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    Innovation & Smart Spending Mean Cost Savings for Hospitality

    Innovation & Smart Spending Mean Cost Savings for Hospitality

    With the summer in full swing and the economy continuing its recovery, consumers are loosening up their purse strings and spending more on travel, dining out and various events. In fact, IBISWorld estimates consumer spending will increase a steady 3.3% per year on average through 2018. In turn, rising foot traffic into restaurants and hotels […]

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    Export-Import Bank: Industries and Implications

    Export-Import Bank: Industries and Implications

    Political divisions in Congress have turned the renewal mandate for an 81-year-old credit agency into a hot topic. The Export-Import Bank, established in the wake of the Great Depression, is the national export credit agency of the United States. It aims to support US exports by providing financial assistance, including direct loans and loan guarantees, […]

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    TPP Focus: Trade with Asia-Pacific

    TPP Focus: Trade with Asia-Pacific

    The ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one step closer to being realized, as the Senate voted to end a filibuster on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), granting the Executive branch fast-track powers when negotiating trade bills with the 11 Pacific Rim countries currently on board. The TPP has been in the works since 2005 and is […]

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    Making the Most of Your Advertising Budget

    Making the Most of Your Advertising Budget

    Marketing professionals are expected to widen their budgets 8.7% in the next 12 months, according to the 2015 “CMO Survey.” Rising consumer spending has prompted companies to expand their marketing budgets to capture the greatest possible portion of an expanding customer base. Furthermore, thanks to the escalating popularity of the internet, the use of digital […]

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    Leveraging Software to Rein in Costs

    Leveraging Software to Rein in Costs

    As originally seen in Supply & Demand Chain Executive These days, cost management is easier and more efficient than ever with the development of an array of software products that can track and manage virtually every aspect of procurement and back-end operations. Using these solutions, companies can see how every dollar is spent and find […]

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    Business You Can Count On: 7 Growing Industries for Accountants

    Business You Can Count On: 7 Growing Industries for Accountants

    Written by Gavan Blau for the Association for Accounting Marketing Summit These seven industries are slated to achieve magnificent performance over the coming five years. Several trends will drive rapid revenue growth within each of these industries, including the increasing penetration of internet-based technologies into social and economic life; demographic shifts leading to an aging […]