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. A few years after Amy and I moved to Boulder, Mike and Cindy sold their first company and moved to North Carolina. The post Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina? Investments avidxchange bain capital ventures charlotte fintech Foundry Group Glue north carolina praeger

Ardent 1: Supercomputers Get Personal

Steve Blank

We were on the University of North Carolina campus to meet with Fred Brooks and Henry Fuchs. Get Out of Building Our trip to North Carolina was part of a year long effort to get out of the building to understand our market, customers and their applications.

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Unintended Lessons

Steve Blank

We started in North Carolina eating BBQ and enjoying the Southern culture, went through Washington D.C

Idea Generation Session Vomit Bags? Barf Brainstorming?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Books & Reviews Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Idea Generation Innovation brainstorming Chronicle Online Cornell Cornell ILR School Creativity emotion idea convergence ideas Jack Goncalo Jennifer Mueller Mary Catt Shimul Melwani University of North Carolina University of PennsylvaniaIdeas can make you sick. Okay, not sick exactly, but a word many of us would associate with new and different — high quality ideas — is “vomit.”

Austin-based SpareFoot Acquires SiteLink

SiliconHills

SpareFoot, the Austin-based online self-storage marketplace, announced Thursday plans to acquire SiteLink, a software maker for the self-storage industry, founded in 1996 and based in Raliegh, North Carolina. As part of the deal, Cove Hill Partners, a private equity firm in Boston, will acquire a majority stake in the combined company. The financial terms of […]. The post Austin-based SpareFoot Acquires SiteLink appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

6 Personal Assessment Tools To Optimize Career Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Jones, a professor Emeritus in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, who specializes in the areas of school counseling and career counseling and development.

Preschool2me Lands Seed Stage Funding to Expand its Preschool Communications Platform

SiliconHills

In 2012, Kapil Rjurkar founded Preschool2me in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company started out as a side project, Rjurkar said. Rjurkar wanted to be able to keep tabs on his son at his preschool so he created an app that allowed him to connect with his son’s school. The app is an interactive communications platform […]. The post Preschool2me Lands Seed Stage Funding to Expand its Preschool Communications Platform appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

4 Simple Ways Retailers Can Boost Curb Appeal

YoungUpstarts

When the town of Maggie Valley, North Carolina was experiencing a rapid decline in tourism a few years ago, they called in a consultant to help them regain some of the foot traffic that was becoming increasingly elusive.

My Mom’s Haiku Project

Feld Thoughts

Yes, I was in Charlotte, North Carolina at the time. I love a Haiku My mother is an artist Haikus in winter. My mom has started a haiku project. She takes haikus that friends write and turns them into a collage. Following is a haiku I wrote after my mom sent me an email asking me for one. I’m on the board of AvidXchange and this likely was written the night before the one board meeting a year I attend in person.

New Web Developers Debut at Codeup’s Demo Day

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News For three months Josee Farmer drove daily from North Austin to San Antonio to learn how to become a web developer at Codeup. “It She recently relocated from North Carolina to Texas and she wanted to get into the technology industry. […] The post New Web Developers Debut at Codeup’s Demo Day appeared first on SiliconHills.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

These include Arkansas, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. In Rhode Island and South Carolina , if you have four (4) or more employees you must carry workers’ compensation insurance. These include Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps.

The 5 Best States In America For New Business

YoungUpstarts

North Carolina. With its moderate climate and the renowned Research Triangle of Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham, it is not surprising that North Carolina is one of the fastest growing states in the country. North Carolina keeps its labor costs low due to having the smallest union workforce in the country. North Carolina is also one of the top states in the country for venture capital investment. by Lewis Robinson.

Q2 2020 Quarterly Update

Version One Ventures

They’re working with the state of North Carolina and Raleigh-based Wake Forest Baptist Health to distribute 1,000 of its at-home antibody test kits to a random sampling of citizens to track the virus and immunity over time. Happy Canada Day & Happy (early) Fourth of July! Here we are, halfway through 2020 and what an unprecedented year it has been. As we focus on staying safe and healing, we continue to look forward, keeping our heads down to build great companies. .

Never Mind the Valley: Here's Research Triangle

ReadWriteStart

But the concentration of tech research and development extends beyond the bounds of just the research park itself, and the surrounding Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary, North Carolina metro areas are commonly labeled together as the Research Triangle, or "The Triangle.".

Adding Value: How Solar Panels Help the Value of Your Real Estate

The Startup Magazine

Some of the most active solar panel markets in the United States are California, North Carolina, and Arizona. Nearly 17 percent of California’s power comes from solar, and North Carolina has more than 8,000 installations. These days, it’s become trendy to save the world. Entrepreneurs in renewable energy initiatives are making an impact with their disruptive innovations, particularly with ideas that change the way we both work and live.

