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Navigate the New Health Insurance Laws While Keeping Your Valuable Employees

  On a typical day, Tom Baker dials in his grinder and espresso machine, pulls shots of sweet espresso, steams milk and happily serves Blue Bottle Coffee to the people of San Francisco. He answers questions about roast profiles and brew methods, and knows many of his customers by name. As a full-time employee, 80 […]

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Assembling Your Financial Team

  When do you need an accountant, CPA, or bookkeeper? And for that matter, a payroll service? Have you taken the DIY approach to accounting and legal matters for your café? Or do you have a bookkeeper—the cheapest one you could find? These approaches might be saving you money, but probably not. You might in […]

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Are You Prepared For The Worst?

  Don’t lose your business to power outage, fire, earthquake or other disaster. In the months following Hurricane Sandy, an entire region struggled to get back on its feet. The lost lives and razed neighborhoods are the most tragic result of the storm’s wake, but its continued toll includes an estimated $25 billion in lost […]

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Rewarding (And Retaining!) Your Staff

  Creating a roadmap for your business requires a solid grasp of where you want it to go—and an equally solid handle on reality. In the United States, a lot of people are still anticipating the return of economic “norms” as we once knew them. In speaking with people in my own back yard, it […]

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Craft Coffee Culture in America’s Heartland – SCAA Chronicle April 2016

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Unification of Specialty Coffee Associations – Stir April 1, 2016

  Unification of Specialty Coffee Associations by Jenny Neill April 1, 2016     Tracy Allen, c.e.o of Brewed Behavior and president of the board of directors of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. By Jenny Neill No formal agreement to unify Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) with Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) […]

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SCAA President, Tracy Allen, quoted in The Washington Post concerning the demand for accurate and consistent labeling of coffee beans. March 28, 2016

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Just posted! Q Lecture and Exams in Kansas City. January 4-9, 2016 – Click title for details

 

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SCAA President, Tracy Allen, is thinking BIG! Coffee Talk Magazine – December 2015

The Future of Coffee in 2016   I have the distinct honor to represent the Specialty Coffee Association of America as its president, and the joy- and responsibility- of that office is to help lead the American specialty coffee community into the future. Except, one thing that becomes immediately clear when looking at our membership […]

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What’s Your Name Again? Tips for naming—or renaming—your business

  Naming a business can be about as nerve wracking as naming a child—maybe more so. There’s no new-business name that can be handed down from an admired grandparent, or a favorite Survivor cast member or pop star to tie your professional identity to. Your business is all you, asking the world to like you […]

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