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    SmartBrief on Entrepreneurs

  • How a teen social network got a second chance at success

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The founders of Let, a social network for teenagers, decided to abandon the service after it failed to reach its target audie -More- 
  • When men build female-focused startups

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Male entrepreneurs need to put in extra work to appreciate the needs of female customers, as they may lack an "instinctual" u -More- 
  • 6 ways to make the most of your company's millennials

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Millennials are advancing through company ranks quickly and should be considered an asset, write Devon Scheef and Diane Thiel -More- 
  • App helps drivers contest parking tickets

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The app Fixed is helping users in San Francisco to contest their parking tickets.  -More- Market Insights from an Investment Pro Who do you trust when it comes to your finances? For us, it's Ron Joelson. The Northwestern Mutual Chief Investment Officer manages a portfolio larger than most countries' GDPs. And takes time to share his insights with you. Tune in to his latest investment podcast and hear for yourself. Subscribe today. >
  • Overconfidence may cost you, "Shark Tank" investor says

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    “Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran says she is reluctant to back entrepreneurs who use jargon or pretend to have all the  -More- 
 
 
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    CPA Letter Daily

  • New SEC rules could accelerate flight from money funds

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    The new Securities and Exchange Commission rules on money market mutual funds might speed up the exit in investors from the f -More- 
  • U.S. posts gain in durable-goods orders

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Gains across a wide cross section of industries boosted U.S. durable-goods orders 0.7% last month after a decline in May.  -More- 
  • Register now for excellent Excel training

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    The Excel for Accounting Professionals Webcast Series covers more than 30 Excel features, functions and techniques in interac -More- 
  • Food inflation should drop next year, USDA predicts

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Food inflation is expected to grow by 2.5% to 3.5% in 2014 and then drop to 2% to 3% in 2015, according to the U.S.  -More- The Complexities of ATRA and NIIT — Simplified. Don't let the intricacies of layered tax laws inhibit your clients' financial goals. PFP Section membership offers exclusive resources to help you provide the right guidance and tax expertise. Join the PFP Section and Save $75. Promo Code PFP75.
  • 6 tips for using existing data more wisely

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Organizations are collecting more data than ever before.  -More- 
 
 
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    Aviation eBrief

  • Job of the Week: Executive director, Airway Science for Kids

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    If you are a science nut and want to share aviation with the next generation, Airway Science for Kids has a job for you!  -More- AOPA Members receive 20% off of all prescription eyewear at SaltCityOptics.com SaltCityOptics.com specializes in prescription sunglasses and glasses from top brands in the industry. Oakley, Ray-Ban, Smith, Kaenon, Serengeti, Spy, Zeal/Maui Jim and many more. Visit the AOPA Lifestyles Member Discounts webpage to take advantage of this offer and see other great deals.
  • Female pilot writes about 10 years of flying in Alaska

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Katie Writer moved to Alaska 10 years ago for her first flying job -- teaching others to fly floatplanes.  -More- Download NBAA's Handbook: Reimbursement of Flight Expenses for Owner-Pilots. Start recovering more money from your airplane. Learn how to gain the maximum Federal reimbursement cost benefit with NBAA's easy-to-use comprehensive handbook, saving you time and money. Learn more.
  • First public memorial service held to remember EAA founder

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Paul Poberezny, founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association, passed away last year at the age of 91.  -More- 
  • Sun Flyer could revitalize general aviation with solar flying

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    The developers of the Sun Flyer hope the solar-powered aircraft will offer a low-cost alternative for pilot training.  -More- What does VFR mean to you? Chasing horizons. $100 hamburgers. Exploring new places. Smiles :). Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR is by pilots for pilots so you get the precise capabilities and information you need. That way you focus on flying your best, and find your next adventure. Elevate your flying and get a free 30-day trial at jeppesen.com/flitedeck-vfr.
  • Mixed media photographs explore artist's struggle to overcome fear of flying

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Jan Clayton Pagratis explores her struggle to overcome her fear of flying in "Fear, Love, Passion," a series of mixed media p -More- 
 
 
 
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    ABA SmartBrief

  • Executive Leadership

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Executive Leadership: Food and beverage executives share thoughts on trending issues in exclusives with SmartBrief. -More- 
  • Coconut water brands battle for supremacy

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Coconut water hit mainstream America in 2004 when Vita Coca and Zico appeared on the streets of Manhattan.  -More- 
  • Dr Pepper tackles diet "problem" head on

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group is looking to boost sales of its diet beverages by tying them into promotional programs around colleg -More- 
  • The ABA tweets: Follow us on Twitter

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Now you can follow the ABA on Twitter!  -More- 
  • Safeway, Albertsons merger gets shareholder OK

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Safeway's shareholders approved a merger with supermarket chain Albertsons last week to allow the $9 billion deal that would  -More- Learn Top 4 Eco-Packaging Trends for Beverage An emerging segment of Eco-Fresh Shoppers are demanding more from beverage manufacturers around product packaging. Uncover key trends impacting the beverage industry, and learn how product packaging can help you build brand loyalty with a consumer group holding $2.9 trillion in buying power. Click here!
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    FMI dailyLead®