Strangling Innovation: Tesla versus “Rent Seekers”

Steve Blank

Recently, the New York and North Carolina legislatures considered a new law written by Auto Dealer lobbyists that would make it illegal for Tesla to sell cars directly to consumers. Yet when Tesla provided consumers with a direct sales alternative, the rent seekers – the National Auto Dealers Association turned its lobbyists loose on State Legislatures robbing consumers in North Carolina, New York and Texas of choice in the marketplace.

Dr. Briggs E Cook: 4 Tips For Balancing A Successful Career And Family

YoungUpstarts

I’m a plastic surgeon located in North Carolina, currently serving as the Medical Director of Pure Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa. Hi, my name is Dr. Briggs E. Cook.

Company Looks Globally to Smooth Out Seasonality

The Entrepreneurial Mind

DryCorp , located in Willmington, North Carolina, manufactures products that help waterproof other products. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Dr. Roy Archambault: DryCorp. DryCorp, which was founded by Dr. Roy Archambault, developed its first line of products to waterproof casts, bandages, ostomies, and prosthetics using a rubber sleeve. The product allows patients to swim, bathe, shower, and to receive hydrotherapy without any damage to the medical product protected by the sleeve.

4 Ways Search Engine Optimization Can Help Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Suppose you own a small HVAC business in Charlotte, North Carolina. The internet is a big place, with more websites being created every single minute. It is easy to feel that your small business’ website will be swallowed up and forgotten, which is why search engine optimization, or SEO, is crucial to boost your online visibility. What exactly is search engine optimization?

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5 Cities for Ambitious Women in Business in 2020 and Beyond

Austin Startup

Raleigh, North Carolina Following closely in second is North Carolina’s Raleigh, thanks to a solid all-round performance. Where should the next generation of female businesswomen settle to make the most of their talents?

CED Venture Conference 2010

Feld Thoughts

If you happen to live in North Carolina or regularly attend the CED Venture Conference (the Southeast US’s longest running early stage company financing conference), come say hello to me on April 21st. I’ll be spending the day at the conference and am speaking on a panel from 1:30pm to 2:45pm.

Strangling Innovation: Tesla versus “Rent Seekers”

Steve Blank

Recently, the New York and North Carolina legislatures considered a new law written by Auto Dealer lobbyists that would make it illegal for Tesla to sell cars directly to consumers. Yet when Tesla provided consumers with a direct sales alternative, the rent seekers – the National Auto Dealers Association turned its lobbyists loose on State Legislatures robbing consumers in North Carolina, New York and Texas of choice in the marketplace.

6 Tools To Assess Your Potential As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Jones, a professor Emeritus in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, who specializes in the areas of school counseling and career counseling and development. Too many people, young and older, let their career and their lifestyle happen to them, rather than proactively making things happen based on their personal passions, skills, and interests.

Furniture CEO Finds Balance between Success and Staying Grounded

Hearpreneur

OFM manufactures, distributes, and provides wholesale school furniture from their headquarters – North Carolina. With the state of North Carolina being the furniture capital of the world, Hickory and High Point the main producers, we sat down with Blake to learn more about how this location impacts his business as well as more information on his company, methods for combating stress, and leadership values. Furniture is big business no matter how you look at it.

[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.

Is Loneliness a Side Effect of Working Remotely?

Transformify - Recruiting

Despite being based in North Carolina, Resume Genius has full-time staff working in diverse locations such as Britain, Taiwan, and Poland. Sam Johns is a human resources specialist at Resume Genius.

Risk Management Issues in Healthcare

Board Effect

Protiviti and North Carolina State University’s survey considered the responses of 825 board directors and C-suite executives from around the world. It seems that the healthcare industry gets more complex every year.

6 Tools To Drive You To Promote Yourself In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Jones, a professor Emeritus in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, who specializes in the areas of school counseling and career counseling and development. Too many people, young and older, let their career and their lifestyle happen to them, rather than proactively making things happen based on their personal passions, skills, and interests.

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[US] [Event] Launch Tennessee’s Southland Conference To Highlight South’s Top 50 Startup Companies

YoungUpstarts

” 50 startups have been selected – representing a broad cross section of the south, with companies from eight southern states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia – to present and compete for the title of “Southland’s Most Innovative Startup” during the conference, with the winner walking away with a US$10,000 prize.

[Event] Sandbox Global Summit Gathers Young Innovative Minds in Lisbon

YoungUpstarts

Tiphani Montgomery (from North Carolina) is passionate about learning new ways to teach single mothers about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and how to love themselves. The recently concluded Sandbox Global Summit which took place over the weekend saw some of the brightest young minds gather in Lisbon, Portugal and engage in discussions over ideas that (one day may) change the world.

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What Is Unemployment Insurance?

