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. This time I told him I’d run it by my partners and get their feedback. 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.

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. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

[US] Rutgers Partners H360 Capital And NJIT To Attract Tech Companies To Newark

YoungUpstarts

Charlotte, North Carolina-based H360 Capital is focused on companies developing ‘market disrupting’ technologies and, through its “Big Ideas Initiative: B2i” will invest up to US$50,000 in 20 technology start-ups in the Newark area.

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

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices.

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Interpretation Please!

Taffy Williams

Managers with employees often have relationships that seem strange. This assumes the manager is aware of the fact the staff are acting in a manner that suggest problems. Actually, as a manager, it is common to be stuck on what your needs and goals are and miss all the signals emanating from the staff. A poor attitude toward the team evolves over time and can eventually creep into the way you behave with your potential partners.

You Just Made the Sale, Now SHUT UP!

Taffy Williams

This is the case whether the buyer is: · someonepurchasing a retail product, · apossible business transaction like partnering or M&A · providingfinancing in the form of debt or equity · ormost anything else. After tense discussions with both, the company had decided that it wouldrather have the commercial entity as a partner. The dealtook shape and management was ready to close. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

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Startup Blog: Licensing Technologies from Universities ? Tips for.

Taffy Williams

If the university sees spin-out companies as potential sources of research funding, an agreement that the university would be the company’s preferred partner for any SBIR, STTR, or other types of grants could be mutually beneficial.

100 plus articles published in the Examiner

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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.

Win Twice Maybe Even Thrice

Taffy Williams

One of theways to manage expectations of financial benefit is to seek ways to increase thesize of the benefit such that what each party receives is larger. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur partnering Startup negotiatingNegotiatingcan have positive and negative aspects. Discussions often focus on what each party gets and whether they believeit is enough.

Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

Some events can be great for the management and the company. For example, a company has an extremely exciting and valuable technology and finds that potential partners, investors, or consumers clamor for rights or access. They tend to approach management one at a time.

Telling Your Brand Story Through Packaging Design: These 3 Businesses Are Doing It Right

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Lee Fredericksen, Managing Partner at Hinge Marketing explains : A brand promise is an extension of a company’s positioning. You may remember Divine Chocolate and its managing director Sophi Tranchell from 11 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World. Charlotte’s Web.

Telling Your Brand Story Through Packaging Design: These 3 Businesses Are Doing It Right

crowdSPRING Blog

Lee Fredericksen, Managing Partner at Hinge Marketing explains : A brand promise is an extension of a company’s positioning. You may remember Divine Chocolate and its managing director Sophi Tranchell from 11 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World. Charlotte’s Web.

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. Non-employees may be potential business partners or future employees.

Bring something to the party when working with others

Taffy Williams

You want to develop a business relationship with a potential partner, investor, or strategic interest. Coming back to the topic, you must review your objectives and determine what you plan to do for your partner or business associate, not just what you want from the relationship.

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

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?

I Am a What?

Taffy Williams

It became difficult to followthe directions, but he was skilled and a good manager. Giving out too much would not begood management, giving out too little make me look cheap. Bet you can guess how I managed things. You may be the greatest person and care aboutall those you work with, but failing to act that way will cause partners oremployees to eventually desire to work elsewhere. You want your partners and employees toperform with enthusiasm and deliver quality.

It Is Not a Fit

Taffy Williams

Theycome from investors, potential partners, friends, family, and YOU. Your technology, business concept,and/or management are not something that is attractive to an investor. This includes things like eating M&Ms allthe way finding the right business relationship with a partner. Your job is to evaluate as much aspossible the landscape and help show the fit to the investor, partner or otherentity. entrepreneur investor marketing Startup management sales

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Primal egos among professional

Taffy Williams

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

Did Simon and Garfunkel Sing About Your Startup?

Taffy Williams

Startups mayhave several key events that need to be managed simultaneously: 1) find money,2) build a product, 3) find partners, 4) set up overseas operations, and 5)manage a product launch. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur project planning Startup managementSimon and Garfunkel produced a songwith the lyrics starting “Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning last.”

If It Walks and Quacks Like a Duck, IT MUST BE A DUCK!

Taffy Williams

I am certainthat all entrepreneurs will execute confidential agreements with possiblebusiness partners or other entities. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy entrepreneur Startup management intellectual property negotiatingTheagreements usually say confidential information will not be used for businesspurposes other than to evaluate a possible business relationship.

Clash of the Titans

Taffy Williams

Several levels of effects (good & bad) can emerge if you are not careful to manage how your EGO shows up in the business dealings. The “Clash of the Titans” can occur in the company between similar level employees, lower level and management, and between key managers in partnerships or business discussions. You may have heard of longtime partners ending up in court after one leaves the business on bad terms. You may even see a partner become a future competitor.

Sales and Marketing Is Up to the Startup CEO

Taffy Williams

Many times the CEO has helpers like members of the senior management in the company. The selling is required for business deals with partners. Partnering does allow more help from the team as they interact extensively with the potential partner. Over time, every entrepreneur will develop the needed skills to attract and close with investors or partners. Startups need money and/or partners to grow. Most often, the funds come from investors or partners.

