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How To Use Big Data For Your Small Business

Business data has existed for ages. But mostly it just sat hopelessly trapped in handwritten ledgers, filing cabinets, and floppy disks, a precious resource untapped. Software from past decades helped only so much. Many such applications could work only with individual databases and were often costly and unwieldy to boot. Until very recently, such data could be used only by the giants. Now, thanks to falling tech costs and new tools that display complex databases…

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Your Employees Determine The FATE Of Your Company

Two in five CEOs fail within their first 18 months of leading an organization, according to a study published in the Harvard Business Review. One-third of chief executives from Fortune 500 companies don’t make it past three years. Achieving goals requires your teams’ support and commitment. If your team is not on board, this could lead to you being unsuccessful in your leadership role. Here are four of the most common pitfalls that can cast…

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Letter from the Editor: AM Goes Global!

Au’loni Magazine never ceases to amaze me and I’m the Editor! From our diverse readership, supporting sponsors, and hard working interns and staff, we have truly enjoyed watching how our publication has grown. It has been our mission for the last two and a half years to bring our audience stories and advice on the revolution of “Business” in America. We tackle that mission by seeking out innovative entrepreneurs and business owners, career coaches,…

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Easy Ways to Expand Your Network This Year

Q: What is one simple thing I can do to expand my network this year? A: Schedule out your year. “Get your phone calendar out and open Google on your laptop. Start searching local community organizations and networking events, then block at least one networking event for you to attend each month for the year. If you put it in your calendar, you’re more likely to go to more networking events versus if you procrastinate…

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Here Are 4 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Have you ever gotten a tax refund or lump sum of money, and months later felt like you had nothing to show for it? If this has happened to you, it’s OK to make mistakes. However, it is not OK to repeat them. Let’s leave those old financial habits in the year 2016, and let’s prepare our minds and bank accounts for 2017. You are a wealth builder, and as a disciplined wealth builder, you…

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17 Hard Truths About Owning A Business

The reasons that anyone decides to venture down the path of business ownership vary. Maybe it’s the allure of setting our own hours. The chance to call fuzzy slippers and pajama pants “work clothes.” The opportunity to do business the way it should be done. But for all of us, there’s one inarguable reason: the chance to finally put energy into building our dream instead of someone else’s. With the decision to launch a business,…

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6 Small Business Marketing Growth Strategies for 2017

Any good marketer knows to keep an eye on the future to stay ahead of the curve on new trends, emerging marketing channels, and other fresh ideas to deliver brand messages. With 2016 in the rear-view mirror and 2017 flying down the pipeline, now is the time to start examining what the New Year is going to mean for marketing. Here are six marketing growth strategies to help your small business succeed in 2017. Marketing…

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10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is his “favorite way to learn about a new topic.” W e were inspired to put together our own reading list of some of the best-selling business books of the year. Here’s a selection of 10 must-reads that we think have the potential to transform your business and take it to the next level.…

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Top 3 Conferences for Entrepreneurs in 2017

Are you looking for a big New Year’s resolution that will help you elevate to the next level of your career? You should consider making a strong effort to attend more conferences in 2017. Attending conferences added so much value to my life in 2016. I formed friendships with incredible entrepreneurs, landed some big deals, and gained the inspiration I needed to reach my goals in 2016. I will be attending even more conferences in 2017. The hard part is…

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Obama’s 5 Top DNC Leadership Quotes 4 Your Success

by Syeita Rhey-Fisher During his 2016 Democratic National Convention speech, President Obama revealed some key leadership elements that transcends across career fields. Has he actually mastered or achieved these components of leadership himself? Well, the answer to that question depends on which side of the political fence you stand. There is a lot of controversy concerning his own practices during his administration at the White House, but that debate requires its own separate article. Regardless of how…