Friday, August 29, 2014
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 -0500

The power of mobile marketing to attract and retain customers turns against entrepreneurs who forget there is a person receiving that message.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Add these business titles to your book bag to get your thinking off the beaten path.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:00:00 -0500

There are five interesting parallels between these two worlds that can help your staff close deals.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0500

They're young and already changing the status quo. Discover and follow these four young entrepreneurs as they rise up.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Using software to develop leads can be effective, but keep four things in mind when forming a strategy.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0500

The influence of a single customer's opinion will continue to grow in sync with the pervasiveness of social media.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Small businesses may think they have a disadvantage when it comes to competing against the big guns but one place they can shine is in delivering exceptional customer service.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:54:00 -0500

Throwing curveballs during job interviews can help weed out candidates who possess valuable critical thinking skills.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:35:00 -0500

It’s back-to-school season. Here are the leading universities producing the most VC-backed graduates.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:35:00 -0500

In the latest lawsuit that attempts to define the line between independent entrepreneur and employee, the court ruled that FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0500

If you can launch a product with limited funds, investors will take you seriously. Follow this advice to up your chances.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Viewing habits and advertising trends are poised for a dramatic and sweeping change.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Not all accelerator programs are created equal. Follow this list of do's and dont's to make sure you find the right one for your company.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s secret wedding ceremony offers surprising insight into business success.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

People want to talk with a person they trust before making the buying decisions that matter most.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0500

People ignore sales pitches but love stories. Happily, it costs little to tell potential customers the story of you, your business and what you offer.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0500

There's a secret to working with your spouse -- and it's not denial.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:30:00 -0500

The heads of some of America's biggest companies divulge their personal and work habits.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:15:00 -0500

Samsung and LG have announced new smartwatch launches on the heels of reports that Apple will unveil a long-awaited wearable on September 9.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

You do not need to be a meth kingpin to know something about building an empire, but you could definitely learn from one.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:57:00 -0500

Talk about a pivot. Sanrio received a boatload of publicity yesterday with the revelation that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0500

There is a generational divide in how we view the value and depth of our co-workers.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:49:00 -0500

The social network tries again to sell us on using its standalone messaging app.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Your startup's online presence has huge implications for winning funding and making sales. Listen to those who've learned the hard way.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:15:00 -0500

This founder of a doggy boarding and daycare franchise uses apps to store passwords, stay connected to her workout buddies and handle travel plans.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Our society values skills, but everyone is obsessed with results. The problem with this is that it can become easy to get trapped focusing on results when you should really be building your skills.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0500

How to deliver content and resources that your target audience will find valuable.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0500

A new report predicts the dental sector will lead the growth in commercial 3-D printing over the next decade.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Some careful questioning to explore when employees recall being most enthused will tell you, and them, how they can be motivated on the job.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Four big ways to get responses from people the popular and famous.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Two franchisees spill on how they managed to make this fast-casual staple catch on in New England.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Public companies have much to gain from the power of video to showcase their executives and their message.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Context, the sharing economy and big data are worth considering when strategizing about how to scale a small company.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:00:00 -0500

For entrepreneurs to succeed, they need to figure out consumers' needs and develop a product to solve these issues. Here are a few steps to help you determine product-market fit.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:50:00 -0500

Scott is looking to wipe out the competition with an environmentally-friendly brand of toilet paper that cuts down on the 17 billion cardboard tubes it says are thrown away each year.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Keep your audience entertained with a video or photo that they want to see.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:27:05 -0500

Why I proudly agreed to be part of the U.S. State Department's Speaker and Specialist Program to export entrepreneurism.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:06:00 -0500

Target, Nordstrom and other big-name brands are using Curalate's latest feature to make their Instagram feeds more 'shoppable.'

