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The Latest Product Management Mentors

The Product Guy

We are very excited to announce The Product Mentor Session 6 has just launched! The Product Mentor is a very exclusive program to be chosen for.

Repurpose a business or a product to create success

Taffy Williams

In the drug industry, patents expire allowing the products to become generic. Name recognition is very important to products.

Startup Blog: Startup Basics Recap from Interview

Taffy Williams

In addition, a strong network will help in being introduced to funds line the IMAF-fund in Charlotte, NC and this is the case for many Venture funds.

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

Taffy Williams

Your company may face many problems beyond the employees; manufacturing problems, new product inventions, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.

5 Ways to avoid involvement with a technology in search of a use

Taffy Williams

Taking something from an idea to a final product with financial value is what business is about. The same is true with product development.

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


Van Gogh Museum Team : We do not produce digital products ourselves, but in close cooperation with our external partners.

A Sprinkling of Unvalidated Vision May Pay Long Term Dividends

Launching Tech Ventures

Use these test results to pivot the product systematically to nestle it snugly into the chosen market niche, ensuring maximum engagement 4.

2 Considerations for agile succession planning

Taffy Williams

Suppose you lost your lead person for product development and all the corporate knowledge for this function was with a single person.

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Working hard is not enough

Taffy Williams

The process requires motivated scientists with specific ideas to produce products rather than simple research results.

100 plus articles published in the Examiner

Taffy Williams

The following articles are published in the and cover issues of startups and entrepreneurship. The list covers all articles published as of April 10, 2013. link] Are You an Entrepreneur? entrepreneur Startup management review leadership team negotiating

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. She is obsessed with helping writers earn more from their work.

5 Ideas that may facilitate creating a startup business

Taffy Williams

The key to creating a successful business is to find a niche product or service and evaluate the market. Every company was created by someone.

NC-based Belk appears to drop Ivanka Trump brand from website

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

It appears that Charlotte-based Belk is the latest retailer to drop Ivanka Trump’s product lines from its website

5 Patterns agile leaders must monitor

Taffy Williams

Identifying future shifts may suggest a test of new products more appealing to emerging market. Guess we should have checked before coming!

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15 Entrepreneurs Share What Makes Their Business Unique


My business is very unique, you will not find practically anything like this in US: I am arm knitting all my products with giant Merino wool.

Agile thinking helps entrepreneurs achieve success

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Choose your path wisely! Then what do you do?

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Entrepreneurship can live forever

Taffy Williams

After a layoff, the budding entrepreneur realized that developing a product was something to consider. E mail questions to

What Are You Talking About?

Taffy Williams

I have been in a number of pitch meetingswhere a scientist will talk for 30 minutes and my first question is, “ What is your product?” The scientist spent so much time describingall the science, the product definition was missing. Define your product up front. You heard them, but the presentation was not clear to you!

Agile and non-agile entrepreneurs must communicate clearly

Taffy Williams

The same is true in marketing products or services. It is impossible to know what is being communicated in these! The individual (a Ph.D.)

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Entrepreneurs are Different from the Crowd

Taffy Williams

They see the end of the potential rewards of developing a new company with novel and exciting products. Most do it with honor and dignity.

Selling and closing are essential to the success of business

Taffy Williams

The item must appeal to the individual enough that they are willing to hand over their hard-earned money to pay the full value of the product.

3 Main startup traits attract money and talent

Taffy Williams

I must see plans toward monetizing the technology and converting products into a sustainable business. email questions to

How I Doubled My Sales in One Year

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Michelle Fish, EO Charlotte Founder/CEO, Integra Staffing & Search Make an acquisition. "I Nonsense. Could you double your sales this year?

A Corporate Spy Shop

Taffy Williams

You need this info to show any investor you are in command of the space and your products can be competitive.

I do not trust you is bad feedback

Taffy Williams

Showing one’s skill set and pointing to the how situations will be improved is a promotion demonstrating the benefits of the product or candidate.

Business Modeling is Process, not an Event

The Entrepreneurial Mind

How do I get information to them, and how do they want to get the product? Businesses expanding into new products or new markets should also give careful consideration to the business model. When we expanded our health-care business from Raleigh into Charlotte, N.C., Who is my target market?

How to Get the Boss to Buy Into Your IT Solutions


Tom helps geeks communicate clearly, delegate effectively, manage conflict productively and plan well. Consider this scenario. You’re smart.

Great ideas live or die based on your planning and execution

Taffy Williams

Production is another topic requiring great consideration; where products are made and who makes them, translates to manufacturing costs and quality.

Your best customers sometimes kill your company

Taffy Williams

In the early 2000s, a pharmaceutical company on the west coast was developing a product for treating patients exposed to radiation.

Be known for reliability and honesty

Taffy Williams

Sales representatives often attempt to make the product look more attractive by embellishing the stated benefits. What does that mean anyway?

How Customer Photos Improve Mobile Shopping

Duct Tape Marketing

Customer photos are incredibly engaging and offer strong social proof of brands and products. behind desktop. conversion on desktop).

The Secret to More Effective Meetings? Manage Emotions

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

One of the most exhausting things about work isn’t the work itself. Again this is linked to the harmful effects of surface acting.

Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

Consumers will flock to the stores to purchase the product and the company books huge increases in the sales and earnings.

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Entrepreneurs are like artists

Taffy Williams

Entrepreneurs have an idea for a product that should be important to the targeted consumer group. The artist sees the painting taking shape.

Now You See it, Now you Do Not!

Taffy Williams

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. In thebiotechnology space, clinical trials are required to demonstrate effectivenessof a product and gain FDA approval. This person is a great manager.

5 Reasons real leaders must listen and understand

Taffy Williams

Error creation : Missing major flaws or errors in design of programs or products can be deadly. The smile on his face said it all!

5 Reasons entrepreneurs never get their big exit

Taffy Williams

The ability to learn how a business is developed and products sold can be valuable. Try to avoid going down the wrong roads!

6 great athlete-entrepreneurs and what they accomplished

crowdSPRING Blog

We all have a great deal to learn as entrepreneurs and we look in many directions for inspiration. or “level playing field?&# Michael Jordan.

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A Bridge Too Far

Taffy Williams

Failure to match the data to the claims will result in an inability to market the product in an appropriate manner.

5 Ways to leave people with the WRONG impression

Taffy Williams

It is a real turn off for some people when they have to ask the presenter what the product is and how it works after the talk is over.