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Small businesses' problem with government regulation
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Government regulation adversely affects small business. While the finding may be intuitively obvious, World Bank economists recently showed that entrepreneurs create fewer new businesses in countries with regulations that make starting companies more difficult. Reducing regulation also enhances the performance of small companies. For instance, researchers found that efforts to simplify the new business formation process in Mexico boosted small business employment by nearly 3 percent. Economists believe that regulation hurts small business in four ways. More

Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs
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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

Coffee & Water

Rising prices jolt coffee industry
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Trouble is brewing in the coffee industry, with the price of the bean soaring to record highs — leading Starbucks to warn rising costs could hit profits this year. The world's leading coffee retailer said it would not raise prices, but narrowed its earnings forecast of between $1.44 and $1.47 a share to fall below analysts' expectations. More

Water wars: Industry association defends bottled water
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The International Bottled Water Association, also known as IBWA, has issued a lengthy defense in response to a recent report issued by the Environmental Working Group, or EWG, questioning the safety of bottled water sold in the U.S. More

Business / Industry

Source: Sara Lee to split coffee, meat units
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Sara Lee Corporation plans to split up rather than sell itself, a source familiar with the situation said recently after the company failed to win lucrative enough bids from potential buyers. Going down a tax-free, split-off route raises the prospects. There may be takeover bids for the units — meat and beverages — post split. The U.S.-based food and beverage company has for months been examining options, including a spin-out or outright sale. More

A culture of creativity
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A vending machine that scans your smile. An app that unveils a car's history with one snapshot. A sneaker store with a shoe-trading database. The global interactive marketing and technology consulting agency SapientNitro has created some of the most buzz-grabbing tactics in the industry. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Compostable snack packaging builds 'natural' image
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Healthy, active people often have high expectations for the foods they eat and the packaging in which it is sold. Snack maker, Inventure Group of Phoenix, aims to meet both sets of expectations with its Boulder Canyon Natural Foods brand of potato chips and dips. That is why about a year ago Boulder Canyon adopted compostable packaging for its chips. More


Quality Coffee Certification Program

The Quality Coffee Certification Program is entering its 11th year of educating operators about coffee, water and the important role both play in serving a quality coffee beverage. Register before it's too late! QCCP classes fill to capacity for a good reason — they are exceptional! Click to register today!

Brewing Fundamentals - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Coffee Fundamentals - Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Supervisor Development Program

Today, supervisors and their teams have more complex relationships than ever before. While delegating, motivating and training employees, you must also provide top notch customer service, meet deadlines and manage projects. With nearly 300 graduates, NAMA's Supervisor Development Program, being held prior to the NAMA OneShow, April 25-27, Chicago, can provide you the necessary tools and training needed to succeed in your new role, be accountable for performance and help your business grow. Click here for details.

Foundation Scholarship Program

Need $2500 to help pay for tuition? Apply for the NAMA Foundation Scholarship Program today! Click here for more information.


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