Nov
8
2011

Boost Your Business By Renting

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There are a million and one things to think about when you’re starting up or running a business, but one of the most important aspects is where your venture is based. If you’re a one-man band then the option of home working is always a cost effective means of getting started, but increasingly, small business owners are finding it much more practical to rent desk or office space. After all, there is currently a wealth of it available due to […]

Mar
18
2011

The DNA Of Customer Service: Part First

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Why is it that the Ritz Carlton gives every employee the option to spend up to $2,000 to solve a customers problem? Why is it that Nordstrom will take back an item (like a spare tire!) that their store never sold? Why is it that Zappos will stay on the phone with a customer, as long as necessary, to resolve any problem? For example, you can call Zappos and tell them you need help with […]

May
5
2011

5 Killer Tax Deductions For The Entrepreneur

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April 16may have just passed, but now is as good a time as any to start preparing your business to file for next year. That means keeping track of your business expenditures. This weeks ‘Boss 5’ consists of very common tax write-offs for independent business owners. Keep track this year and you’ll see: the cost of business isn’t as high as you think. Here’s our 5 Killer Tax Deductions for the Entrepreneur. Home/Office. The IRS allows […]

Nov
30
2011

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Depot

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Home Depot is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products, we all knew that right? The stores range anywhere from the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada to even China. The headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia and the average store size is 105,500 square feet. While these are interesting facts, check out the Boss 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Depot. Home Depot has the most Olympic medals held in a company by its employees. Home Depot was the fastest growing retailer, faster […]

May
6
2012

The Creative Mind VS. Auto-pilot

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A major issue I encountered in developing my business was lacking clarity among my different tasks.  At one moment I would be looking at price structure, the next moment answering a referral phone call, and then zipping out to treat a patient.  Despite considering myself a “multi-tasker”, these tasks are not easily switched in the brain and I began having trouble being efficient at any of them.  In the same ten minutes, I would get far […]

Jul
21
2012

10 Q’s With Greg Hampton Of Burnstyles

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Like most people out there, Greg Hampton and Andy Frigulietti wanted to work for themselves. Aside from that, they have a passion for art. With passion and dedication, anything is possible. Greg was glad to share his journey with Bossstart readers in this installment of “10 Q’s With…”, our question and answer series aimed at encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit. Q: Tell our readers about your business, your passion, and what it is that you do? […]

May
4
2011

10 Q’s With Aliza Sherman

Aliza Sherman

This weeks “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed at offering insight to our readers who are interested in the ‘Adventure’ of becoming: The Boss – features Aliza Sherman. From her website: “Aliza Sherman is a Web pioneer, mobile strategist, and social media innovator and commentator. She speaks around the world and writes about Internet, social media, the intersections of social and mobile, and women’s technology and business issues. Aliza specializes in […]

Jun
1
2011

10 Q’s With Omar Tatum Of AmeriCandy

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Everybody loves candy. With that in mind, think of the business model behind it. You would think it would be fool-proof. Actually, it’s probably closer to the opposite considering the candy giants out there who almost have the market cornered. This weeks “10 Q’s With…” features a brave entrepreneur with a quality product: Omar Tatum of AmeriCandy. Omar shares with us this week the ins and outs of the candy business, but primarily he insists: […]

Feb
16
2011

10 Q’s With Corey Duvall – Stay Active Clinic And Crossfit Asheville

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Corey Duvall of Stay Active Clinic and Crossfit Asheville is this weeks addition to our “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed at offering insight to our readers who are interested in the ‘Adventure’ of becoming: The Boss. Running two businesses might seem like a daunting task. Corey, however, does this with style. Being your own boss can require a lot of work, but as Corey says, “Work doesn’t feel like work […]

May
30
2011

Attaining Wellness With The Help Of Dr. Stephanie Bien, D.O. And The Executive Med Club of Tampa

The Executive Med Club of Tampa

Dr. Stephanie Bien, D.O. is the founder of The Executive Med Club of Tampa. Sounds prestigious, right? It is. To be honest though, any business that aims at improving the quality of life for others is impressive to me. Dr. Biem is a standout. She’s been involved in medicine for over 30 years and recently decided to step out on her own to offer her self-developed proactive approach to healthy living and disease prevention. As […]

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