Adams to host small business symposium at Charlotte school

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Alma Adams is marking National Small Business Week by hosting a symposium in Charlotte designed to link constituents with owners and resources AP) — Rep.

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Improve Their Agility In The New Year

YoungUpstarts

by Taffy Williams, author of “ Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed “ The New Year brings new events that may positively or negatively affect your business. Professionalisms business agility business planning Taffy Williams

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Small Business at the DNC: Where Was the Love?

Inc Startups

Entrepreneurship had a much quieter role in Charlotte, N.C., After an "up with entrepreneurs" week at the Republican National Convention, small business owners watching the Democratic version this week could be forgiven for feeling a little unloved.

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What Could the Republican National Convention Mean for Tampa Small Business?

Inc Startups

The event's backers tout the economic opportunity they say it will mean for small businesses. What impact do events like this really have on local business owners? Democrats will hold their convention in Charlotte in early September.

Business Plan: 5 Things You Need to Know

Up and Running

I’m quoted a lot in Writing a Business Plan: 5 Things You Need to Know by Charlotte Jenses on the AOL Small Business site this morning. Business planning should be ongoing. Charlotte Jensen did an excellent summary, and it’s a valuable piece.

4 OOPS factors to avoid

Taffy Williams

Development of a business takes lots of time, money, and energy. Developing a great reputation is important to the success of the business. There are those that bring complexity to your company and those that enhance and improve the business. Run the business to succeed.

Top 10 articles for 2012 from the Startup Blog

Taffy Williams

There is no one central theme because running a business requires many skills. Indecision can kill your business 5. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. entrepreneur Startup management leadership small business

5 Actions opportunistic entrepreneurs use to build business

Taffy Williams

Would you have thought riding a bike 26 miles from here was a business opportunity? Your surroundings offer many different opportunities for new business. Opportunity often shows up in unexpected ways and once recognized related businesses locate in the near the area.

Selling and closing are essential to the success of business

Taffy Williams

If this concept is foreign or uncomfortable to you, consider retiring rather than starting a company or small business. There is an absolute requirement for money to start, build, run or even close a business. Money: You got it and we want it!

Your best customers sometimes kill your company

Taffy Williams

There are many reasons to adopt this philosophy in your business and this includes your customer base. One day the Fortune 100 company decided to spin-off a part of the business into a new company and completely restructure. Sorry I must say "Good Bye and I Am Leaving "!

Things are not always as they seem

Taffy Williams

Making assumptions in your business is going to happen. Missing information may affect your business in severe ways. You spent a lot of energy raising the capital to move forward with your business and you owe those investors the best deliverables and use of the proceeds.

6 Environmental factors that may affect your business

Taffy Williams

In a sense, the plant needs the right environment and care just like your business has specific needs to survive. Many factors can affect the survival and growth of your business; e.g., local competition, talent pool, travel convenience, traffic, proximity to suppliers, and regional support.

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

Taffy Williams

Plan – Consider the alternatives of customers that your business may appeal to. One way to diversify is to assign or hire a business development or sales person to seek other clients in different sectors. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

6 great athlete-entrepreneurs and what they accomplished

crowdSPRING Blog

With their relatively short professional life-spans, many athletes go on to successful second-act business careers after their retirement from sports. Related posts: 5 great viral marketing campaigns (and what small businesses can learn from them!).

Startup Blog Insights with Taffy Williams - How to Make Ideas Into a Viable Business

Taffy Williams

Reference Article: 3 Factors turn a great idea into a valuable business Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed. Agile business development entrepreneur Startup Think Agile

Startup Blog discussion on Leadership and Team Building - Insights with Taffy Williams

Taffy Williams

He writes for the Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business and is found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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Business owners approach state tax overhaul with uncertainty

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Like many Charlotte-area small business owners, Doug Jones doesn’t know how to digest the N.C. General Assembly’s recent tax policy overhaul

Insights on Your First Action Is Not Raising Capital

Taffy Williams

He writes for the Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business and is also found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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Startup Blog Insights - 4 Ways agile entrepreneurs use to optimize time

Taffy Williams

He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business.

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Insights - 5 Fails Entrepreneurs May Regret

Taffy Williams

He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business.

