It Takes Longer and Costs More

Taffy Williams

In the practice sessions, one of your advisors tells you that the plans are great but be cautious, programs always take longer and cost more. There are often issues that are not predictable that influence your costs and timelines. Depending on the field of your business, the differences from projections and actual costs and timings can vary widely. In the medical field, the ranges can be as much as 2-3 times longer and greater in costs.

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Emails: LGBT law cost NC project with 700 jobs

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company's decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs

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Startup Blog: Startup Basics Recap from Interview

Taffy Williams

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. Costs will vary, but sometimes the services are free or can be bartered.

Chiquita expects leaving Charlotte to cost up to $40 million

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Chiquita Brands International expects its move from Charlotte to cost between $25 million and $40 million

Charlotte's cost of police shooting protests put at $4.6M

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Sports official: HB2 could cost North Carolina NCAA events

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The executive director of a North Carolina sports group says the state could lose dozens of NCAA championship events if legislation limiting protections for the LGBT community isn't repealed

Piedmont Natural Gas wants to cut costs for customers

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Piedmont Natural Gas wants to cut the cost for its customers

Varying health costs in North Carolina confusing

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — There appears to be no simple explanation for the wide variety of costs that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina pays for similar procedures at various facilities in th

Charlotte police wants to hire more than 200 new employees

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WINSTON-SALEM — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department wants to hire more than 200 new employees, which would cost almost $17 million

Charlotte police look to hire more than 200 new employees

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department wants to hire more than 200 new employees, which would cost almost $17 million WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)

Parking fees on rise at Charlotte airport

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — It will soon cost more to park your car at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, where officials say the increases are needed to pay for construction, higher costs of running the parkin

Parking fees on rise at Charlotte airport

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — It will soon cost more to park your car at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, where officials say the increases are needed to pay for construction, higher costs of running the parkin

Offensive ineptitude costs Bucs in 19-17 loss

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — For a while Sunday, it seemed as though picking up a first down — let alone scoring a touchdown — was a monumental chore for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2 Considerations for agile succession planning

Taffy Williams

The costs can easily be a significant drain on the resources for any small company. In one company I worked with, the interim costs estimated before hire of a new CEO approached close to $1M. Grooming a replacement can cost very little and it provides your Board with options.

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7 short hints for startups and entrepreneurs

Taffy Williams

No destination or route may lead to wide variation in the trip and extended costs. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. If you are not following our Facebook page, you may be missing the short topic advice segments along with photos.

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.

Organization and consideration help in the tough spots

Taffy Williams

Accounting documents are extremely important to your business unless you do not keep them properly or miss file them, then they may cost you money. The costs of 4 audits and the housekeeping required to finalize the process was costly!

Agile entrepreneurs know anything is possible

Taffy Williams

Do not give up too easily : There may come a time when you must abandon an approach or problem because time or costs may become limiting. 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.

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Working hard is not enough

Taffy Williams

They must accomplish something of value in a timely manner and at a projected cost. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. This swan worked hard but never moved forward! It is easy to work hard and accomplish little.

How to Get the Boss to Buy Into Your IT Solutions

YoungUpstarts

He researched all the options and recommended a solution that decreased operational costs, used less power, allowed remote management and took up less space than our preferred vendor could offer. If it costs more, why would it be worth it?

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Improve Their Agility In The New Year

YoungUpstarts

Proper identification and thought is converted to a project timeline and estimate of cost to be used for tracking progress. If cost is not a constraint, it may be more expedient to try several paths to the goal and run them simultaneously.

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Your reputation precedes you

Taffy Williams

You have an obligation to keep costs down and ensure solid performance. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Want to come work with me? Entrepreneurs work hard to create businesses and make money in the process.

6 Environmental factors that may affect your business

Taffy Williams

Talent pool : A local talent pool helps reduce recruiting costs and increases potential for obtaining the best employees. Contract manufacturing is more common these days and it is possible to optimize costs by proper selections. Near the top of Haleakal?,

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Entrepreneurs are Different from the Crowd

Taffy Williams

Cost of goods at the manufacturing level would remain high. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Entrepreneurs are often willing to stand out from the crowd. Most do it with honor and dignity.