Up and Running

North Carolina: $223.00. In North Carolina, the first $22,300 is the base wage, and it’s taxed at a rate of 1 percent. percent, while in North Carolina, the range can be from 0.6 percent in North Carolina means $1,104.24 Do you know your company unemployment insurance tax rate? It’s different for each business, and it changes every year. Did you know that your unemployment insurance tax rate is the only tax you have control over?

How To Pick A Lifestyle Consistent With Your Passion

Startup Professionals Musings

Jones, a professor Emeritus in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, who specializes in the areas of school counseling and career counseling and development. Too many people, young and older, let their career and their lifestyle happen to them, rather than proactively making things happen based on their personal passions, skills, and interests.

Everyone’s Business: Five good business articles from March 11-15

Up and Running

In case you weren’t aware, the technology war between Apple and Samsung is becoming even more interesting than Duke vs. North Carolina. Every Friday, we’ll be aggregating a few great articles from the week. Entrepreneur talked with Indiegogo ‘s Slava Rubin about some of the myths of entrepreneurship. . Likeable Media founder Carrie Kerpen wrote an article in Inc.

Why you should pay attention to these 8 emerging tech hubs

The Next Web

But have you heard of what’s going on in Cyprus, Sweden or North Carolina? Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s also part of the North Carolina Research Triangle , one of the most prominent U.S. This post originally appeared on the TransferWise blog. TransferWise is the clever new way to transfer money between countries, from the people the people who built Skype and PayPal.

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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. Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. Since we finished the final draft a few weeks ago, I’ve given several talks where depression came up as I’ve woven my own experience with depression into the short (less than 15 minute) version of my story.

Making a Difference Through Your Career

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Other up-and-coming (and more affordable) cities for tech careers include Raleigh, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas. Most people want to choose a career for more than monetary rewards.

The 5 Best Cities to Start a Business

Business Plan Blog

2 – Raleigh, North Carolina. As an aspiring entrepreneur, you will want to launch your startup in a fertile environment with ample funding and quality of life (for good employees and good prospects likely seek out this characteristic in determining where they will put down their roots). To gauge the health of small-business lending in each city, NerdWallet analyzed business loans made by community banks in 2012.

Why You Should Show Up

YoungUpstarts

Six months after I got back from my Disney internship, I applied to intern at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina. by Jessica Ekstrom, founder and CEO of Headbands of Hop e. During my first week of college, a girl in my dorm said she had to go to an information session about internships at Disney World for one of her classes. She asked if I wanted to tag along. She also added that maybe we could get some frozen yogurt on the way back.

Episode 103: How to Become a Profitable Amazon Seller With Cyndi Thomason, Christine Cobb, and Ellen Britt

Mike Michalowicz

in Economics from North Carolina State University (where she graduated Cum Laude), along with over 25 years of experience in administrative business systems, Cyndi Thomason is a senior-level executive with the proven ability to achieve significant results through leadership, teamwork and individual initiative. Also Available On. Show Summary. In today’s episode with Cyndi, Christine, and Ellen, we discover exactly how to become profitable as an Amazon Seller.

Community Relations And The Small Business

YoungUpstarts

TJ Saunders writes for various business and higher education blogs such as Ohio U and U of North Carolina. by TJ Saunders. If you own a small business, good public relations is essential to its success. You can’t expect to realize profits without the community’s support of your company. Positive community relationships are vital ones that can make or break your good name. By building solid relationships within the community, you will effortlessly drive customers to your way.

[Interview] Joan Kuhl, Author Of ‘Dig Your Heels In: Navigate Corporate BS And Build The Company You Deserve’

YoungUpstarts

That’s the empowering message from Joan Kuhl, founder of Why Millennials Matter and an author, speaker, and champion of women in leadership.Through her international speaking engagements, research, and consulting, she has guided leaders from more than 60 countries and transformed the internal workings of some of the world’s largest organizations, including Goldman Sachs, Eli Lilly and Company, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, and the New York Mets.

Episode 5: Profit And Social Media Strategies With Cyndi Thomason And Brent Robinson

Mike Michalowicz

in Economics from North Carolina State University (where she graduated Cum Laude), along with over 25 years of experience in administrative business systems, Cyndi Thomason is a senior-level executive with the proven ability to achieve significant results through leadership, teamwork and individual initiative. Show Summary. Cyndi Thomason, certified Profit First Professional bookkeeper, and Brent Robinson, founder of Modthink, join Episode 5 of the Profit First Podcast.

Silicon Alley vs. Valley: Who Has More Tech Startup Cred?

ReadWriteStart

Although cities like Chicago, Austin, and North Carolina's Research Triangle have produced a number of Web-based businesses in recent years, the New York's startup scene is growing exponentially. The amount of capital and seed funding continues to rise as well as the success of local companies like foursquare, Gilt Groupe, and Tumblr. There's no shortage of debates in the blogosphere as to whether one coast has the advantage over the other.