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5 essentials for small business in 2013
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Small businesses must prepare for what appears to be an extremely difficult economic environment. Since the bursting of the 2008 credit bubble, U.S. consumers and financial institutions were dramatically hurt by bad debt and over levering themselves. Here are five essential tasks small businesses must conquer to succeed in 2013. More



11 ways to save on small-business travel
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Business travel is an often-neglected aspect of small-business life, and most entrepreneurs don't travel enough. Nothing beats the power of a face-to-face meeting for closing a deal or maintaining an ongoing client relationship. Business travel can be expensive, especially on a small-business budget, but here are 11 tips to save you money. More


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Coffee linked to fewer oral cancer deaths
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A large study has found that drinking coffee is associated with a reduced risk of death from oral cancer. After adjusting for smoking, alcohol consumption and other factors, the researchers found that the risk of death from oral or throat cancer was 26 percent lower among those who drank one cup a day, 33 percent lower among those who drank two to three cups daily and 50 percent lower among those who drank four to six cups daily, compared with those who drank no caffeinated coffee. More

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The physics of coffee and cream
Modernist Cuisine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every Seattleite has been in this situation: On a cold, rainy December morning, you get your coffee to go from Vivace, Stumptown, or Starbucks, and then watch out the window for your bus. The bus, you know, might be a minute or two late, and you'll have to wait a few minutes. You want to keep your coffee as hot as possible during your wait so that it's still piping hot when you step out the door. You grab a lid for your cup, pausing at the cream. Should you add the cream to your coffee now, or will that only cool your drink faster? Maybe you should add your cream at the last minute, before you dash out the door. More



Arabica coffee price, at 2-year low, 'to revive'
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Arabica coffee prices, hovering near a two-year low, are to recover, buoyed by the prospect of a weaker Brazilian harvest next year, Commerzbank said — although a leading analyst cautioned over the demand picture. The drop reflects ideas of improved world supplies, with the International Coffee Organization recently estimating 2012-13 arabica production at 89.9 million bags, a rise of 10.6 percent year on year. More

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The warming world brewing behind that hot cup of coffee
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With coffee cherries ripening on trees across the lush Sierra Madre foothills, hundreds of coffee farmers recently streamed into a festively-painted coffee collection center in the town of Ángel Albino Corzo, in Chiapas, Mexico. Sporting cowboy hats and machetes, the smell of wood smoke clinging to their blue jeans, they crowded into the cement warehouse—not to deliver their harvests, but to talk with scientists and value-chain partners about climate change, or cambio climático, as it's called in Latin America. More

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Costa Rica Origin Tour 2013

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