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5 reasons why your business needs to reach women
Gaston Gazette
Women today are getting conflicting messages about what's important: Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg's new book tells them to "lean in" in order to have it all, and then articles like Anne-Marie Slaughter's in the August 2012 issue of The Atlantic tell women why they can't "have it all" after all. With all of that confusion out there, it's no wonder that businesses also may not always know how, or why, to reach out to the female demographic. But those conflicting messages don't mask the preponderance of critical information pointing toward the growing power of women in the marketplace. Reaching women is paramount, no matter what your business. Here are five reasons why.
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NAMA represents vending at Chicago HR conference
VendingMarketWatch
NAMA President and CEO Carla Balakgie, joined by COO Dan Mathews, Vice President Dean Gilland and Director Roger Stewart, recently participated in the world's largest human resources conference and tradeshow held in Chicago June 20.
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What does it mean to be a 'small' business?
Fox Business
The Small Business Administration is shaking up the definition of a small business, with updated size standards for businesses in 70 industries. The new guidelines go into effect July 22. And the distinction is more than just nominal.
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The strange scientific connection between coffee shops and creativity
Fast Company
Something strangely productive happened in 17th-century England: The meeting spot of choice changed from ale house to coffeehouse, and correspondingly, a population went from intoxication to stimulation — and as Where Ideas Come From author Steven Johnson observes, a flowering of innovation soon followed.
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The great coffee conundrum
The Motley Fool
Roughly 100 million adults in the U.S. drink coffee daily, with a whopping $18 billion being spent on specialty coffee each year. Coffee is a gigantic business, from the containers and instant coffee we buy in grocery stores to the specialty coffee we order at small and large coffee houses. But coffee is at an interesting crossroads for the American consumer.
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Rethinking the coffee supply chain
The Free Press
In the winter of 2011, Michael Jones left a profitable health care services company that he founded and went in search of meaning. He was 40 years old, a husband and the father of three young sons, with whom he longed to spend more time. He was a successful Roswell, Ga., businessman fulfilling a childhood dream: making money. And it just didn't feel right.
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Couple letting coffee drinkers choose baby name
The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
A Connecticut couple are letting customers at a Starbucks coffee shop choose the name of their baby. Twenty-five-year-old Jennifer James and 24-year-old Mark Dixon of West Haven, Conn., are letting customers at a Starbucks coffee shop choose the name of their baby. After struggling between two names for the boy they are expecting in September, they decided to put it to a vote.
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Green tea the good news tea
The Guardian
The potent plant nutrient called epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, found in Green tea is proving to be the good news tea and is the best medicine for a healthier life style.

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The startup toolbox: 12 free tools every small business needs
Forbes
Here are the 12 FREE tools Nick Taranto and his cofounder used to manage, document, sell — and keep themselves sane as small-business owners.

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Whether thinking inside or outside the bottle, for Nestle Waters North America, healthy hydration is key
CSRWire
A major shift is underway in what people drink. It's been developing for more than a decade, but it's really picking up steam now, and not a moment too soon.

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From bean to brew
Tucson Weekly
We love our coffee. It sustains us through the day and gives us reason to wake up in the morning. Some obsess over it, learning new ways to pull the most flavor out of their beans, seeking out the best roasters in town. But how many everyday sippers know how coffee gets to their cup?
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With few options, organic coffee farmers search for sustainable solutions to devastating fungus
The Tico Times
Organic coffee farming's emphasis on ecology and prevention may well end up its best chance for finding a way to coexist with leaf rust.
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People and purpose: The multiplier effect in sustainable business
Sustainable Business Oregon
Most business leaders know that investing in sustainability can reduce expenses and boost the bottom line. What many don't know is that sustainability programs can have a much broader beneficial effect on your company's performance. What's the secret? Empowering your people to lead sustainability efforts.
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