Founders behaving badly negatively affect the business

Taffy Williams

I often attempt to help struggling companies because I know a founder, an investor, or an introduction by a friend. The issues generated by founders with non-liquid equity that has great value can lead to major financial problems. I may look cute, but will certainly do dumb stuff !

Dilution concerns by founders and investors

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. What is the dollar value of your ownership in the company? Investors and co-workers in your startup often express dilution concerns.

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FOUNDER’S DISEASE

Taffy Williams

Included in the presentation was a slide titled, “Founder’s Disease.” He defined Founder’s Disease as the “Lack of Timely Decision Making, in a Thoughtful and Logical Manner.” Founders sometimes are not familiar with the processes involved in developing their products and often, they lack the experience to price or manage the development process. This is often the case when founders that have never been in an operating role in a business.

4 Steps to be a CEO in the KNOW or plan to GO

Taffy Williams

For this reason, some companies seem to languish from the founder’s lack of ability and knowledge. Founders can miss the signs that they are out of their element. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Interview of Taffy Williams by Greg Viloria of the Nerd Stalker

Taffy Williams

The articles discussed deal with issues like: 1) Founders of startups suddenly ousted by investors, 2) Listening and understanding, and 3) Trusting the people you hire. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Charlotte man pleads guilty to investment fraud scheme

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Federal prosecutors say the co-founder of a Charlotte property investment firm has pleaded guilty to a fraud scheme that bilked at least 20 people out of more than $3 million, m

Founder of online discount golf course booking site arrested

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say the founder and former CEO of a company that offers online discount golf course bookings has been accused of stealing at least $10,000 from the firm

Allen Tate, founder of real estate firm, dies at 84

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Allen Tate, founder of Charlotte-based real estate firm Allen Tate Co., died Monday, the company announced

ZeekRewards founder charged in $850 million scam

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — A North Carolina man that prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme faces charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud

ZeekRewards founder arraigned in $850 million scam

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A North Carolina man who prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme is pleading innocent to charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax frau

25 Successful Copywriting Experts You Should Know

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

What to Do When Writing Keeps You From Writing Jo Linsdell Jo is the founder of Writers and Authors blog and also the organizer of the "Promo Day", an annual online networking event for writers and bloggers.

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Telstra Sets Up Startup Accelerator muru-D In Singapore

YoungUpstarts

trillion,” says Annie Parker, co-founder at muru - D. Singapore’s startup scene looks set to become even more vibrant with the entrance of Sydney-based startup accelerator muru-D.

25 Successful Women Bloggers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Charlotte You know how you read all these studies in magazines and you wonder if it actually works on anything besides mice? Well, Charlotte reads all the health and fitness research she can get her sweaty hands on and then she tests it out – on herself mostly. Carol Carol Tice, an award-winning, fun-loving freelance writer living in the Seattle area. She is obsessed with helping writers earn more from their work. Sue I’m Sue Dunlevie (hello!)

Top 100 Mompreneur Bloggers to Follow in 2013

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Founder of mompreneurmogul.com, Lisa Hanson utilizes her blog to mentor other women on how to make money with their own blogs and business ventures. Cydney Smith is the founder of Mompreneurwellness.com, a website dedicated to inspiring and healthy eating advice for up and coming mompreneurs.

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. Do Founder/Users Expand Moore's Chasm?

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. Do Founder/Users Expand Moore's Chasm?

allensblog: The Problem of the Forgotten Founder

Allen's Blog

The Problem of the Forgotten Founder. Some more thoughts on carefully choosing your co-founders. Often, the “core” founder does some homework and recruits the founding team. As I’ve written in the last two posts, it not infrequently goes wrong because one of the founders doesn’t work out and leaves the company with an equity stake disproportionate to the value he added – to the economic detriment of the remaining founders. Forgotten Founder Situation #1.

Allen's Blog: The Problem of the Forgotten Founder

Allen's Blog

The Problem of the Forgotten Founder. Some more thoughts on carefully choosing your co-founders. Often, the “core” founder does some homework and recruits the founding team. As I’ve written in the last two posts, it not infrequently goes wrong because one of the founders doesn’t work out and leaves the company with an equity stake disproportionate to the value he added – to the economic detriment of the remaining founders. Forgotten Founder Situation #1.

Are You Involved or Committed in a Startup?

Taffy Williams

One hopes the employees and founders are committed but sometimes this is not the case. This is only natural, they have to protect their family and they do not get the same incentive as the founders for the company success. All of these important company participants are going to be heavily involved, but none are likely to have the same level of commitment as the founders. As the founder, it is essential you are committed to the company.

Entrepreneurship can live forever

Taffy Williams

Over the years, I have met founders of significant and profitable businesses and a number were repeat founders. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. I can''t wave a magic wand, but I can provide advice and inspiration!

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. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. This swan worked hard but never moved forward!

