logo for U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Recently we have let our membership in our local chamber of commerce lapse. It was completely by accident. We got busy trying to get our business off the ground and spent most of our money, energy and time on our own business. However, over the past couple of weeks, the Director of Business Development for…

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Photo of the inside of "Friends" Central Perk Coffee shop

Haley and I talked just recently that planning for our future coffee shop / cookie bakeshop needs to be revived. It will never become a reality if we fail to plan. Plus, the real-time aspect will actually put the dream on paper and cement our needs and wants. Nothing like black and white numbers to…

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Getty Images of coffee beans and coffee cup

I love coffee.  I remember the very day that I fell in love with coffee. It was like a scene out of a fairytale. I was in high school on a backpacking trip with my brother in Nicaragua. We were sitting in a small cafe in Esteli. I remember looking around at the brightly colored…

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