NEWS ROOM: Week Beginning 3 MARCH 2014

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FREE EVENT: SOCIAL MEDIA WOMEN: Build Your Community, Making Your Idea a Reality! “Real Food Low Tox Living Community Story” with Alexx Stuart: 11 March #health #blogging    Register here.

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This is simply stunning!! Thanks Kate Carruthers :stunning video: Drones Over Dolphin Stampede and Whales off Dana Point & Maui http://buff.ly/1hQGrDw

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Franchising, like all retail, is changing. Inside Retail: Gloria Jean’s Coffees is closing 25 company owned stores to concentrate on expanding the franchise as they ‘distract’ from the main business.
What do you think about this?
I think owning stores gives insight & allows franchises to better lead franchisees through the retail minefield…. Read more here

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RT Shelley Anne: Do you need a professional accountant? [INFOGRAPHIC] > Intuit Australia Blog http://buff.ly/1f4jIyL

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I am getting a lot of spam mail after joining AustralianSuper – I did not tick the ‘send me unsolicited mail to my home’ box. Marking everything RTS! not happy!

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#RetailTips Dear Cafe Owners & Retailers, we love the food & product shots but how about showing is the people a the front & back of house & tell us your story? #TipOfTheDay

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RT Solange Francois: New Trend Briefing #HERITAGEHERESY – why 2014’s heretical consumers view nothing as sacred. http://buff.ly/1c2ZaM9 via trendwatching.com

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RT EFTM: Apple has announced CarPlay- a game changer for in-car entertainment systems. What do u think??http://buff.ly/1kt6Mu5

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This is a good example of crowd sourcing design. Gelato Messina are offering to make your creation! via The Urban List | Sydney

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ZARA Sydney’s store is closed for renovation? Wow new stores don’t last like they used to #retail

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#RetailTips The customer on the phone, who has sent an email or left a customer query / special order is EXACTLY the same as the customer who has come into your store.  They are not an interruption!!

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Parents share this with your children as a cautionary tale ~ keep your mouth shut on social media cause it can cost thousands of dollars!! via news.com.au.  Read more here.

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RT @solangefrancois: New Trend Briefing #HERITAGEHERESY – why 2014’s heretical consumers view nothing as sacred. http://t.co/YHhhQhKh3B via trendwatching.com

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Kickstarter this is a great achievement! Over $1 billion has been pledged to projects on Kickstarter ~ learn more here:

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RT @EFTM: Apple has announced CarPlay –  a game changer for in-car entertainment systems.  What do you think??? http://t.co/BpbpKVpXQP

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RT Andy Hedges: RT Nicole McKechnie: David Thodey says Telstra moving towards next phase of making every process in company digital #Telstra #AICC > watching with interest!

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I cannot speak highly enough of Sal at Workzone Handyman Services. His work ethic & quality of work. He’s working his magic at Mum’s…
If you need anything done from general handyman work to painting to transforming rooms, Sal’s your man! Check out his page for pics & info!

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Check out Paper Fashion’s gorgeous #Oscar illustrations! very talented!  Found at http://buff.ly/1gMi6ft

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I bought an extra ticket for Women in Focus International Women’s Day event at Warwick Farm this Thursday – if you want to be my +1, message me here please & let me know… I’ll be drawing tomorrow at 3pm. http://bit.ly/1dR2TYs

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