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:00:00 -0500

The right time to become a better leader is today, tomorrow and every day that your team relies on you.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0500

You need to influence people even before they get to your landing page by convincing them of the value you're offering.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:06:00 -0500

This latest round of funding values The Honest Company, a maker of eco-friendly family and baby products, at close to $1 billion.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Both methods have advantages and drawbacks, and could determine how you file your taxes.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:53:00 -0500

New research reveals that while we're all scared asking for advice will make us look like incompetent fools, it actually has the opposite effect.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:39:00 -0500

The criticism of Uber's disruption of Lyft is misplaced. We should all be so competitive.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Research has shown that employees are spending time managing their teams instead of working, which cost companies big.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Naive optimism fuels the dream of building your own company but when you launch, it is time to get real.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:58:00 -0500

A new online service aims to find accommodations for brave, broke college students who are traveling.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:39:00 -0500

While the company's penchant for cancelling rides has been well-documented, the practice -- until now -- has remained largely misunderstood.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Consumers are, so far, unmoved by the prospect of the hyper-connected home and won't be until the technology is as easily used as a smart phone.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:06:00 -0500

Vani Hari has already convinced Subway and Chick-fil-A to make big changes. Now, she's taking on Starbuck's favorite fall drink.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

The quickest line producers might fall short in mastering the skills required of a manager. Here's a checklist of warning signs to watch out for.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Call it entrepreneurial serendipity, but businesses that embrace worthy causes are finding charitable giving is a powerful brand enhancer.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:15:00 -0500

The workplace can be a difficult space to operate from a social perspective. Here are some things you'll definitely want to avoid.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0500

A tech professional was not picking up on essential people cues. Playing cards cured him.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:42:00 -0500

The first time Ryan Grepper took his tricked-out cooler idea to Kickstarter, he failed to make his $125,000 goal. The second time, his cooler became the most funded project in Kickstarter history. Here’s what he learned.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Marketers really need to know their customers, or risk coming off flat and factual. Build up the psychographics of your potential base.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:22:00 -0500

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers tendered a $20 million investment in the as-yet-unprofitable ephemeral messaging app last May.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

To improve employee engagement and make positive changes in the workplace, leaders should be asking employees for their honest opinion about what is working -- or not working -- in the organization.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:53:00 -0500

The new tablet will have a 12.9-inch display and could go into production as early as next year.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0500

For those people constantly on Twitter, planning a tweetup can help bring online relationships offline. Not only does it help with networking but also building your personal brand.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Marcel Botha, an entrepreneur working out of an innovative co-working space in Brooklyn, talks about how he was able to rapidly prototype an ergonomically designed baby spoon thanks to 3-D printing technology.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:30:00 -0500

The language professional peers understand is often confounding to the audience waiting to listen to your story.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0500

The things you should do to increase your chances of joining the millionaire's club. None are either fast or easy.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Often entrepreneurs don't have the core competencies to understand accounting, which could result in a startup failing. Here is how an entrepreneur should approach hiring an accountant or outsourcing her financial tasks to ensure success.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Work on relationships and new initiatives will fall into place.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Now is the time to prepare your business and have a system in place to soften the next hit.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500

People generally have three main objectives in mind when considering having a 'smart' home, according to Lowe's.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Sasha and Olga Bylim came to the U.S. to teach ballroom dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Today, they are the franchisees of their own locations.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

In this podcast, Lewis Howes talks with UFC's Brendan Schaub about the mindset of champions.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0500

It's not about denying, but empowering you to communicate effectively.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 -0500

When writing your direct mail sales piece, be sure to include and pay particular attention to these seven parts of your letter.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Your food business might be able to support new ventures. Here's how to figure out the best direction to go in for expansion.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Cybersecurity is a constant worry, but a few commonsense steps protect the company without hurting the bottom line.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Without revenue, your business will die. These options won't require a huge effort, but the payoffs could be immense.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:00:00 -0500

The experiences of prisoners serve as an extreme, stark example of those of startup founders.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:45:00 -0500

A serial entrepreneur shares how she came to leave the corporate fold and establish her first business.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Programs around the nation will double the savings of low-income entrepreneurs working to start a business.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Winning an audience and scoring new business have much in common. Here are seven lessons to take from the stage to the boardroom to add value to any team.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Even entrepreneurs can get run down and get sick but for many, they can't afford to take time off. Here’s how you can harness the power of sick days to get ahead in business.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:49:57 -0500

