Friday, May 29, 2015
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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.

Fri, 29 May 2015 12:50:00 -0500

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.

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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.

Thu, 28 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

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

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

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.

Wed, 27 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

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.

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

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.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:52:13 -0500

Keep an eye on user-generated content, messaging apps and drones, according to the 20th annual Internet Trends report.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:45:00 -0500

There is always a lot that can go wrong in a business but a handful of marketing ideas are proven winners, when done right.

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Starting a business is an avalanche of things to do, which is why you need to focus on what is most important.

Sat, 30 May 2015 03:04:00 -0500

While at most places, feedback is often informal and freewheeling, at Pixar, it is a highly disciplined affair. As it turns out, that makes all the difference.

Sat, 30 May 2015 02:11:00 -0500

Responding to posted job ads is the worst way to get a job, as Liz Ryan explains

Sat, 30 May 2015 00:40:00 -0500

How can you help your friend get hired on with your employer? Liz Ryan explains

Fri, 29 May 2015 23:35:00 -0500

This week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the reveal of Android M, Google Now on Tap, Project Brillo and the Internet of Things, Google Photos spins out of Plus, Android loses market share to Apple, Samsung's new camera control, The Sony Xperia Z3+, and how the Galaxy S6 beats the iPhone 6.

Fri, 29 May 2015 17:41:00 -0500

The big details are finally here...

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.

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

IT provider SHI International has made Thai Lee a billionaire. She'd rather you not call her that.

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

Nearly one-fifth of FORBES’ 2015 list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women is comprised of fresh faces, exceptional female leaders making strides in business, entertainment, finance, media, philanthropy, politics and technology, or as billionaires. While the majority of this year’s newcomers are making their Power Women-debuts, many are returnees, reclaiming places on the list following hiatuses.

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:33:00 -0500

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to them. The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their own hands, and they wouldn’t have it [...]

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15 Reminders for Chaldeans Leasing or Renting
By Rita Abro :: Monday, May 4, 2009 :: 25783 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.