Jun
27
2012

Managing Your Online Reputation Across Multiple Languages

Online Reputation

No matter where your business is based or what it does, you will always need to manage your online reputation. While developing an online brand offers the potential to grow into new countries, it also carries risks. Whether an entrepreneur or a brand manager, your customer relationships are on the line every time you publish web content. Are you saying the right thing to the right people? Are you engaging in the right way? Get it wrong and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apr
18
2011

The Business Venture Of Ken Stamps And Navitat Canopy Adventures

Navitat Canopy Adventures

Environmental consciousness and education meets adrenaline-inducing adventures – that’s the gist of a canopy tour. There are currently hundreds of canopy tours all across the world. Originating out of a need to study the diverse animal population residing in the upper canopy level of forests in Costa Rica, biologists rigged an assortment of platforms, cables, and zip lines to make this possible. It makes sense that this thrilling experience has been modified to fit into […]

Mar
11
2011

Skate To Where The Money Will Be

Skate

“Skate to Where the Money Will Be” is an article in Harvard Business Review written by Christensen, Raynor, and Verlinden. The article is as interesting as the title suggests. Embedded in this interesting write-up is a section on the auto industry – and a perspective that should be on the minds of entrepreneurs everywhere. The authors predicted that the auto industry would begin to focus on smaller niche markets and produce newer models at an […]

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 […]

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!   […]

May
3
2011

Finding Raving Customers For Your New Online Business

Online Business

Welcome to the 3rd and final part in this quick 3 part series on getting your first online business up and running as quickly as possible to make your first dollar online. At this point you should have your online business model nailed down and also have your website up and running on WordPress. If you have made it to this point, congratulations. Most people never make it this far, they just continue dreaming and waiting […]

Jun
1
2011

10 Q’s With Omar Tatum Of AmeriCandy

Americandy 1

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: […]

Jul
22
2011

5 Outstanding Entrepreneur Colleges In The US

college

While some argue that an entrepreneur is an entrepreneur at birth, it is still wise to add some tools to your arsenal as you evolve into a successful entrepreneur. This week we are looking at some of the top colleges to study entrepreneurship. Even though entrepreneurship has been around for a while, Joseph Schumpeter helped gain notoriety for the entrepreneur movement in the 1930’s. Only in the last 5-10 years has entrepreneurship see tremendous growth […]

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