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FCC to help small businesses thwart cybercrimes with education
Providence Business News    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and companies such as Symantec Corp. to educate small businesses about methods to combat cybercrime. The FCC plans to dedicate a section on its website to cybersecurity issues that affect small businesses, and release a tip sheet that will be distributed by the Chamber of Commerce, Symantec, Intel Corp.'s McAfee cybersecurity unit, and other groups. The agency also is joining the federal government's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and will host a cybersecurity event this year. More

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NAMA's Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company’s growth and profitability. Required reading for all members! Click here for the most recent Legislative Alert. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at

Coffee & Water

Nestle lifts Nespresso prices as coffee costs leap
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Nestle SA's Nespresso coffee unit confirmed it is raising prices for its single serve coffee capsules to deal with spiraling raw material costs. Futures prices for Arabica beans in New York have more than doubled since last June as a result of strong demand in emerging markets, disappointing harvests and speculative trading. More

Fresh Cup raises the Standard

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Gulp! Some hotel restaurants charge big bucks for water
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So you won the "check grab" at the chic hotel restaurant, and when you glance at it, realize that - gulp - your group just spent a whopping $60 on fancy bottled water. This might irk you - a lot. More

Business / Industry

Vending machines sell bike repair supplies
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May is National Bike Month, and as the weather improves, more bicyclists are hitting the roads and the trails. Now, some Minneapolis companies are cashing in on the sport by offering on-the-go vending of bike parts for when riders break down.

Mobile marketing too 'cutting edge' for small businesses
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Most small business owners are aware of the various mobile marketing activities available to them but few put them to use, according to the latest Small Business Success Index sponsored by Network Solutions and the University of Maryland. While the majority of small businesses are aware of mobile marketing activities such as text messaging (73 percent) and listings on location-based websites (68 percent), few are using them or consider them valuable to their business. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

The surprise new consumers: Corporate social responsibility in a changing world
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The nature and motivations for corporate social responsibility (CSR) have been undergoing very significant changes in the last decade. Whereas corporate philanthropic activities may have once been motivated more by image-building and were thus seen as "window-dressing," CSR today is more often an integral part of corporate strategy. More


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