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November 22, 2011
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SmartBrief Gift Guide 2011, Part 1
Learn the year's most sought-after gifts, handpicked by SmartBrief editors in this two-part Gift Guide. In each section, you'll find the gifts that should be on your wish list and those of the people you need to buy for, including food and wine enthusiasts, travelers and alums who still have that school spirit.

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Now, get shopping!

The Jetsetter 
Key Steps Business Owners Should Know About Successful International Payments.This American Express® guide helps you streamline FX payments. Includes FX payment provider profile, how to simplify payments, and insightful FAQ.
The Pampered 
Want the Secret to Customer Loyalty?
When it comes to customer loyalty, leaders beat laggards by more than 14 percent. Download the white paper Increase Customer Satisfaction with Productivity-Based Scheduling to learn how scheduling the right employees at the right times will make your customers want to buy more, recommend you, and stay in your store.
The Food & Wine Enthusiast 
Improve Holiday Sales Results with Tools from Akamai!
Now is the perfect time to ensure your website will hold up to the rush of holiday shoppers headed your way. With the challenges facing retailers this holiday shopping season, it's never too soon to focus. Download Akamai's Holiday Toolkit now!
Holiday Do's and Don'ts 
 
Are you prepared? Representing the biggest, longest and busiest time of year, the holiday season is an exciting time in retail stores. However, the opportunity for increased revenue from higher than normal traffic also increases the risk for potential loss. Read Wren’s white paper to learn how to out-think the Grinch, and manage holiday shrink.
Resources 
Aerospace & Defense: Navigate Program Management Challenges. The aerospace and defense industry is seeing a new era of shrinking budgets and cost cutting. Businesses need the right tools to navigate this challenging landscape. Read our whitepaper, "Navigate Program Management Challenges to Optimize Business Performance" to take the right course.
  

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