Apr
25
2011

Merchandising The Music Industry With Alex Tchekmeian Of Big Top

Big Top

Alex Tchekmeian founded AKT Enterprises in 1999. He was 13. Now, Alex is the President and CEO of a ‘boot-strapped’ company that not only bares his initials, but also caters to over 500,000 customers, clients, vendors and consumers, employs over 100 employees, and was recently ranked No. 511 among 5000 of the nation’s fastest growing private companies by Inc. magazine (which, impressively, is attributed to a 3-year sales growth of 592%). Yes. We’ll hear his [...]

Jul
18
2011

The Positive Impact Of Entrepreneurialism With Bill Bookout Of Genesis Ltd. & The NASC

Bill Bookout

One of the main focuses here at BossStart has always been to showcase the processes and continuing efforts of those independent business owners with the initiative and drive to succeed in the entrepreneurial arena. We feel it is important to know the stories of the unique individuals out there whom are carving out their own niche in such a competitive atmosphere. We also strive to find businessmen and women who are doing their best to make [...]

Feb
25
2011

Book Review: ‘The Radical Leap’ By Steve Farber

The Radical Leap By Steve Farber

“The Radical Leap” is a reflection of profound leadership. As you continue to pursue your passion project remain focused on the contribution you make to others and to the surrounding community. In “Radical Leap”, Steve Farber, a former Vice President with the Tom Peters Company, shows you how to energize and lead people and how to connect with the market place while you pursue your dream.             The best part [...]

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 [...]

Mar
30
2011

10 Q’s With Carmen Cay Photography

Carmen Cay Photography

Carmen M is an introvert. She’s also the owner/operator of her photography business: Carmen Cay Photography – which is based in Jacksonville, FL. All bias aside, her photographs are AMAZING! Check ‘em out – you’ll agree. Carmen’s charming story – coming out of her shell to build a socially present and successful business – is why we’re glad to be featuring her in this weeks: “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed [...]

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 [...]

Jul
26
2011

The Business Of Passion With Nick Ginster Of Fyxation

fyzation

Nick Ginster is the founder of Fyxation – ‘Gear for Urban Riders’. He’s knowledgeable, motivated, and running a strong company in a growing market. In our interview with Nick, he shares his gears for success as an entrepreneur, his love for cycling, the importance of knowing your market, and the business of passion. The Road Is Calling The first thing you need to understand about bicyclists is their passion. “Cycling customers are very passionate about [...]

Jun
6
2011

The Thick Skin Of Eric Rignall & Inkstop Tattoo – NYC

Inkstop Tatoo

The act of tattooing is known to have been common in human culture for centuries – since at least Neolithic times. Tattoos have many reasons behind them, including but not limited to: a rite of passage; a mark of fertility; a pledge of love or devotion to a religion or loved one; a brand of status, rank, imprisonment; for protection; and even as a badge of honor. The meaning or symbolism behind a tattoo can [...]

May
13
2011

Effective Time Management: A Must-Read!

Salvador Dali - Clock Explosion

Of all the resources on this planet, TIME is clearly the most valuable of them. There are abundances of gold, silver, oil, etc., but time – well, that will eventually run out for each and every one of us. The brutal truth is: we have a limited number of days on this earth and time management should be of the utmost importance. Think for a moment about your past; those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, [...]

Feb
4
2011

Book Review: ‘The Exceptional Presenter’ By Timothy J. Koegel

The Exceptional Presenter - By Timothy J. Koegel

Most successful entrepreneurs find themselves in situations that require advanced presentation/communication skills. Weather you’re speaking to a large audience, such as a trade show, or discussing your passion in smaller circles, there is an advantage to delivering effective communication. The Exceptional Presenter, by Timothy J. Koegel, is a must read for entrepreneurs seeking to advance their communication capabilities. Koegel recommends you plan well in advance for important communication moments. He offers a structure to facilitate effective communication. First, identify the purpose of your communication. [...]

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