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10 ways to make the most out of conventions and trade shows
StartupCollective via Time
Every startup CEO needs to sell. Nothing is more important than getting your product out in the market and finding folks to pay real dollars for it. Take a look at these 10 simple tips for getting your brand out there at trade shows.
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Sales management: 7 tips for coaching your top sales performers
Business 2 Community
One frequently asked question is this: Where should we focus our sales coaching efforts to optimize the impact on revenue generation? Fortunately that question has been answered. Focus on the 60 percent of the salespeople who are in the middle of the performance curve.
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The only 6 content marketing tips you need for 2015
Forbes
Content continues to be one of the most important aspects of online marketing; however, methods are rapidly changing. In 2015, successful businesses will be the ones that understand this dynamic shift and develop a strategy that accounts for new changes.
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13 powerful productivity tips for small businesses
The Huffington Post
There's a reason why, online or offline, efficiency and productivity never run out of press coverage. Certain productivity/efficiency techniques can be incorporated easily in day-to-day small business operations to help you achieve your goals of success.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Microtronic - the solution for Cashless

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5 Facebook tips to increase engagement
ITBusiness.ca
Facebook is an important part of our digital social life. That makes it important from a business standpoint too. If your business receives significant traffic from this social network, then learn how you can increase your reach even when Facebook changes its algorithms.
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8 digital marketing tips for bootstrapped startups
Entrepreneur
You just launched a startup and need to get your brand in front of as many eyes as possible. The problem is you are not just competing in your industry, you are competing with the millions of other marketing messages that consumers are bombarded with every day. Not only that, your bootstrapped startup does not have the funds to invest heavily into digital marketing. What's an entrepreneur to do?
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How small business owners can protect against an economic downturn
NerdWallet
If an economic downturn occurred tomorrow, would your small business be ready for the aftershock? Here are some tips on how to protect your small business, so it will not only survive, but thrive during a recession.
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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.
Crane's Media Touch Technology

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.
MTN Products Factory Special

MTN is offering the new Nexus LXp cooler including the new eco3 filter with mounting bracket at a special introductory price of $199. The eco3 filter is NSF Certified for 1500 gallons. This cooler & filter combination special is for a limited time only! (base shown is optional)

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BEVERAGE NEWS


Can coffee be part of a healthy lifestyle?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For centuries, coffee has caused a stir over health impacts, good or bad, with many people resigned to accept it as a guilty pleasure. But in a full turnabout since the 1980s, science now extols its virtues as a generally healthful drink and kick-start for most adults.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Payments at Vending Machines made Eazy

EazyCoin™ has developed a pioneering Wireless Mobile Technology that allows customers to make purchases in vending machines by using their Android and iOS (Apple) mobile devices. Offering such features as intuitive interface, product selection from the device, vending machine location, and fund transfers between users. One feature or benefit of the EazyCoin™ solution, that will be of great value to the Industry, is the capacity to provide Inventory control.

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Flavorful South African rooibos tea has many uses in the kitchen
The Oregonian
Rooibos (pronounced roy-bos) is an herbal tisane, popular for its lack of caffeine and many health benefits. One unique use that hasn't garnered as much attention — yet — is its capacity to be a secret ingredient in the kitchen.
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Perk up! Coffee headed higher
CNBC
Coffee is the worst performing soft commodity this year as rains in Brazil drive down prices, but experts say positive fundamentals should translate into a solid rebound.
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How the Northwest started loving coffee
NWPR
Seattle is known for its love of coffee, but as Pacific Northwesterners know, it's a passion not unique to the West Side. So how did coffee become such a Northwest staple?
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Kenya tea factories scale down operations as drought cuts yields
Bloomberg Business
Tea factories in Kenya, the world's biggest exporter of the black variety of the leaves, are cutting back operations because a drought is causing a decline in output, the Kenya Tea Development Agency said.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


A road map for corporate social responsibility
Business 2 Community
Although Zendesk has been following a basic formula in its corporate social responsibility planning since the beginning, a newly formalized structure helps the company share its CSR process.
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Rewriting the corporate social responsibility equation
Forbes
Every company has at least one good opportunity that would yield healthy business and social outcomes, Mission Measurement's Perry Yeatman recently told a group of business and nonprofit executives. Many of these efforts fail, however, because well-meaning partners make a big mistake: They focus on the cause first.
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How do you develop a great CSR program?
Pro Bono Australia
Corporate social responsibility can become a source of tremendous social progress that also works to boost the profile and reputation of the company that chooses the right social problem to champion and alleviate, writes CSR strategist Dora Nikols.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    6 tips for maintaining business relationships (Statesman Journal)
Manage your time more effectively with these 4 tips (The Globe and Mail)
Leadership is more than coaching (By Betty Boyd)
4 quick tips for effective emotional branding (Business 2 Community)
KFC to sell coffee cup in UK that's good enough to eat (Star Tribune)

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