Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

AdWords is such a powerful advertising medium that people think they can't get it wrong. That's a serious error.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

You’re only as good as the number of people using and, more importantly, paying for what you built.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Why get a personal secretary when your smartphone can organize your day, your minutes, your business trips and even your clutter?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

The best way to tell somebody how to do better is to begin by telling them what they are doing well.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:21:00 -0500

For this billionaire entrepreneur, work is the breakfast of champions.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:15:00 -0500

A real estate executive realizes that by finding a perch to work inside each of her company's branch offices, she can be more effective and build more productive relationships.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

The non-profit, along with businesses, can utilize three secrets of customer-relationship management software to effectively follow up on leads.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:33:28 -0500

Virtual reality, take me away. Because overpriced in-flight cocktails and noise-cancelling headphones aren’t enough anymore.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:33:00 -0500

The company's co-founder will move to the board of directors. Two co-CEOs have been named to replace him.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

One entrepreneur explains how she was able to get the perfect URL for her startup and what lessons she learned along the way.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:14:00 -0500

…But it sure makes life easier, the self-made billionaire says. Why? With it comes freedom.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Recreate the rhythms of your long years of schooling to succeed in the marathon of building your business.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Advance your company’s legacy by transforming it. Tread carefully with key constituency groups.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:54:00 -0500

Americans are obsessed with their Internet, which makes it sting all the worse that the companies that provide Internet are expensive, unresponsive and because of their relative monopoly, in no hurry to improve their operations.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:45:00 -0500

The high stakes make this type of transaction entirely unique. Know how to proceed wisely.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Sticky social situations can unglue the surest business deal. Here’s how to make sure they don’t.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

The Amazon founder's Blue Origin aerospace outfit will develop rocket engines for the United Launch Alliance -- a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing that creates spacecraft for the U.S. government.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Prompt everyone to contribute their ideas to have a richer harvest.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

It can be stressful when you have to make important decisions regarding your business. But to get ahead of the game, it is a necessity.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:56:00 -0500

The online retailer reportedly outbid Google and two other companies that had their eye on the new and valuable generic top-level domain.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Here's to a broader, more generous definition of the oft-used career term.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:39:00 -0500

Next month, the city will start charging renters a 14 percent occupancy tax on behalf of its hosts.

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

As the leader, barking orders, stealing the spotlight and enforcing your own agenda isn't the way to get employees excited about working with you.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:15:00 -0500

You may never hop out of morning with a smile plastered on your face, but you can make it a bit easier.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Our experts explain how positioning yourself as an expert can help maximize your site for search.

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

Pay-per-click marketing is fraught with confusion, mistakes and a lot of wasted cash. But when you get it right, PPC can be indispensable. Here’s some insight and some tips.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0500

Vietnamese sandwich concept Banh Shop promises to change its logo after Vietnamese-Americans called out Taco Bell's parent company for the red star design.

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

If accepted into an program, it means mentorship, classes and training from those who have been there and done that.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:05:00 -0500

Digital sales are on the decline in the country, while CD sales are still going strong.

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

You might not know it right now, but once you discover it, it’s time to take on your quest.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:53:00 -0500

As Apple continues to investigate its own high-profile hack, CEO Tim Cook wrote an open letter to customers assuring their private data is safe.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:33:00 -0500

The vast record of information stored on Apple devices will only be available to users who possess a four-digit passcode.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

You've most likely encountered them while conducting business: Those who just talk without taking actions. Here are some tips to deal with them.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:12:00 -0500

Included are two devices under $100 as well as an all-new operating system, called 'Sangria.'

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Think proven concept, not big brand, when buying a franchise.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:52:00 -0500

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel's recent comments about marijuana use at Twitter underscore a more widespread problem.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:40:00 -0500

The new functionality will allow users to deepen their connection with funders, in addition to giving them a way to keep raising money, the company says.

