Lessons From The Fall Of Giants
The most important thing for any entrepreneur is learning from mistakes, and nobody says they have to be yours. Most small businesses can't afford errors. Luckily the recent recession provides many mistakes from which to learn; and at a current cost of $3 trillion, somebody should be getting something out of this.
Small Businesses Chase Big Stimulus Money
from The Wall Street Journal
Hit by the recession, small businesses are eager to win Uncle Sam as a new customer. Five months after the recovery bill's passage, opportunities abound.
Harvard Economist Points To Cap-And-Trade Flaw
from Sustainable Business
N. Gregory Mankiw, a professor of economics at Harvard and a former adviser to President George W. Bush, says that a cap-and-trade system could be as effective as a carbon tax in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Venezuela Will Nationalize Coffee Roasters-Chavez
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez recently said that the country's two largest coffee roasters would be nationalized.
Kenya’s Coffee Prices Rose 32 Percent After Six-Week Holiday
Kenya’s average coffee prices rose 32 percent recently at an auction as exporters replenished their stocks after a six-week holiday, the Nairobi Coffee Exchange said.
Vending Machine Craze Going Mainstream?
from the Los Angeles Times
Going shopping at your local vending machine? Sound unbelievable? The U.S. vending machine has become that which the Japanese have long been familiar – the “find whatever you need machine”.
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Poll Shows Strong U.S. Support for Smart Grid
from Sustainable Business
Americans overwhelmingly agree that the nation's electrical grid infrastructure should be upgraded to support new generation and further deployment of alternative energy technologies, according to a new survey. However, the 2009 Green Power Progress Survey also found that there is concern and confusion over the cost.
Poll Shows Strong Glendale, Calif. Machines to Get Energy Savers
from Glendale News Press
Vending machines have become the latest target in Glendale, California's quest to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. City officials gathered in the City Hall lobby Tuesday to watch the first installation of a new Glendale Water & Power program, which will install 1,000 energy-saving devices in snack and beverage vending machines across the city.
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Visit us at the NAMA National Expo Booth #419
Quality Coffee Certification Program
The newly revamped Quality Coffee Certification Program will be launched at the NAMA Expo @ Navy Pier! QCCP will now feature a two-part course: Part 1- Coffee Fundamentals offered at the 09 National Expo and Part 2 -Brewing Fundamentals offered at The OneShow in 2010. Click here to register for Part1!
Want Vending WOW?
Is there a WOW in your vending world? Discover it at the NAMA National Expo, September 23-25 @ Chicago’s Navy Pier! Click here for a list of our exhibitors who are waiting to WOW you!