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As 2014 comes to a close, NAMA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the Keeping in Touch with NAMA a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 7, 2015.





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6 CEO productivity tips to steal for yourself
Mashable
From April 23: Everyone knows that leading a company is one of the toughest gigs around. Whether running a small business or a multi-national corporation, CEOs have to manage time, resources, and multiple demands while finding the time and head space to make decisions and plot strategies that will determine the course of their business. Which means that they've developed some master systems and tricks to maximize their productivity. So, why can't we steal a few moves from their playbooks? Whether you aspire to run your own business or want to be more productive at your current job, check out this list of CEO-proven tips that you can apply to any facet of your life.
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7 tips to stay afloat when times get tough
Entrepreneur
From July 9: Many small business owners struggle with cash-flow issues. They may not be paying themselves, at least not a fair market wage for the type of work they do and the hours they put in. They may be putting money into the business to survive. These entrepreneurs are struggling to keep their enterprises afloat. Here are seven tips for making ends meet when times are tough.
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Help your team succeed with these 4 leadership tips
The Business Journals
From Feb. 19: When we get wrapped up in the quicksand of daily tasks, deadlines and meetings, we often forget to value the most essential aspect of our company: the staff. Attention to your staff's needs and concerns should be paramount, considering a healthy portion of your success depends on their drive to perform. By displaying these four fundamental traits, you will both strengthen your leadership and boost your team's success as a whole.
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4 relaxation tips for busy entrepreneurs
Forbes
From April 16: Small business owners commit themselves to their businesses, frequently working 60+ hour weeks to stay afloat. It's a labor of love, but it shouldn't take over your life. Finding a balance between work and private life isn't just about preserving your sanity — it's critical to the future of your business.
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How to raise prices without ruining your business
The Next Web
From March 26: At some point in their run, most businesses, whether a giant company like Amazon or a small-scale startup, will need to raise prices. A price hike can be scary, but it doesn't have to spell the ruin of your company. While no one likes paying more, if you're honest with your customers, you can maintain goodwill and even increase trust. Here are five tips on how to raise your prices without tanking your business.
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9 core behaviors of people who positively impact the world
Forbes
From June 4: Look around you and you'll see three kinds of people — those who hate their work, and complain bitterly, those who just tolerate their work and see it as a paycheck and aren't looking for more (or feel they can't have more), and finally, those who love their work, and relish it. The third category is a small subset of all professionals globally, but this group stands out because these are, most often, the people who change the world for the better.
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Business presentations: 5 tips to engage audiences
Fox Business
From April 10: Why don't most business presentations land? Why do speakers so frequently face tuned-out listeners who are too busy checking their phones and watches to pay attention to the important information being conveyed? In an age of constant distractions and shrinking attention spans, it seems that giving an engaging presentation is an art that few have been able to master successfully.
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5 tips for building strong relationships with clients
Entrepreneur
From June 25: Forming strong relationships in every area of life is an essential component to success. The relationships you've formed with various types of people in many different areas of your life can serve as a foundation for your creating strong ties with clients.
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5 things every small business owner should do now
Business News Daily
From Feb. 5: The world of small business is constantly changing. What worked five years ago, or even just last year, won't necessarily work today. In order to stay afloat, entrepreneurs need to keep up with what's happening on the tech, management and health care fronts, and make sure their business is as up-to-date as possible.
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4 New Year's resolutions your small business should keep this year
Forbes
From Jan. 9: Each January, Americans make a list of resolutions to help them live a better life throughout the year. Whether those resolutions are to lose weight or get out of debt, a new year provides the opportunity to begin with a clean slate. Since we all know that the first step toward realizing our goals is to set them, New Year's resolutions offer the perfect opportunity to put those goals in writing. January is the perfect time to review your organization's goals and create new ones. Here are a few great New Year's resolutions that can help businesses in today's competitive environment.
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