Outtake3 - Funding - What It Takes for Me to Invest in You

Taffy Williams

He writes for the Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business and is also found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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Outtake2 - Funding - It is the ROI not the Technology

Taffy Williams

He writes for the Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business and is also found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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Outtake - Funding - Don't Cold Call on Twitter

Taffy Williams

He writes for the Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business and is also found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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Startup Blog Insights - Thinking Agile is Important to Your Business

Taffy Williams

He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business. Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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

Taffy Williams

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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The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Start a Business in for 2016

Up and Running

While we may think of a major hub like Silicon Valley as a prime example of an entrepreneurial city, the reality is that these epicenters of growth may not always offer the most supportive climate for new businesses. Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Small Business Assistance.

Startup Blog Insights - Agile Contingency Planning and Agile Success

Taffy Williams

He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business. Referenced Articles: Agile thinking requires forward contingency planning Agile success generates great feelings Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group. More on the agile concepts may be found in soon to be released book: Think Agile. contingency entrepreneur Startup Think Agile

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Software firm tops in venture capital

EIN News

University of Charlotte, called the role of venture capitalists crucial in the growth of small businesses company, buoyed by a second round of venture capital funding, is poised to grow. Adaptivity Inc., SouthPark area, has 30 employees in the United States and 13 contractors in India. "We We believe.

Why Banks Still Aren't Lending to You

Inc Startups

So why aren't small businesses getting loans? It's official: Banks are lending to businesses again in a big way--unless you're a small business. Meanwhile, small business lending continues to plod along: Loans with initial balances under $1 million increased just 0.4

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.

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

Brandanew

As a Startup, small business or a niche brand, there’s definite merit in reading further, I say. 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!

24 Articles and interviews you may have missed

Taffy Williams

Young Upstarts : 5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Improve Their Agility In The New Year 2. All Business experts: 6 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Increase Agile Thinking 7. Small Business Forum web.com: 3 Books Small Business Owners Should Read by Carmine Gallo 13. Las Vegas Business Press : Books offer tips on blind spots, handling pressure by Jim Pawlak Mentions in articles 14. Charlotte Observer: Do you have the ability to “Think Agile? ”

Insights with Taffy Williams interview 3 by Nerd Stalker

Taffy Williams

Viloria , discussions centered around two articles: 5 Ideas that may facilitate creating a startup business & 3 Levels of influence can change the world. Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. In this interview with Nerd Stalker''s, Greg C. More background is provided to help you achieve a better understanding of key points described in these two articles.

Negotiating tips summary and links

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. There is not magic wand in negotiating, only hard work!

5 Patterns agile leaders must monitor

Taffy Williams

Small businesses are the back bone to our nation’s economy. But old-school business models are no longer cutting it when small businesses face unexpected changes. They can also be local and specific to their individual business.

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Second interview of Taffy Williams by Greg Viloria of the Nerd Stalker

Taffy Williams

In a second interview by Greg Viloria, the Taffy Williams provided "slant" on startups, leadership and business creation: Nerd Stalker ( @nerdstalker ) calls the segment Startup Blog Insights. Learning to modify the plans as the business progresses is equally important.

Business Booms for Entrepreneurs at DNC

Inc Startups

For small business owners vending outside the Charlotte Convention Center, there are big paydays--and bigger opportunities. The person profiting most from the Democratic National Convention might not be President Obama--or anyone actually affiliated with the Democratic Party.

15 Entrepreneurs Share What Makes Their Business Unique

Hearpreneur

Share In the current generation of business being unique is a top priority to getting noticed. Each day some new story comes out about some creative marketing plan that takes the cake and drives huge traffic to a business. What makes our business unique is that we answer the phone.

Photo tour of the life of an entrepreneur

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Every entrepreneur has dreams of great and wonderful things. This is normal and expected. They are highly motivated and dedicated to their technology and can find no flaws at all.

Lessons learned by local entrepreneurs

Taffy Williams

For some, small communities are more beautiful Big Council hosted a technology conference for entrepreneurs yesterday in Charlotte NC. Unlike Boston or Silicon Valley, the Charlotte NC area has fewer companies and less VC groups with local funding.