3 Main startup traits attract money and talent

Taffy Williams

Future employees, investors, or potential business partners may describe my factors in different terms. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur advisors mentors employee Startup management leadership director financing

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. A contract can be terminated and you have minimal impact on your employees in house.

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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. strategy pitch entrepreneur advisors investor mentors employee Startup financing Board MembersI do not care what you are selling, let's talk about what I need! Investments come in different forms.

Pizza Hut employee shoots, kills man in Charlotte robbery attempt, police say

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CHARLOTTECharlotte police say a pizza restaurant employee used his own handgun to shoot and kill one of three armed robbers holding up the store

Always be prepared for the sigma walk

Taffy Williams

Sigma was a well-run company with more than 500 employees. He had been a valued employee for more than 20 years. I can change a few parameters and it would fit the stories of a number of friends, employees, and company founders I have known over a long period.

Belk lays off about 40 workers at Charlotte headquarters

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Belk department store chain has laid off about 40 employees at its Charlotte headquarters

Employee gone from Charlotte hospital over Facebook comments

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Novant employee in Charlotte fired after Facebook post

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Uptown Charlotte roads open; some companies tell employees to stay home

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United investigates after worker spends flight in cargo hold from Charlotte to Washington

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WASHINGTON — United Airlines says it is investigating after a vendor employee was found unharmed in an aircraft's cargo hold following a flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Washington Dulles International Airport

Police say Pizza Hut employee shoots, kills attempted robber

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Charlotte police say a pizza restaurant employee used his own handgun to shoot and kill one of three armed robbers holding up the store

2 Charlotte daycare workers face neglect charges

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CHARLOTTE — Police have arrested two former employees at a Charlotte daycare center and charged with neglect in the death of an infant last year

Charlotte Macy's reports $93,000 jewelry theft

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Macy''s department store chain says an employee took more than $93,000 in jewelry from a Charlotte store and pawned the items for cash in the past year

Police: Robbers forced employees into restaurant freezer

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Authorities are looking for a pair they say robbed a fast food restaurant in Charlotte and made employees get into a freezer

Charlotte hires lawyer to probe woman's complaint

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The city of Charlotte has hired an attorney to investigate the claims of a former fire department employee that she was terminated for complaining about the conditions of an off

Should We Tell Pat to Depart

Taffy Williams

Unexpected departures of key employees can be hard to manage because of loss of experience and morale changes in the company. Great employees are what you want and never want to lose. What if a great worker is engaged in activates that are counter to the culture you want to build in the company, or if the employee’s work habits have changed and they no longer fit the requirements for the job? compensation employee Startup morale management leadership

Charlotte's Northlake shoppers, workers warily return after shooting

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Two days after the fatal shooting at Northlake Mall of a gunman by an off-duty police officer, concern lingered among mall employees and consumers, according to The Charlotte Observer

The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Start a Business in for 2016

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Charlotte, NC. Coming in at number seven overall, Charlotte also ranks as the second best city after Grand Rapids when it comes to growth in number of small businesses. Charlotte Business Resources: Licensing and Permitting. Charlotte Chamber of Commerce: Starting a Business.

Daimler employees working with SC Habitat group

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Nearly 175 Daimler employees are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to help some families get situated in their own homes

Law blocking public accommodations also curbs employee suits

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AP) — North Carolina's new law blocking Charlotte's public accommodations ordinance based on sexual orientation and gender identity also stops employees alleging workplace discriminatioRALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

Working hard is not enough

Taffy Williams

Employees or founders are easily distracted and engage in activities that cause them to spend time and energy achieving their objectives. When this occurs, the employee seems to work hard but never accomplish anything of value. This swan worked hard but never moved forward!

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

Taffy Williams

Quiet times can enhance creativity Have you ever spent the day at work wondering how a fellow employee gets away with what looks like goofing off? It can be aggravating and cause discontent among employees when one of them does not carry their equal share of the workload.

Teflon Man as a nickname is not a complement

Taffy Williams

Pressing employees to work harder and faster is OK to a point! When the pressure causes an employee to exceed his or her limits, mistakes become more frequent resulting in missed milestones or wasted money. They pass judgment and tell senior management the employee was at fault.

