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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 5 Tools I Use To Stay On Top Of Everything

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by Yiannis Gavrielides, CEO of Covve. I have always been organised and I don’t like to let anything drop; I am an 80:20 person and I look for efficiency in everything I do; I love gadgets and technology and I am an early adopter.

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Mobile Payments: Say Hello To Google Pay “Smart Tap”

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by Mark Sands, Co-Founder and CEO of High Risk Merchant Account LLC. Google has just launched the new Google Pay redesign, with a new interface and overhauled on the payment app. Google Pay will replace the older Android Pay platform.

The Power Of Belief

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by Vijay Eswaran, founder of QI Group. When I was very young, my mother told me this folktale about a monk who lived on an island in the middle of a busy river. Frequent travellers across the river would stop to pay their respects in return for the monk’s blessings.

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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.

Why Investing In Property Is Perfect For Young Entrepreneurs

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As a young entrepreneur, thinking about investment and planning your future is something that will become increasingly important as your business grows. As you expand and develop your business, it’s worth looking at ways you can invest your increasing capital.

Creating The Office Of Your Dreams – It’s Easier Than You Think

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So, you’ve taken the big step of starting your own business. You’ve got the big idea, you’ve got the research to back it up, maybe an investor, or maybe just the confidence to go it alone and smash everyone’s expectations.

4 Ways To Increase Your Email Click Rates

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by Jaren Nichols, Chief Operating Officer at ZipBooks. Email marketing is a great way to connect with your customers, increase your online presence and drive traffic to your website.

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[ADV] Developing Science Through Dissertation Writing

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The importance of dissertation cannot be underestimated. When scholars in the UK want to get a PhD degree they are to write a academic paper with a profound research on some topic or issue which is of special importance to the development of science nowadays.

How To Bootstrap A Business From Your Basement

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Most people think every day about how to start their business and be the holders of their destiny. Some people have great ideas for starting a profitable business while others love the flexibility offered by self-employment.

Three Steps To Creating A Startup Mentality In Your Organization

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by Lewis Robinson. Startups are known for their ingenuity, creativity, and innovation. They have to be, honestly, if they want to survive in a world that is dominated by colossal behemoths that have exponentially more people and resources at their disposal.

3 Entrepreneurs That Built An Empire On Social Media

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Social media can make dreams come true – really. There are entrepreneurs from across the world that have used social media to build their brand and sell products. It’s a bit of luck for some, hard work for all, and lots of persistence to make dreams come true.

Benefits Of Outsourced Bookkeeping

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Bookkeeping is often considered to be an ardourus and painstaking task. Regardless, it is vital for a business of any size to maintain impeccable financial records. These records are important for many reasons including keeping track of day-to-day spending and filing yearly taxes.

5 Ways Your Sales Team Can Get More Out Of The Company’s CRM

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by Xavier Musy, Chief Architect of Swiftpage. CRM platforms are already firmly ensconced within the sales technology and strategies of most small and midsized businesses.

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10 Things That Sell Like Hot Cakes On The Internet

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With more than 12 million ecommerce businesses on the web, it is a bit daunting for new ones to make a mark quickly, especially when businesses as big as Amazon and Spotify are at the top. However, this does not mean that you have no chance to succeed. If you work hard, you can leave a mark as well.

How To Finance Your Start-Up Business

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You’ve got a brilliant idea, come up with a catchy name and are planning to start your business in your very own home. There is, however, one small detail holding you back and that’s the financing of your new enterprise.

Why You Should Build Your Business For Fun

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by Joel Comm, author of “ The Fun Formula: How Curiosity, Risk-Taking, and Serendipity Can Revolutionize How You Work “ When you’re starting out as an entrepreneur, there are so many questions. What should I build? How do I sell it? Where do I find the funding? How much money can I make?

10 Startup Myths Busted

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by Caroline Revell. You don’t have to look far for ‘Start-Up Business Advice’ but some of them seem to be fake news. To help you ignore the fiction, here are our top 10 myths busted: 1. You Need A College Degree.

Startup Failure: How To Bounce Back After A Rough Patch

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The idea of starting a business with nothing but a few bucks in the bank has become so illuminating that everyone is anxious to try their hands at it.

Brand Identity – 5 Basic Steps You Need To Cover

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You should think of your brand identity as the foundation of your entire business. Without it, you have nowhere to start building your relationships with customers. Let’s face it: there’s a lot of competition today.

