Thursday, June 30, 2016
Top Entrepreneur News

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:15:00 -0500

Warren Buffett, Elon Musk and Larry Ellison have all accumulated huge followings on Twitter, but they had to start somewhere.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:15:00 -0500

The decorated war hero and former CIA Director on what you need to do to be a leader in the business world.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:00:00 -0500

'Products and services that help people care for their four-legged family members are in a growth pattern that I don't see slowing down for the near future.'

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:00:00 -0500

There is a surprisingly large number of similarities between the helplessness of a hostage and the resigned attitude of somebody with a really overbearing boss.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:30:00 -0500

Many of these business leaders wake up early and meditate.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:30:00 -0500

The trap most people fall into is thinking that content marketing is easy, or that they can improvise their way through it. Not true.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:25:00 -0500

The serial inventor, Shark Tank star and 'Queen of QVC' shares how to figure out if you're creating a must-have product.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0500

Anyone can do the same if they know the process and pair it with hard work.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0500

On this episode of "Spartan UP!," Roth applies his 45 years of meditation experience to demonstrate how mental tranquility can give entrepreneurs the mindset they need for success in business and life.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:30:00 -0500

Due to new crowdfunding laws we can all be VC's, but you may want to hold off before you invest in your peers.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0500

Credibility is the foundation of influence. Bombast is the wrecking ball of influence.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:00:00 -0500

Be direct and truthful. It's powerful.

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:03:02 -0500

After launching the restaurant in 2003, a father and son duo set out to make their Mexican-food concept a franchise.

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:00 -0500

Do your homework now so you can skip the bank later.

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:00:00 -0500

Ninety percent of startups fail within a few years. Be aware of the common sources of failure so you can work to avoid the pitfalls.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:43:00 -0500

Serena is in possession of some explosive news with big ramifications for her company -- but she's brand new on the job and she doesn't know whom to tell!

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:21:00 -0500

As someone who watches technology trends closely as part of my business, I have been thinking about the future impact of all the technology innovations and automation we are currently experiencing and on the cusp of achieving. Many of the headlines I read about these trends — and even some [...]

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:15:00 -0500

The IRS has seized more than $43 million from over 600 owners: the only suspected criminal activity was depositing or withdrawing cash in sub-$10,000 amounts.

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:30:00 -0500

Apple has an exciting change hidden in the new iPhone 7...

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:31:00 -0500

At the age of just 33, this woman had saved enough money to retire early and travel the world. Here, she shares 20 tips for how you can quit your job at an early age, too.

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:00:00 -0500

The 25 wealthiest families in America are worth an estimated $772 billion, down $11 billion from a year ago.

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:35:00 -0500

Want to retire early and travel the world? This former Chicago-based lawyer had that fantasy — and she was so driven that she was able to retire when she was just 33. Here's how she did it.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:30:00 -0500

More than three months ago, I (rightly) proclaimed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a triumph. Today, a lot of people are finally catching up. That's a bit of an intentionally teasing overstatement, but whatever differences of opinion and taste separated critics and audiences over the theatrical version of the [...]

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:18:00 -0500

WWE appears to be gearing up for another discount anti-authority storyline with Dean Ambrose and Stephanie McMahon. House Money Studios' Alfred Konuwa breaks down why we've seen this story countless times before, and never should again.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:30:00 -0500

(all illustrations by Jessica Hagy) "I'm so sorry, but—" is the introductory phrase of doom. Apologizing when youhaven't made any mistakesmakesyou lookweak and easy to dismiss, not polite. Still want to say sorry? Then just don't say it in these 10 situations. 1. Don't apologizefor taking up space. You’re three-dimensional in many powerful ways. 2. [...]

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 23682 Views :: Article Rating :: Government & Society, Chaldean American Professionals

Californai, USA - Chaldean leaders from around the world recently met in Rancho San Diego, California to discuss the ongoing challenges the Christians of Iraq continue to face.  Frustrated over the lack of support and reluctance to support Christians of the Middle East, the representatives gathered to discuss options.  Chaldean leaders from as far as Australia, Canada, UK, Syria, Jordon, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Mexico, Norway, and the US made up over 15 countries of delegates.  A historic gathering they called it. The first of its kind -- at least in modern memory, they said.

