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    Should You Create an App For Your Business?

    Smartphone Apps & Your Business In April of 2016 estimates placed the number of smartphone users worldwide at over 2.6 billion. Estimated projections place that number at a potential 6.1 billion by the year 2020. You know what that means? Well, really, it means a lot of things to a lot of different people; but, […]

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    Corporate Social Responsibility

    Community * Society * World Whatever your business and whoever you are, it’s going to behoove you to consider your company’s impact on your community, society and the world. Whether you are strongly motivated for your own personal or political reasons to contribute to some type of activism, or you’re merely driven by the increased […]

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    Storing Your Coffee: Best Practices

    There’s a science to storing coffee, and the first thing it tells us is that no, it is not better to store your coffee in the fridge or freezer. The first rules for coffee storage is finding a place which is cool, dry and dark. Apparently, someone’s idea of storing your beans or grounds in […]

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    Diversity in the Workplace is Good for Business

    Diversity is a buzz word that is still trying to find its best meaning. When it comes to hiring, for many companies it seems to mean hiring one or two “token” individuals who represent some set of differences from the majority of the rest of the enterprise. In 2014, the tech world in Silicon Valley […]

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    Entice Your Customers into Leaving Positive Reviews

    It almost doesn’t matter what kind of business you have these days: the Internet is going to be involved. Even if you don’t have a website or a social media presence (which, honestly, you should), people are going to find you online. People are going to find out facts about your business like where it’s […]

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    Corporations are People Too!

    According to the United States law of the land, corporations are people. Avoiding the actual politics of that definition, I wanted to try to break down and simplify what corporations actually are, what makes them different from other types of businesses, and what the pros and cons to both (or all) are. A corporation refers […]

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    How To Attract New Customers To Your Coffee Shop

    Starting a new business, no matter what kind, is an investment. It’s an investment of time, energy, creativity, and, especially, money. As you’re establishing your new business, you want to spend money in the right places to bring in that clientele and those investors that are going to sustain it. This means that you don’t […]

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    Tariffs, Quotas, and Your Business

    The US’s new administration is making some headlines recently, with some accusing them of instigating trade wars with foreign allies to the US (allies and trade partners, to be clear) and others calling actions like tariffs a substantial step toward an “America First” policy. I wanted to look at these issues further, specifically tariffs and […]

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    Cascara: Coffee, Tea, Fruit or Bean?

    Cascara: Coffee, Tea, Fruit or Bean? What is it? Where Does it Come From? Why Are We Drinking It? Not that long ago I wrote a blog about the trends in coffee for summer. I thought I had been thorough, but of course, I probably had considering we were only 3 or so months into […]

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    Best Coffee in New York City

    Refinery29 is a mecca for all things trendy, progressive and exciting on the Internet. The company is just hipster enough to do all of that without the mindlessness of Buzzfeed quizzes – (The type of potato I am is tater tots if you were desperate to know) – with the aesthetics of the best of […]

  • Dairy and Sugar Alternatives for your Coffee

    So, apparently I’m getting older, and that means that my body doesn’t like the things that it used to. Let me clarify: my body doesn’t like things like sugar and dairy anymore; but, that does not in any way mean that I don’t like sugar and dairy anymore. In fact, finding out that I should […]

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    Baking with Coffee

    What did you expect when you read that title? Originally, I was going to write exclusively about using coffee–brewed or otherwise–in baking recipes. I’ve covered that a bit in previous blogs, however, and didn’t just want to end up repeating myself. I want to talk about the merits of coffee in baking recipes and make […]