Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Mon, 04 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

From determining a strategy to reciprocation, here is how to ensure your influence partnership is moving in the right direction.

Mon, 04 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Tips to make those easily forgotten, sometimes annoying but absolutely necessary changes.

Mon, 04 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Many companies make a critical security mistake -- simply because they don't even know it's a threat at all.

Mon, 04 May 2015 21:01:00 -0500

FCC's Tom Wheeler on Open Internet Rules: 'We Shouldn't Be Going Backwards'

Mon, 04 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

With a few simple tools and good processes, a single content marketer can scale their impact way beyond the confines of their own person.

Mon, 04 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

While we celebrate the majority of our nation's employers, we should not forget about those other businesses.

Mon, 04 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Foolproof tips to form strong, successful business relationships -- easily and quickly.

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:17:00 -0500

Fiddling with your smartphone and driving has been shown to be more dangerous than drunk driving. If you're going to do it, you might as well do it safer. That's the big idea behind RayGo.

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:15:00 -0500

If you're a business traveler that takes to the skies on a regular basis, you deserve to know the tricks of the upgrade trade.

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Even the smallest improvements can lead to serious compounding growth over time.

Mon, 04 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

If you want to reach new audiences, especially those valued millennials, look into these options.

Mon, 04 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

The United States and Israel, believe it or not, lead the world in patents and startups.

Mon, 04 May 2015 17:30:00 -0500

The chances of receiving funding is very slim, so if you are serious you are going to have to dip into your own pockets.

Mon, 04 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

Meeting payroll is a fundamental business chore and among the tasks most readily outsourced.

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Putting these strategies in place will discourage bad behavior.

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Some people are born with the skills required to build a business from a good idea. The rest of us can learn from them.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:47:00 -0500

Despite facing many challenges, the majority of small-business owners say that, if given the opportunity, they would start up all over again.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:45:00 -0500

Don't think of sleep as a necessary evil. In fact, for entrepreneurs, sleep is their best friend.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:40:00 -0500

It works for the driver; it works on the road

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Get out of the way of your team and hire people you want to see in the hallway.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:13:00 -0500

Through a partnership with Samsung, Samsonite is developing a line of microchip-enabled bags that will track their own location and send updates to travelers via smartphone.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

The life strategist reveals the books that inspire him, how he unwinds and what all business owners need to succeed.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Having a global footprint may be a goal for many small businesses, but for most it's not a reality. Ecommerce can help expand your reach.

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:49:00 -0500

Delivery, refranchising and a new organizational structure – here are the hard facts on how McDonald's wants to fix a broken system.

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Those "overnight successes" are almost invariably the product of exhausting behind-the-scenes work and years of practice and failure.

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:15:00 -0500

We get up close and personal.

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Here's how you can develop a content marketing rhythm.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

The Dutch navigation company's automotive division has won big contracts in recent months, prompting analyst upgrades and a 40 percent surge in its shares.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:35:00 -0500

As National Small Business Week kicks off, we gathered some insight from the six finalists in the running to win National Small Business Person of the Year.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Eight hours marooned in a cubicle is torture for extroverts but most people prefer the collaborative and convivial work atmosphere they crave.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:15:00 -0500

'Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.' These words by Gandhi couldn't be truer for entrepreneurs.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Dawn Sole launched a campaign for her beauty invention on Indiegogo. A scammer copied and pasted her campaign, nearly verbatim, and launched it on Kickstarter.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

The former Apple chief and an NFL star-turned entrepreneur share unique strategies for leading and succeeding.

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

The best things in life and business aren't free. They are earned.

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Design for default. Our decisions are shaped by the world around us.

Mon, 04 May 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Stop waiting for inspiration, approval or enough of whatever to begin the life and business you dream of.

Mon, 04 May 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Leaders are lauded for their triumphs but defined by how they emerge from setbacks and learn from failure.

Mon, 04 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Many entrepreneurs give up when they realize their great idea is flawed. Accept it and get to work improving it.

Mon, 04 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500

Rosana Riveros and Arnaldo Paulino chose Maid Right to do something together and grow a family business.

Sun, 03 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Elevate your company to new heights by going off the beaten track.

Sun, 03 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Before there were sharks, there were dragons and tigers.

Sun, 03 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Learn why these campaigns worked and where their success was noticeable.

Sun, 03 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

The solutions for it are simple.

Sat, 02 May 2015 20:06:00 -0500

Goldberg and Sandberg married in 2004 and had two children.

Sat, 02 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Natural Curiosities creates wall art, furniture and other pieces sold to major retailers and the interior design trade.

Sat, 02 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

This restaurant franchisee learned his customer skills from working weekends at flea markets.

Sat, 02 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

'Organizations, even if they're profitable or highly respected or iconic names, are only a short time away from becoming challenged or irrelevant.'

Fri, 01 May 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Establish company traditions to help you jockey for the best talent out there.

Fri, 01 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Research shows sitting may be the most dangerous thing you do all day.

Fri, 01 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Marketing that resonates and sticks in our memories despite the media cacophony tends to share certain characteristics.

Fri, 01 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Starting on this wild path of business ownership? Check out this list of must-know advice.

Fri, 01 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Here are principles on which to start and build your company.

Fri, 01 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Your consumer base is the backbone of your business. Without them, there is no business.

Fri, 01 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs -- regardless of their field -- and these two boxing superstars have figured out how to play the game.

Fri, 01 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

As you move through the chaotic early days, pay attention to the decisions and how they will impact you not just tomorrow but five years down the road.

Fri, 01 May 2015 19:15:00 -0500

he reason some entrepreneurs struggle is they don't incorporate the basic business lessons that the corporate world takes for granted.

Fri, 01 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

For starters, youth and inexperience aren't an obstacle.

