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August 10, 2016

Instagram Introduces Business Accounts

This is the first in a two-part series about some very interesting changes coming to Instagram which could have a huge impact on if and how you use the tool in your business’ social media strategy.  First up, you can now set up business Instagram accounts and there are some distinct benefits for doing that:

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August 9, 2016

Food Startup Darling Caught In Scandal

I’m sure many of you have heard the story about Hampton Creek already and, like me, may be shaking your head.   In case you haven’t, the short version is that Hampton Creek, the makers of vegan mayonnaise ‘No Mayo’ and other products, reportedly ran an operation where they paid people to go into stores…

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August 8, 2016

Brewing The American Dream Competition (PODCAST)

Samuel Adams, in partnership with Entrepreneur Media, is hosting a ‘Pitch Room Wild Card‘ component to their Brewing The American Dream Competition.  If you aren’t aware, this is a business competition that is only open to food and beverage product companies and the winner gets a $10,000 grant and a year of mentorship from Samuel…

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August 4, 2016

National GMO Bill Signed

After years of back and forth and much pressure from a public that asked for clarity in their food products, President Obama signed into effect a national GMO labeling bill last week. Like most things going through the US political system these days, there are some things to cheer about and some things that may…

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August 1, 2016

Do You Have The Right Advisors? – Monthly Business Tip #94

You may be the owner of your business, but that doesn’t mean you should be working in a vacuum. You don’t just need advisors and people you can talk to – but you need the right type of people in those roles. Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts and ideas with people who may…

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