More than 300 people attended the local conference, which took place March 30 and April 1.  Including Ambassador Peter Bodde, assistant chief with the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, spoke at the conference.  Bodde told the group that the U.S. government is working to safeguard Chaldeans and other minority communities in Iraq. A U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state also attended, telling the group that the Obama administration has requested funds from Congress to promote the safety of Christians in Iraq.

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Former Politico Makes Community Impact in New Ways
By Guest Reporter :: 16241 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean American Professionals

California, USA - From his sixth floor executive office window, Sam Attisha has an unobstructed view of the action on the Padres home field at Petco Park, which, by the way, is 7,713 miles from where Attisha was born 42 years ago — in the fabled, now troubled, capital of Iraq, Baghdad.

Attisha is vice president of business development and external affairs for Cox Communications San Diego.

He was recently named one of San Diego’s Top Influentials by The Daily Transcript newspaper, a plaudit he appreciates, but had to laugh, “It still doesn’t get me much influence over my three boys and my wife.”

Attisha is a combination of outgoing (“You have to be in this job”) and laid-back (enjoying hanging out with his three young sons). He’s tall, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, with brown eyes, olive complexion, and a bald, neatly shaved head.

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CYD-2008 :: Sunday, Augsut 17 From 2 pm - 8 pm
By Camp Chaldean :: 81878 Views :: Article Rating :: Sports, Art, and Entertainment, Community & Culture, Chaldean American Student Association, Camp Chaldean, Chaldean Church Sports League, Chaldean Churches, Chaldean American Professionals

 

Chaldean Youth Day (CYD-2008) is Sunday, August 17!  Hundreds of Chaldean young adults will converge on Camp Chaldean for a day of fun, food, and festivities.  Hang-out. Chill. Picnic. Play. This event is free for those 35 and under.  Anyone over 35 the cost is $45,000 per person. 

This is a non-alcoholic camp.  Bring your own lawn chairs.  Bring food coolers if you like.  Food and beverages will be available. Games. Competitions. Prizes. Boat Races.  Water-balloon wars.  Tug-A-war.  Sports.  Bring your own BALLS.  Best of all bring some biceps, brains, and bounce. 

The event is sponsored by the St. George Chaldean Camp Council in partnership with Chaldean youth groups, which include but are not limited to, the Chaldean Church Sports League, Chaldean Teens Coming Together, Chaldean Youth Bible Study, Chaldean Loving Christ, Jesus Christ University, Chaldean American Professionals, Chaldean Football League, Chaldean Basketball League, Chaldean Hockey League, Chaldean American Student Association, and Chaldean Church Youth Choirs. 

You have been told!  Someone post this on MySpace, Facebook, and whatever other social network you freaks got going! 

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Michigan's Best Weddings by Dalia Voting Begins
By David Najor :: 28208 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean American Professionals


Michigan, USA - It goes without saying that the Chaldean community holds remarkable wedding events.  Rich in Catholic tradition and Chaldean heritage these incredible events require a competent and experienced professional.  The planning that goes into such affairs are overwhelming.  Hiring an expert who has the right connections with the best vendors, has learned to become an ace negotiator to get you the best value or 'deal' for your money, and knows where to find all those unique and dazzling touches to transform your wedding into an absolute fantasy.

It was not so long ago that wedding consultants were thought of as a luxury to be used mainly by the wealthy and elite. Times have changed.  According to Modern Bride Magazine, over 50% of all American couples who married in 1999 used the services of wedding consultants, also commonly referred to as wedding coordinators, bridal consultants, and wedding planners.  In the Chaldean community that percentage is even higher and continues to rise. 

In Michigan, one impressive Chaldean wedding expert continues to wow the community and critics alike.  Weddings by Dalia, continues to win awards and is now in the finals for Michigan’s best of 2008.  The firm placed 5th best in 2007 and now is poised to be the top rated. 

The Chaldean community is showing their support by visiting the online voting booth  and casting Weddings by Dalia as their best choice for Wedding and event consultation.  On the site supporters like Nuha Roumayah, Sarah Eskander, Melody Kouza, Vonica Abouna, Jennifer Shunyia, Merfit Yaldo, and Joe Bahri applaud her amazing work, creativity, organization, and insight. 