Your reputation precedes you

Taffy Williams

Being stingy or ugly to employees is something that eventually gets around. Worse yet, contractors and future employees may shy away from working with you because the reputation becomes public knowledge. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

3 Universal Leadership Lessons From Fatherhood

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But most importantly, I''m a husband and father to two amazing daughters, Charlotte and Kate. In the same way, great leaders focus on the positive, reward and encourage their employees strengths and successes.

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. Should your company fail, the employees would have minimal options for local employment. Near the top of Haleakal?,

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Beware of the boss

Taffy Williams

Maybe you have seen the boss belittle an employee in a meeting. As the new boss, what do you do to help your employees achieve their optimal performance? Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Are You Involved or Committed in a Startup?

Taffy Williams

The entrepreneur is the one that devotes significant time to attract advisors, mentors, employees, board members, and investors. One hopes the employees and founders are committed but sometimes this is not the case. Most employees will have a need to maintain their salary. For example, employees that live day to day on the salary will leave if they see finances become an issue for the company.

Are You Looking for Things the Correct Way?

Taffy Williams

This could be your legal counsel, accounting firm, prospective investors,or prospective employees. You arepart salesperson, part entrepreneur, part employee, but you must be full timeprepared. 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.

Remember the square and round pegs must match the correct holes

Taffy Williams

Once the business is ready, the entrepreneur starts to recruit top employees to create a team. Your lack the ability to place them in the correct job or your management style is bad for that employee. A tentative employee that provides a laundry list may need that level of support.

NC businesses propose protection for gay, lesbian workers

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Some Charlotte businesses are proposing protections for employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender

How Uber Is Going To Hire 1,000 People This Year

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We have 550 employees. Those numbers--hiring between 450 and 1,450 employees--certainly make for a wide range. Bringing on more than one employee a day would be a tall order for any company. For employee No. labor market is ripe for hiring low-level employees.

Founders behaving badly negatively affect the business

Taffy Williams

The same goes for selecting non-quality service providers or lower cost employees. It can prevent business deals; turn off employees; and in strange cases like the one above, make your valuation drop by more than 50% in a few hours. Clouding ownership : Employees can leave at any time.

3 Words that can prevent feelings of guilt

Taffy Williams

Perhaps it was completing a task at work or having a difficult discussion with an employee. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. What will your tomorrow look like? Have you ever decided to wait until tomorrow to do something important?

Managing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (part 2)

Taffy Williams

But what do you do when someone callsin the future to ask for a recommendation for one of your prior less thanstellar employees; try being a LIAR. The ideas for the titlecame from real life employees in the past, believe it or not. I actually used a few of these in the past asto not provide bad information about prior employees and prevent someone fromgetting a new position elsewhere. Other articles can befound in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

Employees can become unhappy with management or feel compensation or conditions are unfair. Once some event triggers greater concerns, the problem escalates and employees become more organized or approach management in mass.

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Supervising Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

Taffy Williams

Once in alarge organization, a friend of mine was assigned an employee by asupervisor. This employee was known wellby everyone. When an employee is above theage of 40, it requires certain special legal sign off to prevent age discriminationclaims. Once I had an employee that managed to have more than 240 hrs. The employee was notactually sick, just took the leave. Other articles can befound in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Have A Great Idea? Hold that Though!

Taffy Williams

It does not matter whether thetransmitted information comes from the entrepreneur, CEO, employee, or theinstitutional scientist. 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.

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The check is in the mail

Taffy Williams

One glitch could put your company in the position of not being able to pay your vendors, employees, or suppliers. You also have payroll and the employees may have accrued leave (a legal obligation to pay). Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com

The One Word Entrepreneurs Do Not Say

Taffy Williams

It scan be an advisor, investor, employee, a family member, or mostanyone. Other articles can befound in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Sometimeswords have multiple meanings depending on the spelling. They may sound the same, but are spelleddifferently. The word spoken of in thisarticle is not any of these. In fact lookit up, the meaning is not ambiguous and it is short. That said the word when heard by realentrepreneurs carries multiple meanings.