Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Top Entrepreneur News

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Give your startup some inspiration by modeling it after a successful company. This will help you explain the company to outsiders and provide insights for future direction.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500

While social networking sites have made the task of finding potential customers easier, be sure you're targeting the right people in the correct manner.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500

To get a clear picture of what you're doing well and what you can do better, skip the big data and high-rent consultants. Your customers will tell you, if you just ask.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:45:00 -0500

Many sellers push hard to close the year and ultimately come up short. But there are a couple ways to minimize fire drills.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Female founders seeking funding for their firm should review these four tips. Otherwise they could lose out in the competition for financing.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0500

With the devices becoming more accessible and affordable, businesses are being built on the rapid designing, prototyping and manufacturing of products.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:52:00 -0500

The most important thing you can do as a boss to keep talented staffers on board is to make sure they are enjoying their days and feel appreciated.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

The Great Recession panicked many business leaders into rash moves that weakened their companies. Make adjustments but don't abandon what built your brand.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0500

There is a time when you must fall madly in love with the product you want to bring to market and a time to coolly determine if anybody else will.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:44:00 -0500

Thinking they were eating snacks from a new organic restaurant, these food experts couldn’t stop singing McNuggets' praises. And, it was all caught on tape.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Find the diamonds in the rough, the talented folks who might not fit the classic mold. These individuals can have potential for tremendous growth, for themselves and their employer.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:12:00 -0500

Successful executives may have vastly different leadership styles, but they share very similar mindsets.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Hiring people you know and trust can be very beneficial to an entrepreneur and her venture. But if not done correctly, it can spell disaster.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0500

She built the Spanx brand starting out with just $5,000 in savings and no experience in retail or manufacturing.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Just like entrepreneurs living in Silicon Valley, founders in developing countries need one important element to thrive.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:24:00 -0500

A full 43 percent of employees are distracted for a sizeable chunk of the workday. Here’s what’s getting in the way of getting work done.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Deter your company from meeting the fate of those unfortunate enterprises that have vanished. Keep renewing product offerings.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:06:00 -0500

The new name and branding will be rolled out in the next coming weeks, beginning with France.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

The intricacy and spontaneous organization of flash mobs epitomizes what modern workplaces strive for.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

From Taco Bell to Dunkin Donuts, fast-food giants are innovating heavily as they look to take a bigger bite of the market.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:57:00 -0500

Individual franchisees can decide whether to charge customers for putting a foam cup around a plastic cup of iced coffee.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0500

The young energy of recent grads can prove a good match for brand-new startups.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:02:00 -0500

Why you should add your company data to Apple Maps and how to get it done fast.

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

If someone had a bad experience, chances are they are going to talk about it. Here are five tips to craft a strategy to respond.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Even if the temperature is getting colder outside, retailers are preparing for a hot quarter. Here are five tips to make sure your company will succeed during this holiday season.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:12:00 -0500

More secure than a two-step verification code, a physical key helps hacker-proof your Google account.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Send business-trip sleep issues packing.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:58:00 -0500

Silence speaks louder than words, and static sells more records than a song.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0500

There's no separating yourself from your business when you're an entrepreneur. Use that to your advantage.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:27:00 -0500

'Late night shopping may never be the same again,' the homeware retailer warns.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:10:00 -0500

The warning from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the kind that sends chills down a driver's back. On Tuesday, NHTSA widened its recall of vehicles with potentially defective airbags to 7.8 million, the second such revision this week, and it added new car company names to the recall [...]

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:39:00 -0500

When people ask me what my all-time favorite shows are, I can't say I'm a hipster with a particularly original list. I love The Wire, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, and a host of other programs universally regarded as excellent. But one sneaks on that list that might not appear on [...]

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Living with the iPhone 6 Plus is an eye opener, but the new phablet is clearly the better iPhone.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:24:00 -0500

The Giants and Royals are a huge mismatch when it comes to their financial status. Here is the breakdown.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:42:00 -0500

Samsung upgrades the Galaxy S5 and the new 'Galaxy S5 Plus' is a rocket ship.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:26:00 -0500

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress. Studies have long shown that stress [...]

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:32:00 -0500

Is what you’re doing at work today really the best thing for both your company and for you? Spare a few moments to gain some work perspective. You might discover you’re making some fatal mistakes, or even fourteen of them.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:44:00 -0500

Emerging research suggests stimulant medications are not "smart drugs." They are "drive drugs." And this has huge consequence for how we think about "Adderall in the workplace."

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:06:00 -0500

If you're a woman who's spent any time at all in the corporate world, you might recognize yourself in Ruzwana Bashir's story. Before cofounding travel site Peek, British-born Bashir spent the formative years of her career in the relative boys clubs of Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the latter, Bashir, now [...]

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:14:00 -0500

Many sheriffs in states that recently passed gun-control laws have signed letters saying they are opposed to the laws, saying the gun bans won’t make America safer. Some even say they won’t enforce these new laws. This has gotten some press. What hasn’t been reported is the very governors in [...]

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 15373 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 :: 10882 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 :: 57386 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 :: 19761 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 :: 16292 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 :: 25054 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 :: 43913 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 :: 17897 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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