The Latest Product Management Mentors

The Product Guy

As a result, all participants have fully embraced the sharing as much of their product management knowledge with everyone who has yet to make it into the program. Learn what to look out for as a product manager working on a digital health application and set yourself up for success. @

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. 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. When the opportunity to invest in one of the fastest growing, and most significant tech companies in Charlotte appeared, we couldn’t resist.

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Freaking Out is Not a Management Style

Taffy Williams

In short, “ Freaking out is not a management style.” The more help you can find the better you will be able to manage the problem. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy entrepreneur Startup management leadershipCertainty defines the likelihood something major will occur in the life of your startup. How the issues are handled will define you in your role as the CEO of the company.

Managing risk is critical to success

Taffy Williams

Risk management includes your distance from the alligators. Managing the risk would be up to the investor risk tolerance and risk management style. One method of managing risk is extensive diligence on all aspects of the business and the people.

The Secret to More Effective Meetings? Manage Emotions

Inc Startups

Linda Shanock, a professor of organization science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and her team recently looked into the cost of all the teeth gritting, insincere laughter, and careful phrasing that goes into keeping the peace during many meetings.

City of Charlotte will not extend city manager's contract

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — The city of Charlotte has announced that City Manager Ron Carlee will be stepping down from his position

Student manager for Charlotte basketball team dies in crash

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Authorities in Virginia say a student manager for the Charlotte men's basketball team has been killed in a traffic accident TASLEY, Va.

Student manager for Charlotte basketball team dies in crash

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a student manager for the Charlotte men's basketball team has been killed in a traffic accident TASLEY, Va. (AP)

Working hard is not enough

Taffy Williams

Continued observation by others in the company or by the manager of a non-productive employee eventually create a reduced energy work environment. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. This swan worked hard but never moved forward!

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. Crisis Management entrepreneur leadership Serenity Prayer

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Top 10 articles for 2012 from the Startup Blog

Taffy Williams

Freaking Out is Not a Management Style 6. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur Startup management leadership small businessStartup Blog has been on line for about 2 years now.

Panthers rehire Hurney as interim general manager

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — The Panthers have turned to a familiar face to run their front office and bring some stability to the organization

4 OOPS factors to avoid

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur problems execution Startup management small business Avoiding problems are much easier than correcting them! ??? Bad things happen to good people for many reasons.

6 Ways To Improve The Checkout Experience

YoungUpstarts

com, Charlotte Russe, Petco and Forever 21. Professionalisms business process management e-commerce Haresh Kumar online shopping process management shopping cartBy Haresh Kumar VP of Marketing, Moovweb. Retailers are losing $18 billion annually due to shopping cart abandonment.

Ex-banking manager pleads guilty to embezzlement

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A former manager at a North Carolina bank has admitted in federal court to stealing nearly $217,000 from his employer

Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

Some events can be great for the management and the company. In these situations, management must identify changes that will bolster public opinion and confidence. People smell blood in the water and come after management and assets.

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3 Main startup traits attract money and talent

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur advisors mentors employee Startup management leadership director financingEveryone has their own set of biases and requirements when it comes to evaluating business opportunities.

Your reputation precedes you

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur Startup management leadership Want to come work with me? Entrepreneurs work hard to create businesses and make money in the process.

Let your light shine on others

Taffy Williams

Working on the job you may have had bosses that believed in your ability to manage and worked with you to sharpen those skills. They may have taught you how to analyze data or to manage major personnel problems. entrepreneur sharing mentors Startup management leadership

5 Actions may enhance customer diversity or allow you to recover from a loss

Taffy Williams

The loss is not a trivial issue to manage or predict. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. customer strategy entrepreneur acquisition Startup management small business sales Merger marketsWhat plans do you have before they are GONE?

Bring something to the party when working with others

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy entrepreneur Startup meetings management negotiatingWe certainly hope to get something good out of this!

