Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Top Entrepreneur News

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0600

How people look at things has a lot to do with what they see. Leaders are wise to question their assumptions and take a look from different angles.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:30:00 -0600

There's never a guarantee that a new product will connect with the marketplace, but properly preparing is vital.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0600

Given the current bleak landscape, you may feel the urge to become an entrepreneur. But before you fully commit, follow this advice.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0600

Find out which 'E-Factors' are pushing the purchase of goods and services by those with money.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0600

By using new technology to create innovative product, design and communication, it can be easier than ever for brands across all industries to remain focused on the customer.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

When you face challenges, follow these tips to make your company stronger.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

Here are three reasons to reconsider hiring the candidate with perhaps a little too much experience, and which candidates to avoid.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:45:00 -0600

Leap targets mid-market buyers and replaces the Z3 device which launched a year ago.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0600

Follow this expert advice for designing web pages that attract eyeballs without turning off the search engines.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:03:00 -0600

A look at the 10 ventures that have raised the most money on the popular crowdfunding website to date.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:02:00 -0600

From eye glasses to private equity investing.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0600

If your initial campaigns have produced lackluster results, read through this list to improve your return on investment.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0600

Visualization is proven technique for athletes to amp up their performance. It works just as well in the office.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0600

By building on mutual understanding, a brand and its customers can move into more serious, long-term relationships that benefit both parties

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:57:00 -0600

The viral dating app stirs up yet more controversy with its Tinder Plus pricing structure.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:52:09 -0600

With child-tracking capabilities and a 911 emergency feature, the Burg 31 doesn't need to be tethered to a mobile device in order to place calls or send texts.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:52:00 -0600

Smartwatches and beacons and telepathy, oh my!

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Your "why" is the reason you do the things that you are passionate about. Find it.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0600

When it comes to using the 'lean startup' model, you need to run experiments to ensure your hypotheses are correct.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

To make yourself stand out among the thousands of other people on LinkedIn, create a compelling profile using this advice.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:47:17 -0600

Panelists at Social Media Week in New York City discussed how aspiring brands can achieve cult status.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:45:00 -0600

Samsung just took a bunch of shots at Apple. Here are four of them.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0600

Gratitude for the good work employees do and constructive criticism when needed are the keys to being the boss everybody is hoping to have.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:23:00 -0600

The crowdfunding campaign for the new smartwatch raised more than $13.3 million, toppling the previous record set by the Coolest Cooler.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0600

The partnership will officially kick off on March 18 with a Livestream event.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:05:00 -0600

Fab CEO and co-founder Jason Goldberg will no longer be involved with the company.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

The keys to staying calm, focused, and effective when leading a meeting.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

Learn more about the lives of well-known entrepreneurs in this new graphic novel.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:45:00 -0600

But retailers will be paying the price.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0600

Video has become the essential marketing tool with rich rewards for brands that get it right.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0600

SOLS co-founder Kegan Schouwenburg offers a look into how the 3-D printed insole maker is expanding.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0600

Here are 5 tips for improving your MBA application by improving your online presence.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:45:00 -0600

Her mobile game made $74 million last year.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0600

Knowing the limits of one's ability and understanding when it is best for the organization to have another assume power is perhaps the greatest quality any leader can possess.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:15:00 -0600

A scant five years ago startups didn't have access to the analytics commonly available now. The Instagram team improvised ingeniously.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:05:00 -0600

With crowdfunding, investors are able to pool their resources to buy or finance both commercial and residential real-estate investments and purchases.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0600

You can't target your sales efforts successfully if you don't know what sets your business apart from the rest.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:58:00 -0600

Get that free short stack.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:49:00 -0600

After legislators branded it a national security threat, the company is planning a campaign to win over U.S. consumers.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0600

MicroVest is making investors comfortable while making a social impact at the same time.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:15:00 -0600

Automating your inventory tracking keeping taxes in mind will save you stress and probably money, too.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0600

Leah Busque shares the secret to effective management as an entrepreneur and new mom.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0600

There is a fundamental difference between simply using a product versus using a product where you also know its history and how it was conceived. The latter elicits an emotional connection.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0600

While how you say something is important, what you say can still be the difference between success and anything else short of that.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:15:00 -0600

You might not recognize Adam Lisagor by name. But you've probably seen his face before. Once, maybe twice or more. He's the promotional video guy.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

By itself, networking is ambiguous and inefficient, as the simple act of networking lacks a clear beginning and end goal.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0600

The odds of marketing success for an app are already long, even if you get everything right.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0600

As a Fractured Prune Doughnuts franchisee, Mark Prygocki has helped bring new options to the customized doughnut chain.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0600

Former chief evangelist for Apple shares what makes entrepreneurs reach the next level.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:45:00 -0600

Hiring top sales talent is never easy but injecting a little fun and creativity into the interview process can help you secure ideal candidates.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:15:00 -0600

Video micro-content might have seemed like content marketing's embarrassing little brother at some point -- cute yet inconsequential. But times have changed.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0600

Like sports, a lot of a company's success rides on how they handle their wins and failures.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:05:00 -0600

The first class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program has begun.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

We are surrounded by "zombies" every day. Get you and your business ready for it with these five tips.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

Most business owners will agree on one thing -- being in control of your own destiny is great.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0600

If you only see your accountant once a year for taxes, you are missing out. Nobody has more potential to be your trusted financial advisor.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:16:00 -0600

