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5 easy ways to sell something without being pushy or obnoxious
Small Business Trends
One of the greatest fears entrepreneurs face when selling is being too pushy. Nobody wants to come off like one of those obnoxious salespeople. Those people who are more interested in shoving their product or service down your throat than they are in actually figuring out what you need. Despite your protestations, they push and push until you finally find a way to escape from the conversation. You know that nobody likes dealing with that type of person. So when you're selling, you're deathly afraid of being that person.
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7 online tools to grow your business
AllBusiness Experts
One of the things that's useful about technology is the ability it has to provide greater options for businesses. There are a number of tools you can use to manage your business. So if you hope to grow your business using the Internet, here are seven tools to consider.
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The golden rule for marketing on each social network
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Of course, there are social media marketing rules that apply across all networks, but each network truly has its own idiosyncrasies. Knowing what resonates on each social platform gives your brand power. Then, you can spend less time crafting posts and have them perform better than ever. Read on to discover the golden rule for marketing on each one of the top four social networks — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
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What the color of your logo says about your company (infographic)
Entrepreneur
If you are building a company that depends on making people feel sexy and sophisticated, it's probably going to confuse your consumers if you your logo is bright green. That's because different colors are associated with different feelings. Green conveys organic growth, the earth, nature or feelings of caring. Meanwhile, black communicates feelings of sophistication, authority or seduction. Not convinced? Consider the green logo for Starbucks or Greenpeace and the black logos of Chanel or Sony.
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Why your employees' suggestions aren't going anywhere
Harvard Business Review
A lot of companies use an ever-more-sophisticated array of online social tools in an attempt to connect their people, get a flow of ideas going and spur innovation. But after an initial flurry of activity, the initiatives often fizzle and the new tools get tucked away somewhere. What goes wrong? Why is the goal of a more collaborative and innovative organization so elusive?
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  Shoppers Buy 52 Times/Second

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Infographic: 7 steps of workplace emergency planning
Safety.BLR.com
September is National Preparedness Month. Is your workplace emergency plan in good shape? Check out the infographic on the following page for seven steps to make sure you're prepared to keep your workers safe when the unexpected happens.
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BEVERAGE NEWS


For centuries, people have searched for answers in the bottom of a tea cup
NPR
Trying to divine what the future holds is an ancient human preoccupation. And for centuries, soothsayers have sought answers in the bottom of a teacup. Amy Taylor was 18 when she stumbled into the practice of reading tea leaves. Now 46 and a professional tea-leaf reader, she remembers looking into her stepsister's teacup at a Toronto restaurant, and saying, "Oh, that's funny, that looks like a tree." She says she looked at all of her family's cups that night, and saw things in all of them. "I just thought that was really odd," she says.
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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.
 


7 unusual ways coffee is made around the world
Business Insider
Espresso, French press, slow drip, frappemochawaccuccino. Coffee preparation can be baffling — and that's just in your local Starbucks. There are many other ways coffee is made around the world. Here are seven of them.
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Coffee prices slide on further weakening Brazilian real
Nasdaq
Coffee prices slid recently on a further weakening Brazilian real, which fell to weakest level against U.S. dollar in more than 12 years. Prices for arabica coffee for December delivery recently were down 1.1 percent at $1.2290 per pound on the ICE Futures U.S. Exchange. Frozen concentrated orange juice for November skidded 0.1 percent to $1.2890 a pound.
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Anyone who loves coffee and bourbon should put the 2 together immediately — here's how
Business Insider
If you like coffee and bourbon separately, you owe it to yourself to try coffee-infused bourbon. And guess what? Making it is as easy as mixing bourbon and whole espresso beans and waiting patiently for six hours. Here's an unbelievably simple guide to making coffee-infused bourbon to drink straight up or in a Cold-Fashioned.
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Starbucks is making Africa's biggest coffee exporter even richer
Bloomberg
Ugandan coffee sold as single-origin beans by Starbucks Corp. will boost earnings for Africa's biggest exporter of the crop, the country's industry regulator said. Coffee growers may as much as double their prices because of the high quality demanded by the world's biggest coffee-shop chain, Henry Ngabirano, managing director of Uganda Coffee Development Authority, said recently in an interview in the capital, Kampala.
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Why you should be drinking matcha tea
The Daily Meal
It's no secret that drinking tea on a regular basis provides a wide range of health benefits. It can help with weight loss, aid digestion and boost your immune system. You're probably well familiar with well-known tea flavors green, black and chai. Though these teas have their advantages, if you're looking to truly obtain the benefits this drink can offer your body, then you should explore all of your choices. That being said, here is your new go-to tea flavor: matcha.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


Get noticed: How to communicate your CSR story with purpose
GreenBiz
In today's world, being a responsible corporate citizen is table stakes. Nine in 10 global consumers expect companies to go beyond profit-making and address social and environmental issues, according to one recent study. The upshot: In order to get noticed, you need to have an effective and compelling story that captures the attention of your audience. Here are two specific things you can do right now to help accomplish that.
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Study: Consumers will pay 30 percent more for products with Fair Trade label
Food Dive
When consumers are willing to pay more and believe products taste better all because of a label, food manufacturers listen up. More companies are importing fair trade products, from coffee and sugar to produce and seafood. Fair Trade-certified fruits and vegetable imports increased by 26%, from 155 million pounds to 195 million, from 2013 to 2014, according to third-party certifier Fair Trade USA.
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