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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Kevin Durant Could Teach Businesses a Thing or Two

crowdSPRING Blog

That said, the Durant drama holds a few valuable lessons for businesses looking to up their game. Charlotte wasn’t big enough for Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson. This new trend is good business for the NBA.

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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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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

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!

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.

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 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

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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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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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.

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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Startup Blog: Startup Basics Recap from Interview

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. 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.

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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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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Insights - 5 Fails Entrepreneurs May Regret

Taffy Williams

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

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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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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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.

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.

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

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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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? ”

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!

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!

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.

2 Considerations for agile succession planning

Taffy Williams

Succession planning is a critical part of building to maintaining a successful business. Now the business can be paying more than $300,000 in the first year. The costs can easily be a significant drain on the resources for any small company.

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Agile success generates great feelings

Taffy Williams

The process can be arduous and create lots of stress, but it is an essential part of developing a business. You create marketing materials and send notes to businesses that seem to be a fit. Yes, it is a bit like THIS! Highs and lows are part of being an entrepreneur.

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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.

Agile thinking helps entrepreneurs achieve success

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Choose your path wisely! It is easy to stay locked in to a rigid way of thinking and in performance of activities.

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7 short hints for startups and entrepreneurs

Taffy Williams

Business can be like being a dog in a dog sled race! Take charge of your business and ensure your view changes and the business grows. ? They assist you in building your business by providing advice and looking over your shoulder.

6 Important needs for great networking

Taffy Williams

You may find it amazing how rapidly the contacts you make will ultimately allow you to reach individuals you believe can help you in your business. Business cards : Some believe that business cards are becoming outdated.  Let''s tag team the intros with the crowd!

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.

Focus is important but so is agile thinking

Taffy Williams

The same is true for business. The art of preparing a business plan requires extensive learning about the sector and business. 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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Agile and non-agile entrepreneurs must communicate clearly

Taffy Williams

Some people are able to see a problem and rapidly determine solutions; the problem may be business or non-business. 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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Agile leaders take care in what they say to others

Taffy Williams

Strange that in speaking with him recently he never realized the profound effect from a simple comment yelled at me when he was busy. He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business. Take care in what you say !

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Working hard is not enough

Taffy Williams

Improper objective identification by the team or the leaders complicates performance of the business by producing less than desired achievements. Helping others learn and develop in the business community is an important part of a leaders function.