5 Reasons entrepreneurs never get their big exit

Taffy Williams

In fact, it is more common than one might think that a founder launches into an area with no prior knowledge or training. No founder ever believes their business will fail, yet many do. Business : Founders must learn everything possible about their business.

6 great athlete-entrepreneurs and what they accomplished

crowdSPRING Blog

As a brand unto himself, he not only acted as a spokesman, endorsing numerous other brands, but is also the owner of the NBA Charlotte Bobcats, which he bought for around $175 million in 2010. He is a best-selling author and the founder of Athletes for Hope , a charitable organization.

How Customer Photos Improve Mobile Shopping

Duct Tape Marketing

Kenneth Cole and Charlotte Russe place user-generated content on their mobile sites to enhance the customer shopping experience. Kyle Wong is the CEO & Co-Founder of Pixlee , a SaaS platform that helps brands leverage customer photos to improve marketing.

5 Actions opportunistic entrepreneurs use to build business

Taffy Williams

This type of opportunistic activity shows up in resort areas and the business founders are entrepreneurs capitalizing on their surroundings. Founders find a way to better connect people on-line and create the businesses Facebook and LinkedIn.

Is a Bird in the Hand Worth Two in the Bush?

Taffy Williams

In arecent meeting, I asked company founders if they would take $10MM for theirtechnology and just walk away. In addition, anyresponses would show level of team commitment and possibly founders thoughts oncompany valuation. The founders are firmly behind their technology andbelieve the company can become successful. Most firsttime founders tend to get lost in the value of what they may get in the futureand forget what they can get now.

Activists, clergy, family urge end to killings by police

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE -- “No more shootings,” John Barnett, founder of True Healing Under God, or T.H.U.G. yelled into the microphone

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. Founding entrepreneurs run the gamut in age, but many successful founders have been in their early twenties.

How I Doubled My Sales in One Year

Inc Startups

Michelle Fish, EO Charlotte Founder/CEO, Integra Staffing & Search Make an acquisition. "I Bryan Delaney, EO Charlotte Co-Founder and VP, Skookum Digital Works Further develop existing client relationships. Think it''s impossible to shift into hyper-growth mode?

Repurpose a business or a product to create success

Taffy Williams

The founder started putting the product in cans as an aerosol thinking home uses may be possible. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. This cat is not what it seems to be! Repurposing has a long history in business.

Mergers and acquisitions take thought and planning

Taffy Williams

Starting a company and spending years building a business means the founders put their lives into the business. The finances and valuations must provide the desired exit(s) for all of the founders. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

A Bridge Too Far

Taffy Williams

It is essential that as the leader and founder of your company that you develop parallel efforts and overlay them to ensure a match of all phases leading to the final product. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Are You Building Your Business With a Crock-pot or a Microwave?

Duct Tape Marketing

Dan Kraus is the founder and president of the Leading Results marketing agency and a Master Duct Tape Marketing consultant. Based in Charlotte, NC, Leading Results has worked with Duct Tape Marketing for five years and is a Gold Certified Hubspot partner.

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

Inc Startups

That''s approximate," Travis Kalanick, the co-founder and CEO of Uber told the Wall Street Journal. And for Uber, where employees are spread across 60 cities, it might be mammoth--if not for an innovative hiring strategy the company''s founders and early employees designed from the ground up.

Are You Over Your Capabilities?

Taffy Williams

Suppose the founder or management team cannotexecute properly because of lack of experience or skills. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. I wrote anarticle titled “ The One Word Entrepreneurs Do Not Say.” The word is Can’t just in case you have not read it.

Words Can Kill, Sometimes!

Taffy Williams

Your team lives with the company day-to-day just as the CEO founder does. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Processing information is unique to each individual and team. Many are able to hear words of others and react in a well thought out manner. Others hear the same information and either fixate on one aspect of what was said or immediately react.

Quieting Talking Heads In Open Office

ArcticStartup

Charlotte Irene Soerensen (in the middle) with majority of the team Source: Technoport/Wil Lee-Wright. but as far as we know there is no-one focusing on cancelling the noise at the mouth," co-founder Charlotte Irene Soerensen, told ArcticStartup in an interview.

Always be prepared for the sigma walk

Taffy Williams

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. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

2013 Startup Trends That'll Stick Around in 2014

Inc Startups

We see more than 300 early-stage companies and their corresponding 600-750 founders per year. On top of those direct TSF connections, we have spoken to more than 2,500 participants in the startup ecosystem in Charlotte, N.C.,

A Fast Fashion Revolution -- via Facebook

Inc Startups

Last June, Revolution Growth, a fund started by AOL co-founder Steve Case, invested $20 million in the company, and (of course) aims to make it a multibillion-dollar brand. The COO, Emily Hickey, was a co-founder of the business-networking service Hashable and, earlier, a VP at HotJobs.

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