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4 tips to keep your small business focused in 2015
Business 2 Community
We're already halfway through the first month of 2015. Exciting? Yes. Scary that it's gone by so quickly? Of course. But as you settle down into the new year and those new business goals you set at the end of 2014, it's time to ask yourself one question: Are you sticking with your plans? Most business owners like to kick off the new year with the best of intentions: set new goals, gain a clear vision for your business, and restore that motivational spirit to help you achieve it all. But if you're finding that your once-clear vision is beginning to blur at the edges, don't worry. It happens to the best of us. Fortunately, it is possible to create a resolution and maintain it. Here are four tips to keep you and your small business focused over the next 12 months.
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Infographic: 12 Twitter tips to help increase your conversion rates
The Huffington Post
The majority of business owners understand that Twitter is a viable source of revenue — and not just a social platform for branding. It is possible to attract and engage with prospects via Twitter that can turn into leads, sales and ultimately revenue for your business. To help small businesses optimize their Twitter marketing effort this infographic was created.
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10 quick tips for better business writing
Entrepreneur
Writing is the wrangling of thoughts to page — it is an arduous process that seeks to bring abstract ideas into the tangible world. Writing is valuable. It doesn't just transfer insights, it creates them. And since "good words are worth much and cost little," choosing the right words is worth the price you pay in time (and sanity).
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6 tips for being productive while travelling on business
SmallBusiness.co.uk
With today's technology, business on the move can be as efficient as business procedures in the office. The use of cloud technology, WiFi and data roaming allows a business traveler to stay productive; the trick is a tiny bit of preparation and for you to follow these six top tips.
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How do magnetic companies attract the best employees?
By Mel Kleiman
As we step into 2015, how will you attract the frontline employees you need to prosper and thrive this year? There are a few exemplary organizations showing the way. What they share in common, besides their legendary success, is that they know how to attract, select and retain the best. They are magnetic. And it's not because they pay top dollar. No, it doesn't take high wages to become magnetic, but you do need to become known as an "employer of choice" among your target group of applicants.
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4 tips to raise sales networking up a notch in 2015
CustomerThink
As 2015 starts and the need for new business opportunities emerge, sales reps will be finding themselves at industry conferences and other meetings where they can — and should — be on their networking game. To optimize these opportunities, let's look at some networking tips, so sales reps don't end up spending their time in line to share a moment with a keynote speaker or attending yet another breakout session which is all about nothing.
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4 tips to help your business get more local press
Business 2 Community
Every brick-and-mortar small business is part of a local neighborhood and geographic community. Here are several tips to help your business get more local press.
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BEVERAGE NEWS


Coffee bulls return as drought menaces Brazil crop
Bloomberg
Brazil is getting dry again and the coffee bulls are back. Growing regions are forecast to get about half the normal rainfall this month and in February, according to Celso Oliveira, a meteorologist at Somar Meteorologia in Sao Paulo. Brazil is the world's biggest grower and exporter, spurring hedge funds to increase their bets on higher prices for the first time in six weeks.
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Can green tea keep you warm from the inside out?
PortlandMonthly
Local functional nutrition expert Andrea Nakayama gives the scoop on green tea's lesser known health benefits — and a recipe for her chai matcha latte.
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The disputed history of the flat white, the coffee drink Starbucks just introduced in North America
The Washington Post
Coffee drinkers of North America, you may now up your snobbery game. Ever-ubiquitous Starbucks recently introduced the flat white at its U.S. and Canadian stores. The overly simplified description of a flat white — which was already available at some independent U.S. coffee shops — is a less foamy, more velvety cappuccino. But the origins of the flat white are more complicated and at the heart of an unsettled argument Down Under.
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Consumers rally around tea as a healthy beverage choice
Vending Market Watch
The new year brings a perfect opportunity to start fresh and focus on personal happiness, health and overall wellness. After the season of giving to others, the new year and new year's resolutions are about taking care of oneself — whether it's running a marathon or just remembering to take a few minutes out of a busy day to relax. This January, in honor of National Hot Tea Month, the Tea Council of the USA encourages people to rejuvenate with a cup of tea.
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From test to taste: The journey of a coffee bean
The Huffington Post
When most people describe their beloved morning cup of coffee, their vocabulary doesn't stray far from "strong," "bold," or "flavorful." But these are rather inadequate descriptors. The coffee we love and depend on to start our day is far more complex and nuanced. In America, there are select individuals who are committed to ensuring the quality of the coffee we drink. They go to incredible lengths to make sure that it won't fall short of the taste we've come to expect.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


2015 prediction: Sustainability will be written into every job description
The Guardian
The year 2014 marked the tipping point in recovery from the global financial crisis, with housing and stock prices rising as unemployment fell. In sustainability, the jobs market is also on the upswing. As a sustainability recruiter, my last few years have held numerous conversations with discouraged candidates and inundated employers. In 2014, that all changed.
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90 percent of Americans more likely to trust brands that back social causes
Mashable
If your brand doesn't support social causes, it's missing out on a huge audience. Consumers don't just like when companies incorporate social good into their business models — they've come to expect it, whether it's through corporate social responsibility, cause marketing or "good" content. In fact, 90 percent of Americans say they're more likely to trust and stay loyal to companies that actively try to make a difference.
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