Thursday, September 18, 2014
Top Entrepreneur News

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:15:00 -0500

A new CEO seeks to make dramatic changes without disarming the staff. Here's what he did.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

These folks, while sometimes underappreciated, forge the links and tell the stories.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

When a court case threatens your business, consider taking the following steps.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:12:00 -0500

Your ability to earn customer trust is what’s going to separate you from the competition -- so don’t slack.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

If you want to be competitive, your product better look great and be intuitive.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0500

To scale rapid growth within an organization, emerging leaders must be actively identified and developed.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

To get ahead of the competition, find the customers that will be most interested in your product or service.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs, investors and executives weigh in.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs are often caught in a bind trying to prioritize between personal health and the needs of their companies. Here are some tips on making everyday life less stressful.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Choosing the sole purpose your statement rests on will be the toughest decision you'll make with your branding.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Most sales and business professionals have had the experience of placing a sales call or email pitch and hearing nothing back. Here are some tricks to crafting the perfect 'follow-up' email.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

What's the most strategic way to casually market your idea to someone? Can it really be done in 30 seconds?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Whether you’re the CEO of a venture-backed startup writing a letter to investors about the current state of business or crafting the perfect job description to hire your first employee, your ability to communicate through the written word matters.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Every business has a story. Companies just need to figure out how to tell it in a compelling way.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:43:00 -0500

A new report shows that most of the world’s billionaires made the majority of their wealth themselves.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:37:00 -0500

Nearly 70 percent of millennials experience 'fear of missing out' – and it's influencing their purchasing decisions.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

There’s a lot to learn from so many years in business. Here are a few of the most important things I've picked up along the way.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

It doesn't matter whether you are just starting out or if you have years of experience. Making sure you have the right attitude and approach is vital.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Smartwatches aren't new, but Apple just may have the answers to the three important questions on user adoption of these devices.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

If you’re one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health-insurance premiums under Obamacare, you might want to do some tax planning now or you might be in for an unwelcome surprise.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:15:00 -0500

It's just like your mother said: It's the way you express things sometimes that really matters.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Are you undercutting your recruitment strategies? Employers who are careless during their talent-acquisition process will end up with less than superb candidates. Avoid these lapses.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:43:00 -0500

Some U.S. businesses have already waded into China's largest ecommerce conglomerate, which is about to go public.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Before starting a business, every entrepreneur should be prepared for the bumpy ride. Here are a few pieces of advice to get you started on the right track.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:21:00 -0500

The NFL and players needed sponsors to get serious about abuse. Thank capitalism for that.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:21:00 -0500

FedEx and UPS are looking ahead to a busy holiday season as ecommerce thrives.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0500

The struggling tech maker expects to post an annual net loss that's nearly five times more than initially estimated.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:09:00 -0500

The domestic diva said Sandberg’s 'Lean In' philosophy misses the mark by encouraging women to take on corporate equality rather than setting their sights on entrepreneurship.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

When pitching your product, there's no need to give it all away.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Sales on mobile devices are growing at a rapid pace, and startups without a mobile-marketing strategy are going to be left in the dust -- especially during the busy fourth-quarter holiday season.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Twenty-five years years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the residents of former communist countries still tend to hold more negative views of entrepreneurship than their counterparts elsewhere.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

YouTube is an untapped opportunity for personal promotion. Here are some tips for doing it right.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:34:00 -0500

By removing a critical majority of his iPhone apps, the designer Jake Knapp says he lengthened his attention span and relearned how to 'enjoy (or at least be okay with) moments of boredom.'

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

To get the word out about a specialty business, entrepreneurs need to understand their audience and then get to the places where they get their information.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

These first-hand tips can keep up both morale and productivity.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Not one of the celebrities embarrassed to see nude photos of themselves on the Internet had protected their data with basic, two-step authentication.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Don't just look at the current best in your industry and do what they do. Try to be the best you, but feel free to borrow from unlikely sources.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:11:00 -0500

Even though Steve Ferguson works with an established concept as a U.S. Lawns franchisee, his relationship building skills have helped him land $1 million in annual billings.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

The marketing guru, who came up with the Pepsi challenge, discusses how social media has shifted the power from the producers to the customers.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Most businesses are profitable, but they still get into trouble by not paying enough attention to cash flow.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:45:00 -0500

