Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

With 162 years under its belt, the denim company knows a thing or two about great branding.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

The answer is more complex than you may think.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

The founder of TaskRabbit says there are some office jobs that will always require her special attention -- no matter how much her startup grows.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

These words are interchanged so often we've forgotten what they really mean.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Aslam Khan is still actively involved in running his Church's Chicken, Long John silvers and Hardees locations across the U.S.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

If there was one word for salespeople and business owners to embrace it would be this one.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

The ability to invest in IT organically allows an organization to scale at pace, keeping them competitive in the market without breaking the bank.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

How to know if you're really ready for the media coverage you crave.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:40:00 -0500

A California jury was ordered to resume deliberations on one of the four claims brought by Pao against the VC firm.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Whether you run a small business or a multinational enterprise, recruiting these all-stars will be top priority.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Today, it's more about working for yourself than white picket fences.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Despite immense needs, impact investing can make a real difference across the globe.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Skipping the bank is now easier -- and more popular -- than ever.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:32:15 -0500

Let there be light, the laserbeam kind that could end the constant battle to keep your smartphone battery from dying.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Expect mobile to be tomorrow's main act in video and TV consumption, and by extension, advertising.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:22:00 -0500

A look at the factors influencing the generation born between 1981 and 1997.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:15:00 -0500

Richard Friedman has an impressive history of turning real estate into gold.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Social selling is happening now. Here are three steps to help you leverage the power of this strategy.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500

If you want to reel in your audience, slow down, keep it real and use visuals wisely.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500

If you're selling something online, make your life easier with these tools.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Giving referrals is one of the best ways to start getting referrals.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:45:00 -0500

Apple has started approving third-party apps for its smartwatch. Twitter made the first cut. Facebook did not.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Two heads are always better than one in a startup. The challenge is how to find that elusive perfect-fit partner.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0500

Virtually every type of company can benefit from a skilled data scientist.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:03:00 -0500

Cook, who took over for Steve Jobs in 2011, stresses that CEOs need to make swift decisions.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

The wildly popular item 'gives you and the family jewels room to breathe,' Lululemon says.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

With the increase in abundance and the rate at which information travels, decision-makers are left facing an onslaught of pressure against unexpected and uncontrollable forces.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

With intern season just around the corner, ensure your program is an educational experience that can make also make an impact on your company.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Skateboarders stay safe with customizable adhesive lights.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

As my father and I enjoyed a snack, he provided me with a simple lesson I have never forgotten.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

You should first examine your ability to handle uncertainty and, yes, failure.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:43:00 -0500

Check out these snippets of business advice from entrepreneurs including Warren Buffett, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Five strategies to offer consumers a seamless online purchasing experience.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

The best pitches tend to incorporate these elements.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0500

From Sony to Target, big companies that were hacked felt barely a dent to their bottom line, an analysis reveals.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Robots are about to get a lot more personal.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Why Amazon is frustrated at U.S. regulators and a notable VC weighs in on the potential tech bubble.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Your professors bear some blame; they lauded florid writing and set minimum lengths for papers. Here are a few salient points for crafting tighter releases.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:45:00 -0500

The company reports fourth-quarter profit but a sales miss.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:04:10 -0500

Charney is seeking millions of dollars for a breach of employment contract, his attorney said.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Find out how this restaurant chain was able to go viral with one of the most unique social-media strategy in the business.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Those who perform at an extremely high level understand the importance of teamwork and culture.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500

The family that franchises together, stays together.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:30:00 -0500

Now's the time your organization should adopt the contextual-search trend that's already big in the consumer market.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0500

Fusing classical music with pop hits, The Piano Guys have risen to fame for viral videos filmed amidst eye-popping scenery.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:55:00 -0500

It's the fastest-funded project and also the most funded -- by far.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Involve them in new product launches and keep them "in the loop."

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Ironically, scheduling breaks and walks outside actually helps you accomplish more.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:15:00 -0500

Because when the time comes for them to enter the working world, I want them to be damn good leaders.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0500

If it seems like everyone else is succeeding but you -- you might be sabotaging your success with these bad behaviors.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Technology is helping to bring public relations out of the shadowy realm between marketing and advertising.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:15:00 -0500

The secret to increased participation is to move it out of the office.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Developing mental stamina helps us manage uncertainty, improves relationships and increases well being.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:59:00 -0500

While supporters say the law protects small business owners' religious freedom, critics say it will allow for discrimination against gay customers and drive business out of the state.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0500

Cloud-based systems are an agile, multi-modal tool for better customer relationship management.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:25:00 -0500

As the famous drink celebrates its 20th birthday, check out where in the world you can buy flavors such as cheesecake and red bean.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Stop guessing who to email and what to say.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500

Weight gain and health problems aren't inevitable consequences of cube life.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:17:06 -0500

