6 Important needs for great networking
APRIL 17, 2015
Let''s tag team the intros with the crowd! I have had discussions with young entrepreneurs that felt networking was not worth the effort. They commented that it was impossible to meet big name people of interest to them in the bars and events.
Insights - Top 10 Startup Blog Articles of 2015
DECEMBER 30, 2015
Reference: Top 10 posts at the end of 2015 Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed. via @amazon.
Agile entrepreneurs know anything is possible
APRIL 27, 2015
YES YOU CAN! It is easy to develop a negative attitude or receive advice from negative people. This is especially true when tackling difficult situations. In my first turnaround, I was repeatedly told to walk away from the company because of major failings in the financial market place.
4 Ways entrepreneurs optimize time
SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
Agile thinking is similar to playing chess! Thinking agile is a bit like playing chess. Many moves are possible, but planning several moves ahead and considering possible counter moves is essential to beating advanced players. The same is true in fighting a battle.
6 Steps help generate great leaders
JUNE 18, 2015
Leaders must be creative and agile in their thinking in order to create the leaders of tomorrow. It is easy to stand back and give orders and assume all knowledge resides with top management of the business.
4 Fears that may motivate entrepreneurs
OCTOBER 11, 2015
You must overcome fear if you want to climb to the top! Discussions with entrepreneurs taking the role of a CEO often highlight emotions many may experience. It is rather common that an entrepreneur may choose to leave a job to start a new business.
CEOs walk a fine line when using a positive spin
JULY 6, 2014
???? That CEO said WHAT? One of the many tasks a CEO performs is engaging and explaining the company to the investment community. They may use a positive spin to present their data in the best manner.
2 Considerations for agile succession planning
APRIL 22, 2015
You may recall the character Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movie: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. The comedy character was fashioned to resemble Mike Myers character, “ Dr. Evil ”.
5 Patterns agile leaders must monitor
MAY 12, 2015
Guess we should have checked before coming! Small businesses are the back bone to our nation’s economy. But old-school business models are no longer cutting it when small businesses face unexpected changes. These changes could be large scale, affecting their industry or even the nation.
4 Ways to stay on top of your game
APRIL 7, 2016
Where will you be if lightning strikes your business? Agile Thinking ” is a skill that can be developed and sharpened. The skill can help one become better positioned to take advantage of significant events or even help create those significant events.
Agile success generates great feelings
AUGUST 6, 2014
Yes, it is a bit like THIS! Highs and lows are part of being an entrepreneur. No matter how hard you try there will be failures and successes. Finding ways to convert failures to successes generates a great sense of satisfaction.
3 Areas where finding a business solution trumps the alternative
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Sometimes the best plans require extra thought and difficult decisions! Startups are filled with many twists and turns. Regardless of how well planned or lucky you are, situations occur that will stress your skills and patients.
Insights - 4 Ways Agile Entrepreneurs Can Optimize Their Time
DECEMBER 10, 2014
Reference Article : 4 Ways agile entrepreneurs optimize time Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed. entrepreneur leadership management optimize Startup time
4 Actions help entrepreneurs avoid getting trapped
SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
It is your choice to walk through or avoid this web! Spiders create elaborate webs to trap their food. They spend long hours creating intricate patterns in places potential prey might visit.
Insights on - 6 Facts entrepreneurs must know about failure
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Reference: 6 Facts entrepreneurs must know about failure Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed and the Startup Blog. Connect with him on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , Facebook , and Startup Group.
6 Facts entrepreneurs must know about failure
OCTOBER 14, 2015
Hiding is not the best action after failure! A topic covered extensively by many entrepreneurial writers is FAILURE. Many startups are going to fail and the sooner it is recognized the better off you will be.
4 Sources of business intelligence often overlooked by entrepreneurs
OCTOBER 26, 2015
Spend more time engaging sources than trying to extract every last penny! Business planning requires a knowledge of the commercial landscape and potential competition.
4 Ways that help a business standout
JANUARY 6, 2016
Can you pick out the more expensive bird? Attend any major business conference and chances are you will find competitors to your business. Observing show rooms or speaking with other entrepreneurs helps one learn about how other businesses market their offerings.
Agile thinking helps entrepreneurs achieve success
MAY 7, 2014
Choose your path wisely! It is easy to stay locked in to a rigid way of thinking and in performance of activities. When traveling, you see a road and proceed down the path until you find an impediment or blockage. Then what do you do?
4 Ways entrepreneurs pay it forward
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Wouldn't life be better if everyone did a little to " pay it forward ?" Entrepreneurs work very hard 24/7! They create startups and strive to build their businesses that create countless jobs. They encounter many struggles and often receive little thanks for their efforts.
