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Build a brand like Bond
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With a bang, the 23rd James Bond film will open in U.S. theaters on Nov. 9, and no doubt it will be a blockbuster like all the films from this franchise. The media buzz has already begun, and actor Daniel Craig will attempt to once again put his edgy stamp on the iconic character. But the Bond "brand" is much bigger than any one actor. It is built on a solid and winning formula that has worked for more than 50 years. It's totally scalable, always on trend, and continually innovative. A close look at James Bond as a brand reveals seven universal lessons that are applicable to any company in search of brand stardom. More

The waiting is the hardest part (for your customers)
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Speaker and author Micah Solomon writes, " Timeliness is a critical part of creating a successful customer experience. As a business keynote speaker, I'm often heard calling on company and conference audiences to remember the key principle of timeliness: A perfect product, delivered late, is a defective product." More

Be forewarned: Your knowledge is decaying
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When was the last time you read one of your old textbooks? If you were to compare the version you studied in school to the most recent edition currently in use — no matter how recently you graduated — you'd find your version sorely outdated. You shouldn't be surprised by this: Facts are changing all around us. More

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Tracking inventory have you stressed? Try these 5 apps
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With products flying in and out of your business, tracking all the moving pieces can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you can help take control of your inventory with mobile-friendly tracking tools. Having immediate access to accurate, timely inventory information in the palm of your hand can help when discussing orders with customers on your shop floor, attending meetings or trade shows, visiting suppliers, or just to relieve a nagging question in the back of your mind. More

13 buzzwords to stop using
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Trendy terms and phrases can make you sound pretty smart…until they don't. Once everyone starts to use them they turn into buzzwords. Then they lose their initial meaning and impact. Then you just sound pretentious. More

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Pets make life more complex for those hit by Sandy
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It is one thing to show up at a friend's apartment and sleep on the couch for a few days after a natural disaster displaces you from your home. But it is another thing entirely to expect your host to take in Fluffy and Fido, too. The American Humane Association estimates that 15 million dogs, 14 million cats and 1.5 million horses were in Hurricane Sandy's path — not to mention assorted ferrets, guinea pigs and fish. Finding accommodations for those pets that needed a safe refuge has proved to be a challenge. More

Pet stores reeling under Hurricane Sandy's destruction
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Only a few days removed from Hurricane Sandy, owners of pet businesses in areas waylaid by the storm are telling stories of heartbreak and loss. Here are some of their tales: More

New NFL Jerseys from Mirage!
New jerseys are available from Mirage in all the NFL and major NCAA teams. Thrill all your football loving customers with a football display complete with Mirage's matching collars, leashes, and cheerleading uniforms

California to impose far-reaching pet food
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UPDATE: Proposition 37, a California ballot initiative, would mandate that processed foods of any type (including pet food) could no longer be labeled as "natural." If Proposition 37 is adopted on November 6th, it will have serious ramifications for those who produce and sell pet food. More

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