The plan to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:04:00 -0500

That case of the giggles is good for more than the obvious ab workout.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Treat your sales presentation -- and your audience -- with the respect they deserve.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Don't dismiss this popular and growing medium as a waste of time, they hold the potential to boost the skills you need to succeed.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500

Expansion takes time and careful planning. If growth is rushed, quality may go down and control may be lost.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500

The message I got from him when I visited his Caribbean island

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500

An effective piece of visual content tells your story and really pulls the reader in.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0500

Later this year, the more secure point-of-sale terminals will be required by law and most likely expected by consumers.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0500

The key is in figuring how what works for you -- then asking for it.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:44:54 -0500

Sometimes the answer is as plain as the schnoz on your face.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0500

An app that tracks invoices, payments and appointments helped put this handyman ahead of the curve.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:19:43 -0500

On the same day that Twitter unveiled Periscope, which it acquired for $100 million in January, buzzy app Meerkat announced a $12 million funding round.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500

The 'FarmVille' maker is accused of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after going public in 2011.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:02:00 -0500

Email is taking a back seat to real-time messaging. Caliber says its going to make business communications move faster.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Two cousins saw profit in their passion for seafood.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:45:00 -0500

Some people want to change the world, while others would rather just leave it behind.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500

When you know fear and how to use it, it can be a springboard to future success.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:18:34 -0500

The investigation is looking into a potential legal violation related to Dov Charney, the company's founder and former chief executive officer.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:00 -0500

At a SXSW keynote last week, Logan Green explained technology's potential impact on some new sharing economy industries.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0500

College student Aaron Goldstein reflects on how he founded his company and where he wants to take it next.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0500

While trade shows are essential to grow your business, they can also be costly. Here is how to attend one on a budget.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:15:00 -0500

Rethink success and how you relate to your fans. These tips from Hollywood experts can teach small business owners how to maximize audience.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Even if consumers happen to visit your site, they may not stay for long.-- which is why this one marketing trick can make all the difference.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:57:52 -0500

The 'Android installer hijacking vulnerability' reportedly allows attackers to surreptitiously download apps to Android users without them knowing.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Like a Cuban taxi driver, the SBA is making due with a 1950s-era model in 2015.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Investors, especially young ones, should look beyond the stock market to master the money game.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Have you ever wondered what it takes for an average person to become great?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:45:00 -0500

The founders of Warrior Fitness Boot Camp, modelFIT and ClassPass dish on the rise of small, personalized fitness studios.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Always seek advice from those who've been in the same boat as you and successfully navigated those treacherous waters.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Take this Texas-based small business as an example of how smart tech can help you grow and streamline operations.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500

When it comes to sourcing tech talent, here's what you need to consider.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:03:00 -0500

What is a Stay Bonus, and who's eligible for one? Liz Ryan lays it out.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:02:00 -0500

Now here comes Google, which is about to light a fire under this already hot trend.

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:55:00 -0500

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that chipmaking giant Intel is in talks to buy Altera. If this deal goes through, it'll be one of the largest deals Intel has ever made -- Altera's market cap stood at $13.36 billion when markets closed on Friday. But this deal is well worth it, said technology analysts Patrick Moorhead, as it will help protect [...]

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:23:00 -0500

We've been hearing for years that only a tiny subset of working people are 'cut out' for entrepreneurism. What if it turns out that we're all entrepreneurs, whether we work for ourselves or for somebody else? How will we learn to do what entrepreneurs do?

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:46:00 -0500

Most job-seekers are wasting their time using outdated job-search techniques that don't work. Is your job search ready for prime time? Find out! Here are twenty questions to ask yourself before diving in!

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:55:00 -0500

Wrestling fans often wonder exactly how much their favorite performers make. It's an interesting question, but one that's nearly impossible to answer given the complexity of WWE's booking contracts. We do our best to shed some light on the subject.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:56:00 -0500

There’s a Time post making the rounds today: A journalist from Canal+, the French premium cable station, asks a man identified as a Monsanto lobbyist to drink some RoundUp, or glyphosate, a commonly used weed-killer. As Newsweek reports, the man, Patrick Moore, is not a Monsanto lobbyist but an environmentalist who is [...]

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:43:00 -0500

New Jersey's Governor has bashed the tax revenues that can come from legalizing marijuana as 'blood money.' Is he right that the businesses go to cash and avoid taxes?

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:08:00 -0500

The U.S. can't control the flood gates as South Korea also wants to join China's latest development bank.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:59:00 -0500

This week Georgia’s legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that allows people suffering from certain medical conditions, including epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, to treat their symptoms with cannabis oil that is low in THC but high in cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive compound with considerable medical promise. But like the CBD laws [...]

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15 Reminders for Chaldeans Leasing or Renting
By Rita Abro :: Monday, May 4, 2009 :: 24170 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.

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