Between Meals with Rosenna Bakari Topic – Human Capital: How do we Utilize the People in Our Lives for Growth?

Between Meals with Rosenna Bakari Topic – Human Capital: How do we Utilize the People in Our Lives for Growth?

When was the last time your soul was fed? Aren’t you hungry? Buzzed Badger is offering some soul food Between Meals that can only be digested with the mind.

Every 2 & 4th Wednesday, starting April 12th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm we will be dishing out words of inspiration, encouragement, and support among community friends.

Topic for April 12th will be about “Human Capital: How do we utilize the people in our lives for growth?” Come out and join us in this informal chitimages-68 chat. Space is limited. So RSVP is appreciated.

Located at the Buzzed Badger. 2 Minutes outside Fort Carson Gate 4

2047 B Street (Hidden in the corner, next door to Fat Boys Pizza)

Text @ 7194667380 to RSVP

March Madness @ Buzzed Badger

March Madness @ Buzzed Badger

Less than 24 hours left before the NCAA March Madness begins… need to fill out a bracket? Feel free to join our MM Challenge.

To be honest, I (Shanyka) am not a huge fan of basketball. But, Man, do I love the competition. Creating a bracket by studying the stats and watching my teamsimages-64 kick butt…It feels like gambling without all the risk. The feeling of I told you my team is the best is satisfying in itself.  I have included the link below. In our Buzzed Badger league, win a free mug and unlimited respect from co-owner Jemarie, who lives and breathes basketball. LOL

Log in for some smack talk and lots of fun.

Join us on the official bracket game of NCAA  Capital One March Madness 2017 App! Brackets lock in on Thursday, March 16th at 2PM MT. May the best bracket win. BoOm!

Link: Capital One MM: Buzzed Badger

Click the link and search the Buzzed Badger name.

Tea Benefits

Tea Benefits

Tea May Improve Your Health:

Here are the top 10 health benefits of tea:

1. Tea contains antioxidants

Antioxidants work to prevent the body’s version of rust and thus help to keep us young and protect us from damage from pollution.

2. Tea has less caffeine than coffee

Herbal blends have no caffeine, while traditional teas have less than 50 percent of what typically is found in coffee. That means you can consume it without those pesky effects on your nervous system, says Leslie Bonci, nutritionist and owner of Active Eating Advice.

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3. Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke

“There’s a lot of literature out there on tea and heart health,” says Anna Ardine, clinical nutrition manager at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “This is a health effect for which there is the strongest evidence.”

In fact, a study published earlier this year that combined data from a host of earlier reports found a nearly 20 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack and a 35 percent reduced risk of stroke among those who drank one to three cups of green tea a day. Those who drank four or more cups of green tea daily had a 32 percent reduction in the risk of having a heart attack and lower levels of LDL cholesterol.

4. Tea may help with weight loss

Research on this isn’t as strong, Ardine says, adding that studies that have shown an effect have depended on consumption of large amounts of tea, often in pill form.

5. Tea may help protect your bones

Data from recent animal studies has shown that green tea may prevent bone loss.

6. Tea may keep your smile bright

“Japanese researchers have found that tea can decrease tooth loss,” Ardine says. “It changes the pH in your mouth when you drink it and that may be what prevents cavities.” Beyond that, tea, unlike many other beverages does not appear to erode tooth enamel, Bonci says.

7. Tea may boost the immune system

Studies have shown tea can tune up immune cells so they reach their targets quicker.

8. Tea may help battle cancer

Studies on this are currently mixed, which means more research is needed, Bonci says. But, in the meantime, “if you’ve got a strong family history of cancer and you want to do anything you can, you might increase your tea consumption,” she adds.

9. Herbal tea may soothe the digestive system

“Herbal teas, in particular chamomile, can be good for people with irritable bowel syndrome because it is an antispasmodic,” Bonci says. “And ginger teas can calm nausea.”

10. Tea — unadulterated, that is — is calorie free

“It’s a great no-calorie alternative to water,” Bonci says. “It provides so many options for flavor and versatility. You can have it hot or cold. And you don’t have to put anything in it, though you might want to add a cinnamon stick or some ginger. That means you’re able to hydrate with something other than water alone.”

Written by Linda Carroll of TODAY

Network Event @ Buzzed Badger

Network Event @ Buzzed Badger

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Hello, All. The Buzzed Badger is joining The Colorado Springs Black Chambers of Commerce in their first Business After Hours Event for this year. We are calling all local business owners and professionals to join us connecting over coffee.

Bring your business cards for a drawing to win a Buzzed Badger coffee mug or a $100 wine gift card. You do not have to be present to win. We will reach out to winners.

Want to share an amazing article by Kim Baird. (just click her name) I have included the 9 Benefits of Business Networking she writes about.

1. Generation of referrals/Increased business

This is probably the most obvious benefit and the reason most business owners decide to participate in networking activities and join networking groups.

The great news is that the referrals that you get through networking are normally high quality and most of the time are even pre-qualified for you. You can then follow up on these referrals/leads and turn them into clients. So you are getting much higher quality leads from networking than other forms of marketing.
The increase in business from networking is the major advantage, but there are many others as well.

