My first business partner, Raj Choudhury

Jeff Hilimire

I met Raj in college at UNC-Charlotte in 1996. I can ensure you that he had more fun in his one semester at UNC-Charlotte than I did during my entire time. To say its been a strange few weeks for me would be an understatement. Excellent, exciting, invigorating…but yeah, strange.

Top 100 Mompreneur Bloggers to Follow in 2013

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

We’ve compiled a list of the top 100 hardworking mom bloggers that you should be following in 2013: 1. Charlotte Siems. 12 kids and 25 years of being out of shape, Charlotte Siem needed a change in her life.

100 plus articles published in the Examiner

Taffy Williams

The list covers all articles published as of April 10, 2013. The following articles are published in the and cover issues of startups and entrepreneurship.

3 Words that can prevent feelings of guilt

Taffy Williams

Business partners may elect to adopt a less interactive posture if they feel you are not meeting their needs rapidly enough. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of What will your tomorrow look like?

5 Reasons entrepreneurs never get their big exit

Taffy Williams

Sometimes a single slip-up or error can cause investors, customers, or partners to stay away for long periods. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Try to avoid going down the wrong roads!

Develop better filters and your sales efforts will improve

Taffy Williams

Your ability to identify the factors that may influence the intended customer, investor, or prospective partner may help you tailor the pitch to that individual or group. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Go away!

Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

For example, a company has an extremely exciting and valuable technology and finds that potential partners, investors, or consumers clamor for rights or access. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of

Inside the Sale of an Inc. 5000 Company

Inc Startups

The servers belonged to the Accurate Group, a mortgage-servicing firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. Though you probably think of private equity partners as Wall Street financial engineers, Kadlic and Anderson are, in fact, more akin to the entrepreneurs whose businesses they invest in.

How to pivot away $34m: Israel’s Xeround shuts it doors with a lesson

The Next Web

Xeround then looked to branch out, seeking to partner directly with other media companies within Israel, and AT&T in the United States. Charlotte Yarkoni – a senior exec at Amdocs, was asked to take over as CEO, and see if she could turn Xeround into a sort of ‘mini Amdocs’.

Preparing Your Company for a Big Sale

Inc Startups

The primary goal that Evolution''s managing partners Brendan Anderson and Jeff Kadlic had when they acquired Accurate, which was doing business primarily in North Carolina at the time, was to turn it into a national company. Selling your company for a premium requires a lot of work.

Inside Edison Nation: A Willy Wonka-Style Warehouse of Inventions

Inc Startups

Turns out, they’re housed in a renovated grist mill on the outskirts of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. One such company, Bed Bath & Beyond, partnered with Edison Nation in 2009 to conduct a search for new dorm room gadgets.

43 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses


One of the main reasons why my partners and I started TopFire Media is to fill a void within the franchise arena. Thanks to Kyle Reyes, The Silent Partner Marketing ! Since 2013, we’ve opened 6 permanent campuses across 4 southern. Each business has a story.

A Fast Fashion Revolution -- via Facebook

Inc Startups

Lolly Wolly Doodle brought in about $11 million in 2013, and it has roughly doubled its revenue every year since its inception in 2009.

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The Untold Story of Larry Page's Incredible Comeback

Inc Startups

He was a partner to Page, if, ultimately, a junior one. As Steven Levy reported, John Doerr, the partner from Kleiner Perkins, told Page that a world-class CEO would do a "much better job of building a world-class management team."