Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Maybe you're just presenting the quarterly financials but there's a story in there somewhere. That's what everybody wants to hear.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Whether intentional or not, a few misappropriated dollars here and there can easily add up and can be hard to detect.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs' biggest enemies are not competition, the market or the economy.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500

A mentor can be an entrepreneur's secret weapon, offering not only expertise but also a rolodex of valuable connections. Here is how to find one – and not break the bank.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:15:00 -0500

You did the hard work of making the first networking connection (the meeting or phone call). Now don't squander the power of those moments.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Whether a company is expanding beyond 10 employees or 50, living through the transition can be a challenge. Proper planning can help.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:45:00 -0500

Writing down your goals and reviewing them daily are critical for success.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

The CEO of a marketing and sales software company used a business trip as an opportunity to bond with his 18 year old.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Yes, women can comprise a greater proportion of your company's leadership team.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:14:44 -0500

Our latest conference in the New York area highlights the challenges of modern branding.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0500

To continually have a pipeline of potential leads, salespeople have to always be prospecting.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:48:00 -0500

FBI officials warn business owners and the financial sector to stay vigilant.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:45:00 -0500

Apple's new payments system, Apple Pay, has launched. This is exactly how easy it is to set up and use.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0500

There's a big opportunity in expanding your business to more than one location. But it can be a disaster if you haven't prepared right.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:20:00 -0500

Put simply, no. Splitting the roles saves money and improves a company’s performance. So why isn't Corporate America listening?

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:13:00 -0500

Little is known about the company's augmented reality product.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

There is no contradiction between realizing financial security is crucial to happiness and that money really isn't everything.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Career and professional growth don't just arrive at your doorstep without your taking the leap.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Having strong social and analytical skills is crucial for both leaders and their employees. They promote problem-solving ability and the ability to work together as a group.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:10:00 -0500

Parents are outraged over the toy chain's bizarre decision to sell drug-dealing action figures.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

While every business can advertise on Facebook, not every business should. Find out what makes Facebook ads a good choice for your company.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:45:00 -0500

While the hoverboard's actual capabilities are limited, the project is intended to get people interested in applications for hover technology that extend beyond the board.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Reviving a once-hot app is tricky. Foursquare, the darling of mobile check-ins, is hoping to lure new users in the old-fashioned way: with ads.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:33:00 -0500

Soon, Indiegogo users will be able to fund campaigns with the mere tap of their Touch ID buttons.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Losing a client is a disappointment. But it can also be a growth opportunity if you truly listen, learn, and embrace the new possibilities that present themselves.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:17:00 -0500

The 8-year-old San Francisco startup Brightroll helps leading brands target their video ads for the web's biggest video publishers.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:15:00 -0500

The right chat at the right time can lead to a fresh idea, a new friendship or a long-lasting business relationship.

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Plus take a helpful quiz to determine if your business might benefit from ads on the social network.

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Life's too short to just stay where you are instead doing everything possible to live a better life.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:52:00 -0500

The fast-food giant is struggling to retain customers domestically and abroad.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:08:00 -0500

The only boundary in invention is your imagination.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:42:00 -0500

Samsung upgrades the Galaxy S5 and the new 'Galaxy S5 Plus' is a rocket ship.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Google's head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, explains how the giant search-engine company does its hiring.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:45:00 -0500

Apple Pay is here.  That means the approximately 10 million owners of the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can now to use their phone as a wallet…some places. However, there are a few things that aren’t obvious, and it seemed wise to call them out.  In fact, they’re downright obscure. [...]

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:32:00 -0500

Is what you’re doing at work today really the best thing for both your company and for you? Spare a few moments to gain some work perspective. You might discover you’re making some fatal mistakes, or even fourteen of them.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Find it challenging to manage team projects via email? A slew of apps promise to make it easier, but which is best for you?

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:14:00 -0500

Many sheriffs in states that recently passed gun-control laws have signed letters saying they are opposed to the laws, saying the gun bans won’t make America safer. Some even say they won’t enforce these new laws. This has gotten some press. What hasn’t been reported is the very governors in [...]

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500

The federal judiciary should stand firm against the Obama Administration's appeals to allow the federal government to offer tax credits on state-run exchanges. Constitutional principles, legal precedent, and the plain text of Obamacare itself demand it.