2. Opportunities

With a motivated group of business owners comes an abundance of opportunities! There are always lots of opportunities that come from networking and in fact this is where the benefits of business networking are huge!

Opportunities like joint ventures, client leads, partnerships, speaking and writing opportunities, business or asset sales… the list goes on, and the opportunities within networking are really endless.

Just make sure you are jumping on board with the right opportunities and don’t go jumping into every opportunity that comes your way. The opportunities that you get involved in should align with your business goals/vision, otherwise you might find that you are spinning your wheels chasing after opportunity after opportunity and getting nowhere.

3. Connections

Business networking can benefit your business in so many ways. Give it a try and reap the rewards for yourself.

Business networking can benefit your business in so many ways “It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know”. This is so true in business. If you want a really successful business, then you need to have a great source of relevant connections in your network that you can call on when you need them.

Networking provides you with a great source of connections, and really opens the door to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or find.

It’s not just about who you are networking with directly either – that person will already have a network you can tap into as well. So ask the right questions to find out if the person you are networking with knows who you want to know!

4. Advice

Having like-minded business owners to talk to also gives you the opportunity to get advice from them on all sorts of things related to your business or even your personal life and obtaining that important work-life balance.

Networking is a great way to tap into advice and expertise that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to get hold of. Just make sure you are getting solid advice from the right person – someone that actually knows about what you need to know and is not just giving you their opinion on something that they have no or very little experience in.

5. Raising your profile

Being visible and getting noticed is a big benefit of networking. Make sure you regularly attend business and social events that will help to get your face known. You can then help to build your reputation as a knowledgeable, reliable and supportive person by offering useful information or tips to people who need it. You are also more likely to get more leads and referrals as you will be the one that pops into their head when they need what you offer.

6. Positive Influence

The people that you hang around with and talk to do influence who you are and what you do, so it is important to be surrounding yourself with positive, uplifting people that help you to grow and thrive as a business owner. Networking is great for this, as business owners that are using networking are usually people that are really going for it, positive and uplifting.

7. Increased confidence

By regularly networking, and pushing yourself to talk to people you don’t know, you will get increased confidence the more you do this. This is really important as a business owner, because your business growth is very dependant on talking to people and making connections.

Networking is great for people that aren’t confident as it really pushes them to grow and learn how to make conversations and lasting connections with people they don’t know.
I was certainly not confident when I started networking, in fact it completely petrified me! But as I do it more, the more confident I get and the easier it becomes, and the more benefit I get from it.

8. Satisfaction from helping others

I really love helping other people, and networking is a fantastic way that allows me to do this easily. Networking is full of business owners that have problems or issues within their business that need solving, and there is great satisfaction from helping someone to solve a problem they have and get a fantastic result from it.

9. Friendship

Lastly, this one is more personal related rather than business related, but is a big benefit none-the-less. Many friendships form as a result of networking because (mostly) you are all like-minded business owners that want to grow your businesses, and you meet and help each other regularly, so naturally strong friendships tend to form. Some of my strongest friendships have been started from networking.

Banana-Cocoa Soy Smoothie

Banana-Cocoa Soy Smoothie

A easy smoothie to make with plenty of protein from both tofu and soymilk, this banana-split-inspired breakfast smoothie will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

Slice banana and freeze until firm. Blend tofu, soymilk, cocoa and honey in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, add the banana ices through the hole in the lid and 
continue to puree until smooth.

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Recipe on eatingwell.com.

3 Months and Going Strong

3 Months and Going Strong

img_0964 The daily goal: Wake up at 4:50AM. Make kick ass coffee. Be kind to our community. Then repeat all over again tomorrow.

3 months ago was a very scary time for us, but we stepped out on a limb. We went from hoping we make at least $50 to seeing the potential of breaking even. All in 12 weeks!!! It usually take companies a minimum of a year to see that light at the end of the tunnel. A few things have changed since Aug/Sept to our menu and variety of things we offer. The Buzzed Badger started off with a LONG list of espresso and coffee drinks, plus 5 basic smoothies. We now offer Panini, Bagels, and Snacks. Those sandwiches has been a game changer. Some days we sell more Panini style sandwiches than lattes…so funny to me. I pour my heart into those lattes, but these sandwiches are killing it. LOL. But I have to admit, they are delicious and I have one darn near daily.

Don’t be mislead, though. We have our struggles, too, as a business. We cannot figure out the pastry situation. It has cost us, as a business, to offer pastries and we have tried three different bakers with a wide array of choices. They all have been fails, we ended up donating (or eating) the inventory. It is to the point we do not offer “fresh” baked goods any longer. Also, our location has been a challenge. People look for us and they cannot find us tucked in a corner of a strip mall. Many people from the community are in shocked…Then they are grateful we chose to be here at 2047 B Street. This particular location has a negative history and we are making this a positive place for people to hang out and join in on a little football, Netflix, Sling, or a good old fashion face-to-face conversation.

We are honored to be able to run a business of our dreams while doing the things we love. Between Jemarie and myself, Shanyka, we are able to give our time to a level 1 middle school basketball team in Colorado Springs, get physically fit while including the community, and upcycling random things that come across our way. Thank you for your support in any form. Looking forward to 2017, we have more up our sleeves. 😉