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Barista Magazine Article: Are You Prepared For The Worst?

Tracy Allen’s latest Cashbox column, as published in the Feb/Mar 2013 issue of Barista Magazine: 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 […]

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Barista Magazine Cashbox Column: How To Say “You’re Fired”

None of us bat a thousand when hiring employees, so if you haven’t already, you’ll be firing someone sooner or later. For the April/May issue of Barista Magazine, I wrote a column about how to fire that certain staff member you just can’t justify keeping. Included are a variety of tips to keep it as painless and […]

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Barista Magazine Cashbox Column: Health Insurance

Navigate the New Health Insurance Laws While Keeping Your Valuable Employees As seen in Barista Magazine By Tracy Allen 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 […]

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When Coffee Prices Spike, Do You Rise To The Occasion?

Barista Magazine February/March Issue 2011 By Tracy Allen Is the law of supply and demand as strong as the force of gravity? Sometimes it seems like it, but gravity is easier to deal with. Supply and demand is far less predictable than the fact that if you throw a ball in the air, it will […]

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Barista Mag- Cashbox “Retaining Staff”

“The things that motivate people and make them feel rewarded can, in some ways, be broken down by the generation in which they were born.” Tracy Allen

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Barista Magazine Article- Driving Wholesale

cashbox: straight up coffee business
Barista Magazine June/July 2010
Pages 48-50
Written By; Tracy Allen

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Barista Magazine Launches “Cashbox: Straight Up Coffee Business” Column.

“Tracy’s article, “The Future of Coffee Retailing in a Shaky Economy,” (April/May 2010) garnered such a positive response from readers, that we asked Tracy to write for Barista Magazine on a regular basis.”

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