Nov
2
2011

The Creative Resurrection Of The Recording Industry With Jack Conte Of Pomplamoose

Pomplamoose

Over the past decade, we have seen some drastic changes in the music industry.  Thanks to mp3’s and file sharing websites, it has never been easier to obtain a free “copy” of a recording.  Sales of recorded music have dropped more than 25% since the turn of the century.  Record stores have shut down; record labels are struggling to keep afloat.  Musicians make most of their money from live shows and merchandise.  It would seem […]

Apr
20
2011

10 Q’s With Michael Mandy Of BidorSend.com

BidorSend

What if you could post a listing for a shipment you wanted to send? And what if this listing was bid on by various and numerous carriers? You’d probably get a pretty darn good price for shipping whatever you were shipping, huh. What if I also told you that by doing this you would be contributing LESS to pollution and waste – lessening your carbon footprint – by making sure these shipment vehicles remained full? […]

Apr
11
2011

Vipe Desai’s HDX Hydration Mix – A Business Cocktail Of Conservationism, Healthy Choices, And Passion

HDX

When you’re thirsty, are you typically concerning yourself with questions such as: ‘what happens to this bottle when I throw it away?’ or ‘is this sugary soft drink likely to increase my chances of developing diabetes?’ I didn’t think so. Don’t feel bad. I don’t really consider those things either, but I assure you that we both should be. Have you heard of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It’s an area of floating trash, of […]

Jan
27
2011

The Build And Design Businessman: Scott Fisher Of T2theS

T2THES

Scott Fisher isn’t your typical tradesman. To look at him, you’d swear he was a rock musician or a tattoo artist. On paper though, he fits the bill. While he may not specialize in ink artistry, he most certainly is an artist. Scott is the owner and operator of T2theS, a full-service design and build firm that specializes in award-winning homes, boutique and large-scale commercial projects, and everything in-between. With his amazing concepts and unique […]

Jan
31
2011

10 Q’s With ADV Philanthropy

ADV Philanthropy

Motorcycling? Paragliding? Climbing? All while traveling across the World, doing charity AND getting paid?! Adventure Philanthropy International is all about one such, very ambitious, journey. We are honored to profile ADV Philanthropy and co-founder Jeremiah Kavanaugh in 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. Q. Tell our readers about your business, your passion, and […]

May
26
2011

5 Auto Maintenance Tips For The Entrepreneur

Prius

As a business owner, you know that your car is your valiant workhorse. You take it to buy supplies, to the office, to meet clients, on business trips, etc. This weeks Boss 5 gives you 5 Auto Maintenance Tips For The Entrepreneur. 1. Keeping your car well maintained can save you time and money. The upkeep of your car is very important. Good maintenance reduces the risk of a brake down, which would take precious time away […]

Apr
22
2011

Run for the Border! A Lesson in Damage Control

Taco Bell

Recently, Taco Bell was sued for allegedly using something other than ‘real beef’ in their taco products. Can you imagine being a franchise owner and waking up to this news? If we follow the story close enough we come to realize there are several learning events for our entrepreneurial followers in regards to Damage Control. A class-action lawsuit was filed by an Alabama based law firm alleging that the meat used by Taco Bell was […]

May
14
2012

Hissho Sushi & The Perseverance Of Philip Maung

Philip Maung, President and CEO of Hissho Sushi, recently celebrated the company’s 14th Anniversary at their impressive headquarters located in Charlotte, NC.  The BossStart crew was graciously invited to join in the festivities and get a candid look at the inner workings of a company built from the ground up by a true entrepreneur with a vision. “We started in 1998,” says Maung. “We chose the name Hissho because in Japanese it means ‘certain victory’. […]

Mar
28
2011

Pedaling Towards A Niche With Jason Brown Of Road & Trail Bicycles

Road & Trail Bicycles

Jason Brown is a fairly new independent business owner. He owns and operates Road & Trail Bicycles in Lakeland, FL. He is also himself, a biking enthusiast. Let’s just say: He gets around.  You probably wonder what I mean by that. Well, during our interview with Jason he shared with us the process he used for finding investors – I’ll get to that in a minute. First things first: The Gears That Turn: Once receiving […]

Jun
3
2011

Margins of Error: A Lesson in Entrepreneurial Greatness

Greatness

Do you ever contemplate how you could make your business ‘great’? Do you think about strategies that would help you make gains on your competitors by attaining that Entrepreneurial Greatness? It’s a funny thing – most successful entrepreneurs want to do more than simply ‘make it’ – they want to be GREAT! Do you still have that fire in your belly? Or maybe you are satisfied with just getting by? Oh wait, have you bought in to […]

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