Jun
16
2011

5 Fantastic Financial Apps & Tools

finance

This week’s Boss 5 focuses on 5 Fantastic Financial Apps & Tools. We are sharing some great tools to help you manage your finances (personally AND professionally), and to hopefully help take the edge off of the stress of keeping your books straight. Mint.com Mint.com is a free site and app that makes the stress of managing finances a thing of the past.  It allows you to see all your bills, banking, and investments. Users […]

Apr
1
2011

3 Franchise Methodologies: Lessons For The Independent Business Owner

Independent Business VS Franchise

As a current or future independent business owner, you may have considered the path of a franchise. Our intent with this article is not to weigh the countless pros and cons of being a franchise owner – that’s a personal decision that rests ultimately within you. At the same time, we do want to offer insight to those small business owners who have decided to forgo the franchise path. You have made a conscious decision […]

Nov
14
2011

The American Dream: An Interview With Jeremy Thiel

CrossFit

“The American dream is alive and well.  The ability to create a successful company today is more possible than ever for the person who is willing to go out there and bust their butt, get educated, network, and do the work it takes to be successful.  The sky’s the limit.” Jeremy Thiel is a CrossFit affiliate “box” owner based in Austin,TX.  He co-founded CrossFit Central with his sister, Casey Kepler, in 2005.  He has 3 […]

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’. […]

May
18
2011

10 Q’s With Nick Roccanti Of Threadbird Printing Company

Threadbird

The focus of 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 – is Threadbird. From their website: “Threadbird is a full service Screen Printer & Merchandising Company that specializes in high-quality printing at affordable prices. In 2009 our shop won 1st place for best screen printing quality on a dark color shirt by TSC Apparel […]

Mar
7
2011

Jeff Finley Of Go Media On Being Remembered In Business

gomedia

Be Remembered Those words are surely prominent in the minds and hearts of most people in regards to passion, and a driving force by which we base our actions and decisions. They permeate through business, art, science, and (for the most part) every other facet of society or life. I assume that’s why Go Media decided to make those two seemingly simple words the largest and most pronounced words on their website’s main page. Go […]

May
20
2011

The Optimism Gut-Check For The Entrepreneur

Optimism

It has certainly been an interesting couple of years in our economy. We’ve experienced a recession like no other. In fact, the only thing close to our most recent recession was the Great Depression. While we’re no longer in a recession (technically speaking) most small business owners continue to have uncertainty and concern about the months ahead. Will the economy continue to improve? Will there be a rebound in home prices? Will the unemployment rate […]

Feb
7
2011

The Guitar Trader – Asheville, NC

The Guitar Trader

Most people hear ‘Asheville, NC’ and they think: ‘Hippie/Folk-town’. I tend to agree with them. And I love it! Asheville is a great fit here at www.bossstart.com and will most likely be featured numerous times on our site. Reason being: They eat, sleep, drink, breathe, and (any other natural or necessary function of life): LOCAL. Independent businesses thrive here. Community is singularly the most important concern on the minds of nearly everyone who would chose […]

Jun
27
2012

Entrepreneurship In The Digital Age

Online Entrepreneur

Much of life has changed with the advent of the internet, and entrepreneurship is no different. Some of the changes have been negative, but on the whole today’s entrepreneurs have more resources at their fingertips than ever before. Describing the new paradigm in full would take thousands of words and many volumes, but there are a few areas where the changes are drastic and have far reaching implications. If you’re a budding entrepreneur, take a look at some of the […]

Apr
14
2011

E.T.: The Entrepreneur Test

E.T.

BossStart says “Phone Home!” Given our diverse population of readers, we’re not sure that everyone has seen the movie ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial’. Some people may tell you that it’s a story about an alien trying to get home. Others may suggest that E.T. is about a young boy learning to connect. There are countless interpretations of the movie and its characters. Well, here at BossStart, we know exactly what E.T. was about – Entrepreneurship!   […]

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