Mar
16
2011

10 Q’s With Geoff Koboldt Of BambooSk8

BambooSk8wheels

Growth, in terms of business, is necessary in order to survive. Some times, and in many markets, that growth can come at too high a cost to the environment. Geoff Koboldt of BambooSk8 is a highly conscious individual who’s actively growing business attacks these concerns. You might even call him an activist, and not just an entrepreneur. This is why we are pleased to feature him and his company in this weeks : “10 Q’s […]

May
2
2011

The Bootstrapped Boom Of Action Sportswear With Shane Levi Gould Of Fuel

Fuel

‘Bootstrapping’ your business is defined as starting a business with minimal resources. Essentially it’s a ‘do-it-yourself’ scenario where you aren’t using any funding other than your own. We at BossStart are intrigued by any successful business that has come into its own through this type of start-up process. This week we were fortunate enough to snag an interview with Shane Levi Gould, Creative Director and Founder of Fuel. If you’ve ever been involved in the […]

Nov
8
2011

Boost Your Business By Renting

Corner Computer Desk Peninsula Home Office Furniture Set, ProFle

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 […]

Apr
29
2011

Entrepreneurial Swagger? Do You Have It? Take Our Test!

Steve Jobs

Are we seriously asking you a question about Entrepreneurial Swagger?? You bet we are! For those of you born before 1999, let’s clearly define “swagger”: a very confident and sometimes arrogant or aggressive style. Now wait a minute, some of these words don’t sound popular in our society. We tend to think of arrogant and aggressive people as annoying and problematic. While that may be true at first glance, we want you to review the definition […]

May
19
2011

5 Reasons Why Gmail Is Invaluable

Gmail

We love Gmail and wholeheartedly recommend that if you are not using it presently, you should make the switch now. Seriously. Go HERE. Worried about switching over? And how to let everyone know you have changed your email address? No worries. Gmail allows you to import and forward mail for POP/IMAP accounts. Don’t forget to create a custom signature in the settings option! Gmail also uses the ‘archive’ option – which basically stores your messages […]

Jul
20
2011

10 Q’s With Bradford Riedell of Wheelmen & Co.

Wheelmen & Co.

At BossStart we appreciate PASSION. That’s exactly the driving force for the company 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. Bradford Riedell has gifted us and our readers with an inside look into that passion and workings of his business Wheelmen & Co. – a company that creates accessories and apparel centered on […]

Mar
21
2011

The Genius Of Human Billboards With Jason Sadler Of iwearyourshirt.com

Jason Sadler Of iwearyourshirt.com

Social Media is a beast and it’s obviously here to stay. Some feel that its bombarding effects are diluting the effectiveness of marketing/advertising on the internet. Some feel that Social Media IS marketing/advertising on the net. In any case, those who refuse to embrace it as a necessary tool in business will undoubtedly suffer the consequences and surely be left in the dust. One company that appreciates and runs with this newer idea of social […]

Apr
26
2011

Launching Your First Money Making Website

Online Business

Last week we talked about getting your business structured and finding the niche and industry you have the experience and the expertise to excel in. Today we are going to get you started in getting your first website online so that you can take those ideas and put them on the web for the world to see. Pretty exciting stuff, right? It should be. If you can truly provide value to the marketplace, this should […]

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 […]

May
6
2012

The Creative Mind VS. Auto-pilot

Multitasking

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 […]

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