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Increase business blog traffic with these 5 tips
The Huffington Post
Many small business owners know that they should be blogging and creating content for their website, but they become frustrated when the traffic and sales don't follow immediately behind. In order for a business blog to help convert visitors into leads and sales it needs to be seen. To help increase your business blog traffic use these five simple tips.
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5 best productivity tips to maximize sales development reps' time
Business 2 Community
As sales development reps, our time is precious. It is essential that we manage our time in the most productive and efficient way possible in order to hit our goals, stay organized, and keep our clients happy. The following are some tips to help make your day run smoother and allow me to make the most out of every day in the office.
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25 quick tips that will improve your retirement
CNN Money
Retirement planning is serious business that requires diligence and patience. But a quick tip, or even an irreverent one, can sometimes be helpful, too. Here are 25 observations from my 30 years of writing about retirement and investing that may spur you to plan more effectively (or to start planning if you've been putting it off).
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6 tips for overcoming a 'no' when seeking funding
Entrepreneur
As a new entrepreneur, unless you're dipping into your own private fortune, you'll probably have to spend some time fundraising to collect enough capital to start your project. For most founders, the process is difficult and time-consuming but necessary for the potential life of their business. If you haven't been through the process before, the experience can be even more harrowing, since you won't be familiar with the customs and conventions of fundraising.
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Big public relations tips for small business
Small Business Computing
Public relations can be an intimidating concept to small business owners. Talking with the media, branding, networking — how and when are these things supposed to happen? The Little Book of Big PR: 100+ Quick Tips to Get Your Small Business Noticed, by Jennefer Witter, is here to help.
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10 productivity secrets entrepreneurs say really work
Business News Daily
When you run a business, you wear a lot of different hats. You're in charge of the day-to-day operations, the long-term strategies and everything in between. With so many things on your plate, getting everything done may seem daunting, but with the right strategies, you can tackle every task on your to-do list and then some. Entrepreneurs shared their top tips for staying productive.
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Tax tips for those who started a business in 2014
CPA Practice Advisor
Small businesses are the backbone of America's economy and, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, nearly half a million new businesses are started each year. These new entrepreneurial ventures join the ranks of the nearly 28 million small businesses around the nation. With tax season upon us, it's important that the taxpayers behind these new businesses, often organized as a Schedule C entity, know what to look for when preparing their taxes. This can make a big difference in how much they owe come tax day.
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  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Little Debbie's Bakery Fresh Pastries

All Little Debbie products are now available as pre-ordered bakery fresh pastry with your vend distributor. This includes Mini Donuts, Zebra Cakes and Swiss Rolls. Distributors may also be stocking top-sellers like the Oatmeal Cream Pie and Nutty Bar. Call your distributor today to place your order (or pre-order) for Little Debbie snack cakes.
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Crane’s Media Touch is changing the way consumers experience vending, helping operators win new business and increase same-store sales. The 7” touch screen can display nutritional information, interactive promotions and digital advertising. Built on NAMA’s open standards, Media Touch provides a powerful platform that’s capable today and ready for the future.
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BEVERAGE NEWS


Coffee intake may lower endometrial cancer risk
VendingMarketWatch
Women who drank about four cups of coffee per day appeared to have decreased endometrial cancer risk compared with those who drank less than a cup each day, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
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Coffee sinks to nearly 1-year low
The Wall Street Journal
Coffee prices tumbled to the lowest level in nearly a year, as investors recalibrated their expectations for supplies amid signs that weather conditions in Brazil support a healthy harvest.
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Love coffee? Learn how to make most popular coffee drinks from across the globe in 3 minutes
TechTimes
Coffee these days is not just a beverage that helps us get through the day. It has become an experience. From business meetings to coffee dates and even coffee catch-ups with old friends, coffee has transformed our everyday lives into special events, but there is still so much more to learn and experience from this humble bean. Who would have known that this unassuming bean could lead us into a cultural and delectable experience? Come take a trip and let's see how the world enjoys their coffee. You may even learn something new and be bold enough to try it yourself.
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Tea drinkers enjoy a cuppa good heart health
Duluth News Tribune
Are there health benefits to drinking tea? The short answer is yes. But it's more nuanced than that. "There have been concrete, multiple studies that have shown that (tea) can help with heart health," said Brenda Schwerdt, a clinical dietitian for St. Luke's hospital, citing the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "The rest of it is inconclusive."
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The world's most bird-friendly coffee, in Ethiopia, and why it is in danger
Daily Coffee News
Ethiopian coffee grown under shade cover from native plant species is likely the most bird-friendly in the world, according to new research that underscores a need for paying smallholder farmers a premium for careful land management.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


3 sustainability trends to improve business strategies
Environmental Leader
As companies seek ways to complement their business strategies with sustainability in 2015, PricewaterhouseCoopers has narrowed down three key trends that will be top of mind for executives in the coming year.
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How to write a winning green business plan
TriplePundit
Business plan success in today's multi-trillion dollar green economic revolution is determined by how successfully it fulfills the customer's search for products that align value with values. If you are a retail business, then your business plan must align with the millennial generation's focus on sustainable business practices in deciding what companies to buy from and who to work for.
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State of green business: Sustainability solutions become open, distributed
GreenBiz
In a world where information is power and sharing is the new currency, it makes sense that companies would open up the kimono to share their insights and intellectual property for solving big sustainability challenges. That's exactly what's happening, and more so than most people recognize.
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