  • Safeway, Albertson merger gets shareholder OK

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    Safeway's shareholders approved a merger with supermarket chain Albertsons last week to allow the $9 billion deal that would  -More- 
  • App partnerships open up loyalty possibilities for CPGs

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    Consumer packaged goods companies are bridging the real and digital worlds through loyalty programs that link up with sites,  -More- 
  • Kroger plans to close Miss. store

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    Kroger's Delta Division plans to close a Greenville, Miss., store due to sales volumes that cannot "maintain the store." The  -More- Maximize Your Sales with California Avocados The California Avocado Commission can help support your category growth with consumer insights, marketing programs, retail sales analytics, in-store sales materials and handling practices. Order free brochures, POS and more to help drive your sales. Click here for California Avocado promotional materials.
  • WH Group looks to second IPO attempt to ease Smithfield purchase

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    WH Group will attempt its second initial public offering on Tuesday in hopes of raising $2.05 billion, less than half of what -More- 
  • Sales of Fair Trade products expected to grow with consumer demand

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    A consumer shift toward more socially-responsible goods has resulted in 60% of shoppers saying they would pay more for Fair T -More- 
 
 
 
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    ProChef SmartBrief

  • Pattypan squash needs only simple preparation

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Small pattypan squash, with its scalloped edges and pale yellow, white or green coloring, is a perfect side for a summer dinn -More- 
  • Chef shares secrets to succulent goat meat

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    It takes time to break down tough goat meat into a delicious dish, according to Kenyan chef Kevin Onyona.  -More- 
  • Chef David Chang: Turn mistakes into life lessons

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Chef David Chang has experienced many ups and downs in his career, from his Asian burrito joint in New York City that teetere -More- Bacon, Date and Pistachio Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese Lightening up your menu for the summer doesn't have to mean sacrificing big taste. This warm tossed salad has an appetizing cast of flavors, with tangy Wisconsin blue cheese starring alongside bacon, sautéed dates and sweet candied pistachios. Then there's the dressing: light and summer-friendly, with distinctive flavors like shallots, sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard.
  • Google opens state-of-the-art eatery in Pittsburgh

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Chef Lee Keener helped open the newest restaurant at the Google campus in Pittsburgh, where he manages nearly 20 cooks in a m -More- 
  • Choose your path to success

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    With all the career opportunities available in the food & beverage industry, now is the best time to start your personal jour -More- 
 
 
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    IFA SmartBrief

  • Franchise stats you can use

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Need to explain how franchising is poised to grow significantly in 2014?  -More-  Skip the bank! Arriving loaded with increased limits for accessing funds without a financial review, Direct Capital's latest version of their financing technology eliminates even more of the financing hurdles for single and multi-unit franchisees. Easily access funds for equipment and technology upgrades, remodels, and other projects online, or call 888-501-6846.
  • Franchise restaurants find ideal market in Rapid City, S.D.

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Rapid City, S.D., is home to a robust franchise industry, with a strong local economy, low unemployment, a growing population -More- 
  • SEIU ratchets up attacks on franchises during its convention

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Employees of quickservice restaurants gathered last week to rally for a $15 minimum wage during an event spearheaded by the S -More- 
  • First Planet Fitness franchisees set sights on 40 clubs by 2018

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    The first two franchisees of Planet Fitness have grown their business to 22 franchise locations in Florida and Georgia with 2 -More- How to Improve Franchisee Local Marketing Your franchisees' success is dependent on their ability to market to and engage their local customers. Creating a strong local marketing strategy is the first step to ensure that your franchisees' marketing efforts are successful and profitable. Learn how to put together an effective strategy with this free Local Marketing Plan Handbook.
  • IFA: Franchisees may face micro-union organization, bargaining

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    A growing movement of micro-unions may be "something franchise owners will potentially have to deal with down the road," said -More- 
 
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    Shop.org SmartBrief

  • How Backcountry.com makes personal connections with customers

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    For nearly two decades, Backcountry.com has been providing outdoor gear for passionate adventurers and athletes.  -More- 
  • Leak adds fuel to rumors about Amazon credit card reader

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Amazon may add a mobile credit card reader to its repertoire of e-commerce items, with speculation that the device would conn -More- 
  • Ask Zappos amps up digital experience for users

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Zappos brings customer service to the digital space with its new campaign, Ask Zappos.  -More- How a thriving retailer went digital to scale faster When the challenges of rapid growth began eating up too much time and resources, Tory Burch knew it was time to innovate. Learn how the company's digital transformation enabled its workforce to share information, collaborate, and scale faster and more effectively. Join our Hangout On Air August 6th at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT. RSVP now.
  • Net-a-Porter CEO to retire this week

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
     -More- Smartphones Produce 25% of Retailers' Cross-Device Conversions Top retailers looking at additional orders from cross-device conversions are seeing 25% of additional orders coming from smartphones. These findings are helping retailers adjust mobile ROI targets ahead of the holiday season. Get more Q2 2014 digital retail insights on device-usage, paid search, SEO, social, display, CSEs, PLAs & more. Download the RKG Q2 2014 Digital Marketing Report (free).
  • From sales associate to HR director at Old Navy

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    When Andrea Shimer began a career in retail more than 40 years ago, her parents were skeptical.  -More- Technical Consultant Neiman Marcus
 
 
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