Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?

Feld Thoughts

It was big news in Charlotte, North Carolina where AvidXchange announced the groundbreaking on a new headquarters complex in the N.C. Through YEO, I got to know Mike and Cindy (who is also an entrepreneur and was in YEO) very well. Their experience in Charlotte has been similar to ours in Boulder, as they made it their home and immediately went to work building their next business and their life.

Depression and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. It doesn’t surprise me that I feel down and flat as I sit here in the Charlotte, North Carolina airport on my way to Lexington, Kentucky on day 16 of a 19 day trip. I’ve had several extraordinary experiences like dinner last night in Toronto with a dozen fantastic entrepreneurs who I hope to have continuous involvement – as a friend and potential investor – in the future.

‘Shark Tank’ to hold open casting call in Charlotte

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ABC’s popular business competition show Shark Tank is holding an open casting call for entrepreneurs in Charlotte in April

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. There are many consulting and coaching businesses available to entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur Builds on Technology Platform to Power the Barbershop Industry

Hearpreneur

It’s through it that one entrepreneur builds a mobile technology platform, theCut , that powers the barbershop industry. I got a job as a software developer at Wells Fargo, and a few months later moved to Charlotte, NC. Technology is changing the way people think and do things.

Agile thinking helps entrepreneurs achieve success

Taffy Williams

This is where many entrepreneurs get stuck and have problems overcoming problems. An entrepreneur recently asked me how Agile was different from The Pivot. The article “ 4 Actions toward becoming an agile entrepreneur ” provides other actions that are helpful to becoming more agile.

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Entrepreneurs are like artists

Taffy Williams

The start of a new company by an entrepreneur is like an artist creating a painting. Entrepreneurs have an idea for a product that should be important to the targeted consumer group. The entrepreneur must now create a company structure and find team members to work on the business.

Lessons learned by local entrepreneurs

Taffy Williams

For some, small communities are more beautiful Big Council hosted a technology conference for entrepreneurs yesterday in Charlotte NC. The conference had panel discussions where VCs, CFOs, and entrepreneurs all participated in extended dialogue and question answer sessions.

Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

Piling on is an event that may occur to entrepreneurs on their startup playing field. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy entrepreneur Startup management advice mistakes leadership team

Startup Blog Insights - 4 Ways agile entrepreneurs use to optimize time

Taffy Williams

Reference Article: 4 Ways agile entrepreneurs use to optimize time Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group. Agile Thinking entrepreneur Startup

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7 short hints for startups and entrepreneurs

Taffy Williams

Entrepreneurs have dreams. The difference is that the entrepreneurs buy a ticket to play. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur Startup leadership

Southeast Venture Conference - Charlotte

Southeast VC

We're looking forward to the 2 day Southeast Venture Conference , which will be held next week in  Charlotte. It is the first time Charlotte has hosted SEVC. I was in Charlotte yesterday for a few hours and there is definitely a good buzz going around about it. And if you're an entrepreneur and want to connect there next week, email me jason AT southcap.com.

Agile entrepreneurs know anything is possible

Taffy Williams

T affy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed and the Startup Blog. He writes for the Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business and is found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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Isn't a 'Minimal Viable Product' Kinda Lame?

Launching Tech Ventures

by Charlotte Jepps Forgive me for being biased by the fact Im currently wrestling with distilling what I think is a great idea down into a minimal viable form, but I cant help but find this concept inherently frustrating. What Type of Lean Entrepreneur are You?

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A Sprinkling of Unvalidated Vision May Pay Long Term Dividends

Launching Tech Ventures

Saturday, February 12, 2011 A Sprinkling of Unvalidated Vision May Pay Long Term Dividends by Charlotte Jepps Conventional wisdom in ‘lean startup’ theory appears to prescribe the following formula: 1. What Type of Lean Entrepreneur are You?

The two traits every entrepreneur needs #blindpost

Jeff Hilimire

It’s been a while since I’ve written a #blindpost , so I was excited when Joe sent me the article, The Two Traits Every Entrepreneur Needs. No matter what kind of entrepreneur you are, if you have started a business and expect to be successful, you need these two traits: Never quit attitude. Being an entrepreneur means believing in yourself so much that you simply cannot quit. Every successful entrepreneur has a freakish work ethic.

Entrepreneurs are Different from the Crowd

Taffy Williams

Entrepreneurs are often willing to stand out from the crowd. Without the entrepreneurs, you would not have a cell phone with a multitude of capabilities. Products created because of entrepreneurs touch our everyday lives and make them better. entrepreneur Startup

The ten requirements of successful entrepreneurs

Jeff Hilimire

The group was filled with a lot of first time entrepreneurs, so I decided to target my talk on the things that I have learned in my 15 years of being an entrepreneur that seem to have helped me, and others, reach success. The ten requirements of successful entrepreneurs.

6 Steps help entrepreneurs in an exceedingly tight spot

Taffy Williams

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. Entrepreneurs often find that many situations are beyond their control.

