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Get Coffee, Change the World - An Interview with Freedom Blend Coffee

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What if I told you that there is a way to help break the cycle of poverty by drinking your morning coffee? Freedom Blend Coffee leverages one of America's favorite ways to get caffeinated (coffee!) to do just that. The company focuses on training young people who live in low-income impacted areas in Des Moines’ urban core as a means by which they start to break the cycle of poverty for people right here in Iowa. It was a pleasure to have a conversation with Carlos Sims Jr., the GM of the shop to find out where the idea came from and how the Freedom Blend vision comes to life each day!

3 Ways to Reignite Your Motivation at Work this Summer

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Summer. The word can elicit excitement to spend time with family and friends at grill outs, block parties, or on the trails. But much like a muggy day in mid-July, the “dailiness” of tasks can s-l-o-w-l-y take it’s toll on your will to keep hustling at work. Here are some ways to help reignite your desire to work hard and work well-- even though beaches, bike trails, and the sunshine may tempt you to play!

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Brian Gumm - From Hobby to Full-Time Business

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Like many businesses, Ross Street Roasting Co. has the humble beginnings of starting in a basement shortly before that inevitable move to the garage. A garage in Tama, Iowa to be exact. Coffee roasting started out as a hobby for Brian Gumm and a way to provide some unique gifts to friends and family. That was in 2014. Flash forward to 2017 and his business serves cafes and retail stores in the Central Iowa area, as well as maintains an online store that serves the entire U.S....

              
             

 

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