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Small business guide: When to opt for online services
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In many ways, low-priced online services have been a godsend for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Business owners can easily snap together vital infrastructure — like communications, payroll, storage, etc. — at very affordable rates. It used to be a much more expensive, time-intensive and complex process. Fewer than 2 percent of small businesses currently use cloud-based solutions, and there may well be lingering questions among this audience about which online services are safe bets and which aren't. This article offers a simple guide for small business owners looking to save time and money by outsourcing key needs and services. More

Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs

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.

Coffee & Water

Cuban coffee brand may pour into mainstream
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Smucker's bought up the Rowland Coffee Roasters in May, and with it came Cafe Bustelo — an iconic Miami brand of Cuban coffee. The acquisition could mean more coffee in more places as the Cuban-American population continues to expand nationwide.

Farmers brew plan to make more from coffee beans
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Uganda is Africa's second-largest coffee producer, but some of its farmers say they are getting a raw deal when it comes to profiting from their beans. More than 90 percent of Uganda's beans are exported and little processed in the country. Kakooza points out that he earns just under $2 for a kilogram of crushed beans, but when it is ready to drink the same amount fetches nearly $70.

Fresh Cup raises the Standard

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Business / Industry

The wild world of vending machines
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Modern technology. Ain't it grand? The machines spawned by our collective ingenuity have made our lives longer and better. They've made our lives easier and allowed us to do tasks faster. But every so often, you find technology that makes you scratch your head. In this article, I'll highlight an unheralded machine that we all probably use on a regular basis: the vending machine. More

Connecticut vending association victory spares rest area
vending machines

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Vending operators in Connecticut scored a victory last week when Gov. Dannel Malloy and the state Legislature scrapped a law that would have closed noncommercial rest stops on three interstate highways. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

In sustainability, perception isn't always equal to reality
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There are certain companies that you just know have better corporate sustainability strategies than others, right? Well, not exactly. Consulting firm Brandlogic and analytics firm CRD Analytics joined forces to figure out whether public perceptions of 100 leading companies really are indicative of those same companies' actual performance when it comes to environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility. More


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Designed for senior level leaders in vending, coffee service and foodservice, who are key decision-makers in areas of finance, marketing, operations and human resource management. Network and brainstorm with other industry leaders through classroom discussion and interactive case studies. Register now!

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