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

New product and service concepts are stifled by the process of taking them to market. If you can prove a demand, however, the next steps become much less intimidating.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs need to be stoic about the long odds against a new business thriving but it's also true that the greatest successes of our time started small.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

A new book highlights how executive presence and gravitas can bridge the gap between performance and success.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:45:00 -0500

For extraordinary results, test, measure, tweak. Don't stop.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

It is nearly rude not to examine all the social-media clues we glean about people with whom a good relationship is important.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

A silent drag on many organizations is employees who feel disconnected from company decision making and inhibited bringing problems to light.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

It starts with changing your mindset, then following through with consistent action.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

A recent Gallup poll proclaimed that social media marketing has little effect on whether people buy products, but it may not tell the whole story.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

When Nathan Coombs retired from the military, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen's company culture convinced him that the franchise was the right fit.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500

The entrepreneurs behind footwear startup Jack Erwin had no experience in shoes. Now, they're steering a million-dollar shoe brand.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:15:00 -0500

A new CEO seeks to make dramatic changes without disarming the staff. Here's what he did.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

These folks, while sometimes underappreciated, forge the links and tell the stories.

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

When a court case threatens your business, consider taking the following steps.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:12:00 -0500

Your ability to earn customer trust is what’s going to separate you from the competition -- so don’t slack.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

If you want to be competitive, your product better look great and be intuitive.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0500

To scale rapid growth within an organization, emerging leaders must be actively identified and developed.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

To get ahead of the competition, find the customers that will be most interested in your product or service.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs, investors and executives weigh in.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs are often caught in a bind trying to prioritize between personal health and the needs of their companies. Here are some tips on making everyday life less stressful.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Choosing the sole purpose your statement rests on will be the toughest decision you'll make with your branding.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Most sales and business professionals have had the experience of placing a sales call or email pitch and hearing nothing back. Here are some tricks to crafting the perfect 'follow-up' email.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

What's the most strategic way to casually market your idea to someone? Can it really be done in 30 seconds?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Whether you’re the CEO of a venture-backed startup writing a letter to investors about the current state of business or crafting the perfect job description to hire your first employee, your ability to communicate through the written word matters.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Every business has a story. Companies just need to figure out how to tell it in a compelling way.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:43:00 -0500

A new report shows that most of the world’s billionaires made the majority of their wealth themselves.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:37:00 -0500

Nearly 70 percent of millennials experience 'fear of missing out' – and it's influencing their purchasing decisions.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

There’s a lot to learn from so many years in business. Here are a few of the most important things I've picked up along the way.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

It doesn't matter whether you are just starting out or if you have years of experience. Making sure you have the right attitude and approach is vital.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Smartwatches aren't new, but Apple just may have the answers to the three important questions on user adoption of these devices.

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

If you’re one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health-insurance premiums under Obamacare, you might want to do some tax planning now or you might be in for an unwelcome surprise.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:15:00 -0500

It's just like your mother said: It's the way you express things sometimes that really matters.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Are you undercutting your recruitment strategies? Employers who are careless during their talent-acquisition process will end up with less than superb candidates. Avoid these lapses.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:43:00 -0500

Some U.S. businesses have already waded into China's largest ecommerce conglomerate, which is about to go public.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Before starting a business, every entrepreneur should be prepared for the bumpy ride. Here are a few pieces of advice to get you started on the right track.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:21:00 -0500

The NFL and players needed sponsors to get serious about abuse. Thank capitalism for that.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:21:00 -0500

FedEx and UPS are looking ahead to a busy holiday season as ecommerce thrives.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0500

The struggling tech maker expects to post an annual net loss that's nearly five times more than initially estimated.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:09:00 -0500

The domestic diva said Sandberg’s 'Lean In' philosophy misses the mark by encouraging women to take on corporate equality rather than setting their sights on entrepreneurship.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

When pitching your product, there's no need to give it all away.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Sales on mobile devices are growing at a rapid pace, and startups without a mobile-marketing strategy are going to be left in the dust -- especially during the busy fourth-quarter holiday season.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Twenty-five years years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the residents of former communist countries still tend to hold more negative views of entrepreneurship than their counterparts elsewhere.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

YouTube is an untapped opportunity for personal promotion. Here are some tips for doing it right.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:34:00 -0500

By removing a critical majority of his iPhone apps, the designer Jake Knapp says he lengthened his attention span and relearned how to 'enjoy (or at least be okay with) moments of boredom.'

