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Your idea might be truly amazing, game-changing, something that can solve an age-old problem in a way no one was expecting. And in fact, you might even be somewhere between 10 percent to 99 percent of the way to making your original idea a viable reality. There’s that one thing missing though, right?
From the mountains of Nepal to the peak of being acknowledged as the U.S. Small Business Administrations' Exporter of the Year, entrepreneur Raj Bhandari shares his remarkable story with WRAL TechWire contributing columnist Steve Rao. Immigrants get the job done, as Rao likes to say.
A leader isn’t a decision maker, but rather the maker of a decision-making factory. They are the architect creating a structure and a way of interacting among their team so that the good decisions come out. By listening, the leader builds trust and fosters loyalty and grows the self esteem of the individuals on their team.
One of the most difficult functions for any company to put trackable numbers around is the sales funnel. How many prospects are in the funnel? How many of those are actually qualified prospects? What’s the likelihood the prospects are closed at each level? Have any of them closed? Why aren’t they closing? Is automation the solution? Let's talk.
When asked what he considered important characteristics to be a successful entrepreneur, Scot Wingo of ChannelAdvisor, Get Spiffy and Tweener Fund, offers a one word answer: “grit”. It takes him some time to figure out if they have this trait. Entrepreneurship is hard, especially determining product market fit. You must be foolishly optimistic and stubborn, like Don Quixote, willing to run through a wall. Finally on the 90th time - you punch through. You are so passionate and crazed about what you want to do, you can make it through the hard times.
Once you lose your cynicism, establish your goals and motivation, and align your goals and mission with your company’s goals and mission, you’re equipped to be able to defend not taking on any task that doesn’t fit that aligned mission. Saying “no” feels so good.
Personal Finance: Although official government figures estimate that about 5% of the working population holds numerous jobs, the analysis implies that this percentage is substantially larger. Inflation continues to push more and more Americans into side hustles, but starting one comes with its many challenges. Here are some things you need to know.
Entrepreneurs and experts learn from each other at Raleigh-Durham Startup Week
A yoga class this Saturday in Raleigh will be led by a Black instructor and feature a social mixer and shopping event with Black-owned businesses.
Jessica Patrick, WRAL senior multiplatform producer
Raleigh is the first stop for new pop-up tour The Melanated Yoga Experience, an event that aims to support Black-owned businesses and bolster health, wellness and stress relief, specifically in the Black community.
The co-founders of Durham VC firm Resilient Ventures invite you to participate in an upcoming workshop series on entrepreneurship and economic justice.
On Friday, Black entrepreneurs pitched their startups to investors at the seventh annual Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange event at American Underground in Durham.
It can be a very fine line between an awesome customer experience and a horrible customer experience. Most of the time, the difference comes down to whether or not you can get the information you need from the customer to be able to deliver what they want. Let's talk about how to do that.
Every new product is different, of course, but one commonality I see among successful startups is an unwillingness to market and sell to people who aren’t buying. As simple as that sounds, it’s a trap entrepreneurs fall into over and over again.
Erica Calderon is a local mom and a chef. She started her own meal delivery company, Satori Meals.
One little boy began selling lemonade and found loyal customers in Lee County deputies. A look at the young entrepreneur behind the lemonade.
Editor’s note: Joe Procopio is the Chief Product Officer at Get Spiffy and the founder of teachingstartup.com. Joe has a […]
The creator of documentary “Sign the Show,” Cat Brewer moved to Wilson to help take care of a family member, but has found a permanent home thanks in large part to Gig East.
Dan and Diana Saklad opened the Whisk cooking store in Waverly Place 10 years ago. The sense of community created is one of their favorite accomplishments.
Tara Lynn, WRAL contributor
In 2021, Angela Connor made the difficult decision to shut down her PR firm to rejoin the corporate world. Here’s her story.
Being a cofounder is about more than just being there at the beginning. And handing someone the wrong role can turn into a costly mistake. Let’s talk about how to avoid that.
Editor’s note: Joe Procopio writes a column about entrepreneurship exclusively for WRAL TechWire. His posts are published on Tuesdays. Joe […]
What can folks fortunate enough NOT to be involved in a horrific war can learn from the reigning Greatest Communicator in the World? Let's take a look.
If you want to acquire more customers, you have to satisfy more customer needs. Oh, and you have to do it without asking what those needs might be. And finally, those needs will change, probably from day to day. Does that sound about right? Let's take a look.