An Ultimate List Of Online Tools For Your Startup Growth

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by Gaurav Sharma, digital marketing consultant at CG Trader. It is vital for startups to build their online presence to grow their business. Because almost everyone (and their mother) is on the internet now.

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Hiring? You Need To Rewrite Your Descriptions

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As your startup grows, you’ll inevitably reach a point when you can no longer do everything on your own – it’s time to expand. That means you’ll need to write out a job description. Don’t default to the traditional language of job listings, though.

Denmark’s Startups Are Ready To Switch To The Circular Economy Model

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As of May this year, Denmark ranks 6 th in the top most competitive business nations, according to the World Competitive Yearbook 2018 , and this growth really comes as no surprise, considering that the Nordic country has been a destination for young entrepreneurs for a while now.

[Interview] Garrett Wright: Lead Crowdfunding Strategist At InventureX

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What happens when you dedicate your time and energy into perfecting the best crowdfunding efforts for your business? You get passionate people like Garrett Wright who has been utilizing his talents to help InventureX succeed in the industry.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide To 4 Categories Of Business Meetings

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by Dori Sella, author of “ Business Meetings that Work: 6 Steps to Increase Productivity “ Starting a business, whether it’s based on technology, a new marketing concept or a product is always exciting.

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" Parody

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Splurge Or Save: How To Choose Between The Two

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Business is always about balancing between expenses and income.

4 Ways To Create A Workplace Environment That Breeds Greatness

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by Adam Witty, Founder and CEO of Advantage | ForbesBooks and author of “ Authority Marketing: How to Leverage 7 Pillars of Thought Leadership to Make Competition Irrelevant “ Check out the latest news reports from Wall Street and the focus is almost always on profits and losses.

Cashgold: A Hybrid Of Gold And Cryptocurrency

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Gold is a universally valid, crisis-proof precious metal that can be converted into cash at any time and used worldwide as payment.

5 Steps For Penetrating A New Market

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Entering new markets can be a great way for your business to expand its portfolio and diversify its product offering. Major companies like Tesla have already demonstrated the benefits of entering a new market with a winning position by leveraging opportunities in its current market space.

5 Myths About Building A Successful Brand And Business

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by Rachel Strella, founder of Strella Social Media. You’ll find no shortage of tips online about what it takes to succeed in business. Much of what’s out there is sound guidance, but not everything you see or hear will put you on the path to success.

5 Steps To Scaling Your Small Business

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by Eva Webster is the Managing Director at Article-Writing.co. Starting a small business is hard, but do you know what’s even more difficult? Scaling it.

[Interview] Michael Patryn, Bitcoin Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurs interested in starting a fintech or digital currency business or looking for related funding resources, would be well advised to get to know Vancouver’s Michael Patryn.

Make Achieving Your Goals A Team Sport. Here’s Why — And How

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by Leo Bottary, author of “ What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself with the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity, and Personal Growth “ . A person’s success typically isn’t the result of superhuman feats.

How To Find Businesses For Sale

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As an entrepreneur, there are different ways in which you can invest your finances. You can either choose to start your own enterprise or buy an already established business. The common belief among many entrepreneurs is that business owners only sell their businesses because they’re failing.

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4 Things To Know About Buying A Company Car

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Depending on the type of business you’re starting, you might require a company car. It would be necessary for making house calls, delivering product, driving between service points, and performing other long-distance business needs.

Are You Ready To Hire Employees? 8 Things To Have In Place First

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As a new business owner, you’re likely excited to start hiring people; not only is it a symbolic action that proves your business is really developing, it will also arm you with the staff members you need to carry out projects in pursuit of your goals.

[Sponsored] Guide To Public Liability Insurance

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Public liability insurance is one of the most important forms of business cover, but how does it apply to your business? We (Trade Direct Insurance – [link] ) are here to answer that question, and many more, with our comprehensive guide to public liability insurance.

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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.

Is Your PR Agency Dying On The Vine? Seven Steps To Make You Relevant Again

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by Iliyana Stareva , author of “ Inbound PR: The PR Agency’s Manual to Transforming Your Business With Inbound “ If you work in PR, you know there’s been a sea change. The old “push” tactics our industry once relied on no longer work well in the digital age.

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