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Interest rates to rise 'sooner rather than later', says Bank of England's Kristin Forbes

Recent turbulence surrounding emerging markets has not changed her expectation that the next move in interest rates will be up<p>Britain will weather the slowdown in emerging markets better than most advanced economies, putting the UK in a position to raise interest rates "sooner rather than later", …

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Belgian brewery to reduce truck use with underground beer pipeline

In order to cut down on the number of trucks it puts on the streets, Brouwerij De Halve Maan is working with the city of Bruges to construct an underground beer pipeline. While the brewing still happens at its original site, filtration, bottling and shipping operations were moved outside of town in …

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter and Other Social Networks

Any business navigating the world of social media marketing needs to know how to use hashtags.<p>What is a hashtag? On Twitter, a hashtag (denoted by …

Social Selling is About Opening, Not Closing

The strategy of "Always Be Closing" was popularized by the 1992 movie, "Glengarry Glen Ross." It's a mindset that has all too often confused sales …

Social Selling in 10 Minutes a Day

<i>Guest post from Amy Higgins, Content Marketing & Social Media Manager – SMB at Concur</i><p>If I told you that you needed to sell a product by going door to …

What’s In Your Social Selling Secret Sauce?

What’s in your social selling secret sauce?<p>Do you have the social ingredients for successful cold calling on your B2B, B2C or small business …

Social Media

25 Effective Ways to Use Twitter Search for Marketing, Sales and Support

Knowing how to use Twitter's Advanced Search to precisely find the Tweets you're looking for is an incredible skill, but what exactly will you be …

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Social Selling Myths Busted: No Talking Required

I’m going to expose social selling myths that are being falsely spread about social selling. One of them is the fallacy of not needing to talk to …

10 Resources to Get You Started With Social Selling

As your kid grows, this bike will transform to fit them

Like clothes, children tend to outgrow bikes pretty quickly. But what if there was a way to buy one and have it convert to fit a growing kid? Well, that's just what designer Andreas Bhend has done with the Miilo bike. What starts has a simple scoot along option with no pedals can adapt to fit an …

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Here's One Facebook Employee's Opinion About Why Mark Zuckerberg Got A 99% Approval Rating

<i>Amir Memon, an iOS software engineer at Facebook, gave us permission to republish his answer. This answer reflects his personal opinion and not Facebook's.</i><p>Because he is just that awesome.<p>There are several reasons why we "approve" of him:<p><b>The story</b>: He built this billion user and billion dollar …

Someone Invented a Fork That Makes Food Taste Better

What are you to do if the extent of your cooking knowledge rhymes with the words 'shmamen shmoodles?' Learning to cook is hard, but it sure would be …

A Restaurant Loyalty Program With A Do-Gooder Twist

The Spring–from the founder of Carrotmob–is a new app that provides a small cash incentive for people to eat at restaurants that donate to local community projects. The big question is whether food joints will buy in.<p>Say you’re looking for a place to eat dinner and you’re not in a picky mood. Do …

Britain must stay in EU, says business lobby group

Britain's business lobby group will set out its "unequivocal" support for Britain staying in the European Union on Monday, claiming that membership brings each household some £3,000 a year.<p>The CBI said a poll of members around the country showed the vast majority wanted to remain part of the EU, …

Britain's economic growth to quicken but wages stay flat, according to poll

Britain's recovery will accelerate over the coming months and into the new year after a strong rise in business confidence, according to two surveys of company bosses. But wage rises are likely to remain below inflation, fuelling concern that living standards will fall for a sixth year after the …

Immigrants fill one in five skilled British jobs

A Government-commissioned review by Prof John Perkins reveals how the UK is now reliant on migrants to fill large numbers of positions in skilled engineering industries<p>Migrants are filling a fifth of jobs in key industries because of a lack of skilled British graduates, according to a …