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Goodbye customer! It’s nothing personal (at least not usually). Sometimes customers’ expectations can’t be met, other times customers require an inordinate amount of time, and on rare occasions, a customer’s behaviour may expose an organization to undue peril.
Ninety-four per cent of Canadians currently employed say that workplace health, safety and mental well-being is important when choosing a job, according to an Angus Reid poll commissioned by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. 
With the economy expanding in Canada, many owners are wondering if this is the year to consider selling the business. In most of the major regions of Canada there are five specific reasons why it would make sense to sell it sooner than later.
For private equity groups, there is lots of money, but no deals available in the vending industry.
Industry veteran and longtime Canadian Vending columnist David Murphy weighs in on the areas of growth where large vending and OCS operations often fall short and smaller operations can gain an edge.
Ann Arbor, MI – Materials Recovery for the Future is a new alliance of U.S. trade groups and companies that has announced new research aimed at improving sorting methods to recover more flexible packaging for recycling. Recycling Today reports. | READ MORE
Simcoe, Ont. – The rapid increase in electricity costs in the past five years has been challenging for business. Politics, clean-energy initiatives and the economy – they all affect the energy market and they have all had their part to play in rising prices.
The Canadian Truck King Challenge has concerned itself with real-world pickup truck testing since 2006 – and still does.
March 10, 2015 – If you're like most business owners, you're probably wearing far too many hats. Marketing expert Marc Gordon shares five tips that will save you time while still allowing you to manage every detail, no matter how small.
Feb.4, 2015, San Antonio, TX – Without vending route drivers, machines would not be serviced, customers would not be served, and money would not be made. From small to large vending companies, vending route drivers are the keys to success. ParLevel Systems explores the traits that make a great driver. | READ MORE
Jan. 23, 2015 – In an attempt to understand the question of how decisions are made about commission payable to the location where the vending machine is placed, I discovered that inflating commissions beyond what is financially viable to secure business is having a long-term negative effect on our industry as a whole.
Dec. 22, 2014, Calgary – Calgary police are warning local business owners and car dealerships to be vigilant with security after several pieces of key-making equipment, including equipment used to cut vending keys, were stolen over the weekend. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Dec. 5, 2014, Gatineau, Que. – Police in Gatineau are hunting for a person who has been stealing from vending machines since August, reports The Ottawa Sun. | READ MORE
Nov. 13, 2014 – Social media plays a significant role in any business-to-business marketing strategy. Digital marketing expert Jeff Quipp explains how you can use Facebook to best advantage to market to other businesses.
Oct. 22, 2014, Ottawa – To be successful, small-business owners should make innovation a priority, suggests a new research report from the Business Development Bank of Canada.
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