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

To get the word out about a specialty business, entrepreneurs need to understand their audience and then get to the places where they get their information.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

These first-hand tips can keep up both morale and productivity.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Not one of the celebrities embarrassed to see nude photos of themselves on the Internet had protected their data with basic, two-step authentication.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Don't just look at the current best in your industry and do what they do. Try to be the best you, but feel free to borrow from unlikely sources.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:11:00 -0500

Even though Steve Ferguson works with an established concept as a U.S. Lawns franchisee, his relationship building skills have helped him land $1 million in annual billings.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

The marketing guru, who came up with the Pepsi challenge, discusses how social media has shifted the power from the producers to the customers.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Most businesses are profitable, but they still get into trouble by not paying enough attention to cash flow.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:45:00 -0500

For the last year, college buddies Jake Huston and Vincent Ko have been building a startup together. Here’s a look at what they have learned and where they are going.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Here are five of the most common, most concerning reasons that good judgment among teams can falter.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

In addition to a large Series A, the company reported an exponential increase in employee headcount and several new site features.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

To successfully raise funds for a project, follow the steps taken during these funded efforts.

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

Small things lead to bigger things. The little problems we neglect and the budding opportunities we nurture have enormous ramifications.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:15:00 -0500

Beyond running through the usual interview questions, pick up on these clues to find ideal candidates for the job.

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

If you treat your young fellows as valued members of the team, they will provide you with fresh perspectives.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Millennials mired inside a traditional corporate environment and people living life inside lean startups will find his thinking particularly spot on.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

These pitfalls will cost you money and not earn you sales, and worse, may make you look bad to potential customers.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Spruce up your professional marketing techniques -- for your career prospects and your company's sake.

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

The cardinal sin of marketing is to be easily ignored. This strange advertising campaign is funny and simply can't be overlooked or forgotten.

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

Some of these lawsuits are hard to swallow, but justice can be sweet.

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

For entrepreneurs, staying connected is no longer an advantage but an absolute necessity. Here are some tools to keep you plugged in at all times.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:00 -0500

Home Depot announced that 56 million credit cards were compromised in a breach that lasted from April to September 2014—making this latest retail breach larger than Target’s 40-million card breach. Home Depot began its investigation on September 2, the same day Brian Krebs broke the news of a potential breach at the retailer. [...]

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:16:00 -0500

Current presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will take over as chief executives.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:17:00 -0500

Many organizations, either formally or informally, compile a list of people they believe will have high potential for promotion. These high potential individuals, (HIPOs), often receive extra developmental opportunities beyond what’s available to the rest of their peers.From an individual’s point of view, being selected to be on the high [...]

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Columbus, Ohio, was supposed to be just a temporary stop in 2006 on the way East for Josh and Niki Quinn, a place to save money and plan their new business. After years of living in Los Angeles, where they launched the wholesale wallets and accessories brand Maxine Dear, the [...]

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

After more than 30 years in private practice, psychiatrist Judith Orloff, 60, has heard thousands of stories of coworkers and bosses whose difficult personalities have driven her patients around the bend. An author of five self-help books, including The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life, [...]

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:05:00 -0500

The reality is that only a fraction of a percent of all Americans has student loan debt that is truly beyond their ability to repay. Media stories make it sound like a crisis, but that doesn’t make it one. Here are the facts.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Apple's iOS 8 may not look very new, but as the saying goes: It's what's inside that count. And under the hood is the biggest overhaul of Apple's mobile software in years. With so much packed in, it can be hard to see all the hidden good stuff. This guide walks you through the best of iOS 8 to get you started.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:53:00 -0500

Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next! "Monsanto’s GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals," screams a typical article, in AlterNet, a popular anti-GMO site. It [...]

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:32:00 -0500

The National Association of Realtors is now working with the FAA to educate the agency about safe and responsible uses of drones.  The news suggests that the agency may be willing to allow for limited use of drones by realtors, perhaps indicating that the agency may modify their prior position [...]

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:34:00 -0500

Ann Arbor, Michigan, tops this list of the Most And Least Educated Cities In America.

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Chaldean Business Leaders Debate The Economic Bailout
By joe acho :: Thursday, October 02, 2008 :: 11381 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