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Top 10 articles for 2012 from the Startup Blog

Taffy Williams

The articles below were the top 10 for 2012. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Depression and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. So the idea of depression has been on my mind. But as I sit here, I’m surrounded by a lot of grey, and it’s not just the clouds outside that are the remnants of the storm. I’ve reached out to most of my friends in New York to check in on them.

U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days

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July 15, 2012 at 8:59 pm PT. July 15, 2012 at 11:15 am PT. July 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm PT. July 14, 2012 at 10:27 am PT.

Working hard is not enough

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. This swan worked hard but never moved forward!

Bring something to the party when working with others

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. We certainly hope to get something good out of this!

Investors may be attracted to a startup for one of these

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Investments come in different forms.

5 Actions may enhance customer diversity or allow you to recover from a loss

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. What plans do you have before they are GONE?

Let your light shine on others

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Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. None ever wished for anything in return.

The best guru for entrepreneurship and startup for your company

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. There is Magic In Your Head, USE IT.

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Networking is not a one sided activity

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. This requires more than a 5-minute intro in a bar.

Mergers and acquisitions take thought and planning

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Considerations of who remains and for how long is important.

Entrepreneurs are Different from the Crowd

Taffy Williams

Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Most do it with honor and dignity.

Selling and closing are essential to the success of business

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Money: You got it and we want it!

Dilution concerns by founders and investors

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. What is the dollar value of your ownership in the company?

Your best customers sometimes kill your company

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Sorry I must say "Good Bye and I Am Leaving "!

Entrepreneurs are like artists

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. First, the sketch is drawn and then the colored.

Photo tour of the life of an entrepreneur

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Every entrepreneur has dreams of great and wonderful things.

What Are You Talking About?

Taffy Williams

Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Have you ever spent 20 – 30 minuteslistening to someone and really have no idea what the person was talking about?You You heard them, but the presentation was not clear to you! The problem is a trap that plagues early stageentrepreneurs.

Always be prepared for the sigma walk

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. So what is the corporate sigma walk?

Are You Looking for Things the Correct Way?

Taffy Williams

Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Entrepreneurswant money, intellectual property, staff, space, business intelligence and muchmore. Oddly enough, entrepreneursusually start by asking for the MONEY even if they have not done the backgroundwork to get it. You have to earn it.

Lessons learned by local entrepreneurs

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For some, small communities are more beautiful Big Council hosted a technology conference for entrepreneurs yesterday in Charlotte NC.

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New Hampshire: Portsmouth New Mexico: Albuquerque New York: Brooklyn Ithaca Manhattan North Carolina: Asheville Charlotte Durham Ohio: Athens Cincinnati, The Brandery, 1141 Vine St. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total.

Diversity of ideas can lead to novel solutions of problems or conflict

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Looks like stormy weather ahead; better call for help !

Keep your business dealings as simple as possible

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. This path has more twists and turns than needed!

Be known for reliability and honesty

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. How far out of the box are you willing to go?

You Just Made the Sale, Now SHUT UP!

Taffy Williams

Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Pardon thelanguage, but the title says a lot. Itsometimes takes a very long time to convince a buyer to buy. It is soeasy to continue to press the point without paying attention to what is takingplace. This was the FALLBACK, not the primarydesire.

Indecision can kill your business

Taffy Williams

Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. UP OR DOWN ? One of the most difficult problems to tackle is deciding between multiple options. Complicating the decision may be playing one option against others in an attempt to optimize the outcome. An analysis will help with the decision process.

Productivity and creativity can come via different styles of work and relaxation

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Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. There is no great answer to motivating those poor performers.

Primal egos among professional

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. ?. Listen to me. I am bigger and better than you! ? Everyone has an ego, but some people have a much stronger sense of self-worth than others do. The number of self-defined experts increases every day. Companies have a wide array of personalities.

You may never see what I see

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. As an example, the photo above shows a picture of an animal.

Now You See it, Now you Do Not!

Taffy Williams

Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. One of themost difficult of topics to discuss is the demise of your startup. There is nothing tosay in advance or after it happens to make you feel any better. Many serial entrepreneurs havelived through at least one failure and some, more than one.

Answer the Question

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Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. One of thefirst things you are likely to encounter when interacting with others is thequestion and answer interactions. Listen to candidates indebates. They get questions and have toanswer. You willfind many different approaches to answering questions.

Have A Great Idea? Hold that Though!

Taffy Williams

Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Interactingwith many entrepreneurs and inventors is rather interesting. You learn a lot, but you also have to cleanup many missteps. One of the more commonissues occurs with inventors. What others do not know will nothurt the company.

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Things are not always as they seem

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. New Mexico has some amazing areas with scenic views.

A Corporate Spy Shop

Taffy Williams

Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. The technology may even be via a license.

Founders behaving badly negatively affect the business

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. I may look cute, but will certainly do dumb stuff !

Leadership Lessons from the 3 Tenors

Taffy Williams

Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Really? The 3 tenors have lessons on leadership?

Business Modeling is Process, not an Event

The Entrepreneurial Mind

When we expanded our health-care business from Raleigh into Charlotte, N.C., we assumed that the business model we had developed in our first market would work equally well in the new market. As a result, our operation in Charlotte never reached profitability. Keeping a business model current is critical for long-term success.

Try to avoid making key decisions under adverse emotional conditions

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Such stresses are difficult enough.