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Ready for take-off? KLM is showcasing brands how wearable tech and the smartwatch can be helping and hyping at the same time.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has just launched a trial with Android smartwatch technology that will provide passengers with specific trip information. Besides supplying passengers with their boarding pass, the app assists with all relevant airport-related activities.

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Don Slepian, distributor of Young Living Essential Oils and creator of electronic music, is a very versatile guy. He’s a classical electronic keyboardist and musical entrepreneur. His ambient electronic music has been speaking to the soul of many for a long time. More recently Don’s also busy with the distribution of natural products made with essential oils. You could describe Don as someone who likes working on three or four things at once.  “I’ll focus on a single project at a time while they’re all in progress.  Having multiple streams of income helps to keep this all afloat.”

In the Business As Unusual interview series we go in depth with inspiring entrepreneurs from around the globe. What motivates them, how did they accomplish their success and what business challenges keep them awake at night? Read what they have to say about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and most of all, what it takes to succeed.

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Growth Marketing Conference

“More intimate, more in-depth, and all about making meaningful connections.” This is what you can expect from the Growth Marketing Conference 2016 according to this year’s host, Vasil Azarov. Vasil is the CEO and founder of Startup Socials, a global community of entrepreneurs built to connect and empower people in the startup system. His expertise in establishing connections makes him the perfect host for this year’s event.

We had a chat with Vasil to find out more about this event and what attendees can expect. He promises this year’s conference will “go even more in-depth than last year.”

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Big brands like Nike, Victoria’s Secret, GoPro and Starbucks have been boosting its Instagram fanbase by millions of followers using branded videos. Nike is killing it and has been skyrocketing its Instagram followers from 4 million to a staggering 13.5 million, in a period that lasted less than one year. Fashion and lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret went up from 4.2 million to 11.7 million.Continue reading

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Working while traveling is somewhat of an art, especially for business owners who travel as much as I do. For those of us who live and work in the United States, we don’t have the luxury of postponing too many tasks – Americans are notorious for working too many hours, and I’m the first to admit that I’m a workaholic. Here are a few tips for working while traveling if you’ve got a business to run from wherever you are in the world.

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Deep Water Cay

Meet Rose and Buzz Cox. They’re General Managers of Deep Water Cay (DWC) in the Bahamas. This husband-and-wife team has managed some of the finest lodges in Maine before they left the renowned K-T Ranch in Colorado (a property of The High Lonesome Ranch) to start a whole new adventure in the Bahamas.

Those of you who have been working together with your spouse, whether on the same business or side-by-side on your own businesses, might know how hard it can be to do this work thing, day in and day out, together. EFactor spoke with Buzz and Rose about sharing both jobs and lives together.

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For many people, the only thing that will get them going in the morning is a cup of coffee. Knowing that the coffee is ethically sourced and eco-friendly should give drinkers an added boost.

There are plenty of coffee shops in NYC that source their coffee ethically, but some go a step further to reduce the environmental impact of the shop itself by building with recycled materials, sourcing their food menu locally, and composting to drastically reduce waste production. Here are NYC’s best eco-friendly coffee shops.

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