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6 reasons why authenticity results in more sales
The Huffington Post
If you work in sales — in ANY aspect of sales — you are likely always looking for ways to better connect with your customers or clients and sell more. While there are hundreds of books, podcasts, blogs, videos and magazine articles that promise to help you become the best salesperson you can be, the power to sell is already inside of you. Selling is all about connecting. Connecting with those who become your customers is the only way you can get that trust you need to make the sale.
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15 free online learning sites every entrepreneur should visit
Entrepreneur
Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don't have enough employees to cover all the areas you need. Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years. Here are some of the resources available to learn more about marketing, entrepreneurship, business management and more.
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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.
 


Can Apple win the mobile wallet war?
CNBC
Apple may already be declaring victory in mobile payments, but the mobile wallet wars are just beginning. Competitors will be stepping up their game to gain mobile market share and at least one (if not more) also will become a leader in the mobile payment market.
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10 tips to handle difficult customers in your small business
The Huffington Post
You must know by now, repeat customers are key to building a successful small business. But, it isn't always easy to build a relationship, and you need to have a plan in place to deal with bumps in the road when customers are unhappy. The way you handle a dicey situation will make all the difference in whether or not your customer will come back. Here are 10 tips to handle difficult customers in your small business.
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Keys to success: Advice for small business owners
Business 2 Community
So you've come up with an idea for a small business. You've mapped it out. You're confident in your business plan, and everything is lollipops and rainbows. But you have a thousand questions on how to actually get it all rolling. This is where getting advice from the right people can be of an enormous benefit. Whether it's seeking a mentor you can bounce things off of, or filling an official adviser position (or advisory board), it's important to get the right voices around you. Here are a few tips to getting started.
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5 tips on planning amid rapid change
Entrepreneur
Change in the business world is happening quicker than ever before. Does that mean business owners should stop planning? Some say uncertainty increases the value of planning. In that sense, here are five tips to explain the role of planning in times of uncertainty.
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Tips for going into business with friends or family
Fox Business
If you've ever started up with a friend or family member, what is one thing you recommend someone do in advance to preserve that relationship if the business goes sour?
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The states where small business employees earn the most
Forbes
Being an employee of a small business doesn't mean you have to expect a small salary. In fact, at many small businesses across different states and industries, employees are bringing home annual wages that top $100,000.
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Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Roasting Facility Tour at CTW!
Get out of the halls to experience state-the-art local flavor at the Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Roasting Facility Tour, Thursday, Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Attendees will be provided with a box lunch and complimentary transportation. In order to participate, please RSVP to edade@conferencemanagers.com or at CTW check-in.


5 leadership tips for small business owners
The Globe and Mail
Even the most experienced leaders, whatever the size of their business, know learning how to be a great leader is a journey without end. This journey begins the first day on the job and continues throughout the span of their career, and will likely draw on lessons learned that very first day. Here are five pieces of advice for small business leaders.
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BEVERAGE NEWS


Chinese beans in your morning coffee fix?
CNBC
Volcafe, one of the world's leading coffee merchants, is betting on Chinese coffee beans. The Swiss-based coffee unit of major trade house ED&F Man Holdings signed a joint-venture with China's Simao Arabicasm Coffee Company this week to source, process, and transport coffee beans cultivated in China's southern Yunnan province to international clients.
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Bidding is Open!
NAMA Foundation Silent Auction


We invite you to bid on more than 45 unique and highly-coveted items for your personal and business use! Browse the catalog, set up automatic bids and more! New items added daily, so check back often. The auction runs through Nov. 12. For more information and to browse items, click here!


Second cup? China's coffee industry revisited
China Briefing
Coffee reportedly made its initial appearance in China when a French missionary planted beans throughout Yunnan Province in the 1890s. Over the next hundred years, the drink would go largely unnoticed, but as with many things in China, the market has undergone rapid change over the last 20 years.
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Herbalife introduces green tea line
MarketWatch
Herbalife, a leading global nutrition company, in anticipation of the holiday season, announced the launch of a new Green Tea Line, which is comprised of two unique flavors: Original and Pomegranate.
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Coffee-flavor profiles for beginners
The Daily Californian
Coffee culture is evolving. No longer is coffee just an enabler for our desperation-filled all-nighters or something we hide under layers of sugar, whipped cream and pumpkin spice — today, coffee is something complex and delicious to be appreciated, experimented with and respected. With educated baristas, a list of expensive coffee-making accessories and even their own coffee-education courses, some coffee shops are a coffee lover's dream. But, for the rest of us, the bombardment of new coffee information can be overwhelming. Do I like Ethiopian coffee or Indonesian? Washed coffee or dry? Dark roast or light? For someone who has spent the last four years drinking Starbucks' Vanilla Light Frappucino, these are some difficult questions.
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Early Bird Special for Tech Talks!

NAMA is offering a $100 early bird discount for member operators who register for Tech Talks by Nov. 15!

Operators were sent a promo-code via a NAMA e-blast. Please contact jdenardis@vending.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you Dec. 8-9 in Atlanta!

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Starbucks is bringing the barista to you
NACS Online
Starting next year, it may be even easier to get your daily Starbucks fix — without even leaving the house, the company's CEO announced. As a follow-up to its new mobile ordering platform, the coffee retailer is planning to launch a food and beverage delivery service in select markets during the second half of 2015.
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4 surprising health benefits of tea
Health
As the weather grows chillier every day, now's the perfect time to sit outside in the brisk fall air with a hot mug of tea. Doesn’t that just sound…so relaxing? Well, it gets nicer: turns out, just a few daily cups of black tea is associated with a 31 percent reduction ovarian cancer risk (compared to drinking 1 cup or none), according to new research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


How your company can close the gap between social responsibility and products
The Huffington Post
Has your company made efforts to be a more socially responsible, green corporate citizen, yet reaped little results in terms of more customers buying from you or attracting quality employees who want to work with you? There seems to be a gap between consumers' desires to buy from socially responsible companies and their actual purchasing actions. What is the explanation for this gap and how can you close it?
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12 steps for improved sustainability strategies
Environmental Leader
A Verdantix report aims to help chief sustainability officers and VPs of environmental sustainability to understand the circumstances where natural capital — the finite stock of natural assets (air, water and land) from which goods and services flow — is relevant for their business, the risks involved in ignoring natural capital and the options available to them to implement sustainability strategies that take better account of natural capital. The report also recommends 12 steps for reducing risk and achieving greater success.
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Why green teams matter
The Huffington Post
Green teams play a very special role in enhancing the workplace, and not always in the ways you'd expect. Each small good deed, from turning off the lights to recycling and supporting local environmental nonprofits, adds up. Because of this, engaging employees is an important part of our larger environmental strategy.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Exceptional customer service affects small business profitability (The Huffington Post)
Getting past gatekeepers to reach high-level decision-makers (By Marc Wayshak)
3 principles leaders must follow to build employee engagement (Forbes)
Coffee talk: How to brew the best cup of coffee (Chicago Tribune)
The coffee economy that bloomed In rural Mexico (Forbes)

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