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Small business strategies: Tasks to keep off your to-do list
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every entrepreneur I know makes a regular to-do list, delineating all they need to accomplish in a day or a week: the phone calls they need to return, customers they need to see, meetings they must schedule. That's a great way to keep track of the tasks you must do to keep your small business going. But what about the things you better NOT do if you want to succeed? More


Seattle's Best invites coffee lovers to create dream drinks
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Starbucks is pressing the envelope in plenty of ways with its namesake brand, but the company also is continuing to innovate through its sibling brand, Seattle's Best Coffee. The newest wrinkle: a Facebook-based contest called "Create Your Deliciousness." Seattle's Best has launched a year-long marketing campaign "inspired by the brand's mission to bring great coffee to everyone," the company said in a press release. And what better way to do that than to let every individual define what they mean by "great," in their own unconventional coffee combinations and dream drinks? More

The CafeXPress2 Brewer - Now Available!

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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.

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Video puts bottled water bans at colleges into perspective
International Bottled Water Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBrief The International Bottled Water Association's consumer website, has launched a new YouTube video that provides bottled water facts to help counter anti-bottled water activism on college campuses. The new video, Student Activism: 101, puts the concept of banning bottled water alongside other student activist campaigns and introduces information about the health, safety and environmental impact of bottled water that students should be aware of. More

Report: Global non-alcoholic beverages market to reach $622 billion by 2015
PR Web via The San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Global Industry Analysts announces the release of a comprehensive global outlook on the non-alcoholic beverages industry. Global non-alcoholic beverages market is witnessing steady growth driven by growing per capita consumption of beverages, such as, sports and health drinks, energy drinks, juices, flavored water and ice teas, among others. Improvements in living standards, growth in disposable incomes and strong influence of Western lifestyles and habits represent other factors fueling demand for non-alcoholic beverages. More

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Food trucks are a win-win
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By trying to balance the interests of various parties, the Washington, D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' newly proposed vending regulations reflect a number of compromises. In recent years Washington, D.C., and other cities across the nation have seen amazing growth in food trucks — and for good reason. They are an outgrowth of a renaissance in culinary excitement that's sweeping the nation. D.C. is a world-class food destination and food trucks are an important part of that movement. More

Waterproof bill acceptor available from Pyramid
Self-Service World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pyramid Technologies has launched its Aqua line of bill acceptors designed for outdoor, wet or high humidity applications. With its original vertical sensor technology, the Aqua line is weather resistant and low maintenance, according to a company press release. 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!

How to succeed in small business even during hard times
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You might think that the current hard times would be the time to hunker down and wait for the passing storm before testing your entrepreneurial mettle. Don't fool yourself. A tough economy can present as many opportunities for a great — and profitable — business idea as when the good times are rollin'. Here are five sure-fire steps for becoming a successful entrepreneur, even during hard times. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Harvard study bodes ill for corporate social responsibility
The Nonprofit Quarterly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For all of the corporate sector's hoopla regarding metrics showing increasing corporate social responsibility, one critical component seems to be on the wane: corporate responsibility to local communities. The decline in this kind of social responsibility is seen via corporate willingness to pack up their business operations in American cities and towns and move manufacturing or processing overseas. More


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.
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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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