Fri, 01 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Developers are in demand and hard to find but with patience and a well-considered process, you'll assemble the team you need.

Fri, 01 May 2015 18:15:00 -0500

In an ever-changing market and world, it's more important than ever to stay current, competitive and up to date.

Fri, 01 May 2015 18:12:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs from around the world have become leading fundraisers for aid to help the survivors in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday.

Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

While the physical aspects of owning your own business can be daunting, so too are the mental and emotional burdens.

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Guide, don't control your employees -- and admit when you're wrong.

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:03:11 -0500

Another day, another roller coaster ride for social-media stocks.

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

You may have just come up with a great idea, but it doesn't mean squat if you fall into this trap.

Fri, 01 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

If your business doesn't firmly fit the mold, don't be discouraged.

Fri, 01 May 2015 16:15:00 -0500

Claudia Chan, founder of S.H.E. Globl Media, shares the things she simply must have when she travels.

Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

You may be thrilled about your new venture, while those closest to you wish you would just stop talking about it.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:56:00 -0500

Here's how you can get involved in the Small Business Administration's week-long celebration of the Main Street entrepreneur.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:45:00 -0500

There's no exact science for keeping your founding team members around for the long term but there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of being surrounded by those same early employees further down the line.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:37:00 -0500

The Service Employees International Union launched a franchisee-focused initiative, as the International Franchise Association reaffirms franchisees' satisfaction with the system.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:37:00 -0500

Advice on everything from how to build a social media following to the power of forgiveness.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Picking the wrong one can be just as disastrous as being stuck in a cubicle at work.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Good food and service with a smile are impor­tant, but if nobody knows you're serving, you're out of luck. Find out how to market and promote your mobile food business.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

For 75 years business has provided the Cassim family stability and well being despite the seismic upheavals that shook South Africa.

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

As part of 3-D Print Week in New York, a group of 12 design teams came together to showcase their futuristic work.

Fri, 01 May 2015 14:51:54 -0500

So ends a four-year legal battle with major record companies.

Fri, 01 May 2015 14:45:00 -0500

Many people don't use up their vacation days. Here's how it is costing workers -- and businesses.

Fri, 01 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Before you make your first pitch, it's critical you know the mindset of these two groups.

Fri, 01 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

First comes the desire to own a business, then comes the process of deciding which business. It is a learning process that requires patience and persistence.

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

This game-changing 'crazy idea' could have us all breathing easier -- fingers crossed.

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

If you left your business for six months, would you have the right survival systems in place?

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:15:00 -0500

The smartwatch has the lowest hardware cost to price of any of the tech company's devices.

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:03:00 -0500

'The issue with existing batteries is that they suck," the Tesla founder and billionaire said.

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Catch up on the latest headlines on Uber, the Apple Watch and the best place to launch a business.

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Before you pull out your credit card, make sure you partner that software with an intelligent business strategy.

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:52:53 -0500

Data suggest the economic outlook has brightened thanks to a low in jobless claims, a rise in consumer spending and a solid increase in wages.

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Every action you take on social media should add something to your marketing strategy as a whole.

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

A group of sleep deprived entrepreneurs are catering to people who want more sleep but never go to bed earlier.

Fri, 01 May 2015 11:30:00 -0500

The entrepreneur's moment of truth is that silence at the conclusion of the presentation when you wait for the client's response.

Fri, 01 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Two of America's Big 3 burger chains are under pressure to add a meatless burger to their menus.

Tue, 05 May 2015 04:30:00 -0500

VideoThere have been quite a few articles written recently around open office spaces and why we need to get rid of them, why they’re bad for engagement, why they’re bad for productivity, and why they are killing our companies. There have been just as many articles written about the positive [...]

Tue, 05 May 2015 03:02:00 -0500

Manny Pacquiao will be sidelined for nine to 12 months after shoulder surgery later this week.

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

"People keep asking if I'm back and I haven't really had an answer, but yeah, I'm thinking I'm back." That quote-worthy line, which was featured heavily in the trailers, works both as a declaration of the film's lead character, as well as a commentary on the reemergence of its lead actor. It is [...]

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool." Are we poised to explore the stars with new technology, or are we committing the cardinal sin of bad science?

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:24:00 -0500

Over on Alternet Joshua Holland got very het up about the great new right wing lie. This all has relevance today as David Brooks has been using the same sorts of figures to show that the US does in fact spend quite a lot of money on welfare. Maybe it [...]

Mon, 04 May 2015 04:01:00 -0500

This is the second column in a two-part piece on creating a corporate culture of kindness. Most kids are interested in getting attention for being smart. There is nothing that feels better for a kid than being recognized by adults for saying something precocious. As a child, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos [...]

Sun, 03 May 2015 16:38:00 -0500

The match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao likely signals the end of boxing's mega-match, and with it, MMA will push the sport into irrelevancy.

Sun, 03 May 2015 15:29:00 -0500

I've been carrying the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for a month now and that has given me enough time to really get to grips with the South Korean smartphone. As it becomes widely available around the world, how practical is the S6 Edge, how does the curved screen work in practice, and could I live with this as my main handset for two years on a mobile contract?

Sun, 03 May 2015 00:12:00 -0500

The many reasons 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' fails to live up to its predecessor.

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:13:00 -0500

It would be almost three hours until Tesla's big announcement, but inside a Northwestern University classroom near Chicago Thursday night, the famed nuclear critic Arnie Gundersen had the inside scoop: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was about to announce an industrial-scale battery, Gundersen said, that would cost about 2¢ per kilowatt hour to use, putting the final nail in the coffin of nuclear power.

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15 Reminders for Chaldeans Leasing or Renting
By Rita Abro :: Monday, May 4, 2009 :: 24966 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.