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  • Why a health-tech startup made 2 pivots

    SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs
    22 May 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Validic, which recently brought in $12.5 million in an investment round led by Kaiser Permanente, has made two crucial pivots -More- 
  • Why Unilever's CEO interviews entry-level candidates

    SmartBrief on Leadership
    22 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Unilever CEO Paul Polman likes to stay grounded by personally interviewing entry-level candidates.  -More- 
  • The industry has different views of programmatic

    IAB SmartBrief
    22 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    Over half of marketers plan to bring programmatic buying in-house but 61% of agencies don't anticipate such a shift, accordin -More- 
  • Health insurers in some states want to hike premiums

    CPA Letter Daily
    22 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    Health insurance providers are seeking significant increases in premiums in several states in a move they say is necessary to -More- Checkpoint Learning® Audit Productivity Virtual Conference, June 4 - 5: designed to give you the knowledge, techniques and tips to perform your engagements in the most effective and efficient manner. Featuring multiple speakers and sessions, this two-day event is for everyone with influence on an engagement's planning and execution. Details
  • Tips for organizing your overflowing inbox

    Financial Planning Digest
    21 May 2015 | 10:21 am
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    SmartBrief on Leadership

  • Why Unilever's CEO interviews entry-level candidates

    22 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Unilever CEO Paul Polman likes to stay grounded by personally interviewing entry-level candidates.  -More- 
  • 3 telltale signs of unsung leadership

    22 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Not all leaders are publicly known; many are those valuable but unappreciated employees who successfully lead despite lacking -More- 
  • Are you failing your employees?

    22 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    It's often easier to see how your boss is falling short than to figure out how you might be failing your own team, writes Cam -More- [Guidebook] 5 Best Practices for Identifying Potential Leaders Nominating individuals as "high-potential" isn't easy. Use our guide to avoid the most common challenges of the high-potential process. Inside you'll find the 4 absolutes for identifying potential, what every professional needs to know to get high-potential programs right, and 5 best practices for making the right talent investments. Download the guidebook now.
  • SmartBrief will not publish Monday

    22 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    SmartBrief will not publish Monday in observance of Memorial Day in the U.S. Publication will resume Tuesday. -More- 
  • Goldman Sachs uses annual meeting to woo Silicon Valley

    22 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Goldman Sachs held its annual shareholder meeting at its San Francisco headquarters this week -- a sign of the company's incr -More- 
 
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    CPA Letter Daily

  • Health insurers in some states want to hike premiums

    22 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    Health insurance providers are seeking significant increases in premiums in several states in a move they say is necessary to -More- Checkpoint Learning® Audit Productivity Virtual Conference, June 4 - 5: designed to give you the knowledge, techniques and tips to perform your engagements in the most effective and efficient manner. Featuring multiple speakers and sessions, this two-day event is for everyone with influence on an engagement's planning and execution. Details
  • Understand what it means to be present and accounted for

    22 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    To boost diversity and inclusion efforts, the AICPA has launched Present and Accounted For, a campaign to provide valuable to -More- 
  • Does your internship program follow the law?

    22 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    There are six criteria that the Department of Labor uses to determine whether interns count as employees or volunteers with r -More- How to Audit High-Risk Areas Revenue recognition, internal control over financial reporting, accounting estimates and going concern are areas of the audit that have emerged as particularly challenging and complex. This sponsored report describes these challenges and provides suggestions on how to audit these areas more effectively. Learn more>
  • Fed might let banks use some munis to meet new rules

    22 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    The Federal Reserve has proposed letting large banks use some municipal bonds to comply with liquidity requirements.  -More- 
  • Narrow FASB proposal aims to simplify business combination accounting

    22 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued a proposal Thursday that is intended to simplify accounting for adjustments m -More- 
 
 
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    Aviation eBrief

  • Inspiration and fly-in fun

    22 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Among the many attending the AOPA Fly-In in Salinas, Calif., was a helicopter pilot who is on a mission to inspire young girl -More- 
  • Gulfstream to use renewable fuels for daily operations at Ga. facility

    22 May 2015 | 10:39 am
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  • N.J. judge declares GA airports critical to U.S. security and economic vitality

    22 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    In a 54-page ruling in which he declared the town of Readington, N.J.'s attempt to wrest control of the Solberg Airport an ab -More- Which Life Insurance Companies are Friendly to Pilots? Pilot Insurance Center Knows. Most life agents don't really understand aviation and which carriers are friendly to pilots. Getting an accurate quote for aviation coverage is often very frustrating. Let us help you find the right coverage at the right price. PilotInsurance.com
  • City manager calls Iowa airport an economic development tool

    22 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    The City Council of Marion, Iowa, voted this week to purchase the Marion Airport.  -More- NEW! Flight Bag PLC Pro 2016 Edition. #1 Flight Bag for pilots. New features — a fully opening center compartment, two additional side pockets, & an interior that can hold two headsets in their cases. The only flight bag designed to protect an iPad/EFB & computer. Two configurations - company flight bag with shoulder strap, or backpack with backpack strap. For more info, click here.
  • Aviation eBrief will not publish Monday

    22 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Aviation eBrief will not publish Monday in observance of Memorial Day in the U.S. Publication will resume Tuesday. -More- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    ProChef SmartBrief

  • Major cities step up barbecue game

    22 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Pitmasters in major metropolitan areas are employing the tactics of small-town venues using wood-fired smokers to cook meat l -More- Are you serving the tea more guests prefer? Regain lost profit from tap water orders by telling guests you serve Lipton® Fresh Brewed Iced Tea, the #1 guest-preferred brand. Buy 2 cases of Lipton® and get a free serving kit.
  • Need help with your plant-forward concept?

