Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Sat, 30 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

Home improvement franchisee Kory Arntson has been honored by Angie's List not once but three times.

Sat, 30 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Design experts say movement and having access to a range of seating options could help you focus and feel comfortable at work.

Sat, 30 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Pho-dog-raphy is nothing to bark at, humans. It packs all the feels.

Fri, 29 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Here is how to empower every piece of content you create.

Fri, 29 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

You have no excuse not to get started.

Fri, 29 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

A culture of content -- not a culture of selling -- is the focus that will win you success.

Fri, 29 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Small changes to your website can make a major impact when it comes to your overall business performance

Fri, 29 May 2015 20:45:00 -0500

For the most part, it's not an outside factor, and it's something early stage investors always look for.

Fri, 29 May 2015 20:33:00 -0500

The mastermind behind the underground website is expected to appeal.

Fri, 29 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

The owners of a small California trucking company are big players in their industry and service to their community.

Fri, 29 May 2015 20:22:15 -0500

Google's new Advanced Technology and Projects group efforts aim to make wearables that are kind of like touch screens.

Fri, 29 May 2015 20:15:00 -0500

Harried travellers are vulnerable to overpaying for bad food and overlooking perks available for the asking. You can do better.

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With these tools, the sky is the limit.

Fri, 29 May 2015 19:45:00 -0500

Unasked and unanswered questions can stop a deal before it even begins.

Fri, 29 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

For a television show that's all about entertaining, the program has a lot to offer entrepreneurs.

Fri, 29 May 2015 19:04:09 -0500

Looking to improve your company culture? Google, Pixar and Patagonia have found formulas that work.

Fri, 29 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

It's easy to take for granted the terms of speech we use every day, but language has meaning.

Fri, 29 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Why do these younger workers want? One of their kind lets us know.

Fri, 29 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Unfocused messages can hurt your brand and career. Here are a few easy methods for crafting -- and delivering -- memorable messages in any medium.

Fri, 29 May 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Businesses do themselves a favor by supporting team members eager to acquire new skills.

Fri, 29 May 2015 17:15:00 -0500

Going from unknown to a player on social media requires daring and maybe the help of a hired influencer.

Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

Advance homework and preparation is key to every good first impression.

Fri, 29 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

This simple test may predict which way you are wired.

Fri, 29 May 2015 16:07:00 -0500

YouTube is capping off its tenth anniversary celebration with a video that seeks to capture the new wave of entertainment to which it has given birth.

Fri, 29 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Luxury handbag maker Dagne Dover has seen more than $1 million in direct-to-consumer sales through its online store.

Fri, 29 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

To help recent college grads transition from the classroom to the office, here are a few pieces of advice on finding success.

Fri, 29 May 2015 15:22:00 -0500

Each one offers an entertaining storyline, as well as valuable insights into business success.

Fri, 29 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

For Our Town America's first franchisee Sondra Conk, that warm feeling of home never gets old.

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:45:00 -0500

All you need to build successful business relationships is sincerity and follow-up. You can do that.

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:43:00 -0500

A preview of Hands Free payment will roll out in the San Francisco Bay area later this year.

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:35:00 -0500

Our nation's advanced patent system is very different the one adopted in 1790.

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Customer evangelism, helpful content and alignment of sales and marketing are just some of their ingredients for success.

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:15:00 -0500

New startups run the errands you can't.

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

From his sleep habits to his money plans, here are five fun facts about Apple's enigmatic chief executive.

Fri, 29 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Nurture relationships and practice equanimity while life is calm and you will be prepared to navigate a personal trauma that could upend your business.

Fri, 29 May 2015 13:07:31 -0500

Merger and acquisition activity has been boosted by a handful of mega-deals.

Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Evan Spiegel reveals his interest to take his app company public, Yelp enters e-commerce and U.S. entrepreneurship makes a comeback.

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Success is the right combination of planning and improvisation.

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The M operating system is focused on refining the entire Android experience.

Fri, 29 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

If you've got high hopes for a fulfilling career and financial security, solopreneurship is not the way to get there.

Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Sometimes when you get a good content idea, you can feel it. Other times, the idea isn't quite so clear. These tools can get you moving in the right direction.

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:32:00 -0500

Dave Morin, Path's founder and CEO, made the announcement via blog post.

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Those who are willing to take action, step out of their comfort zone and risk doing things a bit differently in pursuit of a goal are the ones who will make a difference.

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Adapt these two daily habits that can help overcome failures and setbacks.

Thu, 28 May 2015 23:00:00 -0500

By the way, not one of those reasons is related to money.