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Business Modeling is Process, not an Event

The Entrepreneurial Mind

What are the key activities to make this all come together, and what will it cost? When we expanded our health-care business from Raleigh into Charlotte, N.C., As a result, our operation in Charlotte never reached profitability. Developing a sound business model is key to the successful launch of a business. But you should never assume the business modeling is finished once the business begins to grow. Keeping a business model current is critical for long-term success.

Great ideas live or die based on your planning and execution

Taffy Williams

Production is another topic requiring great consideration; where products are made and who makes them, translates to manufacturing costs and quality. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Dinner anyone? Great ideas come and go.

Avoiding sticker shock from service providers

Taffy Williams

For example, having a poor job on legal agreements will create pain and cost you money later. Some areas require quality work and costs accrued and compromise is not acceptable. You can slow work down or defer it if costs get too high, but this only works if you know the expenses and the projected rates of accrual. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

5 Reasons real leaders must listen and understand

Taffy Williams

Milestone misses or cost overruns : You spend lots of time raising money to build the business. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Make sure you did not turn off your hearing or tuneout your team!

15 Entrepreneurs Share What Makes Their Business Unique

Hearpreneur

Where as boutiques in Charlotte, NC can be found centered around each other with store frontage, we’re located in a secluded spot that isn’t easily found. Share In the current generation of business being unique is a top priority to getting noticed.

Best Locations In The US For A Tech Startup

YoungUpstarts

Tech entrepreneurs will find lots of talent, support and funding opportunities in San Francisco; however, it is worth mentioning that the cost of living in this city has skyrocketed over the last few years. Charlotte.

Founders behaving badly negatively affect the business

Taffy Williams

The cost of several audits to fix a problem was far more than the cost of having a qualified accounting person full time. The same goes for selecting non-quality service providers or lower cost employees. I may look cute, but will certainly do dumb stuff !

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

Most simulcasts are free, although some charge a small fee to cover their costs. New Hampshire: Portsmouth New Mexico: Albuquerque New York: Brooklyn Ithaca Manhattan North Carolina: Asheville Charlotte Durham Ohio: Athens Cincinnati, The Brandery, 1141 Vine St. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

5 Ways to Go Green Without Going Broke

Inc Startups

We have a ROWE (Results Only Work Environment), an efficient work model that keeps environmental impact low and costs even lower. EO Charlotte Go paperless. "We Entrepreneurs offer tips on how to make your business environmentally friendly. Environmental sustainability is a crucial topic, central to many industries. What are some ways entrepreneurs have found to play their parts? We asked members of the Entrepreneurs'' Organization to provide their tips for going green.

A Bridge Too Far

Taffy Williams

Clinical development can take more than 5 years with costs ranging from $20 - $500M. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. “ A Bridge Too Far ” is the title of a book and a movie filmed in 1977.

Try With All Your Might. You Will Never Get It Right!

Taffy Williams

The costs of the legal work can be excessive. Given the time and cost contributed by thecompany coupled with high quality legal teams, it is surprising that issuesever come up that are not clear in agreements. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Agreementsare an essential part of business.

Jerry Richardson donates to Johnson C. Smith University

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has donated $250,000 to the Johnson C. Smith University President's Gap scholarship fund that helps students with college costs

Jerry Richardson donates to Johnson C. Smith University

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Smith University President's Gap scholarship fund that helps students with college costs AP) — Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has donated $250,000 to the Johnson C.

Bring something to the party when working with others

Taffy Williams

The sides had not defined the costs contributed by each side, for the product development. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. We certainly hope to get something good out of this!

Are You Involved or Committed in a Startup?

Taffy Williams

When the founder spends time on areas not related to the company, sometimes the company loses out; for example, timely decisions may not get made, errors are missed and not fixed, staff may miss critical project timings, projects may get dropped, and costs could get out of hand from lack of monitoring, etc. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.