5 Actions improve decision making
OCTOBER 29, 2015
Rational decisions should move you closer to that light at the end of a tunnel! Making decisions can often be hampered by fear and by complexity of a corporate structure. The wrong decision may get you fired or cost the loss of your business.
Insights - 4 Steps to reduce tunnel vision
JUNE 22, 2016
Reference: 4 Steps to reduce tunnel vision Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed to via Amazon. entrepreneur planning Startup success team Think Agile
Dream big but act wisely
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
I am studying medicine to be a doctor, but maybe I should consider alternatives. Entrepreneurs tend to be dreamers. They see the future of an idea and try to turn it into a reality. There is no age limitation to being an entrepreneur or a dreamer.
Top 10 posts at the end of 2016
DECEMBER 3, 2016
Over the last few years, I have added more than 288 posts to the Startup Blog. The following list contains the 10 top posts for the year ending 2016. Some actually are from prior years, but attracted attention to make the cutoff. I hope you enjoy them!
Insights - 4 Ways To Help Your Business Standout
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Reference: 4 Ways that help a business standout Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed to via Amazon. entrepreneur marketing markets sales Startup
6 Steps help entrepreneurs in an exceedingly tight spot
AUGUST 16, 2015
Things often look rosy after you see a way through the maze! It may seem a bit odd for an entrepreneur to consider prayer as a means of managing a difficult situation, but the words of the “ Serenity Prayer ” may help in extremely stressful situations.
Rebuilding after failure
AUGUST 10, 2016
Remember, storms pass and the sun will come out again! Most entrepreneurs’ recognize their companies may not succeed and they might even fail. Often, there is no preparation for possible failure or the horrible feelings afterward that follow.
Top 10 posts at the end of 2014
DECEMBER 8, 2014
Over the last few years, I have added more than 243 posts on the Startup Blog. I have also added more than 152 posts to the Examiner. The following list contains the 10 top posts from Startup Blog. Some actually are from prior years, but attracted attention to make the cutoff. I hope you enjoy them!
7 short hints for startups and entrepreneurs
AUGUST 30, 2013
If you are not following our Facebook page, you may be missing the short topic advice segments along with photos. The following are a few of the ones that attracted the most attention. I hope you like them. Business can be like being a dog in a dog sled race!
Top 10 posts at the end of 2015
DECEMBER 1, 2015
Over the last few years, I have added more than 276 posts on the Startup Blog. The following list contains the 10 top posts for the year ending 2015. Some actually are from prior years, but attracted attention to make the cutoff. I hope you enjoy them!
Startup Blog Insights - Are Your Partners Agile and How does Your CEO Spin?
JULY 23, 2014
Reference Articles: Investors and partners may not think agile CEOs walk a fine line when using a positive spin Taffy Williams is on Twitter by @twilli2861. E mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focus is important but so is agile thinking
MAY 20, 2014
You must learn when to take your " eyes off the ball "! Entrepreneurs must learn to balance two skills and know when to use them; a) Focus and, b) Agile Thinking. Focus is driven into entrepreneurs by investors and experienced managers.
Agile and non-agile entrepreneurs must communicate clearly
JUNE 4, 2014
It is impossible to know what is being communicated in these! Some people are able to see a problem and rapidly determine solutions; the problem may be business or non-business.
3 Factors leading to a valuable business
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
Are they a must have or a nice to have? Product ideas are always great to the inventor and they often see the idea through rose colored glasses. Inventors occasionally transition to entrepreneurs and create startups to exploit the inventions.
6 Groups need proper expectations
APRIL 21, 2016
Life is not always a bowl of cherries! Expectations can drive desire for a stronger engagement or, if used incorrectly, the results drive people away. For example, you want to purchase a new car and believe you know the value of your old car.
Startup Blog Insights with Taffy Williams - How to Make Ideas Into a Viable Business
JULY 1, 2015
Reference Article: 3 Factors turn a great idea into a valuable business Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed.
Agile Teams improve chances of success
SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
Follow me and I will help you grow! Entrepreneurs go through extremes rarely experienced by the normal work force. These entrepreneurs are forced to learn a broader range of information in order to run a business.
Startup Blog Insights - Agile Contingency Planning and Agile Success
AUGUST 19, 2014
Referenced Articles: Agile thinking requires forward contingency planning Agile success generates great feelings Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group. He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business. More on the agile concepts may be found in soon to be released book: Think Agile. contingency entrepreneur Startup Think Agile
Working hard is not enough
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
This swan worked hard but never moved forward! It is easy to work hard and accomplish little. The objective is to work hard and accomplish great things. Employees or founders are easily distracted and engage in activities that cause them to spend time and energy achieving their objectives.
Agile leaders take care in what they say to others
OCTOBER 13, 2014
Take care in what you say ! Many years ago a professor said something that altered my life. Strange that in speaking with him recently he never realized the profound effect from a simple comment yelled at me when he was busy.