For the last year, college buddies Jake Huston and Vincent Ko have been building a startup together. Here’s a look at what they have learned and where they are going.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Here are five of the most common, most concerning reasons that good judgment among teams can falter.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

In addition to a large Series A, the company reported an exponential increase in employee headcount and several new site features.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

To successfully raise funds for a project, follow the steps taken during these funded efforts.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Small things lead to bigger things. The little problems we neglect and the budding opportunities we nurture have enormous ramifications.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:15:00 -0500

Beyond running through the usual interview questions, pick up on these clues to find ideal candidates for the job.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

If you treat your young fellows as valued members of the team, they will provide you with fresh perspectives.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Millennials mired inside a traditional corporate environment and people living life inside lean startups will find his thinking particularly spot on.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

These pitfalls will cost you money and not earn you sales, and worse, may make you look bad to potential customers.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Spruce up your professional marketing techniques -- for your career prospects and your company's sake.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

The cardinal sin of marketing is to be easily ignored. This strange advertising campaign is funny and simply can't be overlooked or forgotten.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:20:00 -0500

Some of these lawsuits are hard to swallow, but justice can be sweet.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

For entrepreneurs, staying connected is no longer an advantage but an absolute necessity. Here are some tools to keep you plugged in at all times.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:35:00 -0500

Who hasn’t wanted to tell all of the doubters in their life to “stick it!”? These new ads capture moments of entrepreneurial triumph.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

You're a hard-driving entrepreneur. But what should you do now if your work life has turned into your whole life?

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

You probably aren't in a flashy industry but you, your team, the company you've belt and the customers you help are stories worth telling.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Doing a lot of things often results in not getting any one thing done. There is exhilarating clarity in concentrating, without distraction, on a single, major goal.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:25:00 -0500

A major Internet service provider and a leading advocate of Internet freedom have outlined middle routes in the polarized and politicized debate.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Mobile searches are increasing at fast pace but advertising to an audience on the move is different from the same audience at their desktop.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Many people swear by this ritual. Find out how this practice could enhance your entrepreneurial success.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

The best examples allow a consumer to coexist with a product or service in a seamless fashion.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Getting started on Google AdWords won't take you more than 10 to 15 minutes. Find out what you need to do to set up your first campaign now.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Former Apple CEO John Sculley argues, however, that Samsung and others still have some time to come up with an alternative.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Steve Blank explains the importance of 'outward facing' founders.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Culture matters. Look for these qualities when taking on a new employee.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:05:00 -0500

…Including the ones that say 'Richard Branson doesn't really read this.'

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

This simple equation changed the way we think about habits and human behavior.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:52:00 -0500

Food porn no more? A new study shows that when people actually ate a snack after studying dozens of pictures of food they enjoyed it less.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

If anyone knows inbound marketing, it's Brian Halligan of Hubspot, Joe Pulizzi of the Content Marketing Institute and Brian Clark of Copyblogger.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:25:00 -0500

Ridesharing service Sidecar announced a $15 million Series B round from the Virgin co-founder and some top VC houses, including Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Seven steps to get you through the ordeal.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:45:00 -0500

What if a road existed that never had a crack or a pothole? Science might have a solution.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

As we experience major demographic shifts in the workforce, it's important to adapt to the new generation of talent.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:07:00 -0500

Your right to write angry Yelp reviews may soon become law.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Want to make a huge difference in another person's life? Your own life? Here are things you should say to your employees, colleagues, family members, friends, and everyone you care about.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

The star has partnered with her younger brother for sustainable fashion brand BARE.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Big Brother is watching you, but you don’t have to take it lying down. Don these stealthy countersurveillance frocks and styles to fool the all-seeing eye.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:15:00 -0500

How these 7 social networks can help you find clients and generate more sales

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

The tech giant delivered the goods -- that is, exciting visuals without so many words -- when it unveiled its latest version of the popular smartphone.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

The greatest single factor determining how much money we make is how we view ourselves and our worth.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Have you ever been under the gun to create something new but the ideas just weren’t flowing? Here's how to get over the creativity block.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Adam Eskin took over a gym-rat focused food chain and has turned it into a farm-to-table restaurant with nine locations and counting.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Self-awareness is a very good thing in life, but it's all too easy to mistake what lies on the surface for the genuine feelings buried deep below.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Navigate the complex world of online marketplaces to find new customers and build your business.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Stop wasting time on content marketing tactics that don't deliver. This infographic reveals which types of content work best, and the metrics you should track.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Checking your office emails at midnight is bad for your health and relationships, and not really all that efficient.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500

