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About Shane Avron

Shane Avron is a freelance writer, specializing in business, general management, enterprise software, and digital technologies. In addition to Flevy, Shane's articles have appeared in Huffington Post, Forbes Magazine, among other business journals.

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3 Ways to Fund a Small Business (Without Borrowing From Family & Friends)

The average amount of money entrepreneurs needed to start a small business in 2012 was $15,000, according to a study conducted by the Global Entrepreneur Monitor. The study also found that 69 percent of these businesses started at home, and 82 percent of the funding came from friends and family. The 3 F’s—family, friends and […]

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Help Them Help You: Good Managers Inspire Good Employee Performance

Gallup released its “State of the American Workplace” report, a comprehensive look at employee engagement and performance in the U.S. The study found that 30 percent of employees are engaged and inspired by their work, and at the other end, 20 percent are actively disengaged and uninspired. In the middle is the remainder: 50 million […]

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Helpful Resources for Confident Business Decision Making

Ah, company pride. Your business has grown from the one-person startup in your living room’s corner into a rented office space with 20 employees. You’re finally a major competitor in your market segment. It’s time to expand operations. You’ve made all the right choices for your business so far. To expand safely, you need to […]

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Safety in the Cloud: 5 Best Practices for Cloud Storage Security

As companies migrate to the cloud for broader access to applications and scalable storage at a reasonable price, concerns about security in the cloud are rising. The 2012 SailPoint Market Pulse Survey found that over one-third of U.S. businesses have or plan to have high-risk data stored in the cloud, and more than 95 percent […]

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