Words of wisdom From Noah Kagan, a friend and entrepreneur who knows the startup scene inside and out.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Business owners are wise to be ready for eventual increases in the minimum wage.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Coaching someone right before a presentation? Avoid emphasizing the very behaviors to be avoided.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:14:00 -0500

Never misplace your wallet again.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0500

One of the most important steps in planning your pay-per-click campaigns is choosing the keywords that will attract interested shoppers. These third-party tools can help.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:48:00 -0500

Thanksgiving may feel a million miles away, but it -- and the holiday shopping season -- will be here before you know it. Spend your holiday shopping dollars investing in entrepreneurs and their innovations.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Your evolution as a businessperson and perhaps chances at success may hinge on your reaction to some key scenarios.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Express empathy, relate to staffers as people and bring out the best from them by taking these seven steps.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Startups are trying to buck the fail trend by increasingly turning to the business underground for their competitive advantage, learning how to "break the rules" and position themselves for success.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Researchers are coming up with new ways to make a password-less future a reality.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Cultivating a community of employees who enjoy working together and proactively collaborate can be tough, but worth the effort.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:05:00 -0500

A United Airlines flight was diverted after using something banned by most airlines: an anti-reclining seat device called the Knee Defender.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Great businesses are motivated by great things. Share your story.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:30:00 -0500

The technology is readily available to woo your customers when they are near but only a minority of businesses are using it.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:12:00 -0500

Mobile phone users are spending more and more time using apps. Here’s a look at what they are using and how much they are paying for those apps.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:05:00 -0500

It's official: Burger King is buying coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons for approximately $11 billion, with financing help from Warren Buffet.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Managers and employees: Take note of this simple but powerful practice.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Email is making us slower, less productive and even dumber. Here's how you can manage your overflowing inbox.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:00:00 -0500

The things that make you nervous are often what helps you achieve the most.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:59:00 -0500

The company says the changes are aimed at preventing spam from drowning out the content users really want to see.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:55:00 -0500

Phones manufactured after July 1, 2015 and sold in the state must come equipped with an antitheft device that enables consumers to permanently shut them down.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:57:00 -0500

Origin PC and AMD have settled a year-long feud, but AMD's Roy Taylor says the company has a lot of work to do to win back everyone's trust. Here's a personal story of how they won back mine.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:18:00 -0500

Learn why Google Plus is an excellent, but underrated social network that you can use to build a sizable following on.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:23:00 -0500

With renunciations of citizenship at an all time high, the state department is feeling overworked and hiking the fees to renounce by 422%.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:18:00 -0500

The objective statement is out; the resume summary statement is in.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:05:00 -0500

Landing a great job today is a complex, multifaceted process that needs an effective plan and a can-do spirit.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:49:00 -0500

This week I had the opportunity to attend my first Intuit Leadership Conference, a gathering of the top leaders across the 8000+ person public company that provides TurboTax, QuickBooks, Quicken, Mint   and now Docstoc (the company I co-founded in 2007). Getting to meet all these amazing folks, there were a lot of conversations about what it means [...]

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:43:00 -0500

Ahead of the Berlin IFA conference starting on September 5th, Samsung has announced their next smartwatch. The Samsung Gear S smartwatch features a curved Super AMOLED display, and has a built-in cellular 3G radio for optional data connectivity without needing a paired smartphone providing internet access.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Manzur Elahi's Apex Group in Bangladesh is at the center of an emerging--and scrutinized--footwear hub.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:10:00 -0500

With college starting across the country, here are the ten best money tips for college students, college freshmen, and millennials moving out of their parents house for the first time.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:17:00 -0500

Philadelphia law enforcement has transformed a once obscure legal process into a racket that treats Americans as little more than ATMs. Every year, the city collects almost $6 million in revenue from forfeiture.

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 14905 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 :: 10561 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 :: 55996 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 :: 19284 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 :: 15853 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 :: 24507 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 :: 42934 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 :: 17439 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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