Know the competition and key decision maker before your next pitch

Taffy Williams

Planning a business and developing a sales pitch for customers, partners, or investors is part of the startup effort. Company : “How can we partner to advance the technology?” Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

100 plus articles published in the Examiner

Taffy Williams

entrepreneur Startup management review leadership team negotiating 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.

Putting Lipstick On The PIG

Taffy Williams

Thisincludes the technology, staff, leadership, products and structures. Adding new data and company enhancements greatly improves the pitch forfunding, sale, or partnering. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy entrepreneur partnering investor StartupYou may haveheard someone say “ Let’s Put Lipstick onthe Pig ”, or maybe they use language like “ Perfuming the Pig.”

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Develop better filters and your sales efforts will improve

Taffy Williams

Your ability to identify the factors that may influence the intended customer, investor, or prospective partner may help you tailor the pitch to that individual or group. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Go away!

Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

For example, a company has an extremely exciting and valuable technology and finds that potential partners, investors, or consumers clamor for rights or access. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

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

Your gut does not always lead you to the best decisions

Taffy Williams

They review by computer the lead firm and the lead partner making investments. If you come to them with such information, this firm will invest based on the statistics of success of that partner and firm! Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

I AM GOING TO CRUSH YOU

Jeff Hilimire

We’d been “in business” since late 1998 but we were still kids, having started Spunlogic from our dorm room at UNC-Charlotte. Their CEO reached out to me one day and asked if my two partners and I wanted to go and get a steak lunch, on him. Entrepreneurship Leadership It was early 2001 and we were a five person web design company.

Questions for assessing risks and rewards

Taffy Williams

This step may help in many situations like testing a new service provider or manufacturing partner. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur decisions Startup management mistakes leadershipDoes the reward outweigh the risk?

You Cannot Fix STUPID

Taffy Williams

The CEO can focus on investors, finances, raising capital, PR, IR, partnering, legal, contractual matters, and general oversight. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy entrepreneur Startup leadership aAs an entrepreneur starting a company, you have a serious obligation to know or at least learn the business.

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Words Can Kill, Sometimes!

Taffy Williams

Similarly, prospective investors and partners fall in that category as well. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy entrepreneur Startup leadershipProcessing 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.

What Kind of Person Are You?

Taffy Williams

Whenhaving partnering meetings, the same thing applies. Always have your prospective partners leavewanting to interact with you, not wondering what value you bring to thetable. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur investor Startup meetings leadership networkingStarting acompany is tough enough without having your personality get in the way. Interactions and first impressions areessential. “

Primal egos among professional

Taffy Williams

The team must feel comfortable contributing as equal partners. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. ?. strategy entrepreneur Startup management leadership teamListen to me. I am bigger and better than you! ? Everyone has an ego, but some people have a much stronger sense of self-worth than others do. The number of self-defined experts increases every day.

Unintended Consequences

Taffy Williams

One day a director of thesuing company gets a call from a possible partner. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur Startup planning leadership negotiatingOne day someone will tell you to watch out for the law of “ UnintendedConsequences.” You willcertainly run into this law as you perform your entrepreneurialactivities. I mentioned a few examplesin the last article titled “ If It Ain’tBroke, Don’t Fix It.”

Episode 112: Profitable Relationships with Dave Kerpen

Mike Michalowicz

CEO and Founder of Likeable Local, Dave Kerpen is the father of 2 beautiful girls, husband to an amazing business partner, and friend to many. Dave is a Venture Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners an early-stage venture firm, which is leveraging Gen Y to support Gen Y. Dave has since followed up Likeable Social Media with 2 more books, Likeable Business & Likeable Leadership and is currently working on a 4th now, The Art of People. Corporate Partners .

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

Taffy Williams

You may want to seek partners for the technologies that are not selected. These product opportunities could allow for the company to find a partner that will bring money to the program and facilitate getting a lower ranked pipeline product to market.

My Journey as a Diverse Member of a Junior League

Austin Startup

Audrey Ring and Terri enjoying dinner during the December AJLI Board Meeting in Charlotte. “It’s It’s rare that I see people like me- that’s to say, black men and women- in leadership positions, and when I do, it’s exhilarating.

Top 100 Mompreneur Bloggers to Follow in 2013

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Charlotte Siems. 12 kids and 25 years of being out of shape, Charlotte Siem needed a change in her life. Monaica Ledell has a background in psychology, leadership, planning, and is even a published author.

The Untold Story of Larry Page's Incredible Comeback

Inc Startups

The project managers Page had intended to fire that day were instead brought into Google''s growing operations organization, under the leadership of Urs Hözle. He was a partner to Page, if, ultimately, a junior one.