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2 Words of advice for new and serial entrepreneurs

Taffy Williams

On the other hand, entrepreneurs tend to have significantly larger dreams. Those dreams enhance the drive for the entrepreneurs to achieve something great. This is what entrepreneurs do. Many articles on entrepreneurs and their dreams cover this topic.

Entrepreneurs must be excel at selling

Taffy Williams

Entrepreneurs learn to sell and negotiate or they never get to YES ! Entrepreneurs need to understand the dynamics of the market place for medical sales and they need to convince investors to participate with their money.

Entrepreneurs’ Giveth & Entrepreneurs’ Taketh Away

Taffy Williams

Most entrepreneurs may have experience in their field, but some lack the managerial experience to know what things work and what things don’t. Sometimes, entrepreneurs get caught up on company ownership and treat it like personal property. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. You work so hard. Everything you do is geared toward building the startup.

Agile and non-agile entrepreneurs must communicate clearly

Taffy Williams

Check out the group Startup Group on Linkedin or his articles in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Agile Agile Thinking communication entrepreneur Startup It is impossible to know what is being communicated in these!

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Some things are beyond the entrepreneur control

Taffy Williams

Each entrepreneur has events and people they have a direct ability to improve or change; i.e., their direct circle of friends and situations where providing assistance is helpful. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

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5 Reasons entrepreneurs never get their big exit

Taffy Williams

I would ever suggest an entrepreneur not pursue a dream, but informing you of hazards, could help reduce future disasters. There are some entrepreneurs that may do better learning in another business first. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Photo tour of the life of an entrepreneur

Taffy Williams

Every entrepreneur has dreams of great and wonderful things. Many of the entrepreneurs start over at this point with a new company. Entrepreneurs do what they do because they believe they can succeed and want to do something grand. entrepreneur Angel Startup

5 Actions opportunistic entrepreneurs use to build business

Taffy Williams

One of the more common statements entrepreneurs provide in meetings with potential funding sources is “ We are opportunistic. Entrepreneurs are opportunistic by nature and always seek ways to create or increase value whether it was planned or unplanned.

Entrepreneurs must live in the present and predict the future

Taffy Williams

Some entrepreneurs have been around the block; i.e., a nice way to say they have a bit of age on them. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur advisors mentors Startup planningFailure to examine the path may lead to disaster !

6 great athlete-entrepreneurs and what they accomplished

crowdSPRING Blog

We all have a great deal to learn as entrepreneurs and we look in many directions for inspiration. Here are my 6 favorite athlete-entrepreneurs (in no particular order), a bit about their sporting accomplishments, and what they have achieved in business in their post-sport lives.

Business Booms for Entrepreneurs at DNC

Inc Startups

For small business owners vending outside the Charlotte Convention Center, there are big paydays--and bigger opportunities. Huntley told the AP that it took him 75 emails, phone calls, and meetings to earn his spot, in a coveted vendor lot set just outside of the Charlotte Convention Center.

The One Word Entrepreneurs Do Not Say

Taffy Williams

It is amazing wordis used by many of those I interact with because I always thought of most wereat least entrepreneurs once. I bet you know the dictionary meaning, but do you know the entrepreneurs’interpretation? Other articles can befound in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur StartupSometimeswords have multiple meanings depending on the spelling. They may sound the same, but are spelleddifferently.

America’s founding entrepreneurs: revolution at work

crowdSPRING Blog

His lifetime player salary was nearly $100 million, but it is as an entrepreneur that he has made the greatest impact. Today, more 100 million George Foreman Grills later, he is one of the leading entrepreneurs in the world, with a line of clothing, and a cleaning product company among others.

Startup Blog Insights with Taffy Williams - How to Make Ideas Into a Viable Business

Taffy Williams

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 business development entrepreneur Startup Think Agile

Startup Blog discussion on Leadership and Team Building - Insights with Taffy Williams

Taffy Williams

Reference: Agile leaders build team work for better performance T affy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed and the Startup Blog. entrepreneur leadership management Startup

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Insights on Your First Action Is Not Raising Capital

Taffy Williams

Reference Article: Your First Action Is Not Raising Capital Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed. entrepreneur fund planning Startup

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Outtake3 - Funding - What It Takes for Me to Invest in You

Taffy Williams

Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed. He writes for the Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business and is also found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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Outtake2 - Funding - It is the ROI not the Technology

Taffy Williams

Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed. He writes for the Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business and is also found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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Outtake - Funding - Don't Cold Call on Twitter

Taffy Williams

Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed. He writes for the Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business and is also found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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Startup Blog Insights - Thinking Agile is Important to Your Business

Taffy Williams

He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business. Agile entrepreneur Startup Think Agile Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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Startup Blog Insights - Are Your Partners Agile and How does Your CEO Spin?

Taffy Williams

Check out the group Startup Group on Linkedin or his articles in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Agile Agile Thinking entrepreneur investor Startup

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