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What Happened In 2017

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As has become my practice, I celebrate the end of a year and the start of a new one here at AVC with back to back posts focusing on what happened and then thinking about what might happen. Today, we focus on what happened in 2017.

The Magic Of The Little Pink Spoon

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by Laurie Richards , co-author of “ Ready, Set, Go! “ Having the best product available means nothing if you can’t get it into the hands that need it. To make that happen, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You can learn from the success of the iconic little pink spoon.

XYO Network: How Blockchain Is Navigating Location Tracking Into The Future

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From flying drones to autonomous vehicles that can navigate a shipment to your door within an hour of clicking “Buy!” — the future of eCommerce is looking pretty flash.

How To Leave Your Work At Work

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by Michael Godfrey, founder and president of True Course and author of “ Put Stress to Work: Turning Headaches into Advantages “ Ever have a hard time changing channels from thinking about work to focus on leisure and family?

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Rockstars Wanted? 6 Things To Look for In Your Next Hire

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Hiring a new employee is more expensive than you think. According to a 2010 study from the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California-Berkeley, the average cost of a new hire is $4,000, plus salary and benefits.

Your Business Depends On These Four Pillars

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by Alan Yong, author of “ Improve Your Odds – The Four Pillars of Business Success “ Over 60% of new businesses go bust within five years. 70% fail within in ten years — and those are conservative estimates. The truth is, too many were doomed to fail from the start.

7 Critical Tactics To Lead Your Business To A Better Future

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by Otto Scharmer, author of “ The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications “ This is a relentlessly turbulent time for business, with quicksilver shifts that can upset even the strongest organizations and throw firmly established plans far off course.

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"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" Parody

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Employee Motivation Tips That Lead To Growth

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by Ben Gold, President at QuickBridge. We all tend to do our best at work when we experience encouragement from our superiors. Direct managers or supervisors are usually the most influential in this regard. However, many small businesses don’t have the benefit of larger department structures.

When It Comes To Entrepreneurship, Age 40 Is The New 20… And Always Has Been

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by Carl J.

Agam Berry’s Six Startup Tips For Aspiring Indian Entrepreneurs

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Agam Berry is an Indian entrepreneur whose expertise lies in digital marketing. He graduated from Punjab University. Berry’s passion is driving India forward as a global leader in the digital industry. He credits a great deal of his success to his negotiation skills.

5 Tips For Startups To Avoid A Financial Disaster

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by David Johnson, founder and CEO of TempCFO. You’ve probably heard it before – the majority of startups fail as soon as they attempt to take off.

[Interview] Thierry LeVasseur, Tech Executive And Entrepreneur

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Where do the best ideas come from that form the basis of blockbuster startups – or at least, startups that do well?

[ADV] Meet Metatrader – The Software Which Will Make Your Trading Easier And Profitable

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International trade market is very wide and there are various ways through which you can become a part of it. However, the market is also full of risk because of the fluctuating demands and market conditions.

Small Businesses Have Plenty To Learn From Larger Rivals

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by Lewis Robinson. Small businesses everywhere tend to look at their larger competitors with a mixture of casual envy, grudging respect, and a healthy dose of dismissiveness.

[ADV] Admiral Markets – Make Your Financial Transactions Risk Free And Protected

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Financial sector is one of the most rapidly growing markets in the world economy. It offers a great chance to interested traders and investors who are willing to invest their hard earned fortune in various sectors of the financial market.

Top Reps Do These 5 Things When Cold Calling

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by Chris Orlob , Senior Director of Product Marketing at Gong.io. Even with rejection looming on the other line, cold calling is still one of the most powerful sales tool around. You can track your performance immediately. And if you’re persistent, you can master your craft.

Tech Solutions Your Startup Needs

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Without the passion and innovation offered by startups, the world would be a very stagnant place. Unfortunately, many startups also fail within their first year of operation. It is for this reason that you have to be prepared and make full use of the resources available.

Introverts’ Best Practice Guide To Meeting People And Building Relationships

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by J ason Treu , author of “ Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network “ 1. Use fear as a compass. Fear is actually leading you the direction to make your life better.

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Simon Arias’s Top 4 Mistakes Business Owners Make

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Being a business owner isn’t easy, but it’s important that you make sure you avoid the pressures and pitfalls of business ownership. There are a lot of things that can be bad for your company, and if you lack experience it can be really difficult to avoid these errors and opportunities.