Champing At The Bit: Can You Pay Your Workers In Bitcoin?

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Meneghello is a partner with employment law firm Fisher Phillips in Portland, Ore. Adam Bridgers is an associate in Fisher Phillips’ Charlotte, N.C. by Rich Meneghello, Adam Bridgers, and Benjamin Ebbink of Fisher Phillips.

A Diamond in the Rough: Reinventing a Sleepy Mortgage Company

Inc Startups

Doman, a Cleveland mortgage title executive, started kicking the tires of sleepy mortgage processing company called Accurate Group, in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2008. Its two managing partners, Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic, were always looking for diamonds in the rough.

3 Words that can prevent feelings of guilt

Taffy Williams

Investors perceive missing deadlines and completion of stated goals as a failure of management. Business partners may elect to adopt a less interactive posture if they feel you are not meeting their needs rapidly enough. What will your tomorrow look like?

5 Ways to Go Green Without Going Broke

Inc Startups

The installation will also place our core systems on a Wi-Fi enabled management system that will allow us to remotely monitor, schedule and adjust our usage. Also, the majority of our travel for clients or meetings is done on foot, bike or public transport." --John Dillard, President and Partner, Big Sky Associates, Inc. ; EO Charlotte Go paperless. "We Entrepreneurs offer tips on how to make your business environmentally friendly.

Starting Off the Year: Healthcare with a Twist

Taffy Williams

Eachyear that I manage to get an invitation to the JP Morgan Healthcare conference,I GO! Nearly every company my clients wantto partner with are there taking meetings to see what technologies areavailable. Use the meeting toNETWORK, IDENTIFY EMPLOYEES, FIND MONEY AND MEET POTENTIAL PARTNERS. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. It shouldnot be a surprise to you to learn that I work heavily in the healthcarespace.

Preparing Your Company for a Big Sale

Inc Startups

Taking the next step requires putting new systems in place and, often, additional management. Real estate is always changing hands, and you don’t have to own or invest in it" to profit from it, Jeff Kadlic, a managing partner and founder of Evolution says.

Do You Have A Closed Mind or Are You Really Interested?

Taffy Williams

In addition to full time staff, there areadvisors, consultants, and partners that are working hard to make the companysuccessful. It is hardto assist managers that have a fixed mind on what is desired and how to getthere. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Being anentrepreneur requires changing direction and activities regularly with the solepurpose of making things work.

You Cannot Fix STUPID

Taffy Williams

Starting new business has enough risk without adding the risks of managing a team developing a product of which you do not understand. In time, the CEO will be better able to manage the company. 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.

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What Kind of Person Are You?

Taffy Williams

The company scheduled a first meeting and management considered it as aninformal discussion. It maybe informal, but this is the first time the management will see the VC. 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.

Inside the Sale of an Inc. 5000 Company

Inc Startups

The servers belonged to the Accurate Group, a mortgage-servicing firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sitting on the network was Accurate''s most valuable asset, a powerful suite of mortgage-servicing software capable of managing thousands upon thousands of real estate transactions.

Startup Blog: I Did What?

Taffy Williams

So it is not too uncommon to get rather defensive when asked questions by potential investors and partners. On the other hand, maybe you are in a partnering meeting. Why not, you have a lot at stake and want to show your stuff and have them be your partner.

Startup Blog: Where is Your Market? Adjust Your Pitch to Fit.

Taffy Williams

You are selling to them just as you would to an end product user, but you are selling them on the concept of your business and your management team. · Partners : These are the companies that you may decide to work with, license to, sell the company to, or other activities.

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

Taffy Williams

This is a great idea, but has possible resource problems if not managed well. Small and large companies can easily get caught in a trap of having many more projects than their resources allow to be managed efficiently or well. Finally, do not forget your partners.

How I Built a Sushi Empire

Inc Startups

One that caught our eye was Charlotte, North Carolina-based Hissho Sushi. Yet, over the last decade and amid a struggling economy, Maung has built his business into a vibrant food service distribution company that currently manages over 400 sushi bars in high-end grocery stores, cafes, hospitals and universities throughout the United States. Our success came because we built relationships with one partner at a time and we stand behind our product."

Startup Blog: Prioritize!

Taffy Williams

Developing timelines is critical and putting all the steps/events on the timeline is required if you want to manage the program and get to the proper endpoint in a timely manner. The ability to set priorities is not always easy or desired by the manager.

Startup Blog: Stuck? Mix it up a bit!

Taffy Williams

Change the Pitch : Convincing people to invest, partner, or buy a product usually involves telling them a story and pressing for closure. Collecting more solid information to add to the story like new sales statistics, latest data, addition of key management, may help.

Startup Blog: Yep, You and Your Startup Are Topics in the Rumor Mill

Taffy Williams

In addition, some will contact companies they are already invested in and suggest the company start collecting info on you and your business since you may be a competitor or a possible partner. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.