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Business Breakfast Network Meeting
By Sue Garmo :: 23614 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean American Professionals

Michigan, USA - Chaldean American Professionals (CAP) invites Chaldeans and their business friends to a breakfast business network meeting.  The meeting will be held this Friday, June 27 in the Southfield Town Center 4000 LaTerrace Mediterranean Restaurant from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the morning.  For a map of the Southfield Town Center, CLICK HERE.

The event is open to both Chaldeans and non-Chaldeans.  The event is free to CAP members and only $5 for non-members.  The event will include continental breakfast and a literature table for business cards, fliers, and literature.   Guests are reminded to bring plenty of business cards and to where name badges. 

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What Makes Your Business Different?
By David Najor :: 35024 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Opinion and Editorials, Chaldean American Professionals

Every Chaldean business entrepreneur is in business to make a profit.  That means having customers, and lots of them.  It goes without saying that location is important.  Having a hotel by an airport, business district, or entertainment district is a “no brainer”.    Opening a store at the crossroads of a busy intersection or highly dense residential area is just as simple.  So simple that you will find four convenient stores facing one another or two hotels across the street from one another.  Location is one of the primary deciding factors for guests. 

If the hotels are next door to each other; one isn’t closer to the airport.  One isn’t closer to downtown. If the location could sustain a million dollars in sales and there are four stores vying for that million we can safely estimate $250,000 each.  Can we?  Will each business operate the same?  Will each owner carry the same goods or offer the same service?  Drive by any corner crowded with businesses and you would be stunned at how similar they are.  There is nothing unique about any of them.  They are virtually indistinguishable from each other.

Limited business entrepreneurs turn to the easiest solutions to differentiate their business.   Lower prices or give more goods away.  This simplistic solution may be a good short term solution but in the long run hurts the business.   The long term fix for any Chaldean business owner is to differentiate their business by offering better service and developing meaningful customer relationships.

And this is how to do it…..

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Seminar Offered to Chaldean Parents and Professionals of Children with Special Needs
By CE&CC :: 59838 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association, Chaldean American Professionals

Michigan, USA - The Chaldean Education and Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association of Michigan, and Chaldean American Professionals share with the community four very important instructional family based seminars on children with special needs.  The events are free and will be held throughout Oakland and Wayne County.

Chaldean parents and health professionals which include teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologist, ministers, and community family aid providers as well as Chaldean college students studying in these fields are strongly encouraged to register and attend.  The events offers state accredited certificates and an opportunity to network with other professionals in your field. 

The seminars will be held in English by industry experts.  The dates for the events are February 16, March 5, and March 18. The seminar will cover state aid and educational services for families with children of special needs. 

Afterwards CE&CC, CASA-MI, and CAP will be organizing special culturally focused sessions for families with children of special needs.  A brief summary including the seminar syllabus, location, and registration requirements follows.

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Networking Grows A Business
By Ray Yono :: 25470 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean American Professionals

When Joseph Garmo attended a Chaldean wedding, he never imagined that he would hear the benefits of his own product begin shared by a fellow guest. 

There at the table, says Garmo, another guest seated with the group began to share his excitement for a new product our firm developed to help reduce check cashing fraud.  "It was like a totally unsolicited sales pitch" for the Michigan-based firm helping the Chaldean community deal with the rash of check fraud.  “The Michigan economy is horrible. Add low morals with a poor economy and you get lots and lots of crime,” says Garmo.  “Chaldeans in large part are victims of these crimes and not much is done to help them.  We wanted to change that.”

Garmo explains how the table guest began what would continue on as a 15- to 20-minute discussion between the guests at the table about his company's product. “It was hard to keep quiet, but I did.  I wanted to hear what they would say,” he says. “I wanted to learn if our idea could make a difference.”

It was also the moment he realized the power of his connections. He hadn't spent a dime on marketing his product and before him was a table filled with his target market discussing his Check cashing prevention system.  Listening to the Chaldean business talk, Garmo realized where the guest had learned about his product. 

How did he do it?

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