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Fiscal cliff tax deal: What does it mean for small business?
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For small and medium sized business owners there is good news and bad news in the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. In addition, the deal strongly underscores the need for business owners to sharpen their own pencils to cut their taxes. More


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Delegate and know when to let go of small business operations
Small Business Trends    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As a business owner, you are the parent of your company. Planning for the business, getting it off the ground and making sure it survives and thrives is taxing, time consuming and can be incredibly rewarding. It requires you to wear many hats, and you may find yourself serving as the head of sales, marketing and customer support. Once the business begins thriving on its own, you need to delegate those responsibilities to other employees so that you can focus on higher-level tasks and because, frankly, you are probably not the best person for every job. More
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Learning to create the perfect cup of coffee
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Tristan Walach has a tattoo of the famous Las Vegas welcome sign on his neck. He goes by the name Ant. He teaches people how to make coffee, professionally. More

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Better coffee depends on good grinding
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Before you rush online to sign up for a barista lesson or a class in how to brew, make sure that you have already taken the first step to making better coffee. In the kitchen, next to your kettle, do you have a good grinder? If not, consider making the investment. You can work on your technique until you have the concentration of a surgeon and the easy movements of a judo champion, but if you do not grind your beans right before brewing, you are never going to taste everything a top-shelf coffee has to offer. More



Tea's popularity growing in US
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Worldwide, tea is the second-most-popular drink, after water. But in this coffee-crazed nation, it's long been a subordinate brew. Until now. Tea's popularity is growing across America as scientists and the public learn more about its bountiful health benefits. More

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Shade-grown coffee for birds and biodiversity
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A recent newspaper article about China replacing tea plantations with coffee because of the country's penchant for Starbucks coffee reminded many of the importance of shade-grown coffee. Buying shade-grown coffee is an easy way to support biodiversity. More

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Costa Rica Origin Tour 2013

Make plans today to join us for NAMA's first country of origin coffee tour. Don't miss out on this life-changing event you will never forget. Here is your chance to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the exotic country side of Costa Rica.

Gain a better understanding of how to communicate the value of coffee to your customers and be able to share your new first hand coffee knowledge with customers and colleagues.

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The 2013 NAMA Directory will hit mailboxes this December!

We are now compiling the hard copy NAMA 2013 Directory. Every active member will be listed under their member type. For increased exposure, Members can purchase additional listings for only $35 by simply completing this form.

Questions about the Directory?
Contact Ryan Dovenmuehler at E&M Consulting
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Keeping In Touch With NAMA
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