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11 creative ways to show employee appreciation
Business News Daily
If you want your employees to be happy and productive, you need to give them recognition for a job well done and let them know their work is appreciated and important. So, how do you show your employees that they're valuable to the company? Business News Daily asked business owners and experts for their best tips.
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6 fundamentals for succeeding at online marketing
Entrepreneur
Today, it's easier than ever to start your own business. Anyone with a URL, a good product and a PayPal account can make a go of it. But if it's easy for anybody, this also means it's easy for everybody. The world of e-commerce is teeming with competition. So, how do you make your company and its products stand out?
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The best time of day to do everything at work
Fast Company
We all want to work smarter, and science and data have proved that timing plays an important role in scheduling different types of tasks at work, from getting a response to your email to asking for a raise. Grab your calendar, and pencil in the best times to get these seven things done.
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4 tips for training your employees to think like a CEO
Entrepreneur
As written by Founder and CEO of Alterra David Royce, "I was a near-disaster as a salesman in my first summer sales job during college. I was green but also bright-eyed and ready to earn my commission as I stumbled down the suburban streets of California, attempting to hawk pest-control services. In five days, I didn't make a single sale."
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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.
 


5 habits of people who always get promoted
Fast Company
Most of us have had that co-worker that seemed to be a perfect fit for the company or team. She always had the right answers. He seemed to know what needed to be done before the company leaders even did. And that "sixth sense" and insight was rewarded with responsibility, autonomy, accolades and advancement.
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What's the key to career success? It's simple: Networking
By Ivani Greppi
In his bestselling book, "Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success," Adam M. Grant writes that success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Grant's pioneering research revealed that most people in the business world operate as either takers, matchers or givers. These styles have a direct effect on individual's career success. The book highlights the effectiveness of networking and collaboration versus individual focus on success.
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BEVERAGE NEWS


The largest US coffee roaster is lowering its prices
New York Post via The Blaze
Waking up is about to get cheaper — but there could be a catch. J.M. Smucker, the largest coffee roaster in the U.S., said that it will cut prices on Folgers, Dunkin Donuts, Cafe Bustelo, Cafe Pilon and Millstone coffee brands by six percent.
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Despite crisis, few Greeks ready to forgo coffee
Reuters
They might be living through one of the worst economic crises of modern times, but for Greeks, coffee remains an indispensable fuel for thought. Hit by falling pensions and wages, higher taxes and soaring unemployment, Greeks of all walks of life have cut back on consumption.
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Mondelez and Master Blenders complete coffee merger
Chicago Tribune
Mondelez International said it completed the merger of its coffee business with that of a smaller rival. The move comes as the company looks for ways to boost its results amid a slowdown in the global snacks business.
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There are 2 scientifically superior ways to make iced coffee with next to no effort
Business Insider
VideoBriefTo make good iced coffee this summer, don't just pour coffee over ice cubes. Experts say there are actually two much better ways to make iced coffee: cold brew and flash brew.
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7 things you probably didn't know about coffee
Care2
How well do you know your morning brew? In truth, many of us are probably more focused on not falling asleep when we chug our average three cups of coffee a day rather than learning about the grind or the roast. But if you're one of the millions of people who drink coffee every day — and you care about how much caffeine you're consuming — you might want to know the following coffee facts.
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New study offers health benefit of tea: Stronger bones
Quartz via Pakistan Today
People drink tea for many reasons. Sometimes you need a caffeine boost, an appetite suppressor or a reminder of being British; but a new study offers yet another compelling reason: bone health.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


Corporate social innovation is the new corporate social responsibility
Multilateral Investment Fund via The Huffington Post
A new trend in international development has paired some unlikely business partners: Development finance institutions and impact investors are working with large multinational corporations to fund projects that advance both development and business agendas. This "corporate social innovation" is the latest advance along the continuum of corporate social responsibility, which began in the 1990s when many companies embraced worthy community causes in areas where they operated.
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Losing out on that invaluable 'empathy' factor in business
Forbes
Employers in the U.K. are missing out on candidates with vital skills, because the recruitment process leaves out the identification of key volunteering and social action experience. Less than a fifth of employers currently ask any questions about such experience, and only 31 percent ask about it during interviews.
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Consumers are placing more value on sustainability and social responsibility
GreenBiz via HomeTheaterReview.com
GreenBiz recently reported on findings from the 2015 Eco Pulse study showing that a growing number of Americans factor a company's sustainability and social responsibility into their purchasing decisions. When asked if they ever chose one product over another or stopped purchasing a product based on the environmental record of its manufacturer, 33 percent of respondents said yes, and 75 percent could name a specific brand — a big jump over previous years.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    10 coffee franchises to challenge starbucks (Small Business Trends)
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3 tips to help you get your July 4th email opened (Business 2 Community)
How supervisors can earn employees' T.R.U.S.T. (By D. Albert Brannen)
Boost productivity with these 4 tips for a paperless workplace (Entrepreneur via Fox News)

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