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Monday, 21 November 2011

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cignews11.21 There are three different topics to discuss for today’s edition of cigar news on Puff.com. First up is a story of one cigar shop owner trying to survive the current economic conditions plaguing many across the country. Capping things off is a pair of newly formed partnerships regarding marketing and distribution.

Cigar Shop Owner Attempts to Stay Afloat Despite Rough Economy

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It’s no real secret that owning your own business can definitely get rough at times. That notion is especially true now, as the less than desirable economy has many business owners and citizens of the United States in general living in a bind. If you want to kick up the whole struggle factor up a notch, imagine owning a cigar shop. Not only do you have to contend with the prospects of customers with less disposable income, but you also face the challenges that come with increased taxes on tobacco products and smoking bans that seems to be popping up at an alarming rate.

One such cigar shop owner aiming to stay afloat in amongst these conditions is Nash Matti of Smokers Embassy Cigars. The boutique shop located in Dacula, Georgia, has had its share of ups and downs thanks to overall poor economic conditions. Many customers have had to adjust their spending habits to account for the economic downturn, which leaves less money available for luxuries such as cigars. Matti explained the changes in spending patterns he has personally witnessed through his shop to the Dacula Patch newspaper: “Where they used to purchase -- for example -- a nice box, now they’re bargain hunting and shopping around and I don’t blame them,” he said. “We do the same thing. We watch what our customers do and do the same thing.”

Luckily, despite all the negativity that has brought many business owners to their knees, Matti has managed to keep Smokers Embassy Cigars open since 2004 with the help of some loyal clientele and their love for cigars. Matti expressed his gratitude towards his customers, saying: “I’m one of those retailers that loves his clientele. They keep my doors open,” he said. “They’re a blessing. They really are.”

As for his thoughts on the economy and its future outlook, Matti noted that he hopes it will recover as quickly as possible. Hopefully for the sake of Matti and his customers in the Dacula, Georgia, area, Smokers Embassy Cigars will continue to remain open so that smokers can continue to stop by to purchase their favorite cigars.






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-1 # RE: Cigar News for November 2011 – Second Editiondt 2011-11-30 23:08
Kale Beyer is the former co-owner of Myriada Fusion Enterprises which was the initial marketing company for Temptation cigars. Kale was relieved of duties at Myriada due to unethical and dishonest transactions which caused Myriada to close because of this behavior. He then went on, after betraying his business partners, to approach JD Cigars to market his own company...Bongo Bay which is a one man operation. It will be a short time before people begin to see the shrewd and back-stabbing nature of Kale and others will suffer at his hands.

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