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August 17, 2017
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Where to find deals for Miami Spa Month
With Miami Spa Month in full swing, Acqualina Spa by ESPA, The Spa at the Miami Beach Edition and Remede Spa at the St. Regis Bal Harbour top this list of places to check out while discounts are still available.
Miami New Times (8/16) 
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Mexico's Banyan Tree Mayakoba spa offers hydrotherapy indulgence
The Rainforest Experience at Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico features eight hydrotherapy treatments with names such as Rain Walk, Brine Cavern and Vitality Pool. The Rainforest Indulgence option includes an hourlong massage.
Forbes (8/16) 
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Seaham Hall spa treats guests to pink gin, prosecco, cakes
England's Seaham Hall spa has created a Pink Gin & Prosecco Afternoon Tea experience for summer. Guests will be treated to "fresh handmade finger sandwiches, house made fruit and plain scones served with house made strawberry jam and Devonshire clotted cream, along with a selection of desserts, cakes and pastries."
The Chronicle (Newcastle, England) (8/15) 
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Retail Rundown
Ala. entrepreneur builds beauty products business
Using the help of a local business development program, Nneka Gunn has opened a company to sell her natural beauty products. Many customers find Namaste Natural Beauty through word of mouth, and Gunn is building a website to focus on e-commerce.
The Birmingham Times (Ala.) (8/17) 
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Hospitality Trends
700,000-plus hotel rooms under construction worldwide
The global hotel pipeline has more than 700,000 rooms currently under construction, including 187,000 in the US, according to STR. A tighter lending market is likely to slow the pace of future projects.
Hotel News Now (8/15) 
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Business Best Practices
Create local backups of your data
Even if your computer lives in a cloud-based world, it's probably still a good idea to have local backup. An automated online backup system might provide the service you need.
Journal of Accountancy print issue (8/2017) 
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Customer Service
3 ways to fill the gap in retail
Small-business owners can find plenty of opportunities to fill gaps in the market, writes Greg Lisiewski, founder and CEO of Blispay. It's important to make use of mobile apps, offer financing plans to keep customers coming back and use services such as PayPal to make sales from anywhere.
Entrepreneur online (8/15) 
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Finance and Economics
The 3 main paths to organic growth
Organic growth is typically seen in one of three ways: leaning on winning products, developing new avenues of growth, or optimizing sales, marketing and pricing, according to this McKinsey analysis. One key is for companies to look at each path and possibly deploy multiple, such as creating new products while also reallocating capital.
McKinsey (8/2017) 
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Water Cooler
Who decides what becomes an emoji?
One of nonprofit group Unicode's tasks is to approve new emoji, with a subcommittee dedicated to reviewing proposals, writes Emily Price. The subcommittee rejects emoji that represent brands, with the process moving to a technical committee that meets four times each year.
Fast Company online (8/10) 
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ISPA Info
Take advantage of staying at the official hotel of the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo
There is still time to be included in a Room Drop at 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo! Be where all the action is and book your room for #ISPA2017 in the host hotel to ensure you receive nightly Room Drops. Check out the many benefits of staying at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, including a 20% discount at Spa Mandalay, more than 30 restaurant options, access to the fitness center and more.
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2017 ISPA Conference & Expo Sponsor Spotlight: Elemis
Gold Sponsor Elemis creates skin care with formulas that are innovative blends of science with the chemistry of nature, carefully crafted by a dedicated team of explorers, scientist and skin care experts. Encompassing the most powerful biological actives available from above and below the earth's surface, Elemis' meticulous attention to detail, pioneering formulas and remarkably transformative results is what sets their skin care apart. Visit Elemis at the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo at their Relaxation Area to learn more.
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