Thu, 28 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

These companies make social giving and volunteering easy.

Thu, 28 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

What if that irritating person to be around is you? Here is how you can find out and what to do about it.

Thu, 28 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Whether you agree with it or not, these increases are coming. Stop complaining and start preparing.

Thu, 28 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Statistics show that women are paid less than men but the problem resists one-size-fits-all solutions.

Thu, 28 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Try this exercise out: Draw some circles, then fill them in with those vying for your customers' attention.

Thu, 28 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Social media offers worldwide marketing opportunities but there is a lot more channels out there than Facebook and Twitter.

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Follow these tips to create the type of company culture that encourages success and supports all employees.

Thu, 28 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Brands need shift their focus from broadcasting static stories to delivering personalized material.

Thu, 28 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

If you're shipping to our northern neighbor, get ready for changes starting May 31.

Thu, 28 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

The basic human desire to get a deal, or better yet something for free, is key to getting people into your store in a mood to buy.

Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

The practice of public relations is not what it used to be, but history can teach us some important lessons.

Thu, 28 May 2015 17:37:00 -0500

In many ways, Android Pay is the evolution of Google Wallet.

Thu, 28 May 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Did somebody say "feedback"?

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:45:00 -0500

CEOs love to be in control of organizations that execute their vision flawlessly. Reality is more complicated than that.

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

The good, the bad and the bottom line of community involvement.

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:19:00 -0500

Game on, GoPro. The California startup built for adventure seems a perfect fit for two of tech's fastest-growing trends.

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

How do you find those individuals whose online likes can move your brand to the next level?

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

We're looking for companies that instill a high-performance culture in the workplace. Think you've got what it takes to make our list?

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

For those companies that instill a high-performance culture in their workplace, we want to celebrate you.

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, is the runner-up in a new ranking.

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

With same-sex marriage legal in most states, some employers will no longer recognize domestic partnerships for granting family benefits.

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:05:05 -0500

Earlier this year, according to the suit, Fitbit contacted one-third of Jawbone's workforce -- several of whom downloaded sensitive documents before being hired away.

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Over the past year, the Bitcoin narrative has already shifted significantly, according to the noted advocate and investor.

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Your first step: Have you even defined what a "project" is?

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:15:00 -0500

The cloud CRM giant adds Google, Cloudera, Hortonworks, New Relic, Informatica, and Trifacta as key partners for Wave.

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Before you even start thinking about bringing another business partner on board, find out what this legal expert has to say about the pitfalls of partnerships.

Thu, 28 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

Jayson Gaignard transformed himself into a super-connector who brings names like Tim Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki and Marc Ecko together.

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Here are proven techniques to help pull yourself out fast, because a long slump can turn into failure.

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An exclusive interview with the creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man and the X-Men.

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:40:08 -0500

The tech giants fight over more than just mobile users.

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

The most accomplished people, in any field, share certain characteristics that each of us can cultivate for our own journey.

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:05:00 -0500

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows a rebound in entrepreneurship.

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

You don't have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.

Thu, 28 May 2015 11:30:00 -0500

What you eat matters. Follow these tips from a certified nutritionist that will give you the power you need to tackle your business week.

Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Many of us are laboring to achieve goals we were told are important. It's time to question if they really are.

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Brooke and Les Wilson went from employees at Two Men and a Truck to 'all-in' as franchisees.

Wed, 27 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Stop worrying about what you're supposed to do and focus on what you want to do.

Wed, 27 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Here are four strategies for how to turn things around.

Wed, 27 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Whether you are considering starting an online business or thinking about selling your website, here are some eye-opening sales

Wed, 27 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

As students cap off their high school careers, they, and everyone else, should take this advice to heart.

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This is your chance to show off your business. Be sure to prepare and get it right.

Wed, 27 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Ever tried a Yellow Tail wine? The brand's makers actually created an uncontested market space.

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:45:00 -0500

Huge numbers of people are active on these networks, but many businesses fail at capturing their attention.

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Gleaning content that is relevant to your business and tailored to your interests is effortless with the right tools.

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

A look at the latest tools for your marketing kit.

Sat, 30 May 2015 18:07:00 -0500

How do you get past a gatekeeper to talk to a decision-maker in your sales process? Here's a script to illustrate.

Sat, 30 May 2015 17:54:00 -0500

VideoOnce thought of as gimmicky or primarily for gaming applications, Augmented Reality (AR) technology has the ability to quite literally reshape the landscape in many markets, with new capabilities from simple telepresence to industrial and architectural design, to navigation and tracking. Google has been heavily behind the technology for a [...]

