish on the rise of small, personalized fitness studios.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Always seek advice from those who've been in the same boat as you and successfully navigated those treacherous waters.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Take this Texas-based small business as an example of how smart tech can help you grow and streamline operations.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500

When it comes to sourcing tech talent, here's what you need to consider.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Becoming a parent has taught me how to balance my life and business better.

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Tim Brasher, former CEO of La Perla, is teaming up with his son to open 10 Coconut's Fish Cafe locations.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

With some effort up front, business travelers will find rewards that can pay big dividends in the end.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

How about 10 years, the time you'll need to gain expertise in your industry

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

There's a point where a company becomes large enough to lose sight of customers as individuals.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

As big and important as these sectors are to our daily lives, innovation is seriously lagging.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500

The all-stars of brick-and-mortar have a pretty good system for success.

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One thing's for sure: It's here to stay.

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Enrolling in an online course is always a good way to improve your knowledge and has never been easier or more affordable.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:13:00 -0500

Canary has officially completed the journey from crowdfunding platform to mainstream retailers.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:02:00 -0500

The electronic payments firm agreed to settle charges by the U.S. Treasury Department that it violated numerous sanctions programs against several countries.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Smart devices give access to new sources of data that can be used to enrich relationships with customers.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:39:00 -0500

Mark Zuckerberg discusses what we can expect during the first day of the company's F8 conference in San Francisco.

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Consistency in your message will win you audience loyalty.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:15:00 -0500

The act of raising money is nothing new. And on some days, it can feel like you're running a marathon naked.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:03:00 -0500

Through new partnerships, Yelp users can now book a hair appointment, order flowers or set up a consultation with a lawyer directly through a company's Yelp page.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500

It's not enough to provide users with a one-size-fits-all mobile experience.

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Your marketing plan isn't finished until the year is over when you have to start writing it all over again.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500

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

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Startups and established brands alike are trying to lure men to the world of beauty, but the CEO of Dollar Shave Club says some hand-holding is required.

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The fashion entrepreneur has learned a lot about how brands can build their social media presence.

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By incorporating storytelling into your marketing strategy effectively, you can enhance revenue as well as brand loyalty.

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The Entourage star recently discussed the role of businesses and the future of sustainability at SXSW.

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If you want to build a company that no longer needs to go head to head with others, you need to build leverage.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

Why "become your own boss" looks better than ever.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:45:00 -0500

Your customer-acquisition strategy doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg to be successful.

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With Kurbo, kids play to lose.

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The change could be a boon to startup employees if other big private companies follow suit.

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Previously, companies were allowed to raise up to $5 million.

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Here's a breakdown of what a pitch includes and why it works, using a real-life example. Read and learn.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:20:00 -0500

After showing how to "pollute" the Bitcoin blockchain with potentially malicious material, Interpol says the community should act. It's becoming increasingly apparent the blockchain, the public ledger for all Bitcoin transactions, could be abused for irremovable malware communications infrastructure, or a way to host links to child abuse images in perpetuity.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:17:00 -0500

With the first full reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S6 now appearing in the world's press, it's worth looking at the reaction from a wide range of the writers to find out if the hardware is ready to meet the challenge of saving the company, or if the collective of reviewers have found any flaws in the design of the flagship.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:02:00 -0500

Do you need more time? For most people, the answer is a resounding yes. Yet many of us waste time every day, or spend it on things that don’t make us satisfied. Time is a precious resource, so it is worth checking up our spending now and again. By doing a time audit we can boost our productivity. Do you know exactly where your time goes?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:44:00 -0500

In the old days, many Americans had a defined benefit (DB) pension that paid them a steady guaranteed income in retirement. But the pension landscape has shifted dramatically: now more than half of all US retirement assets are in self-directed defined contribution (DC) plans, such as 401(k)s and individual retirement [...]

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:39:00 -0500

This article is by William G. Tierney, university professor and co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California, and James Dean Ward, a Ph.D. candidate in higher education at USC. The small private liberal arts college may soon be an endangered species. About a third of [...]

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:05:00 -0500

Earlier this week on the The Daily Show, Jon Stewart cited a new study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) that predicts women won’t reach pay parity with men until 2058. As guest commentator Kristen Schaal joked, that’s after the expected introduction of the flying car in 2017, [...]

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:55:00 -0500

When Martin Luther King exclaimed that he had a dream, he probably didn't expect support to come from the direction of a billionaire Silicon Valley CEO. But that is what we see today as Salesforce.com and its CEO Marc Benioff take a stand against a new piece of legislation in Indiana. The [...]

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:35:00 -0500

The use of collaboration tools in the workplace: justifying the business case, working with compliance and the importance of user experience.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:01:00 -0500

Whether you're looking to hire or looking to get hired this year, these are the 500 places to watch.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:13:00 -0500

On 3/26/15, National Bank of Canada (Toronto: NA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.50, payable on 5/1/15. As a percentage of NA's recent stock price of $47.05, this dividend works out to approximately 1.06%, so look for shares of National Bank of Canada to trade 1.06% lower [...]

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Chaldean Business Leaders Debate The Economic Bailout
By joe acho :: Thursday, October 2, 2008 :: 12470 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