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.

My first business partner, Raj Choudhury

Jeff Hilimire

I met Raj in college at UNC-Charlotte in 1996. I can ensure you that he had more fun in his one semester at UNC-Charlotte than I did during my entire time. To say its been a strange few weeks for me would be an understatement. Excellent, exciting, invigorating…but yeah, strange.

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

Taffy Williams

Reference Articles: Investors and partners may not think agile CEOs walk a fine line when using a positive spin Taffy Williams is on Twitter by @twilli2861. Check out the group Startup Group on Linkedin or his articles in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

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Mega medical system proposed: Carolinas HealthCare of Charlotte, UNC Health Care of Chapel Hill

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Carolinas HealthCare System, the Charlotte region’s dominant hospital chain, will partner with UNC Health Care of Chapel Hill to form a medical giant — one that leaders of the two systems predict will expand access to care, improve quality and

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.

McIlroy, Fowler dodge ball with earplug thrown by spectator

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — As if battling a rain-soaked course and gusting winds weren't difficult enough, playing partners Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler also had to dodge a golf ball with an earplug att

Interpretation Please!

Taffy Williams

A poor attitude toward the team evolves over time and can eventually creep into the way you behave with your potential partners. Approaching partners with a “hand full of give me” and offering nothing in return does not lead to a great relationship. You need your business partners just as you need your team. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. personnel entrepreneur Startup partner management

Selling Your Soul, It May Be OK

Taffy Williams

I was asked to comment on a Quora question relating to partnering with a large company. Non-compete on products other than the one partnered are not forced on you. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur partnering infrastructure StartupThe question related to the fact that a single large company wanted to become the sole source sales and marketer of a product of a small company.

It Takes Longer and Costs More

Taffy Williams

Now you are preparing to present the business strategy to raise capital or find a partner for the technology. Likewise, negotiating with potential partners goes better when there is adequate cash on hand. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy entrepreneur partnering Startup budget financingYou are planning the development of your technology and your budgets.

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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. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur partnering Startup sales negotiating

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Presentation Dynamics

Taffy Williams

Companies are always meeting with multiplepotential new partners. Your pitch to capture partners or financing may take multiple attemptswith substantial business progress over time to attract interest. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. strategy pitch entrepreneur partnering investor presentation financingDuring yourtenure as the CEO, you will give presentations extensively.

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.

Got a Great Pitch, GET IN LINE

Taffy Williams

They are always refining the story in aneffort to improve it and gain investments or partners. ALL of the prospective investors,business partners, contractors, sales people, and service providers have theirown pitch. Yourprospective partners or service providers want your business. The companies, partners, or investors mayalso be terrific (or not). The need forknowing and trusting your possible partners also goes for trust in your investors.

Win Twice Maybe Even Thrice

Taffy Williams

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. When parties are too farapart, the discussions stall and people believe they are so disadvantaged thatthey want to walk away, or worse, they decide to take negative actions thatharm both parties.

Did You Forget Something?

Taffy Williams

Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. pitch entrepreneur partnering Startup financing networkingWhy is it thatsmart people sometimes forget to do smart things? I am always amazed at how stories from othersmatch my experiences and confirm failures of people trying to make contact. Negotiations, networking, searching for jobs,seeking funding, and many other activities are common events.

Putting Lipstick On The PIG

Taffy Williams

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.” The phraseconveys trying to sell or promote something that may be less than popular bymaking it look more attractive.

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HUD awards $24M to help public housing residents boost pay

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Department of Housing and Urban Development says it is investing more than $24 million over four years to nine public housing authorities and their partners to help res AP) — The U.S.

What You Can Learn About Digital Storytelling From The Van Gogh Museum

Brandanew

I’m grateful to the team, specially, Charlotte Bosman and Edith Schreurs who took time out for answering some of the questions we shared with them! Or does the museum work with external partners to implement these techniques?

100 plus articles published in the Examiner

Taffy Williams

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.

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 is proud of my Likeable business accomplishments but prouder of Charlotte and Kate, my two daughters. Corporate Partners . Also Available On. Show Summary.

Depression and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

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’m really proud of the work that Amy and I did on that book – I think it is the best book I’ve been involved in writing ( Venture Deals , which I wrote with Jason Mendelson, is a close second) and I’m hopeful that it has a lot of impact and value for entrepreneurs and their partners.

Agile success generates great feelings

Taffy Williams

Finding partners and getting deals completed can be a huge energy consuming effort. They may come around or not, yet you must press on and keep trying to find the best partner for you. He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business.

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Sales and Marketing Is Up to the Startup CEO

Taffy Williams

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.

A Corporate Spy Shop

Taffy Williams

Investors & Potential Partners : If you are on the road raising capital, investors or potential partners may have reviewed companies that compete in your space. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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 Words that can prevent feelings of guilt

Taffy Williams

Business partners may elect to adopt a less interactive posture if they feel you are not meeting their needs rapidly enough. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. What will your tomorrow look like?

5 Ways to Go Green Without Going Broke

Inc Startups

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 As a hauling business, we have partnered up with Goodwill and other nonprofits to help donate or recycle as much as possible. Entrepreneurs offer tips on how to make your business environmentally friendly. Environmental sustainability is a crucial topic, central to many industries.

A Google Docs interview with Richard Simms, co-founder of Tech Talent South

Jeff Hilimire

Right now, we run programs here in Atlanta (where we started the company) as well as in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Asheville, NC. I was doing an early-stage startup in Chicago and Betsy was running a physical product development company in Charlotte that she’d recently sold.

Good leaders understand that questions often appear as an inquisition

Taffy Williams

Teams or potential business partners may be on the receiving end of the questions. This occurs between family members, team members at work, prospective partners, and most anyone. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

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.

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.

Starting Off the Year: Healthcare with a Twist

Taffy Williams

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. I assist several types ofbusinesses.

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!

Are You Drinking Your Own Cool Aide

Taffy Williams

One of theactivities of any entrepreneur is to make investor and partnering pitches. Maybe you will find the answer that will take an investor or partner toa YES. Other articles can befound in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Quite often these are learning events as wellas sales activities. Your listeners willoften provide feedback and criticism which in turn is used to modify and improvethe presentation for the next group.

Clash of the Titans

Taffy Williams

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. On the other hand, a meshing of the personalities can result in an accelerated business transaction that results in two people becoming lifelong friends and business partners. This is the most difficult when your EGO is involved, but your primary responsibility is to your shareholders, employees, and partners etc.

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.

It Is Not a Fit

Taffy Williams

Theycome from investors, potential partners, friends, family, and YOU. 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. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. What did that investor mean “ it is not a fit ?”

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Dialing for Dollars

Taffy Williams

The funds come from a wide range of sourceslike VCs, Funds, Super Angels, Partners, and other business relationships. One greatway to get non-dilutive financing is by partnering a product you may not wishto develop or sell yourself. Reaching out tothem requires having a sales pitch that is product specific and demonstratesthe value of the product in general and to the possible partner. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

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. 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. Thismeans trying to keep an open mind about how to get tasks accomplished.