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Half of small businesses denied credit
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Half of small businesses that want credit are being denied it, according to a new survey. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York surveyed 426 small businesses in June and July for the report, which defined a small firm as privately owned, with 500 or fewer employees and less than $25 million in revenue. Seventy percent of those surveyed had fewer than five employees on the payroll. Of the businesses who received credit, 75 percent said they were getting only "some" of the credit they requested. More

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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. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at More

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Coffee & Water

At Starbucks, baristas told no more than two drinks
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Starbucks Corp. is telling its harried baristas to slow down — which may result in longer lines. Amid customer complaints that the Seattle-based coffee chain has reduced the fine art of coffee making to a mechanized process with all the romance of an assembly line, Starbucks baristas are being told to stop making multiple drinks at the same time and focus instead on no more than two drinks at a time — starting a second one while finishing the first, according to company documents reviewed recently by The Wall Street Journal. More

Green Mountain coffee brewing global change
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For Paul Comey, Vice President of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, business that brews change is the best kind of business. The longtime coffee executive reaffirmed his company's belief in using business as an agent of change during the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Bank of America Breakfast Forum recently. As the guest speaker, Comey said taking the business and using it for change has not only empowered employees and customers, but has also led to unprecedented growth in the coffee industry. "That kind of mentality has allowed us to grow," said Comey. "We've grown 70 percent a year." In order to "brew a better world," Comey said his company has made sure to follow six principles in business. More

Business / Industry

Will smart cards replace traditional credit cards?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In recent years, a number of new technologies have emerged that change the way credit cardholders pay for their purchases. Consumers are now able to shop with their smart phones, and small business owners and independent contractors can accept payments with portable processing systems. But the U.S. has not quite caught up to other countries, who have shifted from credit cards that host a magnetic strip to new smartcards, which contains an embedded chip. More

Natural colors for beverages: A rainbow of possibilities
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While there are arguments on both sides of the "artificial colors are bad" spectrum, what is true is that the beverage industry is shifting to the use of more natural colors due to customer demand for cleaner labels and healthier products. From anthocyanins to zeaxanthin, Mother Nature has supplied a palette of colors that the industry has used to develop natural colorants that can supply a rainbow of beverage color — if they are used correctly. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Nespresso batteries made from used coffee capsules
Inhabitat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Using coffee to create energy isn't a new idea — we've already told you about coffee powered cars and 'inhalable coffee.' But now one innovative company has even showcased batteries that are powered by used coffee. Known as Nespresso Capsules, and devised by MischerTraxler, the batteries are made from old aluminium capsules, strips of copper, salt water and old coffee grounds. More


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