Startup Blog: Startup Basics Recap from Interview

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. As an example, note the enthusiasm exhibited by a local business owner as highlighted in the Fox News in Charlotte, NC June 5, 2011 in a story covered by Renee LaSalle.

5 Reasons entrepreneurs never get their big exit

Taffy Williams

Regardless of all the planning and preparation, we do not know what we do not know. We cannot control all the external factors that influence our lives and businesses. This is an essential part of growing the business successfully. Try to avoid going down the wrong roads!

Know the competition and key decision maker before your next pitch

Taffy Williams

That is just what you need to improve your business! Planning a business and developing a sales pitch for customers, partners, or investors is part of the startup effort. They cite the advantages and special considerations of why they are the preferred business.

Startup Blog: Licensing Technologies from Universities ? Tips for.

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. For example, virtually all companies understand that doing business involves taking risks and so companies keep reserves of money to cover the cost of risks that go bad.

100 plus articles published in the Examiner

Taffy Williams

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

Unintended Consequences

Taffy Williams

Planning for your business is a time consumingactivity. Strategic planning isessential in order to accomplish the goals in the business plan. The scope of duties expected of the CEO or manager includes improvingor changing the business or organization as needed. One day a director of thesuing company gets a call from a possible partner. They comeafter thoughtful and well-planned activities or actions, and they occur byaccident.

Startup Blog: I Did What?

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. You spend hours and hours learning about the new business and all aspects about it. On the other hand, maybe you are in a partnering meeting.

Startup Blog: You Have Just Been Told ?The Baby I UGLY?

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. The emotions of attachment are rather strong and the entrepreneur has the unshakable belief that the business being created is excellent.

Startup Blog: Yep, You and Your Startup Are Topics in the Rumor Mill

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Some of the people you meet along the way will become life-long friends, business associates, investors and many other things. What if it is a business networking event?

Startup Blog: Need Investment? Increase the Chances by Beefing Up.

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. There is the group sometimes classified as “Dumb Money&# ; i.e., those that do not know your business and typically do not do extensive diligence.

Startup Blog: Stuck? Mix it up a bit!

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. You can make flawless business or operating plans. You do not have to take their advice, but you may get some great ideas that could augment your plans.

Startup Blog: Got Money or Need Money? Doesn't Matter. Focus.

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. You may want to seek partners for the technologies that are not selected. People & Partners : From the very start, keep a high focus on your end user or customers.

Startup Blog: Prioritize!

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. But in a previous post, I spent time discussing project planning and the need for this in a company. A great “leave piece&# for partnering your technolo.

Startup Blog: It's a Meltdown! Now what?

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. This takes time, energy, planning, and a lot of luck. Sometimes, there is no advanced plan that will address the situation which has just come up.

Angel Education is Sometimes Required

Taffy Williams

Thus, some Angels require help in understanding the business and investment criteria. Educating any investor on the business is customary. They have developed budgets, timings and milestones reflected in their business plan. Remember, investors are like partners and will be around for a long while. They need to be educated on the business just as the professional investor, but sometimes they need help with investment choices.

Startup Blog: On the Importance of Proper Goal Setting (by Tony.

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Passion, circumstance or perhaps an exciting idea lead many of us into business - but forgetting about the end game can be fatal to that business.

Dilution and Investment - An Answer You May Not Expect

Taffy Williams

It seemed that all anyone had to do was write a business plan to get money and high valuations. The companies with low prices either had to dilute investors in a financing, had enough to survive, or went out of business. Getting deals with large corporate partners were also a major issue. In developing a startup, it is critical to plan ahead. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Startup Blog: Why Do I Keep Doing This to Myself!

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. The amount of energy and focus needed to build a business from scratch is enormous. · Talk it over with your partners, mentors, board members or friends.

Startup Blog: Who's the Boss?

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Many have the desire to stop working for someone else and to be a business owner, a boss, or CEO. No business runs in a vacuum without interaction of others.

Startup Blog: Project Planning Is a Must

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Monday, July 11, 2011 Project Planning Is a Must People plan for events in a variety of ways. There are several software programs that allow for project planning.

Startup Blog: Take a Stand!

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. The time will come in every entrepreneur’s company existence when a critical decision must be made about direction of the business.

Startup Blog: Patents and Investors - Mistakes to Avoid to Attract.

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Nearly all start-up companies lack adequate funding for the numerous expenses that are associated with maintaining and growing a business.