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Know your revenue: 7 tips to prevent declining sales
Business 2 Community
What would happen if your product sales suddenly dropped without warning? Do you know where to start looking? Do you have the data needed to identify the trend change? There's no definitive answer to that question, and if you're not prepared you won't be able to recover quickly and save those sales. Here's a list of items to keep in mind when reviewing a decline in sales.
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How employee benefits can be a bold strategic move
Small Business Trends
Offering employee benefits not only helps you attract new employees but leads to more satisfied employees. And the wider the range of benefits you offer, the more satisfied your employees are likely to be. If you're looking to grow your business, those are two important factors to keep in mind. Because, after all, our employees are essential to the success of our businesses.
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4 ways to connect after Safari starts blocking ads
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Everyone was buzzing recently about Apple's newest venture — Apple Music, a Spotify competitor. There was something far more important that was also announced during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference. When Apple releases iOS 9, adblocking will be available on Safari's desktop and mobile browser. Kiss your mobile ads' effectiveness goodbye. However, you can pivot your marketing and advertising strategy to get ahead of this problem.
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How to tell your employees they are nonexempt
By Catherine Iste
Despite the very clear regulations specifying what employees should be exempt or nonexempt for wages, misclassification is still one of the most common mistakes employers make. But it seems both the employee and employer often have a role in this issue. In addition to the employer trying to avoid paying overtime, employees often want to be classified as exempt. Yet, wanting to be exempt is not on the official list of exemptions from the government.
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4 sales tips from the big screen [Infographic]
Business 2 Community
Hollywood is known for its dramatized portrayal of different character types. Salespeople in particular have been depicted as greedy con men with one motivation: money. On screen, we are accustomed to seeing salespeople wearing fancy suits, schmoozing with potential customers and toying with ethical boundaries. But that stereotype does not always hold true. Some of the best movies get it right and actually illustrate the qualities it takes to be an impactful leader.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  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.
 


6 helpful tips for training small business employees
Small Business Trends
When you tell your employees it's time for the weekly training meeting, you can almost see their groans. Training is generally not anyone's favorite hour of the day and it can be expensive, especially for small business startups. However, when it comes to a small business training new employees, putting training processes in place and creating thoroughly trained employees tends to yield higher profits and increased goal completion for companies that are committed to them. If you want your small business to succeed, observe these tips for training employees.
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5 tips to detect bad sales managers
LinkedIn
Bad sales managers impact organizations more deeply than competitors or market evolutions. Their objectives have generally nothing to do with the success of the company. They are here to last as long as possible. It's important to detect them quite early, so their influence can be quickly contained, for the greater good of the business. There are five proven ways of identifying bad sales managers, gathered from other practitioners advice.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  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.
 


BEVERAGE NEWS


The craft movement: Coffee
By Lisa McReynolds-Smith
You can smell it a mile away. That warm, fresh smell of roasted heaven. And the array of flavors, like a well-orchestrated science experiment, will have you wondering, "What is this? And where did it come from?" Craft coffee is not just about those aromatic flavors and tastes. It's about the quality of the life cycle of the beans — from planting/harvesting, to buying quality beans, to carefully roasting those beans, to finally brewing that perfect cup.
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Report: 3 to 5 cups of coffee per day may reduce CVD mortality risk by up to 21 percent
Medical Xpress
Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day could cut an individual's cardiovascular disease mortality risk by up to 21 percent, according to research highlighted in a EuroPRevent session report published by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the study and disclosure of science related to coffee and health.
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5 steps to brewing exceptional coffee
Consumer Reports
The best coffee, for many of us, is what you pick up at your local coffee haunt on the way to work. But that can get expensive, with a medium-size coffee every workday adding up to $500 or more a year. Here's how to improve your chances of making top-notch coffee at home.
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5 things you should know about detox teas
The Huffington Post
So-called "detox" teas have been popular for years, primarily among people who frequent health-food stores or consult with alternative practitioners. These days, though, they've become big business, and a handful of celebrities are touting their weight-loss benefits on social media. Do they really work, and are they safe? Before you plunk down your hard-earned money and start sipping, here are five things you should know.
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Starbucks pours additional $30 million into coffee-farm loans
The Seattle Times
The coffee giant said it will allocate $30 million to a global fund for farmers to be distributed over the next five years, a follow-up to the program that has applied $20 million since 2010 toward loans made through microfinance nonprofits such as Root Capital.
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How to make cold brew coffee with tour french press, because you can!
The Huffington Post
Great news, guys. It might be getting too warm to drink hot coffee, but that doesn't mean that your beloved French press is no longer needed. That glorious, sleek container that makes it so simple to brew a cup of coffee in the morning can be used to make cold brew.
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14 brands of bottled water recalled due to possible E. coli
CNN
An E. coli scare has prompted a California-based bottled water producer to recall some of its products. Niagara Bottling LLC said the recall is out of an abundance of caution. There have been no signs of its product being contaminated or reports of consumers falling sick, it said.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


How entrepreneurs can gain from corporate social responsibility
City A.M.
Businesses of all sizes can enrich people's lives through more than just the products or services they sell. Strategically chosen community partnerships can have valuable mutual benefits, and keep employees and clients inspired. To ensure your corporate social responsibility initiatives gain traction, you should partner with people whose values align with your own.
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Why engaging employees on sustainability really isn't about money
GreenBiz
How do you motivate employees? More specifically, how do you engage employees in sustainability initiatives — which are often not tied directly to paychecks or profit margins, but rather seek to combat more daunting societal challenges, such as climate change, fossil fuel dependency and water shortages?
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