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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…

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Entrepreneurship is a Lifestyle: Tips for a Successful Life

Entrepreneurship is a Lifestyle: Tips for a Successful Life with Brian A.M. Williams of Purchase Black LLC. Merriam-webster.com defines “entrepreneurship” as follows: one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise But how does this definition set “entrepreneurship” apart from other careers in business? Doesn’t a business manager also manage businesses? Don’t managers evaluate the viability of different businesses and strategies with the aim to create or increase wealth—just like an…

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500 Startups: Stand OUT as an Entrepreneur

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhCPB8K9YG0 Ramon Ray, Hustle Magazine Since July of 2010, 500 Startups have invested in over 900 startups to help accelerate and grow their businesses from the early stages. As one of the partners of 500 Startups, Edith Yeung has worked with so many different entrepreneurs and startup businesses and was able to share with me some of the common challenges she sees entrepreneurs face and tips on what it takes to survive. For most people,…