Monday, December 22, 2014
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:30:00 -0600

Service businesses have an inherent flaw: they're hard to scale. It's far easier to build and grow a sustainable product business.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:00:00 -0600

Critical tips to help you maximize your 140-character interactions.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:30:00 -0600

Don't be in a hurry to hire at the top. Proceed methodically when you do.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0600

New goals, new challenges, new opportunities and new milestones will come with the new year.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:00:00 -0600

Busy doesn't always equal productive. These helpful articles, our most-viewed stories on the hot topic this year, illustrate the difference. Check them out to learn how to stay focused and get more done in the year ahead.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:00:00 -0600

Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel, lighter than paper and razor-thin. If you haven't heard of it yet, you will.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:00:00 -0600

What you need to know when looking for the right person to design and maintain your website.

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:00:00 -0600

Sales numbers for the latest version of this popular game are down significantly year-over-year. Did investors see this drop coming?

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0600

From weird mashups to the pros and cons of franchising, check out the most-read franchise stories of the year.

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:00:00 -0600

Keep a customer wanting more from your product.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:30:00 -0600

Recognize your company's approach to clients and the potential pitfalls your business can fall into. Develop a strategy in response.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:00:00 -0600

Each of these companies used big data to get closer to its customers -- and to develop a successful strategy, according to LinkedIn's Russell Glass, author of The Big Data-Driven Business.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:30:00 -0600

When differences crop up between newbies and workplace vets, this can lead to a disconnect in the office. Here's how to gracefully resolve them.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:00:00 -0600

Given that 'combined campaigns' has recently been elevated as one of the most sought after buzzwords of 2015, it is in your interest to be updated.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:56:00 -0600

'I'll try to be on my best behavior,' reads a letter to passengers written by 1-year-old Madeline's mom and dad, 'but I'd like to apologize in advance if I lose my cool, get scared or my ears hurt.'

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:47:00 -0600

The National Labor Relations Board is treating McDonald's as a joint employer in more alleged labor violations, to the horror of the franchise industry.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:30:00 -0600

Here is how to ensure you find the right person for the job.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:00:00 -0600

Local business owners are now hot property in Silicon Valley and countless startups are releasing a slew of cloud-based tools targeted towards the SMBs.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:32:00 -0600

Thanks to an ambitious think-tank upstart, the bold billionaire's vision for a Jetson-esque 'fifth mode of transport' is inching closer to reality.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:30:00 -0600

Would you like to become the most memorable person in the room? Who wouldn't? Read on to learn about some of the methods taught by behavioral investigator Vanessa Van Edwards.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:00:00 -0600

A former Chicago Bear recalls the effect of an unfortunate injury. Consider his advice for how to pull yourself out of a funk and reach your full potential.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:30:00 -0600

Creating top-notch content requires a digital asset management system to organize images, videos, slide-decks, infographics, animation and music.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:10:00 -0600

In a bid to lure shoppers away from the Internet and back into brick-and-mortar stores, retailers are giving mannequins a high-tech upgrade.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:00:00 -0600

Reflecting back on his life, serial inventor Stephen Key recalls the importance of having confidence. Trust yourself to make good decisions, he advises. Have the courage to make changes when things don't feel right.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:45:00 -0600

An industry group's survey estimates scammers making returns will cost retailers $3.6 billion this holiday season.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:37:00 -0600

Entitled WIPALL, it also likely festered within the company's computers for months before wiping out all data and crashing the system within a matter of minutes.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:30:00 -0600

Every job is easier with the right tools.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:15:00 -0600

The problem with many plans is that they depend on your changing your life to match what someone else says will work, rather than your understanding yourself well and deciding to budget your time accordingly.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0600

Our experts explain what's right -- and wrong -- about our 3-D Printing fascination.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0600

Goals that seem barely possible with a plan to achieve them have a nearly magical effect on success.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:17:00 -0600

As the year draws to a close, and as you plan some time off, perhaps with a warming beverage in front of the fire, I am pleased to offer my take on the best stories in written, video, and audio form of 2014. One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley [...]

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:15:00 -0600

Forbes understands a hacker crew called Anunak was responsible for attacks on major US retailers Staples, Bebe and Sheplers, likely costing the industry millions. They're making most of their money from breaches of Russian banks, however, and have been spotted doing some espionage on government bodies.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:01:00 -0600

Did I find it at all ironic that on the same day I was driving a refreshed 2015 Chrysler 300 the brand's parent company, FCA, announced it would no longer utilize "Chrysler" as part of the corporation's official name? Maybe a little. But the truth is, names in this industry seem to have as [...]

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:39:00 -0600

“What did you do!” I yelled at my accounts manager. He was lying down tanning on the terracotta gravel roof of our building, oiled up with darkened Hawaiian Tropic, blasting ACDC out of a giant silver boombox. I was on the phone with the WWE about a televised national wrestling [...]

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:22:00 -0600

Putin’s options now are very limited, but they will likely get better in time. No one knows what will happen in six or twelve months. It is quite possible, even likely, that an opportunity will present itself and Putin is looking to pounce.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:08:00 -0600

Launched in May 2014, the Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's third incarnation of a slate-like Windows 8 device. Following on from the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 designs, the Surface Pro 3 takes on board many of the criticisms of the first two designs to build a better machine and adds in some brand new problems to keep things fair.

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:37:00 -0600

Christmas is less than a week away, and it's time to make some big purchasing decisions, if you haven't already. Out of every question posed to me by readers (and even Forbes staffers), one comes up more than any other. PS4 or Xbox One? Obviously there are other gaming options this [...]

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:34:00 -0600

In previous posts, I’ve delved into fashion, beauty, design, marketing, food, business practices, social responsibility, today’s family and more. For my final post in this series, I’m turning to five trends that transcend categorization and at the same time help point the compass toward where our society is going. You [...]

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:59:00 -0600

The U.S. continues its five year slide thanks to an expanded government and new regulations in finance and healthcare.

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:21:00 -0600

While some people become frozen with fear or immobilized by their emotions, resilient people have a remarkable ability to use failure as an opportunity to become better.

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Top Quality Goods and Services Are the Hallmark of Chaldean Businesses
By Paul Gori :: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 :: 12769 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."