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Getting started on your small business tax return
The Associated Press via Google News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Do not look at the calendar and think, "I don't need to start on my small business tax return yet. I have more than three months to do it." That attitude is begging for last-minute panic and mistakes that will cost you money. Tax returns are due April 17 this year. The usual deadline, April 15, falls on a Sunday. And the 16th is Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington, D.C. So you get two extra days to get your return filed. Here's how to avoid problems when April arrives. More


Study: Workers spend $1,000 yearly on coffee
WFXT-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
American's weakness for coffee is proven once again in a new survey conducted by Accounting Principals. In a telephone survey of 1,000 Americans who were currently employed, ages 18 or older, the participators were asked how much money they spend on "work-related" expenses. More

The CafeXPress2 Brewer - Now Available!

The next generation of the CafeXpress is now available! With just the push of a button you can enjoy close to 100 specialty coffee drinks and most drinks are brewed in about 30 seconds. Each cup is brewed fresh using individually sealed, biodegradable coffee pods. The cutting edge CX2 brewer is designed for high-volume operation and internally auto-ejects spent pods.Sip, Savor and Enjoy! Find us at or call (877) 777-1600

Philips sells Senseo coffee brand to Sara Lee
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Dutch electronics giant Philips said it would sell its stake in the Senseo coffee brand to partner Sara Lee Corp. and pledged to keep working with the U.S.-based firm on developing coffee machines and promoting the business worldwide. More

Cap delivers liquid vitamins to bottled spring water
Healthcare Packaging    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VBlast vitamins and spring water is introducing health-oriented consumers to vitamins with a new twist — a newly designed closure that dispenses a liquid vitamin blend into pure mountain spring water with a simple turn of the cap. More

Bottom Line Benefits of using GPS North America

Reduce operating expenses - including fuel costs, overtime pay, and insurance premiums, and enhance safety and reduce liability. Better measure, monitor, and manage fleet performance while increasing driver productivity and enhancing customer service.

Diet Mountain Dew, Brisk tea, Starbucks beverages cross billion dollar sales marks
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The PepsiCo family has added three drinks to its billion dollar sales club. The beverage and food giant said that Diet Mountain Dew, Brisk tea and the Starbucks ready-to-drink beverages it distributes now have annual sales of more than $1 billion annually. The milestone brings the number of billion-dollar brands at PepsiCo, which includes food products such as Cheetos and Lay's potato chips, to 22. More

Brew the perfect single cup.

The new Curtis Gold Cup brewer. One touch creates a perfect Golden Cup of coffee. It’s ideal for executive OCS placement. Find out more!

Quality Coffee Certificate Program

The Quality Coffee Certificate Program is entering its 12th year of educating OneShow attendees about coffee, water and the important role both play in serving a quality coffee beverage.

Register before it's too late as these exceptional classes fill to capacity for a good reason!

Click here to register today!

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Computerized system replaces break-room vending machines
The Wichita Eagle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Wichita Vending is taking a page from convenience stores in a bid to change the way people think about eating in the break room. The company, one of the city's largest operators of vending machines in the workplace, will replace machines with open shelves and open beverage cabinets. Customers will pay for the items using something like a refillable cash card at a computer kiosk. Security cameras will oversee the operation to keep everyone honest. More

8 mobile trends for small businesses to watch in 2012
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Small businesses can't ignore mobile opportunities. Over the holidays, the number of tablet/e-reader owners doubled. Very soon, people will access the Internet on their phones more frequently than on their PCs. So what trends do you need to be paying attention to — and acting on — in 2012? Here are eight trends that are expected to impact small businesses. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Can corporations make money ... and change the world?
Boulder Jewish News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Historically, businesses have donated billions of dollars to nonprofits to help address social problems by approaching the social contract of "giving back" to society in two primary ways. First, with traditional corporate philanthropy, businesses have benefited customers, employees and communities by making donations to, and volunteering for, worthy causes. Second, "corporate social responsibility" emerged to help strategically align charitable initiatives with business objectives, assure compliance with legal and ethical obligations, and achieve important environmental and sustainability goals. In 2011 alone, it is estimated that U.S. business giving exceeded $15 billion. More



We all know an industry leader who is incredibly innovative and genuinely possesses a willingness to expand conventional practices. Why not nominate that exceptional person for a 2012 Industry Award?

The 2012 NAMA Industry Awards will take place Wednesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. as a part of the OneShow opening event which will include an address by NAMA President and CEO, Carla Balakgie and the special Blue Man Group performance.

Click here to submit your nomination today! All nominations will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 10.

The NAMA Scholarship Program:

The NAMA Foundation Scholarship Program will be offered for the 2012-2013 school year! Apply to win $2500 to pay for tuition, deadline is March 1. Winners will be randomly selected on April 2. Program information and applications are available.
Click here
for more information.

New Sales Session Added to NAMA OneShow Education Schedule

Coaching For Improved Sales Performance™ by leadership expert, Jeb Blount, will help sales leaders develop a comprehensive approach to improving sales performance and developing and retaining sales talent.

Register today, click here for a full brochure.

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