Sat, 30 May 2015 17:20:00 -0500

The Impact Angel Network focuses on small to medium-sized companies in Ethopia and just made its latest investment.

Sat, 30 May 2015 17:14:00 -0500

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in collaboration with researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood. This paves the way for the development of a completely biodegradable chip in the future. The researchers wanted to focus on alleviating the environmental burden of electronic devices. [...]

Sat, 30 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

In the "I meant to write this a week ago" category, Jeremy Renner posted a picture of himself via Twitter of the latest in-production Marvel movie. Now that in itself wouldn't qualify as news, but what was at least a little bit interesting was the shot of what looks to [...]

Sat, 30 May 2015 15:16:00 -0500

Tomb Raider’s Xbox exclusivity changed everything. Before that point, that idea would have been a rumor so weird and wild, most would have laughed it off easily. But as it turned out, the idea was more than just a pipe dream, and Microsoft stepped in to support the development of Square [...]

Sat, 30 May 2015 11:53:00 -0500

Allen Walton, 27, lives a life many Americans can only dream of: He is on track for seven-figure revenue in a business that has been a one-man show until very recently, when fast-growth made it necessary to hire someone to answer the phones. Walton manages his year-old online store,, [...]

Sat, 30 May 2015 07:05:00 -0500

The drumbeat of war on distant horizons is reverberating through Southeast Asia with increasingly strong declarations of U.S. determination to stop the Chinese from expanding their writ over the South China Sea, notably islands claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei. While Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was in Singapore vowing [...]

Thu, 28 May 2015 13:07:00 -0500

Miki Agrawal is out to change how the world thinks about women's periods. In an age when women have made enormous strides in everything from workplace and academic equality, comfort in demanding what we want in bed and access to birth control and abortions - we still squirm when talking about [...]

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:57:00 -0500

Actress Jessica Alba has quickly built a personal $200 million fortune, and she’s done it the hard way, in a field that has nothing to do with showbiz: selling natural, nontoxic household goods to helicopter parents.

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Top Quality Goods and Services Are the Hallmark of Chaldean Businesses
By Paul Gori :: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 :: 13823 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance

Michigan, USA – Chaldean entrepreneurs have always fought to compete against the cold giant retailers.  “We do this on a personal level.  We reach out to our customers and make sure they are happy.  We support the community and give back,” says Eddie Katoola, manager of Grail of Gorcers in Highland Park.  Grail of Grocers fresh produce and meats remind customers of the days long gone, when butchers knew your name and shared community recipes.  

The success of Chaldean business owners is there ability to offer customers wonderful products and services and great prices.  It’s the reason why so many Chaldean businesses have been able to outperform major competitors.  The long standing tradition of offering valued goods is remarkable. 

Across town, Johnny Karmo, owner and manager of Market Fresh is offering his customers a most unique product.  Karmo wants his customers to have the most unique pumpkins on their block. 

The produce market and specialty food store on Southfield Road in Beverly Hills, annually hires a caricature artist to draw the customer’s likeness on a pumpkin, free of charge.  The high-end quality supermarket allows customers to choose a pumpkin from the large display outside the store, then have a caricature artist "personalize" the pumpkin by drawing your image on it with a permanent marker.

In addition to the caricatures of Market Fresh customers, the artists are also immortalizing some of the Detroit Red Wings and local celebrities. These pumpkins will be on display in the store, and then given to the children's ward of Beaumont Hospital for their Halloween celebration.
"Some of the Detroit Red Wings players donated autographed pucks to go with their pumpkin caricatures, so the kids at Beaumont will have a lasting treasure to take home after Halloween," said owner Johnny Karmo. "We did something similar a few years ago, and the kids really got a kick out of it," he added.

Karmo will also fire up the outdoor grills and provide free Market Fresh-made sausages to all customers from noon until 4 p.m., on October 25 and 26.

Customers show their support by remaining loyal patrons.  Some, like school teacher Nikki Wells travel as far as thirty miles to visit the grocery store.  This is what she had to say about Market Fresh:

“When ever I want the best of the best shopping experience I head over to Market Fresh. The worse thing about this store is that the bakery section is filled with deliciously sinful choices. Mm!Mm!Mm! If you are looking for a one of a kind dessert, please, look no further than this store. Absolutely magnificent. This store has a selection like no other.  The prices are slightly higher but the quality makes up for that. Everything about this grocery store is the highest of quality. From the welcoming employees to the brown paper bags. You couldn't ask for a better gourmet shopping experience."