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:18:00 -0500

Some people feel comforted by getting up every morning and doing the same thing every day—going through the same motions month after month, year after year, with only slight deviations. That’s not how most entrepreneurs operate, least of all those in the ever-changing world of tech. That in mind, you can [...]

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:01:00 -0500

VideoChanel No. 5 spokeswoman Gisele Bündchen rides the waves this fall in the perfume campaign's new short film, The One That I Want, directed by Baz Luhrmann. It's a collaboration between the world's highest-paid model (Gisele earned $47 million last year) and one of Hollywood's most talented directors, for the bestselling iconic [...]

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15 Reminders for Chaldeans Leasing or Renting
By Rita Abro :: Monday, May 4, 2009 :: 20516 Views :: Article Rating :: Living & Lifestyle, Business & Finance

California, USA – “You have to know your rights.  Otherwise they may take advantage of you when you rent from them,” says Khaloud “Kelly” Heso, a property manager in Orange Grove Townhouse and Apartments in a small town outside of San Diego, California.  “I once worked with a company that taught us not to share renter rights with the tenants.  I could not work for a company that operated in that way, so I left and came to Orange Grove.” 

Chaldeans should know what their rights are when renting and you don't have to be expert in landlord-tenant law to protect yourself. Chaldeans are reminded to review their rights when renting or leasing and to always read the agreement before signing the dotted line.

Laws that protect both landlord and tenant have become so complex that understanding your rights can be difficult. Since landlord-tenant law varies by state, the key is knowing your rights -- preferably before you even sign your rental agreement. Understanding your state law and the terms of your lease are your best guarantees against future problems.

15 common renters' rights all Chaldeans should know:

Although Chaldean renters' rights vary by region, many are similar and predictable. Here's a sample of rights likely to be addressed in your state's landlord-tenant law:

1. The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to deny housing to a tenant on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, disability, family status, or national origin.

2. Residential rental units should be habitable and in compliance with housing and health codes—meaning they should be structurally safe, sanitary, weatherproofed, and include adequate water, electricity, and heat.

3. Many states limit the amount landlords can charge for security deposits. For Chaldeans in California the amount is 2 months' rent (unfurnished); 3 months' rent (furnished). Add extra one-half month's rent for waterbed.  In Michigan and Arizona the amount is one and one-half months' rent. In Nevada is 3 months and Illinois there is no statutory limit. 

4. A landlord should make necessary repairs and perform maintenance tasks in a timely fashion, or include a provision in the lease stating that tenants can order repairs and deduct the cost from rent.

5. A landlord must give prior notice (typically 24 hours) before entering your premises and can normally only do so to make repairs or in case of an emergency.

6. Illegal requirements in a rental agreement (section counter to state law) are usually not enforceable in court.

7. If a landlord has violated important terms related to health, safety, or necessary repairs, you might have a legal right to break your lease.

8. If you have to break a long-term lease, in most states landlords are required to search for a new tenant as soon as possible rather than charging the tenant for the full duration of the lease.

9. Damage or security deposits are not deductible for "normal wear and tear." Some states require that a landlord give an itemized report of any deductions.

10. Most states require landlords to return refundable portions of a security deposit within 14 to 30 days after the tenant has vacated the premises, even in the case of eviction.

11. Landlords usually can't legally seize a tenant's property for nonpayment of rent or any other reason, except in the case of abandonment as defined by law.

12. Landlords are legally prohibited from evicting tenants as retaliation for action a tenant takes related to a perceived landlord violation.

13. A landlord cannot legally change the locks, shut off (or cause to have shut off) your utilities, or evict you without notice; eviction requires a court order.

14. If a landlord makes life so miserable for you that it forces you to move, it may be considered "constructive eviction," which is usually grounds for legal action.

15. In many states, it's illegal for a lease to stipulate that the tenant is responsible for the landlord's attorney fees in case of a court dispute.

Chaldeans should protect themselves.  Before you move in, tour the premises with your landlord, and note and photograph any existing damage. When you move out, if your landlord withholds part of your damage deposit, ask for an itemized list of charges and the reason for the charges. If there's a discrepancy between this list and the one you made before moving in, let the landlord know immediately. Keep copies of all correspondence with your landlord, as well as dated records of phone and in-person conversations.