    22 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Chefs, are you trying to update your menus to be healthier and more sustainable, and add greater plant-forward options?  -More- 
  • Boiling is key to making the best bagel

    22 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    New York City bagel bakers achieve the perfect texture through fermentation and boiling, chef Richard Coppedge of the CIA sai -More- 
  • Restaurants scramble to ensure steady egg supplies

    22 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Major restaurant chains including McDonald's and Panera Bread are looking for additional egg sources to ensure a steady suppl -More- 
  • Venezuelan cuisine wins Embassy Chef Challenge in D.C.

    22 May 2015 | 11:18 am
     -More- Italy's favorite now made in the USA If you serve classically simple dishes—Neapolitan pizza, Caprese salad--there's nowhere for Fresh Mozzarella to hide. Silky, creamy, and delicious, Galbani® fior di latte Mozzarella has a clean, milky flavor and soft, stretchy texture that makes it the star of the show, hot or cold. See what a difference over 130 years of old-world experience makes.
 
 
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    IFA SmartBrief

  • KFC's paper keyboards for mobile prove to be a hit

    22 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    KFC recently experimented with giving customers in Germany paper keyboards on serving trays that connect with smartphones and -More- Buy Smart ... Buy a Resale and Start Trading Right Away Take advantage of an already built up franchised business for sale with cashflow, customers, staff in place and start trading immediately.. Search listings for franchise resales near you.
  • Hilton to rebrand Embassy Suites, Hampton Hotels by adding "by Hilton"

    22 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    The Embassy Suites and Hampton Hotels brands will soon have the phrase "by Hilton" added to their names.  -More- 
  • SmartBrief will not publish May 25

    22 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    In observance of Memorial Day in the U.S., the IFA SmartBrief originally scheduled for publication on Monday, May 25, will be -More- 
  • Power Train franchisee draws on fitness-industry experience

    22 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Heidi Parr spent time as a personal trainer before becoming a franchisee for Power Train operating in York, Pa.  -More- 
  • Visited FranSocial recently?

    22 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    If you haven’t visited IFA’s member-only online community recently, you’re missing something.  -More- Centermark: Distributed Marketing Automation Centermark is the world's first Distributed Marketing Automation platform purpose-built for Franchise networks. Centermark provides powerful digital marketing applications, systematic collaboration between franchisee and franchisor, and the business intelligence insight franchises need to succeed.
 
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    NRF SmartBrief

  • CEO: Gap's brand revival may take a few more seasons

    22 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    Gap reported a 10% drop in first-quarter same-store sales, and efforts to revamp the retailer's merchandise mix might not sho -More- Are you ready for an exemption certificate audit? Managing sales tax exemption certificates can be a major challenge for retailers. With constantly changing regulations and laws, it can be time-consuming and costly to stay current and ensure compliance. Learn how to automate exemption certificate management at the point of sale - on mobile devices and online shopping carts - to quickly create and validate certificates, reduce audit liability and…
  • Wal-Mart to rely less on middleman Li & Fung

    22 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    Wal-Mart said it will source more of its goods directly from manufacturers, lessening its dependence on Hong Kong-based middl -More- 
  • How Zappos' quirky culture leads to customer delight

    22 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    An e-commerce leader since 1999, Zappos is known for its customer service-driven, quirky culture.  -More- 
  • Lumber Liquidators looks for new leadership

    22 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    Lumber Liquidators founder Thomas Sullivan will return as interim CEO, after Thursday's resignation of Chief Executive Robert -More- 
  • REI wants to bring visitors, awareness to national parks

    22 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    The National Park Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016, but REI is kicking off the party a little early.  -More- 
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    Shop.org SmartBrief

  • YouTube's shoppable ads triple sales for Wayfair

    22 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    YouTube's TrueView for Shopping ads give advertisers the opportunity to include purchase links to their own website, as well  -More- Report | Getting Ahead of a Security Breach A recent Forrester Research report predicts that despite increased efforts to monitor and prevent breaches, at least 60% of enterprises will discover a breach of sensitive data this year. Your security solutions may fail, but your business doesn't have to. Download the report to learn how to prepare an Incident Response Plan that ensures your business recovers quickly and effectively. Download the report
  • Shop.org SmartStat: May 22, 2015

    22 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    More than one-third of Americans plan to take advantage of retailers' sales and promotions offered over Memorial Day weekend. -More- 
  • PayPal highlights mobile as it prepares for IPO

    22 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    PayPal, in preparation for an initial public offering, is showcasing that one-third of the transactions it processes come fro -More- 
  • E-commerce opens new markets for Umi shoes

    22 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    Glendale, Wis.-based children's shoe brand Umi has boosted sales to international markets, largely through online retailers.  -More- 
  • EBay looks to build on success in Europe

    22 May 2015 | 9:45 am
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