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Homeland Security Department rolls out plan to help protect small business' websites from hackers
The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Businesses facing a growing threat of cyberattacks against their websites will now have more tools to protect themselves and harden their Internet sites against hackers. The Homeland Security Department will help small companies and nonprofit groups avoid programming problems that allow hackers to get into the businesses' websites. 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

Iced coffee a hot trend. Grounds for celebration?
The Associated Press via Albany Times Union    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It wasn't too long ago that a cup of cold coffee wasn't worth beans. But these days iced coffee is one hot brew. Last year, the restaurant industry served up 500 million orders of iced, frozen or what are categorized as "slushie" coffee drinks. That compares with 400 million in 2006, an impressive performance considering there's been an intervening recession which typically nips at discretionary items like specialty coffee drinks. More

Purified bottled water is not tap water, industry argues
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The International Bottled Water Association recently took on what it described as a "a myth repeated by some anti-bottled water activists that bottled water which comes from municipal water sources is just tap water in a bottle." More

Fresh Cup raises the Standard

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Business / Industry

The creative small business and 4 ways to get there
Business Insider    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Do we need some kind of permission to be creative? To live and do business outside the box? I mean, it's not that small business creativity has to be so wild and far out — it just has to be. I meet a lot of small business owners who deal with creativity as an afterthought. Well, just because our companies are small doesn’t mean our ideas and our solutions have to be tiny, too. Of course, creativity and innovation don’t have to be over the top, either. More

Bring social media sanity to your small business
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In an era where participating in social media has gone from being nice to necessary, it's critical to outline an overall plan for integrating social media into your marketing mix. While social media mastery has many layers, the experts all agree that following five core steps is a good start to bringing social media sanity to your small business. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility, meet transparency
Miller-McCune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most major companies around the world have embraced the linked ideas of sustainability and responsibility. More of them need to embrace a sustainable and responsible reality. More


Attend the 2011 Michigan State University/Executive Development Program. Oct. 23-27, East Lansing, Mich. Enhance the skills enabling you to become a more dynamic leader.

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!

Exciting News for CoffeeTea&Water 2011
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Winner to be announced at CoffeeTea&Water 2011


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