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10 tips to get you tax-time ready
Dynamic Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The world is moving at a frantic pace and businesspeople need to move with it to stay ahead. Same goes for tax planning. The days where businesspeople frantically search at the end of the financial year for ways to reduce their tax bills should be less common these days. Small business operators need to be more proactive with the help of their public accountant to make the most of ever-changing tax rules and tax-saving opportunities. Ideally, astute small business owners should be implementing strategies at the start of each financial year that help them avoid the end of year scramble. More


Having your coffee and enjoying it too
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Although new research, which involved more than 400,000 people in a 14-year observational study, still cannot prove cause and effect, the findings are consistent with other recent large studies. The findings were widely reported, but here's the bottom line: When smoking and many other factors known to influence health and longevity were taken into account, coffee drinkers in the study were found to be living somewhat longer than abstainers. Further, the more coffee consumed each day — up to a point, at least — the greater the benefit to longevity. More

Global beverage trends: Tracking consumer preferences builds sales through vending machines
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Vending operators who stay informed about the trends shaping the fast-changing beverage market can best position themselves for success in the largest segment of their businesses. Ross Colbert, global beverage strategist for Rabobank has wide-ranging global overviews and insight on the beverage category and the market forces affecting it. More

Starbucks plans to open Tazo tea store this year
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Starbucks Corp plans to open a Tazo tea store in Seattle as early as this fall, adding another concept to its growing stable of retail brands that are moving the company beyond its core coffee business. More

Coffee prices are tumbling, but you won't see the drop at your local coffee shop right away
The Plain Dealer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Coffee lovers still steamed about high prices might see some relief in coming months. Wholesale prices for many of the world's raw coffee beans have been tumbling, but local roasters say it's still unclear when that decline will show up at your favorite coffee shop. More

Coca-Cola to distribute high-protein milk drink in US
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Coca-Cola Co has signed a deal with Fair Oaks Farms Brands to distribute the Core Power range of high-protein energy drinks in the U.S., as the soft drink giant moves into the dairy products market. More

Alpine® "Flowing with technology™"
Alpine® is the industry leader in (POU) point of use water filtration solutions. Alpine® recently introduced their new high end Aurora POU cooler using digital technology, tri-temp, UV sanitization, filter monitoring, leak detection, etc. Microsoft® picks Aurora™ as best in the industry.
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.
Vagabond: Vending operations management at your fingertips
Live machine views, net profit reports, inventory management—they're available in real time on your desktop or mobile device with Vagabond. A cloud-based vending operations software tool, Vagabond helps you carry less inventory and increase revenue as it learns product/sales trends. As machines are serviced less frequently and more efficiently, Vagabond customers report a reduction of up to 25% in labor costs!

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World of Coke vending machine dispenses more than sodas
Atlanta Journal Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Heading toward the World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta? You might want to stop by one of the Coke vending machines outside the facility. Through Sept. 3, one of the machines will dispense more than 3,900 prizes such as sporting goods, coolers and digital cameras to random visitors looking to quench their thirst. Coca-Cola said this is the first time a so-called "Happiness Machine" has stayed in the same place for an extended period of time and is the first to appear in the U.S. outside a college campus. More

Report: School vending machine rule changes concern cranberry industry
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expected to propose new nutrition standards for what can be sold at school vending machines, with sugar widely expected to be a target, according to a report from USA Today. The upcoming rule changes have caused the cranberry industry to go on the offensive because its sugar-sweetened cranberry cocktails could be considered unhealthy under the new rules. More

Brew Golden Cups for Every Guest

Curtis’s Gold Cup brews to SCAA’s Golden Cup standards, providing precise time/temperature/extraction control. Gourmet coffee gets well-deserved credibility, and guests perfect coffee. Learn more!

In this time of economic pressure, Ameri-Source makes sense: it cuts your costs, and helps deliver more profit to your operation.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Nestle Waters North America LEED Gold Headquarters office earns Award of Honor from Connecticut Green Building Council
PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nestle Waters North America, the third largest beverage company in the U.S., will receive an Award of Honor from the Connecticut Green Building Council, a chapter of the United States Green Building Council, for its headquarters in Stamford, Conn. More


Highlighting Knowledge Source Partner, Fred Parrish, Founder and CEO of The Profit Experts

Many of you, who do not have a Chief Financial Officer or Financial expert on staff, have mentioned Cash Flow and Profit Management is a significant concern to you. Fred Parrish, with input of NAMA members, has developed a program we encourage you to review. Understanding the challenges that can impact cash flow and profitability is why NAMA is reaching out to introduce The Small Business Owner's Cash Flow and Profitability Solution.

The Profit Experts Solution offers you something that every business needs, a Chief Financial Officer who utilizes our proprietary tools and coaching process specifically designed for entrepreneurs who understand what it takes to achieve financial success in a small business ($250,000 to $25 Million) and at a very affordable price. There is no long term contract or software to purchase and learn.

The short video, TheProfitExperts, will demonstrate how the process works, its benefits and cost and allows you to hear testimonials from clients.

For additional information about their services, please call 214-383-0500 or email

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This video shows a brief glimpse of the damage Hurricane Katrina did to the New Orleans area and the Hyatt Regency. Then fast forward 7 years and see the progress the city has made and what the Hyatt looks like today. This video was made in celebration of The Make It Right organization helping to rebuild the lower 9th ward. CT&W 2012 is an event you don't want to miss. The hotel and the staff are first class and look forward to welcoming you.

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