Group rapport and camaraderie translates to innovation, creativity and new solutions.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0600

The availability of capital for entrepreneurs is not the issue anymore, but rather how to access these funds from the angels, VCs or the crowd.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0600

Essential skills are needed to launch and sustain a company.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0600

Nobody knows better than venture investors the challenges facing a new company. Take a hard look at the prospects for success before placing your bet.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Far from being "dead," email marketing still has one of the highest engagement rates and returns on investment of any marketing strategy.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

It's important to put the right person in charge of your brand's online voice, so be sure to ask the right questions.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:47:00 -0600

With 25,000 users and $200,000 in funding, the social network is now rolling out to all campuses nationwide.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:41:13 -0600

Find out if you're the dreaded control freak boss bullying your office, in 10 quick and very telling questions.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0600

A business-model transition impacts everyone involved in the company's mission. Here is how to make it less stressful.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:09:00 -0600

Although sadly, the furniture won't charge iPhones.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

Armed with a 3-D printer, this company helps entrepreneurs bring their dreams to life.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:32:00 -0600

Domino's is going Jetsons chic.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0600

The Internet, social media and mobile devices drive productivity. They are also huge distractions. The solution requires a deft touch, not a hard line.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0600

People can take a picture using their smartphone or tablet, then send the picture to a 3-D printing company and receive a 3-D version of their face.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0600

You probably shouldn't, but this flowchart will help you know for sure.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0600

Hey entrepreneurs and business people, stop saying you're sorry so much.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0600

These are the primary ways that a new habit can be triggered. If you understand each of them, then you can select the right one for the particular habit that you are working on.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0600

The people dedicated to steady self improvement are the people who make the hard stuff look easy.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:35:00 -0600

From flying drones around her farm to collecting old computers to being one of the first investors in Google, the iconic domestic goddess has a penchant for technology.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:30:55 -0600

So far, the site is being split into two entities: Streams and Photos. More changes could come.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0600

Writing is a practice with powerful benefits, personally and professionally, if you don't confuse it with cranking out content.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0600

Whether it ends in success or failure, pushing through the experience of starting a business will change your perspective for the better.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0600

Tips to help you take the plunge into entrepreneurship, achieve work-life balance and create a smooth workflow.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:49:39 -0600

The latest Galaxy S smartphones feature a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:37:00 -0600

The company aims to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to many more smartphones and tablets.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0600

Not that anyone cares about your personal brand, but the least you could do is present yourself to the world correctly.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

If you are just beginning your first business venture, no matter where you are in your life, here are my first steps to get you going.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0600

Call these the dirty dozen. If you want to get rich, start thinking like the wealthy.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0600

Kristine Storie loved Xtend Barre so much, she decided to open a location of her own in Brooklyn.

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0600

A new study from UCLA found that when you eat your meals and snacks late at night, it can impact your ability to learn new things.

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

The 'Just do what I say' approach might not work.

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0600

Ideally, entrepreneurs should ask for as little money as possible and set up campaigns that run no longer than 30 days.

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

Formulating your work schedule is an important prioritization task. Here are four guidelines to keep in mind.

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:00:00 -0600

An app called Wigo has become the hottest thing on college campuses.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:31:00 -0600

Samsung has announced its biggest throw of the dice yet. The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones represent the latest thinking from the South Korean company on the direction of smartphones. At the same time, they are two handsets that simply have to deliver financial success to Samsung, and that has had an impact on the hardware choices made.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:46:00 -0600

There are structural reasons it's so difficult to gather good tennis data, but one man is leading the charge to change that.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:25:00 -0600

Bob Seger could teach today's acts a thing or two about career longevity. Seven things any current artist could learn from the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0600

The countdown has started to the Paris climate conference at the end of the year and this time, there will be a binding deal between the parties to cut emissions, according to Mark Kenber, chief executive at The Climate Group. “Unlike previous meetings, Paris is not the end of the process, [...]

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:40:00 -0600

The quick guide to everything that is good and bad about Samsung's new smartphones.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0600

No matter the size or stage your business is currently at, having employees leave is just bad for business. As the Wall Street Journal notes, a high employee turnover rate can cost “twice an employee’s salary to find and train a replacement.” Not only are there financial repercussions, a high [...]

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:22:00 -0600

President Obama's executive action on immigration entitles 4 million illegals to 3 years of tax refunds even if they never paid in a cent.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

see photosClick for full photo gallery: Ten Great Companies For Women In 2015 Are you ready to take Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s advice and lean into an executive position at a top company? We’ve got a list of 10 places where you may have an easier time climbing the career ladder. The [...]

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:48:00 -0600

Michael Akindele, a 30 year-old Nigerian, is a director and co-founder of SOLO Phone, a new experience-driven digital content and Smartphone company focused on delivering the best content and services on the mobile platform to African consumers. He spoke about his entrepreneurial journey and why he believes SOLO Phone is better than the competition

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:45:00 -0600

Despite pockets of economic turmoil, the number of billionaires around the world expanded to record 1,826, including 290 newcomers. While ten-figure fortunes surged in China, the U.S. still dominates the rankings. Bill Gates is No. 1 again, and Warren Buffett, at No. 2, is the world’s biggest gainer.

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Top Quality Goods and Services Are the Hallmark of Chaldean Businesses
By Paul Gori :: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 :: 13199 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."