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3 sales tips for taking back your time
Business 2 Community
As sales professionals, we're most valuable when we're working out of our pipeline, uncovering new opportunities and trying to work bigger deals. That's why it's so shocking that 64 percent of sales reps time is spent on administrative tasks (SiriusDecisions), where did our selling time go? After reading that I understand that you need more time to sell so I'll cut to the chase, check out the three sales tips below to take back some of that precious time and start Q3 off with a "W!"
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Social media mishaps and tips on how to avoid them
The Guardian
From hipster pubs to food supplement brands, small businesses of all kinds use social media to win customers. But an ill-advised Facebook post, a heated response to online criticism or an overexcited use of a hashtag can quickly turn into a costly mistake. These examples show how easy it is to fail at Facebook or stumble into a Twitter trap.
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5 tips for generating business leads on LinkedIn
Forbes
It's possible to generate real leads for your business on LinkedIn. And it's possible to grow your business both in the short and long term using clear steps that have been proven to work. Here are five tips from five experts who have grown business for themselves, as well as their clients, using LinkedIn.
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These video marketing tips will boost your sales
Small Business Trends
Video marketing is one of the easiest, most economical and fastest ways to build your brand and generate sales for your business. Gary Vaynerchuk's posted a short, substantive and easy to read overview of why video marketing is so powerful.
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5 international business tips for entrepreneurs and other brave souls
The Huffington Post
International business is a hot topic today. After an unsuccessful attempt six year ago, Coke is even making another stab at an acquisition in China, this time a maker of juices with interesting flavors like walnut, red bean, and oats. But making and selling a product or providing services in a market outside the U.S. can be especially challenging.
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Organizing for productivity: Cleaning up your email
By Danielle Wegert
Twenty years ago, the disorganized employee had stacks of papers and files taller than himself. If asked for a specific document, this employee would probably grab the hair on his head and look from side to side, up and down in "search" of this document. Thanks to computers and mobile devices, today's disorganized employee looks just like many of the organized employees — he has a desk with a computer, maybe some decorations, but no paper mess.
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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.
 


BEVERAGE NEWS


5 coffee mistakes you're making without even knowing it
Yahoo Food
So you didn't mean to, but you've become addicted to coffee. It's okay, it happens to the best of us. And all of us. But despite your constant caffeine craving and the daily (but necessary) $3 expense, you might not be as big of a coffee-know-it-all as you think. Keep all these things in mind if you want to really have a full-bodied coffee experience.
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Coffee beetle microbes can survive on pure caffeine
Newsweek
You may be able to down four cups of joe with only a trembling hand to show. Or perhaps you pride yourself on your ability to drink even more. Six cups? Eight? Big deal. The coffee berry borer laughs at your caffeine tolerance. That's because this tiny beetle, the most caffeinated creature in the world, lives entirely on the berries of the coffee plant.
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IBWA applauds House action to ensure all national park visitors have access to safe, healthy water
International Bottled Water Association
The International Bottled Water Association applauds the action by the U.S. House of Representatives halting National Park Service policy that allows for banning the sale of bottled water in America's national parks, thereby ensuring visitors have access to all types of water, the healthy-hydration option. On July 7, 2015, the House passed an amendment by Representative Keith Rothfus (R-PA) to the House Interior Appropriations bill, H.R. 2822, which prohibits the NPS from using any funds to implement or maintain bans on the sale of bottled water at any national park.
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Let's raise a glass to iced tea
CBS News
As refreshing as a tall glass of ice tea might be, not all teas are created equal. Martha Teichner joins us for tea: Did you know that 85 percent of all the tea consumed in the United States is iced? Or that Americans drink more than three billion gallons of iced tea a year? Or that in 2014, we spent $5 billion on the canned and bottled stuff? And then there's the matter of whether Summerville, S.C., a half-hour up the Interstate from Charleston, really is the birthplace of sweet tea (often referred to as "the table wine of the South")?
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


Why startups should build social good into their DNA
Financial Post
Corporate social responsibility initiatives are increasingly a priority for companies and their owners who want to do good while improving the bottom line. Whether it's volunteer hours for employees, charitable giving, or sustainable practices, these initiatives can help attract and retain employees, improve public perception of the company, and increase sales.
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The plight of today's entrepreneur: To give or not to give
Forbes
To give or not to give? That is the question. We would argue that many entrepreneurs already are giving back to society simply because they innovate and add to the economy. They also provide essential jobs, and their products or services meet market needs. Additionally, entrepreneurs are risk-takers, and when successful, they create value not just for themselves but for the broader community.
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Profits vs. corporate social responsibility
The Market Mogul
Ever since the publication of Milton Friedman's book; Capitalism and Freedom, there has been constant debate of corporate social responsibility and profits, both in the business world, as well as the academic field. The debates now transcend to another level, whether businesses exist for "reason" or profits.
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