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Take Your Piece of Government (Grants)

By Louise Lee Grants aren’t for only nonprofits. Small businesses can sometimes get their hands on that money too—and get a big boost in the process. Take Wombat Security Technologies Inc. When it was spun off from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008, the software start-up had seed money from the school but needed more to develop new antiphishing products. So, the Pittsburgh firm turned to the federal Small Business Innovation Research program. …

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Political Trends and Small Business

Trends in politics can have various effects on any society of business, whether individuals, organizations, mid-level companies, and entrepreneurs.  Government agencies provide the platform and trends in how a business operates and most importantly the legal framework on the market and consumer patters. In addition, they define the amount of assistance offered to small businesses by the government. Being aware of political trends at a local and national level is imperative in the development and…

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Letter From The Editor: Something “Historic” this Way Comes!

Over 20 years ago, my Father told me that, “All anyone can ever tell you is NO.” At the time that he was handing out this advice, it was in reference to a complete meltdown that I was having over filling out college applications and how many schools would accept me. I called my father in a minor hysteria to complain about the consequences of not getting a good education or getting into a reputable…

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Summertime Savy

Summertime is the best time to increase creativity and meet your milestone goals in a fun way that takes advantage of the season. Whether you have a business or you are doing double duty and work for one, summer time is the best time to get ahead of your goals and boost your creativity taking advantage of the energy of fun and sun in the air. Let me start with my full-time entrepreneurs and business…

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Journaling for Entrepreneurs

You can do it in less than 5 minutes a day. It’s something that can increase your creativity, help in your decision making process and expedite your goal setting and achievement. Sir Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg are doing it but I bet you don’t. This magical mystical something is a journal.  I know the first thing that popped into your head is, “Dear Diary,…..”  A journal is NOT a diary.  It’s a…

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Improve your communication. Never use these words!

“Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.” — Wendell Johnson In communication with ourselves and others what we intend to say gets lost in what we is actually hear when starting a sentence with “You always” or “You never”.  Our brains subconsciously ignore everything that follows because we know the rest is an overstatement. Regardless of whether the information following is right or wrong has no bearing, it’s…

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Where do you stress?

Stress, tension, dis-ease, unrest, when your body has had enough you feel it.  It may be a pinch in your neck, a crick in your back or feeling like your head is between two vice grips becoming ever so tighter.  Most of us sense when it has gotten this far, but few notice the symptoms when they are only whispers.  Where are you holding stress and tension and what is your body trying to tell…

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2016 New Year’s Un-Resolutions

As 2016 approaches you may be feeling that familiar calling.  An opportunity for change approaches.  It may be a blessing or a curse to heed the call.  You know the drill: Make a resolution December 31st. Celebrate New Years Eve. Wake up January 1st with a vague recollection of the night before’s resolution and little resolve to even get out of bed. We all get caught up in the excitement of the new year, the…

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The Positive Mom

Our moms are often our heroes. They go above and beyond to make sure that we’re happy and comfortable in life, while naturally putting our needs ahead of their own. The love that they have for us is unconditional and they somehow know exactly what to say and when to say it, to inspire us to be all that we can be as individuals. In 2007, a passionate mother indulged on a mission to communicate…

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Letter From the Editor: Au’loni Magazine’s Growth into the Terrific Two’s

In its infancy, Au’loni Magazine was so young, vibrant full of life and unknown to any limits that would cause it to grow. On November 24, 2015 she was born. Her birth was celebrated at the Pyramid Club in Downtown Philadelphia to a sold-out crowd. There was music, champagne, food, and all who participated in her birth were there to welcome this new “life” into the world. It was a beautiful day and much to…