Jul
29
2011

5 Must-Read Entrepreneurial Social Networking Tips

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Once you have your brand established, its time to start some entrepreneurial social networking. Most companies have websites and even more so use social media. Social media is the largest free form of advertising/marketing being used in today’s digital age. Here are this week’s Boss 5 tips to grow your presences and get your name out there. Tip #1: People want to be treated as individuals rather than just a number or the next person […]

May
25
2011

10 Q’s With Ranjith Kumaran Of PunchTab, Inc.

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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 – features Ranjith Kumaran & PunchTab, Inc. PunchTab.com is a site that offers to implement a system for customer retention and loyalty for your website and increase website traffic and interactions. That sounds like a no-brainer. Q. Tell our readers about your business, your passion, and what itis […]

Mar
11
2011

Skate To Where The Money Will Be

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“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 […]

Jun
16
2011

5 Fantastic Financial Apps & Tools

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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 […]

Jan
27
2011

The Build And Design Businessman: Scott Fisher Of T2theS

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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 […]

Jun
27
2012

Managing Your Online Reputation Across Multiple Languages

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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 […]

May
2
2011

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

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‘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 […]

Apr
13
2011

10 Q’s With Jared Rutledge Of Waking Life Espresso

Waking Life Espresso

Jared Rutledge & Waking Life Espresso are the focus 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. From their website: “Waking Life Espresso is a micro café in West Asheville, North Carolina. We serve espresso, coffee, loose-leaf tea, and a small assortment of local pastries. We hold ourselves to a world-class standard concerning coffee.” […]

May
26
2011

5 Auto Maintenance Tips For The Entrepreneur

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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 […]

Mar
25
2012

Good Stress Motivates

…Bad Stress Kills Stress is powerful.  You’ve probably heard of the insane, super-strength that humans are able to exhibit during times of heightened stress.  For example, there is the age-old story of the frightened Mother who lifts a car off her trapped baby.  A simple Google search will yield dozens of these types of stories.  The fact is that stress releases certain pro-hormones into our body, which makes it possible to achieve that which we […]

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