Teflon Man as a nickname is not a complement

Taffy Williams

People use a wide range of styles of managing their businesses. Good managers have learned that “ Fixing the problem, not the blame ” works well and makes everyone happier. Then there are those managers that have not learned that “ Freaking out is not a management style.”

Repurpose a business or a product to create success

Taffy Williams

The management was changed and new people recruited. You need creativity and management skills to carry out the activity and be successful. The management skills allow you to bring all the pieces together and direct them toward a target of success.

College Football Playoff panel visit Charlotte

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Members of the College Football Playoff management group have visited Charlotte, which hopes to host the national championship game in 2019 or 2020

Remember the square and round pegs must match the correct holes

Taffy Williams

Some entrepreneurs have prior experience recruiting and managing personnel, while others have NONE. Recruiting and managing personnel is more than picking the best and brightest. Your lack the ability to place them in the correct job or your management style is bad for that employee.

5 Reasons real leaders must listen and understand

Taffy Williams

The funny thing is that many managers have a way of tuning out without turning off the volume. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur Startup management leadership team

Now You See it, Now you Do Not!

Taffy Williams

At least in an orderly shutdown, you have achance to manage creditors, staff, and operations to protect as many aspossible and as much of the assets as possible. The followingis a short list of reasons for demise: 1) Product failures, 2) Commercialfailures, 3) Development failures, 4) Management failures, 5) Financialfailures, and 6) other. Experiencedexecutives can sometimes manage these events and turn a business around. This person is a great manager.

Your best customers sometimes kill your company

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. customer entrepreneur diversity Startup management leadership small business marketsSorry I must say "Good Bye and I Am Leaving "!

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

Taffy Williams

The complaints to management take time to resolve and finding ways to encourage the employee to do a proper amount of work during the day will eat up your energy and time. Documenting the poor effort and managing the employee becomes a task that makes you feel like giving up as a manager.

Founders behaving badly negatively affect the business

Taffy Williams

How about management that decided to save money and not use proper accounting people or methods? Cash management issues : Spend wisely. Failed management : The management team is critical. This causes significant problems if not carefully managed.

Selling and closing are essential to the success of business

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur Selling and closing marketing Startup management small business salesMoney: You got it and we want it!

First to market with CRAP detracts and loses business

Taffy Williams

Managing for rapid development and launch is important, but not at the expense of losing the product acceptance by your customers. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

5 Good Recent Posts on Planning and Managing

Up and Running

Writing a Business Plan: 5 Things You Need to Know Charlotte Jensen interviewed me for this post and I think she did a great job. Tags: Recommendations blogging AOLSMallBiz Charlotte Jensen Entrepreneur.com seth godin I’m hoping to be able to do this more often in the future. I tend to put blog posts I like on twitter, but I’m trying to keep track of them better, so I can also share them with readers of this blog.

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.

Are You Looking for Things the Correct Way?

Taffy Williams

Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur project planning organization skills Startup management networkingEntrepreneurswant money, intellectual property, staff, space, business intelligence and muchmore. Oddly enough, entrepreneursusually start by asking for the MONEY even if they have not done the backgroundwork to get it. Nothing is easy aboutyour startup, if it was everyone would do it.

Things are not always as they seem

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur Startup planning management leadership small businessNew Mexico has some amazing areas with scenic views.

Panthers promote Beane to assistant general manager

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Carolina Panthers have promoted Brandon Beane to assistant general manager

Primal egos among professional

Taffy Williams

Maybe you have learned to manage these superior individuals, but your team has not. 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.

Avoiding sticker shock from service providers

Taffy Williams

Managing many times includes managing expectations. In the case of expenses, your expectations need the management. Knowing where you are in expenditures is your only tool to knowing when to manage the workflow and alter accruals or payment methods. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur Startup management agreements budget financing

Miley Cyrus cancels Charlotte show

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Miley Cyrus managed to shock Charlotte fans on Monday night without even setting foot on stage: Barely half an hour before the pop star’s scheduled concert at Time Warner Cable Arena, she abruptly can