Apr
28
2011

5 Most Common And Important Characteristics Of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Characteristics

For our first article in the ‘Boss 5‘ series, we felt it imperative to list the top 5 (get it?) characteristics that we’ve encountered among knowledgable entrepreneurs. These 5 Most Common And Important Characteristics Of Successful Entrepreneurs should be seen as the necessary building blocks for accomplishing goals. Passion. The most welcomed and repetitive characteristic encountered here at BossStart comes in the form of Passion. Whether you are a new or a seasoned entrepreneur, passion […]

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: […]

Feb
28
2011

Baking Business With Jodi Rhoden Of Short Street Cakes

Short Street Cakes

Jodi Rhoden is the owner/operator of Short Street Cakes in Asheville, NC. She is a wife, mother, boss, and no stranger to a 14-hour work day. Her perseverance, attitude, and deliberate rise to entrepreneurial success are what led us to feature her story this week in a series we are calling “Mom-trepreuers”. The Slow Bake Jodi Rhoden didn’t originally set out to be a cake maker. As a graduate from UGA (The University of Georgia) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mar
9
2011

10 Q’s With Chris Parks AKA Pale Horse

Chris Parks Of Pale Horse Designs Inc.

“Chris Parks (AKA Pale Horse), Pale Horse Designs Inc., Hailing from Tampa Bay, Florida, Pale Horse is the moniker and studio space of illustrator & graphic designer Chris Parks. Since opening the doors, Pale Horse has had the opportunity to create artwork for companies like Hasbro, Sanrio, Iron Fist, Dean Guitars, Globe Shoes, Hart and Huntington, Red Bull, Scion and many others. Pale Horse also actively hosts and participates in various gallery exhibitions throughout the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aug
16
2012

Becoming An Entrepreneur: Never Quit

never quit

You`re sitting in your cubical, behind your cash register, or behind the wheel of your car on your way to another sales appointment and your mind wanders back to your dream. What dream you ask? You know, the dream that is buried deep down in your heart and soul—the dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Most people dream of owning their own business, but only a few really step out and take on the task of […]

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