The Princeton Review ranks the 50 best entrepreneurship programs

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500

The Princeton Review ranks the 50 best entrepreneurship programs

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Finding a great mentor is hard. Here are a few tips on how to stand out from the crowd and gain access to amazing advisors.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

While allowing employees to work remotely can be a great recruiter tool, managing this type of team can be challenging. Here are a few pointers to make the process easier.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Outdoor billboard advertising is nothing new, today’s top marketers are innovating they way they use experiential marketing to tell their brand stories.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:07:00 -0500

Procrastinators, take note: As seductive as it often sounds, working under pressure probably isn't the best strategy for achieving stellar results.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:05:00 -0500

Riding high on record-breaking iPhone pre-orders, Tim Cook discussed television, competition and the art of simplicity in a brand new sit-down interview.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:02:00 -0500

The tech giant snagged Mojang, the maker of the popular game Minecraft, but its founders are out.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

A 'transfer of ideas' must be done with care so each individual understands and appreciates the firm's values.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Caution and a deep appreciation for all you don't know are, surprisingly, key elements of success in the go-go, big-ego world of investing.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Become a powerful workplace influence by effectively modeling top-notch behavior. Don't have all the skills yet? Fill in the gaps.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

You don't have to know how to build an app to get a good idea for one. Just add hiring developers to your launch check list.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

When the purchasing decision chain is full of doubters, these tips can help you woo more customers.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Gain familiarity with the business landscape, then seek a wide market and put revenue-generating ideas on a fast track.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500

Small business owners many times confuse being busy with getting productive. Technology can keep you busy, but the right apps can make you more productive. Here is a list of the top 10 apps that will help: 1. Clear - Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists Having a simple task list is critical [...]

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:24:00 -0500

Back in June I wrote about possible reasons why New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd had a nightmarish experience with a marijuana-laced candy bar. In her column she recounted legally purchasing the edible while visiting Denver and, lacking instructions on the best way to consume it (i.e. not all at once), [...]

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

Apple is getting close to rolling out its smart home plans in a big way. The company today pushed out a little noticed update to its set-top box, Apple TV, to make it support HomeKit, according to a person with knowledge of the program. HomeKit is Apple's protocol for allowing connected home gadgets [...]

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:53:00 -0500

Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next! "Monsanto’s GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals," screams a typical article, in AlterNet, a popular anti-GMO site. It [...]

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:05:00 -0500

Happiness within the modern workplace is improving, sure. We talk less about discrimination, and we’re getting closer to equal pay regardless of gender. But that doesn’t mean that workers are thriving unhindered. The big difference is that these days, the barrier to advancing is more likely to be self-constructed. That’s [...]

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:45:00 -0500

Apple launches iOS 8 today, which brings a lot of change under the hood despite its close visual resemblance to iOS 7. But given that most of the change relies on upgraded apps, and some of the features won't be active without next month's OS X upgrade for Apple's Mac computers, you might not feel the need to rush. If you are going to take the plunge, there are some critical things to be aware of. This guide can help.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:11:00 -0500

Both of these cases suggest that the gray area, or the close line that some commentators believe exists in Texas between lawful punishment and unlawful abuse is simply not relevant to this case. The two on point Texas appellate opinions regarding injury to a child both have less egregious facts than those alleged in the Peterson case, and in both cases the defendant's convictions were upheld. If paddling a child six times or whipping a child with a nylon leash are criminal offenses, then beating a 4 year old in the legs, buttocks and scrotum with a stick, certainly qualifies. If Peterson's alleged conduct is proven true, it is not a close call, and it is not a borderline case --- it is criminal conduct, and he should go to jail.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:34:00 -0500

Ann Arbor, Michigan, tops this list of the Most And Least Educated Cities In America.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:13:00 -0500

Yesterday marked Prince Harry's 30th birthday. His mother, the iconic Lady Di, passed away just over 17 years ago, following the tragic crash as Diana and Dodi Fayed sped away from paparazzi in France.  What was so special about Harry's 30th birthday (other than the fact that he's still single, [...]

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:35:00 -0500

Angie Ruan, PayPal's Retail Engineering Head, shares critical insights to help pave the way for more women in tech.

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 15093 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 :: 10685 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 :: 56490 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 :: 19456 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 :: 16018 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 :: 24712 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 :: 43294 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 :: 17627 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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