6 Ways To Improve Your Small Business

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When you have a small business, there are a lot of obstacles that you need to overcome to remain successful. When you don’t have a lot of staff to handle the daily needs of the business, it can become overwhelming and you might struggle to keep everything in check.

The Top Five Tips for Better Invoice Payments for Your Business

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If you are running your own business, invoicing is one of your most important – if not the most important – tasks as a business owner. Proper invoicing, after all, will ensure that you get the money owed to you in good time and without any errors or mistakes.

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Five Mistakes That Are Sure To Kill Your Business – And How Not To Make Them

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by Harrison Rogers , Founder and CEO of HJR Global. The experience of bringing a business idea to life, and ensuring its longevity, is full of learning curves. Some slip-ups are par for the course, trial-and-error, and can be happy accidents in the end.

Applying For A Small Business Loan? Consider These Tips for Success.

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Are you in the process of planning out a small business expansion? The first thing you need to figure out before putting your plan into action is how to get the funding needed.

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Surprising Tricks For Powerful Public Speaking

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How To Fund Your Business When A Bank Loan Isn’t An Option

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by Mike Prendergast, Finance Director, Quick Capital. Easy and quick access to money is vital to helping your business not only grow, but survive. It means you can cover unexpected costs, replace equipment, buy more stock to increase sales, or simply boost cash flow during a difficult month.

What Rejected Cities Can Learn From Amazon’s Feedback And 15 Tips For Attracting Business Investment To Your Community) 

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by Quint Studer, author of “ Building A Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America “ Cities across America have been vying for the privilege of hosting Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters, which is expected to bring with it up to 50,000 high-paying jobs.

8 of the Best Executive Assistant Conferences in 2018

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8 of the Best Executive Assistant Conferences in 2018. Executive Assistants never seem to rest, let alone take time away from work to focus on themselves. That’s why these Executive Assistant conferences are perfect for all those powerhouses who love to work eight days a week.

Should You Consider Cash Value Life Insurance?

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When looking for life insurance the question many people have is should they opt for cash value life insurance? How can you know if this is the right option for you?

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[ADV] Secured Trading In Admiral Markets

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Currency trading is the recent fad prevalent in the economic world. The daily fluctuations in the value of currency provide an opportunity to the traders to earn profits arising out of difference between the current value and change in value.

Keep Innovating Your Business

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To keep your business growing, you need to be innovative. You want to constantly be pushing the boundaries to keep your company at the top. Innovation inspires people to be creative and come up with new ways to share your business with the world.

5 Reasons Why Business Cards Are Still Important In 2018

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I’ve talked to a lot of business people asking what medium they use to introduce and market themselves. Some of them have different tools, such as e-mail and website portfolios. But the vast majority of them have one thing in common—business cards.

Why Your Business Isn’t Immune To Online Threats

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by Jay Hamilton, CEO of Presage Solutions, Inc. Online threats are at an all-time high according to a number of recent reports. Learn how you can protect your business from today’s current and emerging threats.

[ADV] Answers To The Most Basic Questions About The Forex Market And Margin Calculators

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What does this term foreign exchange market mean? This is a market in which the organizations or individuals are allowed to make sell, buy, speculate and exchange goods which owes different types of currencies.

How Millennial Drive For Self-Improvement Supports Entrepreneurial Success

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Millennials are often noted for any number of predilections, from their search for self-improvement to their inability to disconnect to their distractibility.

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

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You already know that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. But did you know that Facebook lets nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast?

6 Reasons You Need PR For Your Startup

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by Jennifer Fortney, President of Cascade Communications. For most of my 20+ year-career, I have worked with small businesses, startups, entrepreneurs and inventors, and I have seen the power public relations can have on these businesses.

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The Psychology Of Receiving Money

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by Susanna Mittermaier , psychologist, psychotherapist and author of “ Pragmatic Psychology “ As a psychologist I’ve developed a new paradigm for therapy titled Pragmatic Psychology.

GCC Investing CFD Trading Advice

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When you start with CFD trading, there are some key things to consider. One of them being you get plenty of practice – which is why GCC Investing offers a demo account for training.

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Thinking Of Going Into Business With A Friend? Here’s How To Make It Work

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by Derin Alemli, founder of Down Beats and Square Roots Kitchen. Jason and I met seven years ago through a mutual connection. When I first met Jason, we clicked right away. I could tell that he was motivated, smart, and not afraid of hard work.